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Walthamstow School for Girls Ofsted Outstanding Provider

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

London Forest Choir 

Waltham Forest Battle of the Bands Remixed Online 2021 

Bands, Solo performers, songwriters, producers aged 11-18 from Waltham Forest secondary schools are invited to represent their school or college at the annual Waltham Forest Battle of the Bands. The competition will be held online this year.

Winning performances in each category will be announced and shared by a panel of experts in a Youtube Live feedback session on Wednesday 23rd June 2021.

Category 1: Overall Performance

This could be a cover version or an original song. It must be performed live by a band or solo artist (singer or MC).

Category 2: Original Song: Live/acoustic performance or Electronic/Production

Entries can be either:

  • A solo or group live performance.
  • This can be a fully live performance or a performance to an original backing track.
  • Any backing tracks must be original compositions written and produced by the entrants.
  • Where electronically produced backing tracks are submitted, judges will give credit to production skills as well as composition and lyrics.


  • Key stage 3: Record a live performance at LSC for the sharing event in June 2021 or record at LSC in Autumn 2021.
  • Key stage 4-5: LCCM studio time and masterclass in the Autumn term 2021.

How to enter

  • Step 1: Tell your music teacher you plan to enter and ask them to help you prepare your entry
  • Step 2: Submit your final video performances via WeTransfer to
  • Step 3: Send us an email to look out for your video with the subject line 'WF Battle of the Bands', state your school name, performer/writer names, song name, school year and the category you’re entering.

Deadline for video submissions: Monday 7th June 6.00pm 2021

Videos must be a maximum of three minutes in duration and video file sizes must be no larger than2GB.

Zoom feedback sessions

Need some feedback on your performance or song before the final deadline? Submit a work in progress and contact WF Music Service to register for a feedback surgery Zoom call.  Just type 'WF Battle of the Bands feedback' into the email subject line.

Young Leaders Programme 

All Stars London are inviting students to be Young Leaders this summer and learn a range of key leadership skills, such as public speaking and team-building. Young Leaders are passionate about creating positive change within their communities, and will work together to produce a Virtual Talent Show. They will take part in Bridge-Building sessions and meet professionals from many different fields such as journalism, finance and the arts, and broaden their horizons of what career opportunities are available to them. 

The Young Leaders programme is free, and participants will have the chance to potentially have work experience with the Financial Times and mentoring with Davidson Kempner Capital Management. This opportunity is open to students aged 14+ and sign-up is simple and quick on our website.

Once we receive their sign-up we will be in touch to invite them to a virtual orientation session on Wednesday 9th June at 5-6:30pm.
Contact # 07908 146204
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Twitter @AllStarsLDN
Instagram: @allstarslondon

Army Cadets 

Are you aged 12-18 in Year 8 or above? Do you want to join the Army Cadets?

As the COVID restrictions are being lifted, we will start to return to detachments from tonight initially with a full return to normal parade nights from Monday 26th April!

If you’re interested in joining us please go to and click join now! #armycadetsu


900 Lea Bridge Road, Walthamstow, London E17 9DW



Wednesday: 1930-2130


Fashion Retail Academy Saturday Club




Age: 13 - 16 Year Olds

Start Date: September 2021

Club Duration: 30 Weeks

Day / Time: Saturday 10am - 2pm

Location: Fashion Retail Academy

Click here for more information!



Hear from our Previous Club Members!


"It's been really fantastic and really helped me decide that this is where I feel happy and what I want to move forward with as a career."


"Thank you Silvia and the rest of the FRA for teaching me. I have had the best time and am going to miss it."


Saturday Club Returns!

A FREE 30 Week Programme for 13 - 16 Year Olds

The Fashion & Business Saturday Club is a 30-week journey for young people to experience the fashion industry and different roles within it. 

Supported by the British Fashion Council, the club is aimed at providing young people with the opportunity to learn new disciplines and skills, whilst gaining important insights into the Industry and further study opportunities. 

We aim to help students to grow in confidence, learn to take calculated risks, and experiment freely under the supervision of our experienced tutors, free from grades or assessment to support creative freedom.  You will also have the chance to make new friends by belonging to a group of people with a shared interest.

Exciting topics covered are:
  • Inspiration and Research
  • Design Development and Fabric Identification
  • Pattern Development
  • Garment Construction
  • Illustration and Photography
  • Understanding principles of Visual Merchandising        
  • Fashion styling/ Mannequin dressing       
  • Effective marketing strategies                  
  • Inspiration for exhibition theme
  • Preparation for exhibition                        
  • Exhibition preparation              
  • Launch of exhibition space   

For more information please email:

Apply Now!








Fashion Retail Academy, 15 Gresse Street, London, W1T 1QL, United Kingdom

Virtual Choirs

Local Village Network 

This is a really useful app for students, with stacks of activities etc. to get involved in. 

Essex Young Musician of the Year

Click & Collect Library Books 

Mortgage For Vacation Home Code: 8964771339 Library Themes, Library Posters, Library Quotes, Library Displays, Library Books, Book Displays, Library Ideas, Reading Quotes Kids, Quotes For Kids


It is free to join and borrow books from your local library, so go online today! 

Education Psychology Service Support for Parents/Carers 

Waltham Forest Libraries Online Resources

Feeling Bored?

Then why not log onto Waltham Forest Libraries and access our online resources?

Waltham Forest Website

Waltham Forest Libraries Website

Zip Tales

Ziptales is an online literacy “library” designed for school, library, and home use. Ziptales has been a leader in the field of online literacy for more than 15 years.

It is based on the latest research about how children develop and sustain a love of reading. The Ziptales “library” was built by trained teachers with the express purpose of making reading a pleasurable and lifelong experience.

Stitch a Rainbow to Support the NHS 

Waltham Forest Libraries 

Waltham Forest Council offer library services online, meaning that you can access digital library resources from your own home. This includes newspapers, magazines, e-Books and audiobooks.

You can find out more here about the range of resources on offer.

Our library staff will email you a validated membership number within two hours (during business hours).

If you already have library books at home, they will be renewed until the libraries open again.

Mrs Kelly
Learning Resource Centre

Please note that the events listed below may not be
taking place during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Please check with the organiser in each case for the latest information.

Waltham Forest Youth Choir


Kicks Football Coaching with Tottenham Hotspur 


English Language ESOL Advice Service


Phoenix Flames Children's Netball 


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

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.