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Celebrating our exam success


Students at Walthamstow Academy have been celebrating after receiving their GCSE results.

These showed that this year 70% of students achieved five or more good passes (grade 4 or above) including English and maths.

14% of students achieved the Basics including English and maths at Grades 7 and above – more than doubling last year’s performance.

Emma Skae, Principal of Walthamstow Academy, said: “I would like to congratulate our students on these results which have been achieved through a combination of hard work, determination and ambition.

“Students will now be able to continue their education at our thriving Sixth Form which celebrated some very good A Level results last week.

“We know that our students hugely value their time at Walthamstow Academy and so it is particularly pleasing when their enjoyment of their learning is matched by academic success in their exams.

“Our students are encouraged and motivated by our staff and also by their family and friends.  It’s a real team effort for every student who does well here and I would like to thank everyone involved in their success.”

Kieron Taylor (R) said: “The welcoming atmosphere and specialist teachers at Walthamstow Academy created a stable learning environment, which aided my learning exponentially.”

Rio Aroun-Maxwell (L) said: “I don’t think that my success would be nearly as attainable without my friends, family and the amazing support from my teachers.  My development as a learner was aided consistently and passionately from the beginning to the end.  Keep on trying; it pays off in the end.”


Our SIxth Form students celebrated with many taking up places at the country’s most prestigious universities.

Our overall pass rate at A Level was 99.4% with 74% graded A*-C and BTEC students celebrated a 100% pass rate with 96% being awarded Dist*/Distinction.

Our Head Boy, Adam Brown was awarded A*, A*, A and will read Law at the University of Cambridge.

Adam said:

“I cannot thank my teachers enough for all their help and support in reaching these grades. I wouldn’t have been able to do this without them.I really hope that over the next few years people will see me, a state school kid at the University of Cambridge, and realise that when you work hard the sky really is your limit, no matter what your background”.


Daisy Shelton, part of the Academy’s Junior Leadership team, achieved A*, A, B and is happy to be taking up a place at Cambridge to study Architecture.

Daisy said:

“I would like to say a huge thank you to all of the students and teachers who have helped me achieve my dreams. To all of those sitting their exams in the future, remember to just keep smiling!’


Abdul Samad achieved AAB and will study Accounting at the LSE.

Abdul said:

“It’s been an incredible 7 year journey here at Walthamstow Academy. The last 2 years were really tough, but with persistent hard work and endless support from the teachers here, I have managed to get into my dream University. My advice to any Sixth Form student would be to keep working hard over the 2 years and no matter how difficult things get, never give up”.


Yousra Haji, a member of the academy’s Junior Leadership Team, achieved ABC and will be studying Aerospace Engineering at Queen Mary, University of London.

Yousra said:

“Being at this school for 7 years has made me realise how much time flies by. The hardest of these were my first 2 years, which were the most demanding. But in the end, the hard work has paid off. I am very happy. Getting into the university of my choice and doing the course I’ve always dreamt of doing has shown that hard work and dedication never fails. I thank all the teachers dearly who have helped me strive in my subjects and end up with a hopeful and bright future”.

Zaryab Khan achieved AAB and will also be studying Aerospace Engineering at Queen Mary, University of London.

Zaryab said:

“I want to give credit to my teachers and peers for the continuous support they have given me. The last two years have been hard work but it has paid off. I feel proud that I have a place at the university I wanted to go to, studying the subject I always wanted to study. I am on track to be the person I have always envisaged myself to be”.

Nimra Pervaiz achieved Distinction*, Distinction*, Distinction and will be undertaking Nursing Studies at Kings College, University of London.

Nimra said:

“Coming to Walthamstow Academy’s Sixth Form has really helped me be where I want to be now. The support system available at this school and the belief my teachers and other staff members had in me pushed me to be the best version of myself.”



It is always a delight to see our Sixth Formers celebrating their success when they receive their A Level results.

Many of them have been with us since Year 7 and it is a genuine joy to watch them grow into mature, friendly, ambitious young men and women.

Likewise it is always a pleasure to see those who join us in Year 12 quickly establish themselves and achieve great success. 

We are a close knit community at Walthamstow Academy and this is clearly shown in the respect that our staff and students give each other.

As teachers it is hugely pleasing to see those we have taught achieve their potential and I would like to congratulate all my staff for the role they play in helping our Sixth Formers thrive.

Emma Skae, Principal

Thought for the Week

“Whether you think you can or think you can't, you're right”.

Henry Ford

Jack Petchey "Speak Out" Challenge! Winner.

Congratulations to our amazing speaker Alisha in Year 10, who was recently crowned Walthamstow Academy Speak Out Champion 2019-20 and represented the Academy at the “Speak Out” Challenge! Waltham Forest Regional Final. Her speech, entitled ‘Loving your loved ones’, was well received and Alisha was awarded for her confidence and delivery on the night.

The Regional Final was hosted by Walthamstow Academy’s very own Shani Bent, who was crowned Regional winner in 2018-19 and asked back this year to be the MC on the night. Both students represented the Academy extremely well and it was an evening enjoyed by all. 

We were also proud to send two students and a member of staff to the Jack Petchey Annual Awards at the Town Hall, Muhammad and Fatima received their awards from the Mayor of Waltham Forest, as did our very own support staff member Elma. A prestigious night and we look forward to joining the foundation again for the awards night next year. 

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