Walthamstow School for Girls

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Dear Parents and Carers,


Next week we say goodbye to one hundred and eighty of our senior students as they get a taste of the world of work. Their work experience placements are wide ranging and include working as a research assistant at Guy’s Hospital, a theatre assistant at the Hackney Empire, a studio runner for Transparent TV and a commis chef at a top restaurant and so on. The students will be sharing their experiences on their return. Wherever they spend their time, we have no doubt that what they do will be memorable and will motivate them even more for their GCSE studies when they return to school.The girls have always valued the opportunity to sample a change of environment - albeit only for a fortnight - and to live according to a different set of expectations and discipline,including a rather earlier start to the day for the journey to the workplace. We have found that this is a highly motivating factor to work even harder at school! I would like to thank all of our staff who will commit their time to visiting every one of our students and Ms Janes who is managing this enormous operation whilst remaining very calm indeed.


For the rest of the school, everyone has now settled into the routine of learning whilst getting familiar with the new timetables. Without exception, all of the girls with whom I have spoken so far this term have been unfailingly polite - and very keen to take up the additional opportunities we offer at WSFG.Please encourage your daughter to sign up for some of the many different clubs and activities when they are advertised and try something new. You will recall this is part of our Home School Agreement.

We have received some sad news about the deaths of two former staff members and a former pupil. Val Allport, Deputy Headteacher from 1986-2005 and Jane Edwards, Textiles Technician from 2003-4 both passed away last month. Also former student, Kay Carroll (2002-2007), died after a long illness. We pass on our sympathies to all the families, former colleagues or teachers and friends.


Finally, in this issue of the Greensheet, I have included the names of key teaching staff along with their responsibilities. They can be contacted via the school email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Also a reminder that I am available to meet with you on Monday evenings between 5.15pm and 6.30pm, by prior appointment, through my PA, Ms Royds on 0208 5099448 or email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it 

Best wishes,

Meryl Davies,






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 74% (5 or more A*-C grades including English and mathematics) bucking the national trend which saw a dip this year.

79% 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 88.7%, up 7.3% and mathematics 77.4%, up 4.5%).

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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