The Governing Body recognises the importance of class size with a mixed ability and age range within a small school. The school currently has four classes, each with fewer than 25 children. Class 4 has two very experienced teachers who job share, and a part time teaching assistant, while the other three classes each have a full time teacher and a full time teaching assistant.
Children are admitted to school during the academic year (1st September - 31st August) in which they attain their fifth birthday.
The School follows the County Guidelines for the admission of pupils. Priority is given to:
Children living in the catchment area of the school.
Siblings of children already attending the school, but who live outside the catchment area.
Children who live outside the catchment area, providing there are vacancies.
At Woodham Walter C of E (V C) Primary School, disabled pupils are admitted according to the guidelines for the admittance of any other pupil. The school follows the Local Education Authority (LEA)/Governing Body Admissions Policy, which will not allow sex, race, colour, religion, or disability to be used as criteria for admission.
In accordance with The Disability Discrimination Act 1995, the Governing Body of this school undertakes its statutory duty to meet the special needs of any or all of their pupils.
Section 161(4) of The Education Act (concerning the equal opportunities of access to the curriculum and equality of treatment) is dealt with under the School’s Equal Opportunities Policy, a copy of which is available at the office, for those who wish to read it.
A recent accessibility review shows that almost all of the school is accessible to disabled people. An action plan is being drawn up to ensure that any future building or alterations to the school take account of the needs of the disabled. Currently all our pupils are able to access all areas of the school.
Prospective parents are always welcome to visit the school. However, it is suggested that they contact the school office for an appointment with the Headteacher, who will be pleased to show them around and provide further information.
Pre school visits
Children beginning their school career in September are invited to a series of introductory visits during the preceding summer term. In September they begin with a week of afternoon lessons and build up to full time attendance over a period of four weeks.