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2020 Alumni

On leaving Walthamstow Academy at the end of Year 13, Amjad Butt, our Head Student last year, said: 

The past 7 years at Walthamstow Academy have been a rewarding investment in my journey toward a successful future. I would never have attained these grades and a place at university if it weren't for the amazing teachers who have taught me over the years. Although my final 2 years in Sixth Form were brought to an unprecedented end, they have been vital for my outcome. I feel that I have left a legacy to be proud of at Walthamstow Academy, and could not have asked for anything more during my time here. It is without a doubt that I say, the harder you work, the easier it is to achieve your goals. Never forget: stay hungry to succeed, but always stay humble when you do.

And Folakemi Omoyinmi, our Deputy Head Student said:

Wow. I've been at Walthamstow Academy for 7 years. At the end of these 7 years I am pleased to say I have obtained a place to study Psychology at my dream university. This wouldn't have been anywhere near as possible without the endless support from my teachers and the staff here at Walthamstow Academy. I wasn't always the best student especially from year 7-9, however my teachers never ever gave up on me. For that, I will always, always, remain grateful 

My advice to younger years is to always make sure you work hard with your end goal in mind. By working with your end goal in mind, this will keep you motivated even during the most difficult times. Being motivated is key to educational success because if you don't want it for yourself, then nobody else can make you want it. Make sure to use your teachers because they are there to help and support you. Lastly, when revising or doing homework always make sure you plan around your revision rather than fitting it in to a busy day. By planning other activities around your revision, this makes revision a priority rather than something that is done only if you have time. Always remember Hard work and dedication pays off. I wish you all the best in your studies. 

2019 Alumni


The school’s former Head Boy, Adam Brown was awarded A*, A*, A and is now reading Law at the University of Cambridge.

Abdul Samad achieved AAB and is currently studying Accounting at the LSE.


Abdul Samad, Adam Brown

Yousra Haji, Zaryab Khan


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

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



Nimra Pervaiz achieved Distinction*, Distinction*, Distinction and is currently studying Nursing at Kings College, University of London.


Nimra Pervaiz

Daisy Shelton



Daisy Shelton, who was part of the Academy’s Junior Leadership team, achieved A*, A, B and is now at the University of Cambridge studying Architecture.


2018 Alumni



Leah Thomas achieved A, B, B and is going to study Law at Kings

 “For as long as I can imagine I’ve wanted this and finally after years of hard work, I can now say I’ve reached the penultimate step. It feels amazing to make people proud and overall to make myself proud. To study law was my dream and now I’m on my way.”


Humza Awan achieved excellent results and is going to study medicine at Kings

“I am still in shock, that I am going to my dream university, Kings College in London to study medicine. I have wanted this for as long as I can remember and I can’t believe it’s finally happening.

I have been at this school for 7 years and I am grateful to Walthamstow Academy for making me the person I am today.”

Tommy Quinga Pujota achieved triple Distinction* and a C in Spanish, and is going to Queen Mary to study Spanish and Business

“First of all I want to say thank you to all my teachers and my parents for being there for me in crucial times, and I’m very grateful to Walthamstow Academy as I wouldn’t be where I am today if not for them. Now I’m heading for a new chapter in my life, hoping for more challenges and adventures. I was supported by my teachers to not give up, I have worked hard and now I am going to study Spanish and Business at Queen Mary University, so the key is to never give up”


Josh Iton, Head Boy, achieved double Distinction* in BTEC Sport and a C in Psychology, and is going to Middlesex to study Sports and Exercise Science

“My 7 year experience at Walthamstow Academy has truly been a very special chapter in my life. I have learnt so much here from many different people which has enabled me to gain a great amount of knowledge. To all those who aspire to do great things in the future, slacken not your pace, for in due time with hard work and dedication it shall surely come to pass.”



Saydul Islam achieved A, B, B and is going to Kings to study Pharmacology

“I’m extremely happy with all the help and resources the teachers have provided me with. It feels amazing to see all my hard work and efforts pay off so well”

Danny Baalbaki



Danny Baalbaki achieved an A* and two As and becomes the academy’s first student to go the University of Cambridge where he will read Middle Eastern Studies.

”It’s rejuvenating. I feel as if I can finally breathe. I appreciate my peers and teachers who have stood by me and kept me on track whenever I lost sight”.




The Academy’s Head Girl, Molly Cartlidge achieved an A* and two As and will read Biomedical Sciences at the University of Leeds.

“I can’t believe my seven years here are finished. I am so grateful to the teachers and my peers who helped me and made my time here so enjoyable”.

The Management Team


The Academy’s Head Prefect, Ugne Gudelyte, will study Biochemistry at the University of Bristol having achieved two As and a B.

“I am very happy about my grades and even more so that I got into Bristol. I owe a massive thanks to my teachers and my parents for the phenomenal support and assistance. If I could give one piece of advice, it would be to take five minutes out of your day to relax and just breathe. When it all gets too much, that is what helped me get through. You can do it!”

Malachi Amponsah, the Academy’s Head Boy, achieved 3 Bs and will read Law at the University of Exeter.

“My advice would be to never take your foot off the pedal because when you open your results you will feel endless pride and joy in knowing you did all that you can”.

Curtis Murray received 3 As and is going to the University of Bristol to read Economics and Politics. 

“It feels so great finally receiving the grades I needed after seven years. I wouldn’t have been able to cope with the stress and study if it weren’t for my amazing teachers at Walthamstow Academy. To anyone who is nervous about their exams, don’t worry, you’re in safe hands.”


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