Welcome to the website of James Wolfe Primary School.
This page has three sections.
Our policy for admissions to our nursery is below.
Admissions to our primary school are arranged by the Royal Borough of Greenwich.
The school office will also be able to help with direct questions - please phone 020 8858 2472.
The link below gives more information from the Royal Borough of Greenwich about their admissions procedures.
Video 1: Welcome from Executive Headteacher Stephen Harris
Video 2: Head of Campus David Westerby introduces life at Randall Place and how we organise learning in Reception
Video 3: Virtual tour with Lead Reception Teacher Miss Furniss
How are the children grouped? Our children are grouped in classes of 30 with one teacher and one teaching assistant per class. Class groups on entry to Reception are designed to give a mix of gender, age, etc. We also consult with nurseries and pre-school providers and this gives us valuable information to support inform this process.
In Reception, our children spend 4 focused sessions per day with their class and they then learn together through play and free-flow as a whole year group.
Do the children stay as the same class the whole way through the school?
We believe that it is important that children learn how to learn alongside a variety of different people. To support this, we take advantage of being a 4-form school and will mix the children during their time at our school. We make the decision at the end of each academic year based on discussions with the teachers, reviewing the cohort and their specific needs.
How do you cater for the different levels of ability?
Our highly skilled teaching team pitch lessons so that all children can access the learning and activities are open-ended so that children can be challenged further. In addition, adults will work with small groups, to either support, further challenge and/or move a group of children onto their next stage of learning.
What if my child has special education needs? We tailor our provision to meet the needs of all children the best that we can. If your child has a specific diagnosis, then our SEND (Special Educational Needs and Disabilities) team will work closely with class teachers and support staff to ensure that your child’s needs are met.
How do you set homework?
We value the relationship with home and school and are keen that children view learning in its widest sense. Therefore we encourage home learning opportunities so that children make links and embed what they have learnt in different contexts.
In Reception, home learning involves daily reading, suggested number activities and a variety of challenges or discussion questions to help you as a family to secure your child’s learning in the wider world.
As children progress through the school the amount of homework will increase so that children are prepared for the challenges of secondary school. Typically this will involve reading, maths activities, spellings and other creative challenges.
Do you provide wrap-around care?
As a school we operate an on-site Breakfast Club which runs from 8am. If you require after-school care, our on-site provider is One World . If you require a consistent before and after-school model Smarteenies drop off at school and collect at the end of the day (please contact the school office for details).
Information about secondary school admissions can be found at the links below.