Walthamstow School for Girls

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Dear Parents and Carers

It was a pleasure to see our Year 10 parents and carers at our consultation evening last week. Thank you for your comments and feedback about the work we are doing to support your daughter’s learning. I do hope that you found the conversation with your daughter’s teachers informative and constructive. Our teachers really do value these occasions to meet with you.

Your views do matter to us, which is why you are invited at each of our Parent Consultation Evenings this year to complete a Parentview survey. Your daughter will also be asked to complete the student version. The results fed into student assemblies last year which focused on our response to the requests for improvement from our students. These have ranged from toilets which are maintained at a high standard of cleanliness, to areas in which to sit and socialise outside lessons, to an improved range of food offers in the Dining Hall and to more facilities for play. We were pleased to report progress on each of these areas to the girls.

With regards to your views, we have been delighted by such a positive response to the Parentview survey. For example, last year, 97% of Year 9 respondents (Year 10 this year) believed that their daughter felt safe at school, 99% felt that their daughter was making good progress, 96% felt that the school met their child’s particular needs, 96% felt there is a good standard of behaviour and 96% felt that their daughter was taught well.

In Year 8 the picture was similarly positive: 97% of the respondents said that their child felt safe, 98% felt that their daughter was making good progress and 96% felt the school met their daughter’s particular needs, whilst 95% felt there was a good standard of behaviour. Thank you for your feedback. However, we are never complacent and are always seeking ways in which to continue to improve whilst maintaining the high standards we set in all areas of our work.

Aside from the survey opportunities, I would be very pleased to talk to you individually at one of my Monday evening drop-in sessions (by appointment) to discuss any matter of importance to you or your daughter. This is in addition to the usual communication route with the school which should in the first instance be via your daughter’s Form Tutor.

Wishing you all an excellent half term break,

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







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