Walthamstow School for Girls

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Walthamstow School for Girls
Motto "Neglect Not The Gift That Is In Thee." The motto is depicted in the main hall's stage and across the school.
Established 1880
Type Community school
Location Church Hill
E17 3ND
51°35′09″N 0°00′08″W / 51.58573°N 0.0023°W / 51.58573; -0.0023Coordinates: 51°35′09″N 0°00′08″W / 51.58573°N 0.0023°W / 51.58573; -0.0023
Local authority Waltham Forest
DfE URN 103103 Tables
Ofsted Reports
Staff 300
Students 891
Gender Girls
Ages 11–16
Website Walthamstow School for Girls

Walthamstow School for Girls is a single sex girls' secondary school situated in Walthamstow, North-East London, England. It currently educates 900 girls between the ages of 11-16.[1]

Locally, the school is known as 'Green School'. It is close to Walthamstow Central and the Prime Meridian.


It opehned in 1890 as a private school on West Avenue, then moved to Church Hill. The school was refurbished in 2009. It occupies three main buildings, which have areas dedicated to subjects taught in the school. The school saw a new head teacher take over in September 2012.


Walthamstow School for Girls divides the management and delivery of teaching and learning into faculties. Subjects that are taught in the school are English, Mathematics, Science, Geography, History and RE simply known as Humanities in years 7-9, Design Technology, Art, ICT, French and Spanish and Drama. Other subjects taught are PSHE, Citizenship and Music. When students are in Year 9, they pick four subjects for which they wish to learn in their GCSE years. They have the option to choose from many of the subjects available and others that are not accessible in the younger years that include Business Enterprise, Economics, Product design and Graphics. The school is notable for achieving some of the highest GCSE grades in the Waltham Forest borough. In August 2013, it was said that the school broke records for the number of A* to C grades achieved in Maths and English.

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