Supported by Waltham Forest

Primary Challenge

Education in Waltham Forest

Primary Challenge logoThe Waltham Forest Primary Challenge (WFPC) is a school-led, collaborative partnership with the goal of swiftly raising standards of achievement and attainment for primary-aged children in Waltham Forest. This will be achieved by sharing the wealth of expertise and resource extant in the 52 borough primary schools, and by using data to target support.

The Primary Challenge is a powerful model of collaboration which will not only serve to maintain Good and Outstanding outcomes for some, but also will empower new, or potentially isolated Head Teachers with facilitated opportunities to develop and strengthen leadership. The programme is intended to run alongside existing School Development Priorities, to ensure rapid progress and high attainment.

The Primary Challenge is built around the aspiration for:

  • Excellent academic performance
  • Excellent classroom practice
  • Outstanding system leadership
  • Effective and supportive collaboration between schools

And will facilitate improved outcomes for the following particular groups, identified as underachieving by analysis of borough data:

  • More able across pupils KS1 and KS2
  • Pupils whose first language is not English
  • Boys in KS1
  • Reading for all
  • Maths for all

Click on the links below to find out more about the Primary Challenge in Waltham Forest.











New Head SupportTraining





The Waltham Forest Primary Challenge also provides the Waltham Forest Primary Reading Project (WFPRP), provided to support schools in ensuring the very best outcomes for our pupils in reading.

The Calendar shows all of the training and events associated with the Primary Challenge and Reading Project. Alternatively, logged-in users can download from the bottom of the page all of the dates of the events in one document.


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Last updated: 
Monday, 27 March, 2017
Last updated: 27 March 2017 by Barry Fong