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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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Since January 2018, Stephanie Ferro, most recently senior assistant head at Lady Eleanor Holles. Degree in ancient and modern history from Oxford, PGCE in classics and history from St Mary's Twickenham, and a masters in classics from UCL. A gap year as a youth worker in Essex after her Oxford degree inspired her to train as a teacher, a decision confirmed from her first lesson on teaching practice where she discovered the truth of the adage, ‘Find a job you love and you will never work a day in your life.’ She has taught in independent girls' schools for the past 25 years, with posts including head of sixth form at Tormead, deputy head pastoral at Wimbledon High and head of Redland High (now Redmaids’ High).

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Special Education Needs

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
English as an additional language (EAL)
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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