Wentworth Primary School was opened in 1969 and serves the housing development to the south-west of Maldon, a pleasant town in the east of Essex . It is ten miles from the county town of Chelmsford with excellent shopping, and main railway and road connections to London and Colchester .
Maldon has a long history dating back to Saxon times, mainly because of its strategic position on the estuary of the River Blackwater. The flat saltings have made the Maldon Salt Company world famous, because of the quality of salt produced. In summer, the town hosts visitors of all ages who enjoy the facilities of the river and the picturesque promenade with its famous Thames barges.
Housing development in Maldon has led to the school growing in size since 2000. The school's standard intake figure is sixty pupils in each year group.