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.

The School Day

Our School Day

To ensure we are compliant with our requirements of offering a minimum of 32.5 hours of school every week, please see below for a breakdown of how we achieve this:

8.15am – Teaching Staff Briefing Meeting

8.45am - Gate and registration open (early morning activities)

9.00am - Registration closes

9.15am - Whole school assembly

9.30am – Sessions 1 & 2

11.00am - Break time (years 1-6)

11.15am – Session 3

12.15pm - 1.30pm Lunchtime and OPAL 

1.30pm – Registration

1.35pm - Session 4

2.25pm - Session 5

3.15pm - The Big Read

3.30pm - End of school day 


4.30pm After School Clubs Finish 


Each school day lasts 6 hours and 30 minutes. This equates to 32 hours and 30 minutes of schooling each week.