Personalised Support

Walthamstow Academy has a wealth of experience when it comes to preparing young adults for adult life and university and by choosing us, you will be one of many to experience success in their futures and Higher Education.  We aim to give our students personalised support based on their needs and future aspirations. Here are some of the examples of opportunities that Walthamstow Academy has on offer.



University contacts:

Walthamstow Academy is constantly building strong links with universities to enable our students to have wider experiences with universities, such as:


  • St. Peters’ College, University of Oxford workshops, lectures, and admissions support

  • Trinity College, University of Cambridge workshops, lectures, and admissions support

  • The King's College London K+ Programme, offering a mentoring scheme to students.

  • UCL Realising Opportunities Programme, providing skills development opportunities and information to help students make informed decisions about their future; supporting students in their current studies.

  • Student Finance sessions by Student Finance UK.

  • Attending UCAS conventions, such as UK University Fair at the Emirate's stadium.


Intensive preparation through the UCAS process:

  • Futures sessions every week to help prepare for University and adulthood

  • Focused Higher Education Half Term with specific events arranged to support students with early preparation for applications to UCAS.

  • Visiting speakers include specialists from Newcastle University, Cambridge University and University College London.

  • UNIFROG search tool to identify universities that best suit your needs and interests.

  • Personal statement training, including one-to-one support and group sessions.

  • Access to UKCAT and BMAT exam preparation for medicine and dentistry.

  • One to one mentoring for UCAS, teacher references and grade predictions.

  • Mock university interviews, support and training

  • Enrichment learning opportunities such as excursions away to prestigious Villiers Park run by Cambridge university, for an Inspiring Excellence Programme.


Student support:

  • One-to-one progression mentoring and subject tutoring

  • Specially selected tutors with extensive experience and knowledge of A-Levels and UCAS.

  • Specialist teacher with contacts with Russell Group universities and Oxbridge.

  • A number of teachers that have attended Russell Group universities with first-hand experience in the process for applying for medicine and successfully applying to Oxbridge.

  • Access to and events run by Access Aspiration to help you prepare for your future.

  • A range of Enrichment activities, including offering an exclusive HPA pathway for students with an average grade of 8+ and a STEM pathway

  • Extended Project Qualification

  • Free Chromebook and textbooks in all subjects

  • Exclusive access to the Sixth Form Bulletin jam packed and constantly updated with curated extra and super curricular opportunities for Walthamstow Academy students

Careers-specific speakers delivering sessions to help and advise students about their potential future professions and what to expect. E.g. professionals from Law, Media, Finance and Medicine.