Water Hall Primary is part of Tove Learning Trust and as such the Trustees are responsible for deciding admissions criteria.

There are two ways to apply for a place at Water Hall Primary School:

Normal Entry (Reception only)- apply through Milton Keynes Council – School Admissions Team

This is for children starting school for the first time in the September following a child’s 4th birthday or starting junior school for the first time in September following a child’s 7th birthday.

These admissions are managed on behalf of Water Hall Primary School by Milton Keynes Council School Admissions Team.

In-Year admissions – apply directly through Water Hall Primary School

This is for people joining our school at any other time. When applying in-year for a place at our school, an in-year application form must be completed for each child, you can contact our admissions team on 01908 377833

What are the benefits of sending my child to Water Hall Primary School?

The reception children are based in our large fully resourced unit. This ensures that the move for pupils from pre school, childminder, or home will be as fluid as possible. Our Early Years (EY) staff collaborate with all the providers of children joining our school.

Being part of The Tove Learning Trust ensures that our school is supported as part of a collaborative approach which has a commitment and energy to ensure that our aim of providing inspiring provision and ensuring that all students achieve as highly as possible. We all work hard to offer stimulating environments that enable every learner to progress and flourish.

Children transfer from our school to a variety of secondary schools across the county, including our catchment secondary Sir Herbert Leon. Many also attend Lord Grey, which is part of Tove Learning Trust.

What are the opening and closing times of the school?

The gates currently open at 8.35am, children need to be in class by 8.45am.

School collection is 3.30pm Monday to Thursday and 2.30pm on Fridays.

Is there before or afternoon care?

We run a breakfast club which is open to all of our pupils.

It opens at 07:45 and children are taken directly to class when it ends. It currently costs £1 per session, payable in advance.

What food and drink can my child bring to school?

Each child in Nursery, Reception and KS1 will have a mid-morning snack of fruit or vegetable provided as part of the free fruit Government scheme. Children in KS2 can bring in their own healthy snack from home, however free fruit is also provided.  Children should have a named bottle of water or squash. We ask that the squash is no added sugar.

All Reception and KS1 children are provided with a hot free school meal via the Universal Free School Meals scheme or you can send in a packed cold lunch for lunchtime if you prefer.

Reception children are also provided with free milk via the Cool Milk scheme.

What do I do if my child is unwell?

Contact the school office at the earliest point and let them know of the reasons for absence.

What do I do if I am worried about my child?

In the first instance, always talk to your child’s class teacher. We also have our Family Support Workers who can support with a variety of school and home based issues or access services who can help.

How do I find out how my child is getting on?

We have two formal parent’s evenings and an end of year report.

In Reception, there are always opportunities to speak to the class teacher both informally and on a more formal basis: we also have a home communication book that enables messages to be passed between home and school.

We see communication as a two way process, and it is important for parents and families to keep us updated of anything that may impact on their child’s education or wellbeing.

Do you have a school uniform?

Yes, details of this are available on our website here.

All of our uniform can be purchased at a low cost from any uniform retailer including supermarkets.

How to apply to Water Hall Primary School

Please visit out Admissions Page for more information on how to apply for a place.