Heathside Walton-on-Thames School
Surrey, United Kingdom
About Heathside Walton-on-Thames School
Heathside Walton-on-Thames is due to open in September 2022 with an admission number of 120 year 7 pupils (four forms of entry)*. This will increase to six forms of entry, 180 year 7 pupils in 2023 and each year thereafter. Whilst the permanent school is being completed the school will operate in temporary accommodation for the first year only. The temporary accommodation is situated on the permanent site, Waterside Drive, Walton-on-Thames and he postcode of which is KT12 2JP.
Once open, the school will operate under the ElmWey Learning Trust which also manages Heathside School Weybridge. This is an exciting opportunity to be able to shape the ethos and vision from the outset and share the benefits of being part of a small trust that will bring; collaborative CPD, shared resources and on-going development.
The school, when full, will be 900 NOR and be housed in a fabulous purpose-built school allowing a first-class education to be offered. The Trust worked closely with the DfE and BAM the contractors from inception through to final design and feel privileged and fortunate to have been able to do so.
The school was agreed, under Wave 11 applications for free schools and granted provision under basic need. The school will meet the need for extra school places in Walton-on-Thames and the Molesey area. In the first year of opening ElmWey Learning Trust will process applications outside the normal local authority process for coordinated school admissions. Subsequent admissions for year 7 September2023 onwards will be overseen by the local authority, in the normal way.
There will be many opportunities for the two schools to work closely together for staff, joint CPD, new initiatives and peer reviews and for the students joint ventures in drama, sport and other enrichment opportunities.
Heathside Walton-on-Thames’ ethos is to...
- Offer a welcoming, secure, positive and challenging learning environment.
- Promote respect, understanding and acceptance of diversity.
- Raise aspirations, encouraging and supporting everyone in their personal endeavours.
- Provide opportunities to develop self-esteem, self-confidence and resilience.
- Promote positive well-being and support those who need it.
- Contribute positively to the local community and beyond.