Walthamstow School for Girls

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Dear Parents and Carers,

In November 2012, this is what I wrote to tell you about our work with MyBnk:

‘We have just heard some very exciting news. In September Mr Marley submitted an entry to the 2012 Community Education Awards in respect of our work with MyBnk in the Commitment to Saving Category MyBnk is an in-school and online saving and lending bank run by a group of our Year 9 students. The Community Education Awards celebrate the efforts of those actively helping children and young people to become positive members of their communities. Organised by the Police Community Clubs of Great Britain, they are aimed at UK schools that use education to encourage good citizenship and responsible decision-making. Our initiative involves a huge number of our students; including all of Year 7 who have been offered financial awareness training and all of Years 7 and 8 who have been offered savings schemes. Almost twenty Year 9 students are MyBnk managers. The girls have been involved in school assemblies to just under four hundred students and have also spoken at the Royal Festival Hall. Our project is being used across the country - and internationally, following our appearance on Swedish TV - to try and encourage other schools to set up similar schemes. The exciting news is that we have won! Many congratulations to Mr Marley and the WSFG team of MyBnkers’

Since then our links with MyBnk have gone from strength to strength and, last year, we became the biggest MyBnk school in London. In recognition and celebration of the girls’ work and our now well established and successful links with MyBnk, we have been selected to host a special event next Thursday. Nick Gibb, MP, and Schools Minister for Reform, will be visiting the school along with the two Chief Executive Officers from MyBnk, Lily Lapenna and Guy Rigden. Also attending are Councillor Mark Rusling, Waltham Forest Lead Member for Children and Young People, and Vice Chair of WSFG Governors, Joe Billington, will be representing the Governing Body. There may even be some coverage in the local and national news so watch out for a mention!

As the GCSE mock exams loom closer, we wish our intrepid Year 11 students all the very best of luck. They are experiencing the move to end of year examinations and the end of modular examinations, so the pressure is mounting up. If this week’s after school English Controlled Assessment was anything to go by, our students already have the mind-set which will bring them the success they deserve next summer.


Finally, please remember that we have an early closure on November 26th for a staff training afternoon. Girls will be dismissed at 12.30pm.


Best wishes

Meryl Davies


School Improvement Plan 2014/15:  Summary



Dear Parents/Carers

GCSE Results 2014

Congratulations to all our Year 11 students!

WSFG results have gone up once more to an all-time high of 75% (5 or more A*-C grades including English and mathematics) bucking the national trend which saw a dip this year.

81.4% of students achieved 5 or more A*-C grades whilst 100% achieved 5 or more A*-G grades. Both English and Mathematics recorded significant improvements in A*-C grades on 2013 (English 89.3%, up 7.9% and Mathematics 79.1%, up 6.2%).

40.1% of the girls achieved the English Baccalaureate (A*-C grades in English, mathematics, two science subjects, a language and a humanities subject), an increase of 5% on 2013.

Students, staff, governors and, of course, parents and carers were delighted with these results, which reflect solid hard work and dedication.

More details of subject breakdown will follow shortly.


For press coverage click on the link below:


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Best wishes

Meryl Davies




Greensheet Plus Summer 2014





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