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White Waltham C E Primary School
Waltham Road, White Waltham, SL6 3SG, UK Maidenhead
+44 (0)1628 822533

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.

Mission Statement

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’

Community Links

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.

School Prospectus

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.

(The prospectus is available as a secure PDF file.
Download the Adobe PDF Reader by following the link below)

Download the White Waltham School Prospectus 2006-2007


Lesson Times KS1

Morning:        08.50 - 12.00 (includes 20 minute break)
Afternoon :     13.10 - 15.20 (includes 15 minute break)

Lesson Times KS2

Morning:        08.50 – 12.10 (includes 20 minute break)
Afternoon:      13.10 – 15.20

School Office Times

Mon - Fri       08.30 - 16.00


GIRLS - Winter

Royal blue polo shirt
Grey skirt/grey tailored trousers or pinafore dress
Royal blue sweatshirt/cardigan
Royal blue joggers for outdoor play/P.E.

GIRLS - Summer
Pale blue and white checked dress

Royal blue polo shirt
Grey trousers or shorts
Royal blue sweatshirt
Royal blue joggers for outdoor play/P.E.


Navy shorts, pale blue polo shirt and plimsolls
(trainers permitted for outdoor games only)
Named P.E. kit bag

Children are required to have a named P.E. kit bag. It should be brought to school at the beginning of the week and taken home for washing at the end of the week. It will need to hold P.E. kit and indoor shoes. A painting overall is needed to protect clothing during art and craft lessons; an old adult-size shirt will suffice.

All children are expected to change their shoes once inside the building. This helps to keep the building clean and saves the children sitting in wet shoes, but more importantly helps to maintain the standard of the dress code expected at White Waltham. Black or navy blue, low heeled school shoes (rather than trainers) are worn indoors and when the children go on outings. Should indoor shoes not be provided it would be assumed that you have no objection to plimsolls being worn.


New Parents

There is an afternoon in the term prior to the child starting school when parents will be invited to come and see what their child will be experiencing at school.  The Head Teacher will also talk to the parents and answer any queries.  Also we try to ensure that a member of the Governing Body is present to welcome you and answer any questions you may have about their role within the school.  New
Children are invited into the school to meet their class teacher and share in the activities of the class on two afternoons for Infants and one afternoon for Juniors, prior to entry.

New Foundation/Year 1 Children

How to help your child prior to entrance in Foundation/Year1

Most children settle into school life very quickly and easily.  To ease the process the following suggestions may help you to prepare your child for those first few weeks at school:

§       Try to ensure that your child attends school for one or two of our open afternoons before they start school. If this has not been possible, try to make sure that your child has an opportunity to meet at least one other child in the class and that he/she knows the teacher’s name.

§       Make a game out of dressing and undressing as quickly as possible so your child is well practiced in the art of changing for P.E, putting coats and shoes on at home time etc.

§       Please make sure that your child is able to go to the toilet by him/herself and that he/she knows how to ask politely to use the toilet (using conventional language).

§       Make sure that your child has spent some time away from you e.g. at nursery, playgroup or a friend’s house.

§       Encourage your child to be responsible for putting toys and other belongings away when they have finished with them.

§       Help your child to recognize his/her name in a variety of print and in different sizes.

§       Share books, games and puzzles with your child.



Foundation Stage
Foundation children follow the Foundation Stage Curriculum during the first academic year. This stage aims to develop the ‘foundations’ of learning, including: personal, social and emotional development; communication language and literacy; mathematical development; knowledge and understanding of the world; physical development; creative development.  The emphasis is upon learning through activity.

Right from the word go, children will begin to learn a fully cursive handwriting script that will develop into joined handwriting.  Do not worry if it looks somewhat strange to begin with.

Key Stage 1
This Key Stage includes children who are in year 1 (already five years old on the first of September of the academic year) and Year 2.  National Standardised Tests (SATs) take place towards the end of  Year 2.

Key Stage 2
This Key Stage includes children who are in years 3 to 6. A second set of SATs tests takes place towards the end of Year 6. Internal SATS tests are used to assess the progress of pupils in between the end of Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2.

Key Stage 2 children are divided into four separate year groups in the mornings for the teaching of numeracy, literacy, science and ICT.  This necessitates the school hall being used as a room for these pupils.
Special Educational Needs/ Gifted and Talented Policies

At White Waltham School we want all children to have an equal opportunity to benefit from the provision of a broad and balanced curriculum that meets the social, creative, and spiritual needs well as their academic ability.  It is important we recognise that there are many individual differences between the speed at which children make progress and the gifts and talents that all children have.  

The school has a Special Needs Policy, which outlines the provision for pupils who have learning difficulties. Class teachers, primarily, deliver any special needs support identified through differentiated teaching methods. Additional classroom support is also provided by Teaching Assistants (TA’s) throughout the school where needed. Some pupils require additional input to enable them to make progress and this is provided through withdrawal sessions with a TA.  The support provision is reviewed regularly, in line with pupil needs, the finances of the school and the level of funding available from the LEA. External advice and/or help is sought when necessary.  When children are deemed to have Special Educational Needs, an Individual Education Plan is devised and implemented in partnership with parents.

In addition to our special Needs Policy we have also developed an Able Child/Gifted and Talented Policy, which aims to develop the knowledge, skills and understanding of our most gifted and talented pupils at the school. For example, the school runs activities and provides opportunities for children to attend ‘Master Class Workshops’ organised by the Borough.

Copies of our Special Needs Policy and our Able/ Gifted and Talented policies are available at the school office.
Information Communication Technology (ICT)

The school is connected to the Internet and has a computer suite that is used by all children at the school (on a rota system) in order to develop their communication and retrieval skills.
 Policy for Sporting Aims and Provisions for Sport

Facilities for sport in the school include a large field, which is marked out for football in the winter season and for athletics and rounders in the summer.  There are also two hard-standing areas, one of which is marked out for netball and short tennis.  The hall is used for indoor physical education and is equipped with a large variety of modern gymnastics apparatus.

The children have two P.E. sessions per week, each of approximately one hour’s duration.  The activities aim to develop fitness and improve motor skills and teamwork.  The school provides for all the physical activities required by the National Curriculum including: gymnastics, dance, a variety of outdoor games activities and swimming.  Please note that swimming lessons take place at the Magnet Leisure Centre for a ten-week period during Key Stage 2.  The cost of this activity is largely borne by parents and subsidised by the School.

A residential visit takes place towards the end of Key Stage 2 for additional outdoor pursuits including problem solving.

A good range of extra curricular activities are provided for sport including netball, tag rugby and football clubs.  The school also takes part in competitive sports and has thriving netball and football teams.  Visiting organisations such as Wycombe Wanderers Football Club and tag rugby are often invited to run courses.  Some of these courses take place during the school day and some take place after school.
Additional Information

Many extended activities are organised by the school to support the
Curriculum such as visits to places of interest, theatre trips and visits to the School by theatre groups, artists and musicians.  The school community of pupils, staff and parents join together to offer various extra curricular activities e.g., music, language, sport & drama and in the production of plays and concerts.

Parents receive a termly Curriculum Bulletin, which includes an outline of subject areas to be covered during the term for each year group.

Extra Curricular Activities
The school runs a variety of clubs. For a current list, please
contact the school office.
A number of Peripatetic teachers attend weekly to teach a variety of instruments.

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