Our Mission Statement
Our mission as a church school is to be – loving, welcoming and succeeding with faith, family and friendship at the centre of all that we do. The key Christian values that are the core of our school life are forgiveness, creation, koinonia, reverence, service, wisdom, trust and endurance.
Our Aims & Values
At Little Waltham Primary School we aim to:
- Provide a differentiated and relevant curriculum with varied teaching styles to meet the range of pupils’ educational needs, ensuring excellence and enjoyment.
- Enable pupils to make maximum progress in their academic and social development.
- Actively support the welfare, well-being and safeguarding of our pupils.
- Make each and every child feel a valued member of the school community.
- Help pupils to develop the skills of an independent learner, promoting high self esteem and a positive self image in preparing pupils for their future roles in society.
- Identify individual needs and to make an appropriate response to these, ensuring equal opportunities for all.
- Promote a working partnership between home and school in supporting each child’s learning.
- Develop a community spirit, promote a common ethos and shared values, based on Christian principles, whilst acknowledging and respecting values held by other cultures and faiths.
- Develop a sense of reverence, appreciation, awe and wonder about our world.
- Provide a happy school with a safe, caring, stimulating and attractive environment.
The School Day
Although routines do vary from time to time and from class to class, the following guide shows the timetable for a typical day at Little Waltham Primary School:
|8.45am||Children enter their classroom from 8.45am onwards and complete early morning tasks|
|8.55am||The bell rings for the beginning of school|
|9am||Registration and early morning tasks continue|
|9.30-10.30am||Teaching and learning session|
|10.50-12/12.10pm||Teaching and learning session|
|12-1pm||Lunch break (Key Stage 1)|
|12.15-1.05pm||Lunch break (Key Stage 2)|
|1.05-3.10pm||Afternoon registration followed by teaching and learning sessions|
|3.10pm||End of school day. Pupils in Ash T, Ash W, Chestnut and Elm classes are collected from their classrooms by parents and carers. Pupils in Maple, Oak, Sycamore, and Willow classes are collected from the school playground by parents and carers|
View our most recent Ofsted Report from March 2014 below:
Letter from Nick Gibb MP
Our school is one of only 187 in the country where 100% of our pupils gained level 4B or above in reading and maths and level 4 or above in writing. Read the congratulatory letter from Nick Gibb MP below: