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  • Walthamstow Hall Junior
    Bradbourne Park Road
    Sevenoaks
    Kent
    TN13 3LD
  • Head: Mrs Diane Wood
  • T 01732 453815
  • E [email protected]
  • W www.walthamstow-hall.co.uk
  • A mainstream independent school for girls aged from 3 to 11 with a linked senior school.
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Kent
  • Pupils: 163
  • Religion: Christian Inter-denominational
  • Fees: £11,775 - £14,850 pa
  • Open days: We invite parents to arrange an individual visit at a time which best suits them.
  • Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
  • Linked schools: Walthamstow Hall Senior

What says..

Emphasis on developing independent thinking and study skills, with girls encouraged to think and find out for themselves. Doing your best considered as important as being the best, with teachers (some of whom attended the school themselves) described by children as ‘fun’ and ‘nice’. Parents say the school is good at seeing the girls as individuals which ‘really brings them out of themselves’. They ‘cater to different abilities very well within the same classroom’. Lots of cheerful art work about the place and three lessons a week with specialist teaching from year 3. Own kiln for pottery and carpentry also offered and we saw some fabulous nursery pop-up books in the making. However, girls said it can be...

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What the school says...

Walthamstow Hall Junior School provides a broad and rich education to foster enquiring minds, independence, confidence and respect for others.

We aim to enable each girl to achieve her potential and are proud of our academic standards, caring ethos, wide range of opportunities and first-class facilities. High expectations in every sense enable exceptional results be achieved in all areas. There is both hard work and lots of fun in a positive environment which is happy and relaxed with a real sense of purpose.

From Reception upwards pupils benefit from being in optimum sized classes. This guarantees individual attention throughout with obvious benefits including a seamless and highly effective preparation for Senior School Entrance Exams with out the need for last minute cramming.
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All-through school (for example 3-18 years). - An all-through school covers junior and senior education. It may start at 3 or 4, or later, and continue through to 16 or 18. Some all-through schools set exams at 11 or 13 that pupils must pass to move on.

What The Good Schools Guide says

Head of the Junior School

Since 2013, Diane Wood BSc. Educated at Manchester High School for Girls and the University of Durham, where she stayed on to complete PGCE in primary education after studying psychology (plan A was to become an educational psychologist but she fell in love with teaching first). Also has certificate in education from Oxford Brookes University. After teaching in state schools in Hampshire and Buckinghamshire, she moved to the independent sector, spending more than a decade in two GDST schools - Sheffield High School for Girls and then Sydenham High School in London where she was a senior teacher.

Warm and welcoming, with a maternal demeanour, she is described by the girls as ‘kind’, ‘smiley’ and ‘funny’. Parents say she is ‘swift to act on issues we raise’...

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Special Education Needs

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder
Aspergers
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
Dyscalculia
Dysgraphia
Dyslexia
Dyspraxia
English as an additional language (EAL)
Genetic
Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory
Has SEN unit or class Y
HI - Hearing Impairment
Hospital School
Mental health
MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty
MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment
Natspec Specialist Colleges
OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability
Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
PD - Physical Disability
PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty
SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health
SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication
SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty
Special facilities for Visually Impaired
SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
VI - Visual Impairment

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