OFSTED 2022..."Pupils describe West Horndon as being a big family. Staff know pupils well. Pupils are proud to be part of such a welcoming school...Leaders have high aspirations for all pupils. Pupils rise to meet these expectations. All staff share this vision. Leaders make sure pupils have a wide set of experiences. These help pupils develop into confident individuals. Pupils develop their self-esteem through extra responsibilities...Leaders have developed an inspirational curriculum that is designed to meet the needs of pupils at West Horndon. ..The whole school environment is a celebration of language and vocabulary...Pupils are well behaved in lessons and around school. They know the school rules...Leaders consider staff’s workload and well-being. Staff enjoy working at the school and feel supported by leaders." Pupils do not disrupt lessons. Pupils always do their best and want to make their teachers proud of what they can achieve. 2024 New Intake Prospective Parent Tours 2nd Oct at 10.30am, 30th Nov at 9.30am and 11 Jan at 9.30am Please call the school office or email admin@westhorndon.essex.sch.uk to book a space.


Here is our homework offer for the year.
It is always a polarising subject with some families wanting loads and some none!
We are often asked how parents can help their children at home.
Three of the most important areas are:
* sharing a love of books and reading
* making sure your child is fluent in times tables by year 4
* talking to your child and developing social skills.
We are taking advantage of the benefits of technology in this area and have invested in a range of approaches.
Doodlelearning -the four apps create every child a personalised learning experience tailored to their needs, helping to boost their confidence and ability.
Times Table Rock Stars -Times Tables Rock Stars is an award-winning maths learning platform where children can practise their times tables like a rock star! Numbots -is all about every child achieving the “triple win” of understanding, recall and fluency in mental addition and subtraction, so that they move from counting to calculating.
Picturenews - teaches children about current affairs and encourges discussion.
Boom Reader - a digital way for parents and carers to record their child's reading.