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Sixth Form Open Evening, coming soon...

On Thursday 3 November between 5.30pm and 7.30pm, Walthamstow Academy invites prospective Sixth Form students and their parents to visit the Sixth Form to see what we offer.

There will be talks by the Principal, The Sixth Form team and current Sixth Form students. The evening will include opportunities to tour the school, participate in subject taster sessions, receive university and careers advice and meet with students and teachers.


Please see below for the programme of the Sixth Form Open Evening:


5.30pm- Arrival and Registration

5.40pm – Talks from the Principal, the Sixth Form team and Sixth Form students

6.10pm-7.30pm Tours of Sixth Form – Careers and University advice – Meet the Sixth Form students

6.45- Subject taster session 1 (20 mins)

7.10- Subject taster session 2 (20 mins)


Food and refreshments will be available throughout the evening


Another year of GCSE Success at Walthamstow Academy

25th August 2016


Students and staff at Walthamstow Academy are celebrating today after receiving another strong set of GCSE results. 


68% of students achieved five or more A* to C grades including English and Maths.



There were also students celebrating particularly excellent results, including:

Thas (1A^, 3A* and 6A)

'Years of hard work finally paid off. I am extremely happy about the grades I’ve got, but I am more grateful to the teachers and staff for all the support and care they have given months prior to the exams.  If I am to give a piece of advice I will say that “in the end, all the blood, sweat and tears are worth it.”'

Asher (2A*, 7A and a B) 

'I am pleased with my results. I am thankful to my teachers, who worked through day and night to make sure we achieved the best results we could.

Walthamstow Academy has enabled me to set a foundation, going forward into A Levels and in my future career.

I’d say to everyone who is sitting their GSCEs in the near future, to aim high, set a standard and fulfil your expectations.'

Assia (4A*, 3A and 4B) 

'I am really glad all the hard work actually paid off. After a long 2 years of preparing I finally have the proof in front of my eyes.'


Aleksandra (7A and 3B) 

'I am very happy about my grades and even more that I am staying for 6th Form here in Walthamstow Academy. I am so grateful to the teachers for all their help and support and of course for believing in me. My advice would be to never give up on the dream you have because you can beat all the odds.'

Abrar (5A*, 4A and a B)

'Working with my blood, from the start, the very beginning. All these years was worth the effort. I am extremely happy with my results as I was never expecting this.

English and other subjects had been a worry but through hard work and persistent effort I was able to work towards amazing grades.'

Hania (3A*, 6A, 2B)
I’m so thankful to all my wonderful teachers at Walthamstow Academy who, along with my hard work, have helped me to achieve grades I can be proud of. This goes to show that as long as you stay determined and persevere you can achieve your goals.'

These results follow the academy’s best ever A Levels last week, with the top grades of A* and A rising exponentially from 7% to 35% in a year. In addition, 61% of grades were awarded A*-B, ensuring that students were able to take up offers at their first choice universities.


Emma Skae, Principal, said:


“I would like to congratulate every student picking up their GCSE results today. Their hard work throughout the year has clearly paid off and will stand them in good stead for the next stages of their lives and school careers.


“I hope staff, too, take pride in these results; they have played a vital role in our students’ studies and provided invaluable support to them throughout.


“What is particularly pleasing is the number of students who are returning to study at our thriving Sixth Form, which saw its highest ever results last week and a record number of students achieving the top grades.”

Walthamstow Academy A Level results

18th August 2016




Sixth Form students at Walthamstow Academy are today celebrating the academy’s highest ever A Level results with the top grades of A*-A rising exponentially from 7% to 35% in a year.


61% of grades were awarded A*-B thus ensuring that students are able to take up offers at their first choice universities.


There were excellent results in a number of individual A Level subjects including:

83% of Economics grades were A*-A;

75% of Further Maths grades were A*-A;

80% of Physics grades were A*-B.


Likewise, in each of the 5 BTEC Diplomas offered at the academy, every single student was awarded an equivalent of A*-A.


Across the results, there were some excellent individual successes.


Danny Baalbaki


Danny Baalbaki achieved an A* and two As and becomes the academy’s first student to go the University of Cambridge where he will read Middle Eastern Studies.  Danny said: 

”It’s rejuvenating. I feel as if I can finally breathe. I appreciate my peers and teachers who have stood by me and kept me on track whenever I lost sight”.

 The Management Team 

The Academy’s Head Girl, Molly Cartlidge achieved an A* and two As and will read Biomedical Sciences at the University of Leeds.  Molly said:

“I can’t believe my seven years here are finished. I am so grateful to the teachers and my peers who helped me and made my time here so enjoyable”.


The Academy’s Head Prefect, Ugne Gudelyte, will study Biochemistry at the University of Bristol having achieved two As and a B.  Ugne said:

“I am very happy about my grades and even more so that I got into Bristol. I owe a massive thanks to my teachers and my parents for the phenomenal support and assistance. If I could give one piece of advice, it would be to take five minutes out of your day to relax and just breathe. When it all gets too much, that is what helped me get through. You can do it!”


Malachi Amponsah, the Academy’s Head Boy, achieved 3 Bs and will read Law at the University of Exeter. Malachi said:

“My advice would be to never take your foot off the pedal because when you open your results you will feel endless pride and joy in knowing you did all that you can”.


Curtis Murray received 3 As and is going to the University of Bristol to read Economics and Politics. Curtis said:

“It feels so great finally receiving the grades I needed after seven years. I wouldn’t have been able to cope with the stress and study if it weren’t for my amazing teachers at Walthamstow Academy. To anyone who is nervous about their exams, don’t worry, you’re in safe hands.”



Congratulating students, Emma Skae, Principal of the academy said:


“I am so, so proud of all our students today. This is an excellent set of results which is the culmination of two years’ hard work and determination. They have been brilliantly supported and encouraged by staff at the academy and I would like to thank staff for everything they have done to help our students achieve these results.


“Each year our Sixth Form improves and we are increasingly rewarded by seeing our students taking up places at the best universities. This success at A Level inspires our younger students to work harder and aspire to stay on at the academy and go on to university. 


“Many of our students celebrating today have been here since Year 7 and we feel proud and emotional to see them leaving here with excellent grades and going on to begin the next stage of their lives as successful, confident, happy young adults.


“They have been a pleasure to teach and are a credit to Walthamstow Academy and everything we set out to achieve”.


Please see the table below for a breakdown of achievements by subject.


A Level Subject % A*/A %A*-B %A*-C %A*-E
Biology 40 60 70 100
Chemistry 44 56 56 100
Economics 83 83 100 100
English 33 72 94 100
Further Maths 75 100 100 100
History 0 25 50 100
Maths 47 73 87 93
Media 25 67 83 100
Physics 60 80 100 100
Psychology 0 23 62 100
Religious Studies 29 57 71 100
Sociology 14 42 100 100
BTEC Business Extended Diploma 100 100 100 100
BTEC Business Diploma 100 100 100 100
BTEC Health & Social Care Diploma 100 100 100 100
BTEC Sports Diploma 100 100 100 100
BTEC Sports Extended Diploma 100 100 100 100



School Prospectus 2016

«October 2016»