Prospective Parents

We hope that you will find all the information that you need through the content and links on this page, but please feel free to contact us for more information. Please start by looking through our Prospective Parents Information 2020 – click ‘Download’ to begin.

Scroll down to read our parents views of our school.

Virtual Tour

Reception virtual tour

We have attached a virtual tour of our Reception learning environment: take a look here. We have one Teacher and one Early Years Practitioner in every class. Our Reception classes are based at our Early Years Centre on Brookscroft Road.

Year 1 virtual tour

This is our Year 1 learning environment. We have one Teacher and one Learning Support Assistant in every class.

Year 2 virtual tour

This is our Year 2 learning environment. We have one Teacher and one Learning Support Assistant in every class.

Year 1 and Year 2 are based at our Infant Site on Beresford Road.

Please click Parent Handbook Sept 2020 to view details.

Please click EYC-Handbook-Nov-2020 to view details.

Read what our parents have to say…

This past year has been difficult for everyone, and Danousia and Su at Chapel End have been a stable and supportive part of my daughter’s life through this time. 
Eva comes home every day telling me stories about how fun it is to be at school and what new games she plays with her friends. 
I couldn’t recommend enough Chapel End, the staff are extremely helpful and they show their commitment and love for the children. 
Thank you from the bottom of my heart. 
Alex -Eva’s mummy 
“My daughter Alice is at Reception at the Chapel End Infant School. We were a bit worried about how she would adapt to school after being home with just her mum and dad since March. Alice settled in at Reception (Daisy class) really well and I believe the warm environment of the school played a big role in it. For the first two sessions, one parent was allowed to come in and talk to the teachers while the kids were getting to know the classroom and garden. We are very thankful for that, because it allowed us to get a sense of how amazing the school environment is. My husband and I saw Danousia and Sue (Alice’s teacher and teacher assistant) interacting with the kids and were very impressed. Danousia turned any interest Alice showed into a learning opportunity and Sue was just so sweet with the kids! 
This experience reinforced the feel that we got about the school when we visited last year (we visited both Capel End Infant and Junior schools and were equally impressed by both). We visited many schools and got the impression that all schools were good. However, Chapel End stood out because they really focus on the individual and make learning and being at school an enjoyable and nurturing experience for the kids. It is not all about academic achievement, it is also about emotional and social development, which we find essential at these young ages. Chapel End was our first choice even if it isn’t the closest school to us and we are very happy with the prospect of Alice spending her formative years there.
Vera”
« Our son is in nursery at Chapel End and we can’t wait for him to start reception there! 

The keyworkers and teachers are amazing. We’ve always had good communication with them. He comes back with brilliant and diverse stories and songs to share. He has made great progress in the space of 2 months, and he keeps on telling us what he’s done with his friends. I think the learning environment is very well set up, with lots of options for the children to play and learn. The outdoors space is very well designed too. 

The school is very well grounded in the local community and it’s great to know what he will be friends with children who live in the streets around us. 

The communication from the school is very efficient. We receive weekly newsletters and reports. They have been very helpful when his class had to self-isolate, and we received resources to keep them busy. The COVID procedures that have been out in place makes me confident that the children’s health and safety is taken care of.

I would definitely recommend other parents to consider Chapel End for their children
“We chose Chapel End despite it being a little further away from our house and we haven’t been disappointed. Our daughter is so happy in reception. She had learned to read, to write and do simple maths by October half-term. More importantly to us, she has learned about the world - she talked about Black History Heroes for at least three weeks.” 
We chose the school as we loved the outside space, the fact that early years had their own building  and so our son wasn't overwhelmed by big kids when he started and the SEN support was what we were looking for for our child's individual needs.

Chapel End has been great for both our kids. I like that when my son started in reception his teachers all learnt his younger sister's name and would say hello to her in the mornings.
Everyone is approachable (especially Angela in admin who is great!) We feel our children are safe, happy, well cared for and known by the whole school.

The wraparound care is flexible, which makes life easier. There are lots of after school activities and the school even arranged a chess club after my son requested it.

My son is convinced that he only played in reception and year 1 and thinks it is hilarious that there was 'no learning', even though academically he progressed well.

The school is flexible and adapts to my children's individual needs. They arranged for my son to watch his sister in the nursery Christmas show as it was important to the both of them, even though normally his year group doesn't watch it.

My daughter started reception this year and has loved every second of it. Even with the covid restrictions she has managed to settle well, enjoyed a range of activities, feels cared for by her teachers and has gone in happy every day.
I pass two outstanding primary schools on the school run each day because I purposefully chose Chapel End for my kids. The school has a strong early years focus until year two (not just reception like most schools) which was important for me and my summer born first child. For their first three years at school my children have benefitted from a really nurturing and caring environment. The diversity of the pupils, parents and staff is wide and has enriched my kids' lives so much already. The huge playground and outdoor space at the infants was a big draw, as was the woodland area (trees, outdoor time and muddy boots - such a fab thing to have in East London!). The transition to the juniors has been seamless, and it's been fantastic to see the strong values and academic focus in the juniors - my eldest is making wonderful progress. It's also been really reassuring to find that lots of my fellow parents are teachers, psychologists, social workers, etc  who have also chosen Chapel End for their kids.  
We chose Chapel End because we experienced a really warm, welcoming and inclusive atmosphere when we visited and in all communications during the application process.

We have only good things to say about the experiences of both our children since they started. All the staff we've encountered have been wonderful, from the teaching staff, to the breakfast/teatime club and those in the school office too.

We are immensely grateful for the huge efforts everyone had gone to this year to keep the kids engaged (and parents supported) during lockdown. And for keeping them safe and happy since September. Thank you! 

Starting School – Reception 2021

If your child was born between 1 September 2016 and 31 August 2017, they will be starting reception in primary school from September 2021.

How to apply for a Reception Place

The brochure Starting Primary School 2021 contains all the information you need to know about applying for a reception class place.   

The best way to apply is online, through the eAdmissions website.  The eAdmissions website opens on 1 September 2020 and the closing date is 15 January 2021.  If you apply after this date, your application will be considered as late.

You can download a guide explaining how to apply for your child’s school place online here. 

There are FAQs and guidance sheets to help you complete your online application on the eAdmissions website. If you are having a technical problem completing your application please email support@eadmissions.org.uk

If you are unable to apply online you can download the primary common application form. Instructions for how to submit your paper application are on the back of the application form.

If you have any further queries you can contact Chapel End Early Years Centre on 020 8527 9192 or Chapel End Infant School on 020 8527 1388 email school@chapelend-inf.waltham.sch.uk 

National Offer Day

National Offer Day is 16 April 2021.  This is the day you will receive the results of your reception application, if you have applied by the closing date of 15 January 2021.

If you apply online by the closing date, an email with the outcome of your application will be sent to you on 16 April 2021. For paper applications received by the closing date, a letter will be posted to you first class on 16 April 2021.

Key dates 
15 January 2021                           Application closing date
16 April 2021            Offer day
30 April 2021             Acceptance deadline
17 May 2021            Appeal deadline