Headteacher's Welcome

Mrs Hopkins, our Executive Headteacher.

As the proud Executive Headteacher of Waltham-on-the-Wolds Church of England Primary School, I am delighted to welcome you to our website, which I hope will give you a little insight in to the life of our very special school.

We are a small village school set in a rural community, surrounded by the beautiful Vale of Belvoir countryside. We are proud of our school and its long heritage, serving and educating the children of the village of Waltham and its surrounding areas since at least 1844.

We were delighted to become an Academy within the Diocese of Leicester Academy Trust (DLAT) on October 1st 2014. The Executive Headship became a permanent arrangement in September 2015 and we enjoy close links with our partner school, Redmile CE Primary School, as well as other Vale and DLAT schools.

We provide a high standard of teaching and learning within a caring, Christian environment. We aim to nurture and encourage children to be confident and happy individuals who love life and love learning with their friends. We offer a wide and varied education delivered by dedicated staff, who will do all they can to help each child reach their full potential and prepare them well for each new step of their school journey.

Our school is very much part of the village and local community as we strongly believe that we can only achieve the best for our children with everyone working in partnership together. Our community benefits from our 'outstanding' Pre-school and After School child care facility, which continue to support learning in a happy, safe environment, as well as strong links with the village church.

As a small school, our numbers on roll vary each year; this year (2016/17) we have 73 pupils on roll and are expecting continued growth over the coming years.

We have three full-time class teachers, a deputy Headteacher, an experienced high-level teaching assistant, two learning support assistants... plus me, of course! Our pupils also benefit from the expertise of our visiting music teachers, Spanish teacher and sports coaches, all of whom teach with us on a weekly basis and are very much part of the school. We also have a number of assistants and leaders who run our Pre-school, After School child care facility, school office and provide lunchtime supervision.

We have three classes, of mixed ability and gender, all vertically grouped: Reception, Year 1 and 2, Years 3 and 4 and Years 5 and 6. We have developed a cross-curricular approach to learning encompassing all areas of the curriculum, particularly the creative arts and ICT, with literacy and numeracy central to our work. Our children love the whole school projects that we plan for, especially as they choose them: Dinosaurs, Space, Proud to be British, and Kings and Queens to name but a few recent topics enjoyed by all.

Our vision centres around maximising the potential of all pupils and through working together as a team of staff, governors, parents, community and visiting friends of the school, our aim is to ensure that learning is exciting, relevant and fun and that our children are, above all, happy!

If you are a prospective parent looking for an admission place for your child, please contact us as we would be pleased to show you around.

Enjoy your exploration of our website and please let us know what you think about it by writing in our Guestbook.

Mrs Julie Hopkins
Executive Headteacher