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Best Ever Results At Wanstead High School

Wanstead High School celebrates its best ever GCSE results! This is the last year schools are likely to report on the figure of students achieving 5 or more A*-C with English and Maths – and we are delighted that we have saved our best until the end. Last year the school managed to achieve a headline of 70% – this year we have beaten that figure at 72% - 18 points above the national average.

Of special note – 10 students achieved exclusively A and A* grades – and 3 students will go home with 10 A* grades.

These come on the back of last week’s A level results, which showed that the future is bright for our A level students: with over 98% pass rate, many students from Wanstead High School are off to study at some of the country’s top universities. We have youngsters who are now going off to Cambridge, Sheffield, King’s London, UCL, Warwick, Exeter and other great universities.

These results prove what we have known all along: this is a great school which produces fantastic outcomes for our youngsters. I’m so proud of the students and the staff who worked so hard to achieve these results.

Bob Hamlyn, Headteacher

NB: First day of term for students in Year 7, Year 12 and Year 13 is 8.40am on Monday 5th September.
Students in Years 8, 9, 10 and 11 to arrive during break time (10.55 – 11.15) on Monday 5th September.

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


Year 6 Open Evening

For Prospective Parents and Pupils - Year 7 Intake 2017


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.


The Heron Homelink

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


Uniform guidelines for 2016/2017

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


Courses Available at KS4

Please click here for a list of courses available at KS4.


Join our Secondary School

To apply for secondary school (Year 7) for this September 2016 please click this link


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 2016-2017

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





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