Walthamstow School for Girls
Waltham Forest, United Kingdom
About Walthamstow School for Girls
Walthamstow School for Girls is a mainstream, non-denominational secondary school for girls aged 11-16. It is situated in Walthamstow, East London, and it has approximately 900 pupils on its roll.
Founded in 1890 as a private school situated on West Avenue, Walthamstow School for Girls later moved to Church Hill. The school was refurbished in 2009 and it occupies three main buildings.
Values and vision
Walthamstow School for Girls' motto is “Neglect not the gift that is thee”. The secondary school has an exceptional track record of academic excellence, which is achieved through high expectations, inspirational teaching and learning experiences.
The school offers strong pastoral support, plus regular monitoring, target setting and dialogue with students and parents or carers. It is consistently among the top-performing non-selective schools in the country and the pupils take great pride in their school.
"Students make good, and often very good, progress. The proportion of students gaining five or more GCSEs at grades A* to C including English and mathematics increased significantly in 2013 and was above the national average. The headteacher and the senior leadership team are ambitious for all students in the school. They clearly articulate their commitment to improvement. Students’ behaviour is good and they feel proud to be members of the school community. Students feel safe at school and say that the skills learnt there help to keep them safe outside of school. Teaching is good and some is outstanding. Lessons are well structured and planned, and students praise the variety of activities in lessons."