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When the school was set up it was serious about equipping girls to follow in their parents' footsteps and become missionaries; they needed to be adventurous, resourceful and brave and much of this spirit lives on in the present school. Girls are helped to develop ‘smart’ study habits so they can take part in all aspects of school life – music, sport, drama, art etc and have an astonishing capacity for juggling time and taking things on. ‘Girls do well here and get involved in everything, although a very ambitious girl might need…

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What the school says...

Walthamstow Hall educates girls with academic potential to lead confident, challenging and fulfilling lives at school and beyond. The school is a thriving, forward-looking community built on a solid foundation and specialising in educating girls to the highest standard since 1838. Respect for others, a strong sense of community and a pride that comes from sharing a great tradition make Walthamstow Hall an environment in which each girl can flourish, discover and develop her talents and make lifelong friendships. Our students are keen to 'have a go' in all areas of life and as well as succeeding academically often excel in their many extra-curricular interests and activities.

Inspiring teaching, wonderful facilities and the close partnerships which exist between parents, staff and girls lie at the heart of our success.
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2015 Good Schools Guide Awards

  • Best performance by Girls taking PE / Sports Studies at an English Independent School (GCSE Short Course)

Curricula

Cambridge Pre-U - an alternative to A levels, with all exams at the end of the two-year course.

Other features

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

Headmistress

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.

Head of junior school since 2013, Diane...

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Independent schools frequently offer IGCSEs or other qualifications alongside or as an alternative to GCSE. The DfE does not record performance data for these exams so independent school GCSE data is frequently misleading; parents should check the results with the schools.

Special Education Needs

Walthamstow Hall offers a continuum of provision to meet a diversity of pupils’ needs. Additional support can be provided for individual pupils and small groups of pupils who are catching up on their basic literacy, numeracy and communication skills. Computers are available to support learning in ICT classrooms and in centrally located areas of the school. Provision or action that is additional to or different from that available to all will be recorded by the Specialist Support Tutor in consultation with the Special and Individual Needs Co-ordinator, pupil, parents, carers and teachers as necessary.

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder Y
Aspergers Y
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders Y
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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