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Emphasis on developing independent thinking and study skills and girls encouraged to think and find things out for themselves. Doing your best considered as important as being the best. A caring and nurturing school underpinned by Christian values, achievement is celebrated but house points are also awarded for effort and good manners. Parents have high expectations and are a supportive and happy bunch – some help run clubs or assist with activities such as swimming. Thriving…

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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, usually of 16 pupils, with two parallel classes in each year group. 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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Headmistress

Since September 2013, Mrs 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. Also has Certificate in Education from Oxford Brookes University.

After teaching in maintained schools in Hampshire and Buckinghamshire, Mrs Wood moved to the independent sector, spending more than a decade in two Girls' Day School Trust schools - Sheffield High School for Girls and then Sydenham High School in London where she was a senior teacher.

Entrance

Non-selective. Most children join in the nursery and entrance is via an informal chat with the parents and a one hour taster session for the children to make sure they are ready to start school. Older girls attend a taster day when their...

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