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

  • Download Our 2023 / 2024 Admission Arrangements
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  • Download Our 2021 / 2022 Admission Arrangements
What are the benefits of sending my child to Water Hall Primary School?

We have a 45 published admission number (PAN) which means that our Reception classes will always be small.  This academic year we have 2 classes of 14 and 17 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.

Our school is a primary school - children can remain here at Water Hall from Nursery (3 years old) right up to Year 6 (11 years old).

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 and Lord Grey, which is part of Tove Learning Trust.

How many classes are there in the school?

We have 2 small Reception classes - Oak and Plum

There are 30 or less pupils in the following classes:

  • 3 classes of mixed Year 1/2 children
  • 3 classes of mixed Year 3/4 children
  • 3 classes of mixed Year 5/6 children
What is the current Ofsted grading?

We are classed as a new school.

Although our most recent Ofsted report was Inadequate, since this we have many new staff, a new Trust and Academy Improvement Board (AIB) to continue with us in our rapid journey of improvement.

What are the opening and closing times of the school?

The gates currently open at 8.30am (due to Covid), children need to be in class by 8.45am.

School collection is currently between 3.20pm and 3.30pm Monday to Thursday and 2.20pm and 2.20pm on Fridays.

Pre Covid our finishing time was 3.30pm or 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 will have a mid-morning snack of fruit or vegetable provided as part of the free fruit Government scheme. Children should have a named bottle of water with them.

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. Sweatshirts, PE T shirts, book bags and plimsoll can be purchased from the School Office.

The rest of the uniform can be purchased at a low cost from any uniform retailer including supermarkets.

How to apply to Water Hall Primary School

Apply through Milton Keynes Council – School Admissions Team

To find out more information about starting school for the first time use this link

This information only applies if you want to apply for your child to start school for the first time

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

The Citizens Portal opens on 1 September 2021 for parents and carers to apply online for a primary or junior school place.

The closing date is 15 January 2022 and all applications must be made before the closing date to receive a school place offer on 19 April 2022 (national offer day).

APPLY ONLINE HERE (from 1 September 2021)