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|
Worried or Anxious?
Here is a booklet full of information that we hope will help our students and parents/carers during this uncertain time ...
A Message from your SPL - 1 April 2020
1 April 2020
Dear Year 10
I am now back from maternity leave and here to help you. If you have any issues or questions, please send me a message. I would like to thank Ms Wood for doing a great job in my absence.
Since school has been shut you have been working on Teams, this will continue.
Things to remember
- Please make sure that you are logging in and completing work set every day.
- Please put a ‘like’ emoji in the lesson chat, so that teachers know you have seen the work and know what you are doing.
There will also be work set through GCSEPod. You will need to submit assignments that have been set, so we can see that you are on track.
Things to remember
- If you have forgotten your log-in details, your teachers and form tutor can help you with this.
- We will be monitoring those accessing work and if we have any concerns, we will be contacting parents/carers.
- We are setting this work so that you don't fall behind in your studies (all students across the country are working online).
Please remember to stay safe and stay home. When you do go out for your daily exercise, please remember to stay 2 metres apart and don't meet up with friends.
Over the coming weeks I will be setting little challenges that we all can try and join in with.
Student Progress Leader Year 10
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
Year 10 Parent/Carer Evening
Year 10 Parent/Carer Evening Thursday 26th March 2020
As previously, your child will be making appointments with her subject teachers for a discussion on her progress for the Parent/Carer Evening that runs from 4.30 to 7pm.
We ask all Year 10 students and their parents / carers or an adult family member to attend this consultation evening to discuss their progress and strategies to help them achieve their full potential at Walthamstow School for Girls.
It is a crucial event as it is your child’s only consultation evening this year and an opportunity to discuss their progress with subject teachers. They need to make appointments with their subject teachers in advance.
We look forward to seeing you.
Ms L. Wood
Student Progress Leader, Year 10
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