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Walthamstow Montessori School


Walthamstow Montessori School opened in April 2001 and welcomes boys and girls aged 2-11 years of age.

We are situated in a pleasant part of North East London with children attending from a very wide area. Our children, families and staff are diverse and fully reflect multi-cultural London. Our children benefit from very small class sizes throughout the school.

We offer morning sessions for 2 year olds and then full school days for 3 year olds upwards. We also offer an Early Risers’ Club and Tea Timers’ Club which the children love.

Our Upper School and Lower School are situated in separate buildings less than a five minute walk from each other. They are easily accessed from Central Walthamstow and we have excellent transport links with local bus stops very close by. The A406 is just a couple of minutes away.

We have large classroom spaces within the school which all benefit from lots of natural light as well as designated areas for ICT. We offer individual music tuition and even have our own little library. We have lovely outdoor spaces to play and explore. We have large indoor PE spaces as well as use of swimming, athletic and tennis facilities.

Class teachers are highly experienced and enthusiastic. They work closely to support your child's welfare and development.  We have excellent specialist staff members who have been chosen for their expertise in their field. Please see our staff list for full details. We pride ourselves on our communication with parents and provide a warm and welcoming environment for all our families.

Children at WMS have attended a variety of different schools after their time with us, including; local state schools, faith schools, academically selective schools as well as other independent schools. We are very proud to say that several of our children have been offered scholarships at their subsequent school.

Destinations of leavers over the last few years have included:

Walthamstow School for Girls, Forest School, Woodford County High School for Girls, The Latymer School, St Aubyns, Queenswood, Queen Elizabeth School for Boys, Henrietta Barnett School, Davenent, The Brit School, Highams Park, Heathcote, Palmers Green High School for Girls.

We look forward to welcoming you to our school.

Nursery with Free Early Education places is available at this school.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Lorna Mahoney
Contact Position
020 8523 2968

Where to go

Walthamstow Montessori School
1a, Penrhyn Avenue
E17 5DA

Other Information


Age Ranges
From 2 years to 11 years

Inclusion Information

Special Needs

Staff are well qualified. The school has first aid trained staff. All staff receive Safeguarding training. Lunch is available with both vegetarian and halal options.

Dietary Needs

Lunch is available with both vegetarian and halal options.

Childcare Information

Funded Places

3 & 4 year old funding
2 year old funding

30 Hours Extended Entitlement

Tax Free Childcare

Ofsted Information

Ofsted Report
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