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Walthamstow School for Girls

Events in our Local and Wider Community

Please see below for events and activities that may be of interest to students, parents/carers, staff and other members of our school community.

For everyone celebrating the centenary of women getting the vote in 1918, you may want to attend ‘The Vote’ by E17 Puppet Project. One of the scenes is based on an article in  "Iris" (the forerunner to our Greensheet), is set within a school and has a secondary school girl as the main character.

A must-see production!

Ms Kelly
LRC Manager

AFC Leyton Girls Football Club  
Salisbury Hall Playing Fields & Fairlop Powerleague

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New Player Trials 2018

CLUB: AFC Leyton

DATE: Saturday 7th July


LOCATION:  Salisbury Hall Playing Fields, E4 8ST ELIGIBILITY:  Girls aged between 8 and 14 years. BOOK:


AFC Leyton was created in 2015 and is the only dedicated female football club in east London. We are fully committed in covering all aspects of football with a common aim of building self-esteem, confidence and life skills.

Girls football is one of the fastest growing sports in the UK, however opportunities to play competitively within East London are low. A study involving more than 4,000 girls confirmed that girls who play football report higher levels of self-confidence, giving a greater positive impact than all other popular sports. This is why AFC Leyton is so important to ensure girls in local boroughs have opportunities to play proper football, in a real team.

Our vision is to grow and develop the girls’ confidence and abilities both on and off the pitch by providing a safe and nurturing place for girls to have fun, build friendships and develop themselves and their interests.

Our coaches are all DBS checked and include Level 1FA, Level 2 FA and UEFA B qualified coaches.

Girls come to us from throughout East London and some of our players have gone on to higher levels of football including FA Regional Training centres such as Arsenal FC, Millwall  FC, Essex FA as well as England U15 training Camps.

Yours faithfully

Tom Cruse
Head Coach AFC Leyton


 Summer Residential Camps

We are proud to be a leading provider of specialist residential sports camps, taking place every summer at the UK’s top University for Sport - Loughborough University, with coaches comprising top professional athletes and ex-Team GB Olympians.

Participants travel from all over the world to attend one of 3 camps:

Basketball, Athletics and Football.

Click here to see the camps in action!

Camp Details

· All welcome: males & females 

· Residential & non-residential options available

· Airport collection and return service - East Midlands, Birmingham  International,

   or London Airports

· Train collection and return service - Loughborough Train Station

· Additional Night Stays optional

Ages: Football 10 - 18 | Athletics 10 - 18 | Basketball 10 - 21


Residential: £589

Price includes:

  • Camp- training sessions, lectures and workshops,
  • Access to sporting facilities
  • 5 night accommodation
  • 3 meals per day
  • Camp t-shirt

Non-Residential: £399

Price includes:

  • Camp- training sessions, lectures and workshops,
  • Access to sporting facilities
  • 2 meals per day
  • Camp t-shirt

Please email or call 020 3475 7511 for more details on these options.



 Big Creative Academy is pleased to announce our collaboration with Leaders Performing Arts School who will be running a free performing arts school for young people at weekends. There will be classes in singing, drama and dance.

Leaders Performing Arts School have a long history in working with young people and if your young person is passionate about performance then join us and learn from the best. Tutors currently work with global brands such as MTV, ITV, X Factor, UEFA, Disney and Sky Sports. Students will learn:

  • Commercial Street Dance
  • Performance Techniques
  • Acting and Singing (all genres)
  • Confidence Building and Self-Esteem

The free sessions are for 7-18 year olds and will run every Saturday from 17th February in 10 week blocks.

Leaders Performing Arts School is funded by Big Creative Academy’s Big Lottery grant to provide community activities for young people. The Academy wishes to thank the LVE Charitable Foundation for match funding the programme.

Further details about Leaders Performing Arts School can be found at or contact Maria on, phone 07831 224510.



Walthamstow Wetlands

Walthamstow Wetlands  opens on 20th October - see their website for further details

Walthamstow Wetlands is open seven days a week between 9.30am and 4pm (October to March), between 9.30am and 5pm (April to September).

The Visitor Centre and Café situated in the Marine Engine House are open daily 9.30am to 4pm (October to March); 9.30am to 5pm (April to September).

The main entrance to Walthamstow Wetlands is at 2 Forest Road, London N17 9NH.