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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.

WF Music Service Composition Club 


WSFG Steel Pans Concert


Cycling Course for Year 7 Students 

Cycling Course for Year 7 Students

Monday 16th March - Friday 20th March 2020 4.00pm – 5.30pm

Places are limited - only 8 students can participate.

Dates and Times

Monday 16th March             16:00-17:30pm
Tuesday 17th March 16:00-17:30pm
Wednesday 18th March 16:00-17:30pm
Thursday 19th  March 16:00-17:30pm
Friday 20th   March 16:00-17:30pm

You must be able to stay on a bicycle with a level of control to be able to participate in this course.

You must wear comfortable clothing such as jogging pants, flat shoes or trainers.

The group will meet at Muga at 3.45pm until 5.30pm each day. You must be on time.

The school has bikes and helmets for use so there is no need to own your own bike. If you are interested please collect a letter form G38.

Mrs Dominique
Key Stage 3 Learning Mentor

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Vestry House Museum


We Are Here: Photographing the Windrush citizens of Waltham Forest

Ed & Jeanette Sealy, 2019  © Jo Sealy

Ed & Jeanette Sealy, 2019 © Jo Sealy

New exhibition open Wednesday - Sunday, 10am - 5pm. Admission free

We Are Here is a photographic heritage project capturing the lives of Windrush Generation residents of Waltham Forest, who came to the UK from the Caribbean in the 1950s to the 1970s. The project is led by Image17, a collective of photographers based in the Borough.

This exhibition at Vestry House Museum features 50 new photographic portraits as well as over 100 personal family pictures, mementos and oral testimonies.

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Women's History Month 

March is Women's History Month – a time to celebrate the contributions made by remarkable women in history and contemporary society. Throughout the month, we're shining a spotlight on the popular and the overlooked female artists, all of whom deserve greater recognition.

From Anne Seymour Damer (the 'Sappho' of sculpture) to brilliant Baroque icon Artemisia Gentileschi and from the female Pre-Raphaelites to women who paint women, get to know these extraordinary female artists.


The enchanting work of Dora Gordine

The women artists obscured by their husbands

Writing about great women artists

Queer women and non-binary artists who fashioned their own style

Shifting glaciers and abstract forms: the evolution of Wilhelmina Barns-Graham

Dod Procter: from Newlyn to the world

Above Mirage (Ballet Dancer), 1946–1947, bronze by Dora Gordine (1895–1991) and Morris Singer Art Foundry Ltd. © Dorich House Museum, Kingston University. Photo credit: Dorich House Museum, Kingston University

Celebrating wonderful Welsh art

To mark St David's Day, explore the work of Welsh artists from Glyn Morgan to James Dickson Innes and Gwen John to William Roos:

Plus, browse prints by Welsh artists for your home.

Above The Student, 1903, oil on canvas by Gwen John (1876–1939). Photo credit: Manchester Art Gallery

New on Art UK


Estelle Paranque explores King Henry VIII's unusual marital arrangements

Above Catherine of Aragon (1485–1536), 16th C, oil on panel by British (English) School. Photo credit: National Trust Images

Jade King writes on the unconventional relationship between Patricia Preece, Dorothy Hepworth and Stanley Spencer

Above Girl Reading Letter, 1937(?), oil on canvas by Patricia Preece (1894–1966). © the copyright holder. Photo credit: Bangor University

Lydia Figes uncovers the life of Marie Laurencin – the avant-garde painter who attracted Coco Chanel's attention

Above Jeune femme aux perles, oil on canvas by Marie Laurencin (1883–1956). © ADAGP, Paris and DACS, London 2020, Photo credit: Nahmad Projects

Ruth Millington discusses five Birmingham artists at the heart of British Surrealism

Above Passage de l'Opéra, 1970–71, oil on canvas by Conroy Maddox (1912–2005). © the artist's estate. Photo credit: Tate

Maev Kennedy explains how our Art Detectives uncovered the mystery of Mary Parker, Mary Smith and Agatha Christie

Above New Street, Baghdad, 1930, egg tempera on canvas by Mary Winifrid Smith (1904–1992). © the artist's estate. Photo credit: National Trust Images

Alec Mackenzie highlights unmissable 2020 springtime art from across the country

Above Anne Hyde (1637–1671), Duchess of York, First Wife of James VII and II, c.1661, oil on canvas by Peter Lely (1618–1680). Photo credit: National Galleries of Scotland


For the love of books

Whether you're looking for a new addition to your coffee table or want to brush up on your art history, discover a new range of art-inspired books
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Walthamstow Cricket Club 

Waltham Forest Youth Choir


Free Welcome Meals


Franklin's Young Inventors

Please note: these events take place in Benjamin Franklin House (London) and are run by their education department.

A Saturday science club for 11-14 year-olds, Franklin’s Young Inventors takes place every 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month (within term time) at Benjamin Franklin House.

The sessions run from 9.30am to 11.30am and are free to attend. Participants will be inspired by the breadth of Franklin’s scientific curiosity and carry out experiments to further their understanding of a range of core topics from the Key Stage 3 science curriculum. Please find further details of upcoming sessions below:

· Saturday 14 March - Skeleton (Biology)

· Saturday 28 March - Muscles (Biology)

If you would like to find out more about the programme, please get in touch via 
e-mail or by calling 02078392013.


Kicks Football Coaching with Tottenham Hotspur 


English Language ESOL Advice Service


Kicks @ WSFG 


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.