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 Ofsted Report now available

I am delighted to tell you that the OFSTED report for Wanstead High School is now available. You will be pleased to know that OFSTED now rate this school as Good.

The main headlines make for very encouraging reading: We were judged as Good in all the categories – a real shift in standards since the last report of April 2013.

Overall effectiveness: Good

Effectiveness of leadership and management


Quality of teaching, learning and assessment


Personal development, behaviour and welfare


Outcomes for pupils


16 to 19 study programmes


The full report is now available in the Ofsted link on this website, and should also appear on the OFSTED website in the next couple of days. We will be issuing a special edition of Heron Homelink very soon.

Many thanks for your continued support

Bob Hamlyn, Headteacher.

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. I've joined Wanstead High School at a really exciting time. The staff are totally committed to doing the best for their students, and 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


The Heron Homelink

Please click on this link to view our new school newsletter, the Heron Homelink


Uniform guidelines for 2015 / 2016

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


Year 9 Options Booklet

Please click on this link to view our latest options booklet for year 9 students going into years 10 & 11.


Join our Sixth Form - Applications Now Open

We very much hoped that those who attended our recent Open Evening enjoyed the opportunity to find out more about our Sixth Form.  To learn about the subjects on offer and to apply pleaase click here. 


Current Vacancies at Wanstead High School

We occasionally have vacancies for teaching and support staff at Wanstead High School. Please click here to view our current staff requirements.


News from Wanstead High School

Read about some of the many events, performances and projects which our students have taken part in via our news pages.

Or download one of our newsletters. 


Term Dates 2015-2016

For term dates, staff development days, bank holidays and early closures please click here.





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