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Walthamstow Hall

Holly Bush Lane, Sevenoaks, TN13 3UL

Walthamstow Hall is an independent girls’ day school with different Junior and Senior school sites in Sevenoaks, Kent. The school’s Nursery & Pre-School welcomes girls and boy from age 2.
Walthamstow Hall

Phone: 01732451334

Website: www.walthamstow-hall.co.uk

Head: Ms Louise Chamberlain

Registrar Details:

Mrs Alex Knight
01732 468703
registrar@whall.school

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Walthamstow Hall is an independent girls’ day school with different Junior and Senior school sites in Sevenoaks, Kent. The school’s Nursery & Pre-School welcomes girls and boy from age 2.

Notable Academic Facilities

"Classrooms are spacious and well designed for learning in optimum sized groups of up to 20 pupils. They are well-equipped with interactive wipe boards, each classroom's centrepiece for digital learning.

Dedicated outdoor learning spaces at the Junior School include outdoor classrooms for Early Years and an onsite Forest School. All Junior School pupils up to Year 3 have dedicated Forest School lessons as part of their curriculum.

The Junior School has a dedicated Science Block, designed for Junior School sized pupils. At the Senior School the dedicated Science Block dedicates a floor of labs to each separate sciences. To provide further capacity a new science lab was included within the construction of a new Sixth Form Centre, opened in 2018.

The new Sixth Form block, The Lang Centre, is situated in the heart of the School and includes 2 floors of dedicated teaching and independent study spaces designed to suit Sixth Form groups and prepare students for tutorial style university teaching. It also has a spacious Year 12 and 13 Common Room."

Wellbeing & Pastoral Care

Student and staff wellbeing are central to the modus operandi at Walthamstow Hall, with many strands providing a supportive environment. Optimum sized classes of up to 20 means that all pupils are known and seen by teachers and peers alike. Extended tutor time built in to both the beginning and end of every School day ensures that all pupils have meaningful contact with their tutors and a wider pastoral team including Heads of Key Stage who have pastoral care at the centre of their role. Mobile phones are handed in by all pupils up to Year 11 at morning registration making the School day free from digital pressures and encouraging real life interactions and friendships. An extended lunch hour enables pupils to enjoy lunch with their friends (prepared on site from locally sourced ingredients) and then participate in one of the many co-curricular sports, science, arts or creative clubs and activities before their afternoon lessons. A thoughtfully planned and delivered weekly PSHE programme combined with Walthamstow Hall's own 'Q' life skills programme helps equip pupils to best cope with everyday and unexpected situations. Residential camping, bush craft and outward bound trips are organised at key admissions stages to enable new year groups to get to know each other and gel. These experiences culminate in Duke of Edinburgh expeditions which start in Year 9. Walthamstow Hall is a Duke of Edinburgh Centre with very high levels of participation at all levels building initiative and resilience. Student voice is highly valued at Walthamstow Hall with an active Student Council and students playing key roles as peer mentors and school leaders. Students lead the anti bullying Diana Award Committee.

Advice For Parents

For Nursery and Pre-Prep we advise that parents contact us anytime up until their child's second birthday. For Reception, from the age of 4 and for Year 7 entry from when their child is in Year 4 or 5. We are also able to move quickly to facilitate entry for parents requiring a more sudden or unexpected move at any stage, including into other year groups.

Typical Child

Walthamstow Hall is a school where all pupils are encouraged to throw themselves in, safe in the knowledge that they will be supported by teachers and peers if things don't go to plan. Pupils aren't boxed in but encouraged to embrace all that is on offer on the curriculum and explore their changing interests and talents. Whether brimming with confidence or more of an observer Walthamstow Hall suits pupils who are prepared to 'have a go' and find what they love on the curriculum and co-curricular programme throughout their time at the School.

Financial Assistance

Reduced fees for the children of staff

Highly Regarded For

Walthamstow Hall is a thriving girls day school in which all individuals are valued and able to contribute. Pupils are quietly confident with a ‘can do’ attitude and an adventurous spirit.

Notable Points

The Senior School has a dedicated Head of Learning Strategies who leads the SEN team of teachers, including the Head of Learning Support at the Junior School.

Leavers' Attainment

Walthamstow Hall's curriculum offers unusual breadth and choice. Teachers are enthusiastic experts who nurture intellectual curiosity and aim their expectations high. In 5 of the last 6 years Walthamstow Hall has ranked in the top 5% of independent schools for value added at GCSE.

Leavers' Destinations

"Walthamstow Hall students are well supported in securing their chosen destinations. In 2022 95% of students went onto university, over 50% to Russell Group, including Oxbridge. In 2023, degree level apprenticeships gained at Barclays, Laing O’ Rourke and Unilever."

Sector: Independent

Day/Boarding: Day Only

Setting: Town

Total Pupils: 520

Ages Covered: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19

Gender: Girls

Gender (sixth form): Girls

SEN: Limited range of SEN support

Sibling Policy: Yes

Financial Assistance: Academic scholarship, Music scholarship, Drama scholarship, Arts scholarship, Sports scholarship, Bursary, Sibling discount

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Entry Routes: 3+, 4+, 5+, 11+, 13+, 16+

Selection: Academically Selective

Languages: German, Spanish, Latin, Greek

Curriculum:

  • Early Years National Curriculum
  • GCSE
  • A Level

Recreational Space:
Extensive sports facilities on campus