We have seven single year group classes; three in Key Stage 1 and four in Key Stage 2. We admit children from the year in which they reach the age of 5. All children are admitted full time in the Autumn Term (September).
Obtaining a Place at Little Waltham Primary School
Little Waltham Primary School operates an Admissions Policy for all pupils who will be starting school in the Reception year. Please read the following documents for further information:
Situation 1 : Within the Catchment Area
All pupils who are resident within the original Ecclesiastical Parish of Little Waltham are considered for a place at the school as a matter of priority but are not guaranteed admission automatically.
Situation 2 : Outside the Catchment Area
Applications from outside the catchment area are welcome providing pupils meet the conditions of the Admissions Policy and there are places available.
Registering your Child with the School
When your child is due to start school, you will be sent a form from Essex County Council for registration, asking for details of your choices of primary schools in preferential order. The Education Authority will notify the school of all those who have applied for a place. These applications will then be ranked in line with the school Admissions Policy. In addition, we ask you to complete a simple form for our school records.
Appointments to Visit the School
The Headteacher, or in her absence a senior member of staff, will always be happy to show you around the school and answer all your questions. We value this opportunity to meet prospective new families. We look forward to seeing you!
The Headteacher, Deputy Headteacher and Ash Class teacher hold an Induction Afternoon at the school towards the end of each Summer Term. All ‘new parents’ for the following academic year are invited to attend. The purpose of the afternoon is to explain various procedures, requirements and expectations. We also talk about the areas of learning covered in the Foundation Stage Curriculum. It is also an opportunity for you to meet a member of the Friends Committee and find out ways in which you could help.