Walthamstow School for Girls

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Dear Parents and Carers,

It was a pleasure to speak to so many of you at the Year 9 Options event on Wednesday evening. The Hewett Hall was packed. Many of you told me how much you valued the input of our staff in helping your daughter to make the important decisions about her GCSE option choices. Your support in researching post 16 pathways with your daughter is also vital. Please do not hesitate to contact staff at the school with any queries, also Ms Ray our Careers Coordinator is always happy to help. A tan and black scarf was left in one of the rooms-if it is yours, please contact the school.

 Last month we heard the excellent news that we had been reaccredited with the International Schools Award for a further three years. This is in acknowledgement of the school’s longstanding commitment to work with others in the international community.

The assessor commented:

 Your application clearly indicates your school’s commitment to embedding an international dimension to your curriculum and whole-school ethos. You have reflected on the wider reach and impact of your international activities. Your international activities cover a good range of curriculum areas, different members of staff and a range of age groups of students. The majority of students are involved (directly or indirectly) in international learning. Your impact evaluation is perceptive and detailed, showing the positive benefits of international work on your pupils, staff and wider community. Your ambassadorial work in supporting local schools in their international journeys is clearly highlighted.  

Ms Philippou was given a specific mention:

Congratulations on working so hard to co-ordinate such an impressive range of work as an International Co-ordinator! You are a credit to the school and the wider community.

Best wishes 

Meryl Davies



In the event of severe weather, the school will remain open whenever possible. 

In the event of an emergency school closure the decision on whether the school stays open will be taken by the Headteacher after carrying out a risk assessment. 
Information about any closure will be available on the school's website: 

by phone: 

020 8509 9446

 or via a text message  

We will also aim to send text messages to parents and carers, although there are sometimes delays in getting these messages through promptly, so please check the school’s website for up to date information. 

Please ensure that the School Office has on record up to date addresses and telephone numbers including a mobile number and the person to contact in the case of a student emergency. 

It is essential that the school has at least one land line and a mobile number.





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