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Walthamstow School for Girls

Year 6 Transition 2022


Start of Term Arrangements / Uniform / sQuid 

Dear Parents / Carers of Year 6 Students,

This will be the last email of the year to welcome you and your child to Walthamstow School for Girls in September.

We are very much looking forward to working with you and supporting your child to settle into the school next term.

Below is essential information about :-

  • Start of Autumn Term
  • sQuid payment system
  • Uniform and PE kit
If you have been invited to or made an application to WSFG summer school, you will be sent details shortly.
For Parents/ Carers who were unable to attend the Year 6 Parent Evening on 6/07/22, the presentation is linked on this page for you to view.
Have a wonderful, safe summer.
Thank you and regards,

Ms Pratt
Assistant Headteacher

Start of the Autumn Term 2022 

The first day of the Autumn Term for new Year 7 students is Friday 2nd September 2022 

  • Students are expected in FULL school uniform, with their school bag and pencil case.

  • They need to be in school by 10.30am. 

  • Arrival will be from 10.15am and students will be directed to the MUGA gate to the right of the main school building.

  • Students will leave at 3.30pm 

  • Families are asked to remain OUTSIDE the school gates if collecting their child at 3.30pm on 2/09/22

  • School lunch will be provided free of charge on this first day, but students are welcome to bring a packed lunch if they wish.

SQUID Payment System

  • Parents / Carers will be sent an e-mail / letter on the first day of term with details of how use the sQuid payment system
  • You will be required to log in and create a personal account.
  • The school uses the sQuid system to pay for meals, trips and also to give permission for trips and visits etc
  • Your child will be issued with a SMART card to pay for school meals at the start of term that will be linked to the sQuid system.
  • You will be required to "load" credit onto your child's SMART card online to enable them to access school meals.
  • The e-mail will tell you about the sQuid system and how to access information about your child's spending at school.

WSfG School Uniform is available from:-

  • Fashion Fair, 184 – 186 High Street, Walthamstow Tel – 020 8503 7048  
  • the WSFG PE kit is ONLY available from Speedstitch

A visual guide to the WSfG uniform and PE kit can be found on this page

Letter from the Headteacher re Term Dates for 2022-23 

Dear Parents and Carers 

I wanted to write to you to ensure that you have all received some of our key messages about the start of term, calendar dates and INSET arrangements. 

Arrangements for the Start of Term: 

Thursday 1st September: INSET day  

Friday 2nd September:  

  • Year 7 students arrive at 10.30 and will leave at 3.30. 

  • Years 8 – 11 arrive at 11.00 to collect timetables and are dismissed at 12.30.  This is to allow time for year 7 students to familiarise themselves with the school and settle in. 

INSET Days and staff training: 

Here are the INSET days and staff training afternoons for next academic year: 

INSET days

Thursday 1st September; Monday 3rd October; Friday 10th February. 

Early closures for staff training

Tuesday 20/9; Monday 31/10; Thursday 19/1; Wednesday 1/3; Thursday 20/4; Monday 19/6.  The early closures are in place of two INSET days.   

We will have 6 x two-hour sessions, which equates to the 12 hours of two INSET days, meaning that no learning will be lost for students.  School will therefore close at 1.30 for students, following their school lunch.  The rationale behind this is to provide staff with long-term learning but during the school day when learning can be maximised.  As you can imagine, this can be challenging for staff who have been teaching all day!  This helps to support staff wellbeing but also ensures that we have meaningful professional learning which is student-focused and can be applied with students in the classroom, thereby enhancing engagement and progress. 

If you have any feedback or queries, please do not hesitate to contact me. 

Wishing you a safe, happy and healthy summer break and look forward to working with you all again in September. 

Best wishes 

Helen Marriott 


WSFG Uniform Information 

Start of the Autumn Term 2022  

The first day of the Autumn Term for new Year 7 students is Friday 2nd September 2022 

  • Students are expected in FULL school uniform, with their school bag and need to be in school by 10.30am. 

  • Students should arrive from 10.15am and will be directed to the MUGA gate. 

  • Students will leave at 3.30pm 

  • Families are asked to remain OUTSIDE the school gates if collecting their child at 3.30pm 

Have a safe and enjoyable holiday! 

Ms KH Pratt  
Assistant Headteacher

Year 6 Parent/Carer Information Evening 6 July 2022 

Messages to Year 6 Parents/Carers