School Routines - Walthamstow Hall

The School Year

The dates for School terms are published at least one year in advance, they are emailed home and available to view here.

It is expected that parents will not interrupt their daughter’s education by taking holidays in term time.

Term Dates 

The School Calendar

A termly calendar of important dates and fixtures is sent home to parents a term in advance. A copy is always available to view here.


Timings of the School Day

Early Years 1

Girls in Early Years 1 attend on a sessional basis.

Early Years - Timings of the School Day

Morning Session8.30 - 11.30Parents dropping off older daughters are welcome to place their Early Years daughters in Breakfast Club until 8.30am.
The Younger girls sometimes join the rest of the School for morning assembly.
At break time the younger girls play in the Early Years Garden. Older Early Years girls are supervised as they play outside.
Lunch12.00 - 12.30Optional for all pupils aged 3+
Afternoon Session12.30 - 15.15
Collection15.15Girls are collected from the Early Years entrance where they are handed over to parents by a member of staff. Girls will be kept indoors until parents arrive.

The Pre-Prep Day (Early Years 2 and Years 1 and 2)

Girls enter full time education in Early Years 2.

Drop off and collection times are therefore consistent with those for girls in Years 1 and 2. Early Years class has its own morning break but girls in Early Years 2 join Year 1 and Year 2 for lunchtime play.

The Pre-Prep Day (Early Years 2, Years 1 and 2)

Arrive at School8.00 - 8.20
School day starts- Registration, Form time, reading, PSHEE (Wednesdays), Hymn Practice (Thursday)8.30
Lessons 1 - 3
Assembly (Fridays)
Assembly (Tuesdays)10.05
Morning break10.40
Lessons 4 - 511.00
Lessons 6 - 8, followed by Form time
(Early Years 2 start the afternoon with 'Quiet time)
Home time15.15

The Prep Day (Years 3 – 6)

The Prep Day (Years 3 - 6)

Arrive at School8.00 - 8.20
School day starts - Registration, Form time, reading (PSHEE Wednesday, Hymn Practice Thursday)8.30
Lessons 1 - 3
(Assembly Fridays)
Assembly (Tuesdays)10.05
Morning Break10.40
Lessons 4 - 611.00
Lessons 7 - 9, followed by Form time13.55
Home time15.50

Lesson Timetables

Girls in Prep are given their own Pupil Planners into which they enter daily lesson timetables and homework details. Parents and Form Teachers are asked to read and sign Pupil Planners at the end of each week as confirmation that homework has been completed.