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Walthamstow Hall, Sevenoaks

By Coby F

2 years ago

Address: Holly Bush Lane, Sevenoaks, Kent TN13 3UL
Website: walthamstow-hall.co.uk
Founded: 1838
Number of Pupils: 400
Ages: 11–18
Fees: (termly) Senior School & Sixth Form, £7,870
Head Teacher: Ms Louise Chamberlain
Religious Affiliation: Christian non-denominational
Entrance Procedure: ISEB Pre-Test for Year 7, and Year 9 Deferred Entry. Sixth Form offers based on GCSE grades. Interviews at 11+, 13+ and 16+. Separate academic scholarship papers offered at 11+, 13+ and 16+.
Contact: Alex Knight, Registrar, 01732 468703
Email: [email protected] 
School Visits: Open Morning Thursday 7 March 2024. Book at walthamstow-hall.co.uk

Walthamstow Hall

The 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. 

Games & the Arts

An embedded culture of getting involved and taking risks combined with a timetable with built in co-curricular time means high participation levels in sport and the performing and creative arts.  Walthamstow Hall is the biggest Trinity Drama centre in UK and a designated DofE Centre. Pupils excel at regional and national levels in Sport. In 2023, U14 netballers took silver in national finals and our swimmers and badminton players took national titles.

Pastoral Care

Strong and effective pastoral systems and open communication underpins a supportive and harmonious community. The school’s size ensures that all pupils are known and seen. Students play an active role as peer mentors, prefects and The Diana Anti Bullying Award ambassadors.

University Places

Students well supported in securing their chosen destinations. The majority of students go onto university, over half to Russell group. In 2023, degree level apprenticeships gained at Barclays, Laing O’ Rourke and Unilever.

Head Teacher’s Philosophy

‘Walthamstow Hall offers not only tremendous scope for discovering who you could be but also staff with an enthusiastic commitment to accompanying that voyage of discovery, staff who see each pupil as an individual capable of shining in their own distinct way. Pupils have never felt the needs to constrain themselves to a ‘box’ early on but have relished in participating in all the school has to offer.’

Outstanding Characteristics

In 2023 Walthamstow Hall ranked in top 6% for A-level and top 10% for GCSE value added. It is the invisible strands of learning leadership, collaboration and resilience; it is the warmth and joy to be found within the school’s community and it is the sense of every pupil being seen as a person of intrinsic value that each one is. 

See Walthamstow Hall Junior’s listing here.