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.|
|Local authority||Waltham Forest|
|DfE URN||103103 Tables|
|Website||Walthamstow School for Girls|
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.
Notable former pupils
- Miranda Grell, Labour Councillor and first person to be found guilty of making false statements under the Representation of the People Act 1983
- Frances Horovitz, poet and broadcaster
- Ada Maddocks, trade unionist
- Patricia Scotland, Baroness Scotland of Asthal, Attorney General for England and Wales from 2007 to 2010
- Professor Dorothy Wedderburn Principal of Bedford College and later Royal Holloway College both of the University of London