History of the School
The earliest record we have of White Waltham School is of a National school consisting of two classrooms erected in 1826 for children of all ages to serve both the local children and those from Littlewick Green. There were 88 children on roll, many of whom had to travel considerable distances, usually on foot, and who had to make some form of monetary contribution in order to attend. Some children would arrive at school without their fees for the week and be sent home for them. Sadly they did not always return.
In 1870 the present school was built on the same site as the previous school, again with two classrooms, and was again extended by the addition of a third classroom is 1885. Over the years further extensions and improvements have taken place.
White Waltham, as a Church of England school, receives voluntary contributions and donations, but since the Education Act of 1902 it has been maintained by the Local Education Authority.
The school is light and pleasant and consists of five classrooms, a hall for assemblies and P.E., a staff room, three offices, SEN room, library area, kitchen and toilet facilities. The buildings are situated in a quiet rural situation with attractive grounds, a hard playing surface and large enclosed playing field. In these ideal conditions we aim to provide each child with a happy and caring environment in which to achieve his or her potential.
White Waltham Church of England School is a family community in which all members are valued and respected. Staff, children and parents all contribute to a welcoming and caring atmosphere in which spiritual values are of prime importance.
"We develop the
full potential of each child
in all aspects of life."
We are committed to developing the full potential of each child in all aspects of life. As a Church School we recognise the importance of faith in achieving this, and seek both to give an understanding of the Christian faith and to provide appropriate opportunities for the growth and expression of individual faith.
Aims of the School
The School aims echo those of the Education Reform Act
“to establish a curriculum
which is balanced and
broad based in all areas”
White Waltham School aims to:
Encourage the highest standards of attainment by all pupils, thereby realising their full potential.
Promote respect for and value of oneself and all others.
Prepare our children for life as effective citizens of the future through their spiritual, moral, cultural and social development.
Share and promote good practice, encouraging high principles and expectations of all members of the school community.
Establish a curriculum, which is broad and balanced.
Motivate all pupils so that they respond readily to the task given and show sustained commitment combined with enjoyment (see Teaching and Learning Policy).
Provide lessons that are well planned with clear aims and objectives and which recognise the needs and abilities of all pupils.
Monitor and evaluate the teaching and learning thereby providing fair, informed assessment and reporting.
Manage human and physical resources to facilitate all of the above aims.
Every Child Matters.
Use creativity wisely – find it and promote it.
Ensure pupils learn through ‘Excellence and Enjoyment’
The school values its links with the Church and the community. The school always contributes an article to the bi-monthly Parish Magazine (delivered free to all homes in the parish), and this keeps the community updated on news and events organised by the school. The school also distributes magazines to parents of pupils living outside the parish, giving them news of other events in the area.
There are also numerous links with other local businesses and organisations such as the Shottesbrooke and White Waltham Guild.
For administration, curriculum, admission or our achievement tables please follow the links to the left.
For a full copy of the school prospectus please download the version
available here or, if you prefer a printed copy, [Link]contact the school office.
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Download the White Waltham School Prospectus 2006-2007