Wanstead High School

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Welcome from the Headteacher


As the Headteacher of Wanstead High School, I'd like to welcome you to our website. Whether you are a student, a parent, a prospective parent, or a candidate for a job, I hope that you find this website useful,
and that we can inspire you to want to find out more about our fantastic school.

Wanstead High School is a thriving 11-18 comprehensive school in the heart of the community.

Wanstead High School is at a really exciting time in its development. We have a very positive OFSTED report, improving results, and our staff are totally committed to doing the best for their students. In return the students are keen to succeed.

The key to successful secondary education is to offer a broad and balanced curriculum that is taught well, by subject specialists. That's what Wanstead High School is doing. We are also instilling our students with enquiring minds and strong, positive values that will help them to thrive.

We provide a very strong core of traditional subjects, from Year 7 up to A level, as well as a huge breadth of choice, with some amazing facilities in Performing Arts and Sports. In addition to learning in the classroom, our students also have access to a huge spectrum of extra-curricular activities ranging from after school clubs through to residential trips abroad.

We are committed to providing the very best for the young people in our care, and I am confident we will achieve our vision of providing high quality education with character for all our students.

Mr Bob Hamlyn


Department for Education Performance Tables:
Wanstead High School going from strength to strength.

Please click here to access article.


Join our Secondary School

To apply for secondary school (Year 7) for this September 2017 please click this link


Join our Sixth Form - Applications to Sixth Form are now open

The deadline for applications to Wanstead High School Sixth Form for September 2017 has now passed, but applications submitted in the summer term will still possibly be considered subject to availability of courses. Please apply using the Application Form below as usual and if your application is successful, you will be invited to interview.

Please apply online here, or telephone us for an application pack. Key dates and information here.


Holocaust Education – Beacon School Award

We are delighted to announce that Wanstead High School has been awarded Beacon School status for Holocaust Education, meaning that we are the lead school in Redbridge for this important work on developing understanding of this hugely important issue.


Courses Available at KS4

Please click here for the Year 9 Options booklet for 2017.


Uniform guidelines for 2016/2017

Our guidelines for school uniform have just been updated. Please click here for more information.



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