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Events in our School, 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.

Celebrating Black History  in Art





Black History Month on Art UK

As we celebrate Black History Month, dive into these stories and artworks highlighting black artists and histories in UK collections.

Black histories in art

Artists in focus

On sculpture, elitism and Brexit: the art of Yinka Shonibare

Frank Bowling: 60 years of pioneering colourful abstraction

Lubaina Himid: celebrating the history of black creativity

Tam Joseph talks to Catherine Farren

Above Duppy Shadow, 1994, oil on canvas by Eugene Palmer (b.1955). © the artist. Photo credit: Wolverhampton Arts and Heritage

Black History Month Events in Waltham Forest

It’s Black History Month and in Waltham Forest we’ll be celebrating our diverse borough and its history with plenty of events.

All the details can be found here

City Life Exhibition Featuring Ms Hepworth's Work 


Black Mathematics at Cambridge University 


WSFG Alumnae Association Quiz Night


English Language ESOL Advice Service


Kicks @ WSFG 


Sports Leaders Level One with Tottenham Hotspur 


Phoenix Flames Children's Netball 


WSFG Open House

OPEN HOUSE LONDON  at WSFG Saturday 21st September, 2019  10.00am-1.00pm

Walthamstow School for Girls will again be involved in the Open House London architectural design event which takes place on the weekend of 21st-22nd September 2019.  The school building, which is Grade II listed, will be open for tours highlighting the architectural features on Saturday 21st September between 10.00am and 1.00pm only, with the final tour at 12.30pm. 

For information regarding other buildings across all areas of London open to the public over that weekend, please visit the Open House London website  Entrance to buildings is free of charge. 

O Kelly
LRC Manager

Sunday Social Market 


Olympia Handball Club Juniors


E17 Gymnastics Club


Tritons Swim School 

  • Can you swim 25 metres or more?
  • Are you interested in learning a new skill?
  • Would you like to keep fit?
  • At TRITONS we are currently running the following
  • Half term crash courses and 1-2-1s
  • Help with GCSE Swimming
  • Rookie lifeguard (first steps on becoming a lifeguard)
  • ASA/STA L1 and 2 swimming teachers
  • Save A baby’s life and more
  • Classes held at; Waltham Forest College, 707 Forest Road, Walthamstow, E17 4JB

If you are interested in any of the above, please contact us at;

Amber Childs
Service manager
Tritons swim school

New Local History Book

Girls Only Football Club

Female Only Football Teams and Development Programmes (AFC Leyton - Arsenal Sister Club)

AFC Leyton is a female only football club based in Waltham Forest.  Despite our name, all our matches and squad training occurs at Salisbury Hall playing Fields and 3G pitches, Walthamstow Avenue, E4 8ST - which is the back of Sainsbury’s just off the Billet Roundabout.  

We have 330 female players in our club and we play competitively in the Essex Girls County Football League as well as the Capital Girls Cups.

We are looking for players to join our League teams  in the following age groups:

  • Ages 8 to 11 - for our existing U10s and U11s teams and our new U9s team
  • Age 11 to 12 - for our new U13s team
  • Age 15 to 16 - for our new U16s team

Development players of any age 5+ are welcome to join us.  We have sessions for all ages (including ladies 18+)

Any female players that love to play football and would benefit from professional UEFA training in an excellent community based female only football club, see the letter below.  Talented players in
AFC Leyton have gone on to play for Watford, West Ham, Tottenham Hotspur, Arsenal, Millwall and at Essex and Charlton Regional Talent Centres as well as England U15s training camps.

For schools, we are also offering free football development sessions for your existing girls' teams to try out our professional UEFA coaching.  This programme is designed to get girls interested and stay in football/team sports.  

If you would like any further information on AFC Leyton, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

Best wishes

Louise McGing
Club Secretary
AFC Leyton Girls


Free Football and Boxing

After School Club 

Walthamstow Wetlands

Walthamstow Wetlands

Walthamstow Wetlands is now open - 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.