Welcome to The Belsteads School

Welcome to The Belsteads School. We are an independent special school set on a rural site in the village of Little Waltham which caters for pupils between 10 to 16 years old who have an education, health and care plan for social, emotional and mental health difficulties.

The school team at The Belsteads School strive to help pupils who have disengaged from school and learning, to develop strategies to manage their behaviour in a learning environment. With small classes and high staff to pupil ratios in each classroom, the staff at The Belsteads School, are able to provide a high level of support both in and out of the classroom to enable our pupils to be successful in their learning. We provide ability, rather than age, appropriate learning tasks so that pupils at The Belsteads School can experience success in learning and begin to engage and enjoy learning in a school environment.

We want our pupils to feel a sense of belonging at the school and recognise that they are part of the change they want to make. As a special school, one of the most exciting aspects of our work is that we are able to support the pupils to take the time to think about their behaviour and endeavour to find the best way forward for them to communicate with us and the people in their lives. The best interests of the child is at the heart of everything we do.

We welcome visits to the school, and hope to see you soon. Please contact me at the school if you would like to arrange a visit or have any questions about what we do.

Anna Mears

Head Teacher

We are now registered with the DFE.  Our reg no. is 881/6067

For September 2019 we are currently full, however we have a waiting list so please contact Anna Mears on 07415 585867 or anna.mears@belsteads.essex.sch.uk for further information or to arrange a visit.

Our Mission

We believe that all students who attend The Belsteads School will be provided with the necessary communication skills to become as independent as possible in their lives.

Through the development of effective communication skills and strategies we help pupils become

  • Healthy
  • Safe
  • Successful
  • Sociable
  • Independent
  • Resilient
  • Confident
  • Creative
  • Risk aware
  • Problem Solving