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Wanstead High School - press coverage


Picture of Bob Hamlyn, Headteacher with Joanne McCartney, Deputy Mayor for Education and Early Years and Emma Sullivan, Assistant Headteacher.

October 2017

Mayor Sadiq Khan recognises Wanstead High School for exceptional educational achievements

Wanstead High School has been celebrated under a new programme set up by the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, to recognise exceptional schools in the capital. Schools for Success is part of the Mayor's drive to help tackle education inequality and increase standards for all schoolchildren across the capital, whatever their background.

Schools for Success celebrates schools that are achieving academic success with all their pupils, in particular disadvantaged or vulnerable students who started off behind their peers, or those affected by circumstances that could have an impact on their learning.

The new programme creates a network for these schools to share best practice with others across London through events, school visits and online profiles. More than 100 eligible schools are invited to join the programme, with 27 boroughs represented at this year’s Awards. This cohort, refreshed annually, represents approximately six per cent of the capital’s schools.

Wanstead High School has been recognised in the Schools for Success Awards, because of the exceptional progress made by those students who arrive with lower prior attainment. 

Bob Hamlyn, Headteacher said “We are delighted that this award recognises the hard work of the staff and the students here at Wanstead High School. It reflects both our inclusive ethos and our high expectations”.

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, said: 'Congratulations to Wanstead High School for its outstanding achievements and for the hard work of its pupils and teaching staff. London has some of the best schools in the country, and Schools for Success shows the huge difference good quality teaching can make to pupils who started off behind in their studies. By sharing best practice with other schools across the capital, we can help every young Londoner reach their full potential, and ensure no child is left behind.”


Wanstead High School’s Best Ever A levels