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School Organisation

 

Classes are divided into four teams:-

•    The Foundation Stage. This includes the Nursery Unit and children in Reception classes.

•    Key Stage One. This is for pupils in years 1 and 2.

•    Lower Key Stage Two. This is for pupils in year 3 and 4.

•    Upper Key Stage Two. This is for pupils in years 5 and 6.

 

The Governing Body of the school follows the Waltham Forest policy on admissions.  This is detailed below.

 

Admissions to the Nursery Unit:

Forms for admission into the school’s nursery are available from the school. Whitehall Primary manages its own admissions procedure, allocating places based on the following criteria:

 

•    Children in public care

•    Children with education health care plans

•    3 year old siblings with preference to older children

•    3 year old children with preference to older children

 

In each category, if there are more applicants than places available, priority will be based on the shortest distance between home and school.

 

Please note that admission to the nursery does not guarantee admission to the main school. Admissions to the School at Reception age (the year in which the child is five years old)

Children are invited to join Waltham Forest Schools in September if their fifth birthday falls between 1st September and 31st August in the designated academic year.

 

Applications for admission must be made via the London Borough of Waltham Forest Admissions Service. Applicants will be asked to complete a Common Application Form between 1st September and early December in the year prior to admission. The Local Authority will then apply the admissions criteria to each application, informing parents of the outcome of their application by the deadline set.

 

If demand for places is higher than the number of places available, all applications will be considered on an equal basis within the categories:


•    Children in public care

•    Children with education health care plans

•    Exceptional medical or psychological grounds

•    Children with siblings already at the school

•    Children living closest to the school

 

Admissions to the School in Years 1 – 6:

All admissions are managed by the London Borough of Waltham Forest.

 

Children can be admitted throughout the year, in any year group where there are spaces. If there are no spaces, a child’s name can be placed on the waiting list until a place becomes available within the borough. In the event of there being several names on the waiting list, borough criteria will apply.

 

Admissions for pupils with Disabilities:

Pupils with special educational needs including physical disabilities are allocated places at schools in Waltham Forest according to local authority policy. Full details are available via the Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Information, Advice and Support Service via the following email address: wf.sendiass@walthamforest.gov.uk
 

Free Childcare Entitlement

 

If you are interested in taking up your eligibility for 30 hours free child care or are considering a 30 hour placement by paying for the additional five sessions, we would be grateful if you could let us know so that we can ensure that full day sessions are made available to you. This initial enquiry is in no way binding but will help us plan for September and make the necessary decisions regarding this full time proposal.

 

Please respond either by telephoning the school office to talk to Mrs Sue Mancz on 0208 529 3813 or filling out the contact form below:

30 hours of Free Childcare Entitlement

INCLUSION

 

At Whitehall Primary School, we work hard to meet the needs of all children attending the school. The school has a wealth of expertise it can call upon to help make learning accessible to all. In school, this includes the Inclusion Manager, Family Support Officer, Learning Mentor, Teachers of the Deaf and Specialist Teaching Assistants. The many outside agencies that the school calls upon for help and advice are detailed in a Provision Map which is available from the school office.

 

Making the curriculum inclusive may entail changes in the way that lessons are delivered, resources used or support staff deployed. It may also necessitate using a variety of teaching strategies or grouping children in particular ways. Specific programmes of intervention may require the involvement of specialists.

 

At all times, we will want to involve parents in their child’s educational provision and will work in partnership to help your child get the best from their time at the school.

The school aims to challenge prejudice and enable pupils to explore issues surrounding visible and hidden disabilities and differences, via its PHSE curriculum.

 

ACCESS FOR PUPILS WITH PHYSICAL DISABILITIES

The school works alongside outside agencies to provide resources to help physically disabled pupils gain access to the school curriculum.

EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES

 

The school offers a range of out of school learning opportunities to further enhance learning. An up to date list of clubs and activities can be obtained from the school office.

 

Find out about all the many extra-curricular clubs we run.  At Whitehall we believe extra-curricular activities play a very important role in the life of the pupil and the school. We, therefore, offer a variety of clubs for our pupils to join and enjoy both at lunchtimes and after school:
 
Breakfast Club
After School Club 
ELMS Sports Clubs 
Whitehall Dancers 

Musical Instrument Tuition (Waltham Forest Music Services)

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