Key Dates for Year 10 2019-20
|10 October||Early Closure at 14.30 for Open Evening|
|11 October||School Closure for Staff Training|
|15 October||Parent Information Evening|
|9 December||School Closure|
|10 December||Early Closure at 14.30 for Community Party|
|12 December||Christmas Concert|
|20 December||End of Autumn Term, Early Closure at 13.00|
|6 March||International Women's Day|
|26 March||Parents' Evening|
|8 May||Bank Holiday (Friday)|
|13 May||Early Closure at 14.30 for Staff Training|
|1-26 June||Year 10 Exams|
|22-26 June||MFL Oral Exams|
|10 June||Early Closure at 14.30 for Staff Training|
|29 June - 10 July||Work Experience Fortnight|
|15 July||Exam Results Event|
|17 July||End of Summer Term, Early Closure at 13.00|
Parent Information Evening - Tuesday 15th October 2019
On Tuesday 15th October we will be holding a Year 10 Parents Information Evening in the Hewett Hall. The doors will open at 5:45 pm for a prompt 6:00 pm start. The aim of this Information Evening is to provide you with details on key events your daughter will need to prepare for this year including:
- New GCSE curriculum/Measuring progress
- GCSE Expectations and Revision techniques (English, Maths and Science)
- E-Safety awareness for KS4 students
- Work Experience
We would like all students to be supported at this meeting by an adult and so no student will be allowed to attend without a parent or carer present. The event will finish at approximately 7:00 pm.
If you have any further questions regarding the Year 10 Parent Information Evening please do not hesitate to contact Ms Kennedy, Deputy Headteacher responsible for Key Stage 4 or Mrs Jean-Baptiste, Year 10 Student Progress Leader.
Ms L Wood
Year 10 Student Progress Leader
If you were unable to attend, the information given can be found here
On Tuesday 3 March there will be a talk on Careers in Journalism by Lynn Eaton at lunchtime in the Norris Hall. Students from all year groups are welcome to attend.
We are looking for a group of students (any year group) to be WSFG MyBnk ambassadors and possible the MyBnk Youth Advisory Panel (YAP).
This is a great opportunity to develop your financial understanding, to develop your leadership and creativity and to try something new.
As an ambassador you will need to attend some meetings with Ms Philippou and MyBnk and to help us create new fun activities as well as organising and leading activities in school (possibly including an assembly).
To join, you will need to write a paragraph to Ms Philippou about why you are interested and what you will bring to the team. This will also look great on your CV!
Deadline: Friday 24th January
Malaika, Priscilla, Mominah and Ms Philippou
Barge Haybay Residential Trip
BARGE HAYBAY Residential TRIP
From Friday 12th June to Sunday 14th June 2020, we will be taking 24 students on a residential activity trip to Essex.
We will be staying on a moored barge and taking part in outdoor activities such as climbing, canoeing etc.
The cost is £100.
All students are invited, but there are only 24 spaces, so if you have not been before on this school trip and are interested and would like more details, please see
Ms Famiglietti in G68.
Virgin Money Giving Mini London Marathon
Virgin Money Giving Mini London Marathon
Sunday 26 April 2020
Would you like to represent Waltham Forest in this year’s Virgin Money Giving Mini London Marathon on Sunday 26 April 2020
Age categories are:
Boys and Girls – Under 13
Born between 1 September 2006 and 28 April 2009
Boys and Girls – Under 15
Born between 1 September 2004 and 31 August 2006
Selection for Waltham Forest is as follows:
The runner must live or go to school in the borough.
The details of the event are here: https://www.minimarathon.co.uk/en/
Key Stage 4 Book Deposits -important information!
On Tuesday morning all students who have paid a book deposit will be issued with a receipt.
You must keep this card in your conduct card wallet so that teachers can issue you your books.
At the end of a lesson, you will be required to show the card when books are being collected in from those students who have not yet paid their deposit.
For those students who have not yet paid their book deposit, once it has been paid on sQuid you should go to student services where payment will be checked and a receipt issued.
For Year 11 students who have not paid by October half term, you will be required to return books that have so far be loaned to you.
If your parents are having difficulty paying on sQuid, please see Ms Jolliffe at Student Services who will be able to issue instructions and guidance.
Please note all Sketchbook purchases MUST be made via sQuid.
Mrs R Jolliffe
African Adventures Youth Development Programme
Dear Parents/Carers and Students
As you know, we run a very exciting school trip to Zanzibar with African Adventures. As much as we would love to, we can't take everyone, but we would like all of our students to have valuable, life changing experiences like this.
African Adventures have contacted us to let us know that they have launched their Youth Development Program which runs next summer for 16 to 18 year olds.
Individuals can choose between trips to Ghana, Kenya and Zanzibar.
Although this trip isn't run through our school, we would highly recommend African Adventures and the opportunities they offer. This will also be a fantastic opportunity to meet other like minded young people and to make new and exciting connections.
You can find all of the details at www.african-adventures.co.uk/ydp
It would be fantastic to see some of our students get involved.
If you have any further questions, you are welcome to email me on firstname.lastname@example.org and if I can't answer your query I can pass it on to the African Adventures Team.
Great summary sheets for all Chemistry topics:
Find these summary sheets for all AQA GCSE Chemistry / Trilogy topics here at
I have also saved the relevant sections in Student resources/ Science/ 0 new AQA /Chem revise summary sheets (You tube)
Violence Against Women and Girls Project (VAWG)
Dear Parents and Carers
WSFG is working in partnership with various organisations in the Borough to raise awareness of violence against women and girls in Waltham Forest.
As a girl's school, we are a hub for young women to learn about this external challenge that can affect the well being of all. This project is aimed at Years 8-10 in particular.
The main focus of the project is building support in preventing and offering early help in relation to VAWG.
WSFG is one of a few secondary schools in Waltham Forest to embrace this whole school approach to this issue.
Lunch Money Loans
The number of students borrowing money for lunch increased dramatically last school year. Lunch money loans should be for emergency purposes only.
Walthamstow School for Girls offers a Top-Up facility via sQuid enabling both students and parents to check balances, top-up lunch money, pay for trips and other sundry items at their own convenience.
An automatic Top-Up can also be activated ensuring your daughter never runs out of money.
A reminder to parents/carers that if you wish to pay for your daughter’s school meals by cheque, please make the cheque payable to ‘Olive Dining Ltd’.
All students have also been given usernames and passwords to enable payments to be made online via our sQuid system. If you would like a reminder of your daughter’s username and password please contact Student Services.
GCSE Science Revision Guides
Science GCSE Revision Guides
The Science Department will be selling AQA GCSE Science Revision Guides to Years 9 & 10 from Student Services at a much reduced price.
You are able to buy them from Student Services for the following prices:
Combined Science (Higher or Foundation) £8.00 (list price £16.99)
Triple (Higher tier only - for students taking separate science) £11.00 for all 3 books (list price £32.97)
We would like to encourage all students to purchase the guide(s) as they will be a great aid to revision and learning.
Students entitled to Free School meals are able to purchase the books at half the price, £4 for combined, £5.50 for triple.
Head of Science
PSHE in Year 10