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  • Wapping High School
    153 Commercial Road
    London
    Not applicable
    E1 2DA
  • Head: Mr Gary Nelson
  • T 020 3597 3671
  • E [email protected]
  • W www.wappinghigh.org
  • A state school for boys and girls aged from 11 to 16.
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Tower Hamlets
  • Pupils: 248
  • Religion: None
  • Open days: Open mornings: 19th - 21st September 9am-10am, Open evening: 21st September 4.30pm - 6.30pm, Family Fun Day: 1st October 12 - 3pm
  • Ofsted:
    • Latest Overall effectiveness Good 1
      • Outcomes for children and learners Good 1
      • Quality of teaching, learning and assessment Good 1
      • Personal development, behaviour and welfare Good 1
      • Effectiveness of leadership and management Good 1
    • 1 Full inspection 28th June 2018
  • Previous Ofsted grade: Requires improvement on 5th May 2016
  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report

What the school says...

Wapping High School is a co-educational school, providing a blend of the best of the state and independent sector. As a free school, we have chosen to follow the national curriculum, but we are distinct from others in that we can innovate in aspects such as our longer school day, enrichment programme, digital specialism and REAL learning.

Raising aspirations, broadening horizons and ensuring better outcomes for students, Wapping High School aims to deliver an engaging and all­round education that supports academic achievement, whilst developing the skills, knowledge and qualities, students need to be equipped for life in the modern world.

We are proud of the diverse nature of our student body and celebrate their differences which enrich our school community.
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What the parents say...

For me the mark of a good school is if the children want to get up and go everyday. My son really enjoys Wapping High School and is doing very well there. What's most important to me is the focus on developing the whole person rather than simply teaching to the test.

Commented on 19th Jan 2017

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Interpreting catchment maps

The maps show in colour where the pupils at a school came from*. Red = most pupils to Blue = fewest.

Where the map is not coloured we have no record in the previous three years of any pupils being admitted from that location based on the options chosen.

For help and explanation of our catchment maps see: Catchment maps explained

Further reading

If there are more applicants to a school than it has places for, who gets in is determined by which applicants best fulfil the admissions criteria.

Admissions criteria are often complicated, and may change from year to year. The best source of information is usually the relevant local authority website, but once you have set your sights on a school it is a good idea to ask them how they see things panning out for the year that you are interested in.

Many schools admit children based on distance from the school or a fixed catchment area. For such schools, the cut-off distance will vary from year to year, especially if the school give priority to siblings, and the pattern will be of a central core with outliers (who will mostly be siblings). Schools that admit on the basis of academic or religious selection will have a much more scattered pattern.

*The coloured areas outlined in black are Census Output Areas. These are made up of a group of neighbouring postcodes, which accounts for their odd shapes. These provide an indication, but not a precise map, of the school’s catchment: always refer to local authority and school websites for precise information.

The 'hotter' the colour the more children have been admitted.

Children get into the school from here:

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most years
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