Waltham Forest, United Kingdom
About Walthamstow Academy
Since opening in 2006 and moving into a state-of-the-art brand new building in 2008, Walthamstow Academy has received a national school achievement award, has experienced a huge increase in popularity, and was noted by Ofsted for its outstanding Leadership and Management. We are oversubscribed with waiting lists in all years. Results have increased significantly over our first seven years, with the percentage of students gaining 5+ A*-C Grades including English and Maths increasing to 68%.
We have continued to establish our Sixth Form, which includes a wide range of subjects including Maths, Further Maths and all three sciences. Sixth Form results are strong, with year 13 students attaining 61% at A*-B and 81% at A*-C.
The Academy is proud of its multi-cultural character and we celebrate the diversity of heritage in our community. 84% of our students are from minority ethnic groups, many coming from African, Caribbean, Eastern European, Turkish and Pakistani communities.
Within the community served by the academy there is social and economic disadvantage with 51% of the students being eligible for Pupil Premium. 29% of the students have a first language other than English and a significant number have low levels of literacy on entry. Many students enter the Academy with low levels of attainment and the staff work hard to add value to their performance. Standards across the Academy are above national averages in most subjects.
Positive relationships are at the heart of the improvements the Academy has made over the past year and students have positive attitudes to learning and enjoy school. There is a strong team spirit among the staff which in turn creates a supportive ethos for the students.
Walthamstow Academy is sponsored by United Learning and therefore benefits from being part of one of the largest group of academies in the country, offering excellent professional development opportunities and career progression to all staff.
The Academy is located close to the North Circular Road, M11 and both Blackhorse Road and Walthamstow Central underground stations from where it takes about half an hour to get into central London. The Academy is situated in a part of London where property prices are still relatively inexpensive and within easy access of Epping Forest, the Lee Valley and rural Hertfordshire and Essex.
Our students are amazing, so are our staff. Can you be part of the team to take outcomes for the Academy to the next level? If you are committed to raising standards of achievement and making a real difference to the future lives of the students of the Academy, please return your completed application form, confidential declaration and applicant monitoring form to the address indicated in the advertisement.
Emma Skae, Principal