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Main school

Pre-Prep, Juniors and Seniors

Great Walstead has an incredible variety of facilities and environments so our children have the chance to learn in a wide range of ways. Whether they thrive outdoors, in a forest school setting, love creative arts or flourish playing sports we have everything at our fingertips here at Great Walstead. This variety only enhances our high academic standards which are guided by the national curriculum and Independent Schools Examination Board.

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Jump inside our school day. Join a secret mission to discover the sparks of magic that make Great Walstead so unique.


The stages of our school

Children see magic because they look for it. At Great Walstead, we want them to keep looking. That’s why we encourage learning through play, exploration and self-discovery.

Pre Prep

Pre-School & Reception, ages 2 ½ to 6

Where the journey begins. Led by their class teacher, each child is carefully nurtured and starts exploring the magic of learning.

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Pre-Prep, ages 6 to 7

In Year 1 and 2… our children are encouraged to pursue their curiosity and creativity in a safe and secure space. Subjects begin to be broken down – there’s specialist lessons in Music, PE, Swimming and Forest School.


Juniors, ages 7 to 9

In Year 3 and 4… we see confidence growing fast, both socially and academically. The emphasis is still on creating a fun yet supportive learning environment with just the right challenges to reach for.


Middles, ages 9 to 11

In Year 5 and 6… the focus shifts towards subject-specialist learning. There are plenty of opportunities for students to take a on more responsibility and it’s a joy to watch them on this voyage of self-discovery.

Senior School Success

Seniors, ages 11 to 13

In Year 7 and 8… the last leg of the journey begins. All learning is now by subject as children prepare for their next chapter. Our infamous ‘Q-Day’ event – an action-packed four days filled with wild camping, challenges and fun – it is a fitting finale to this wonderful adventure.

Something for everyone

There’s a brilliant range of after-school clubs to choose from at Great Walstead

Extra curricular

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