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Woolwich Polytechnic is a school that prides itself on demanding the highest standards from students and staff alike. We have a pastoral care system that is second to none that supports a 'no excuses' culture for behaviour and achievement. Described by Ofsted as "Outstanding", in 2016 the school once again achieved superb GCSE results: 73% of students achieving 5 A*-C grades (including English and Mathematics) against a National Average of 53% (and a National Average for boys of 47%!). Out of the 55 Similar Schools on the DfE School League Tables website, Woolwich Poly ranks number 1 by 4% points - a wonderful achievement of which we are extremely proud.


Woolwich Polytechnic School for Girls to open in Thamesmead

PolyMAT is thrilled that its recent application to open a girls' school in Thamesmead has been approved by the DfE. The school is expected to open in September 2018 for Year 7 pupils (aged 11.)

The school will be an 8 form entry secondary school which will be the sister to Woolwich Polytechnic School for Boys, an Ofsted rated Outstanding school and will be part of the multi-academy trust, PolyMAT. This new school will create a vibrant and inclusive environment by welcoming a rich and diverse variety of faiths and world views. Head Teachers, Mr Plumb and Mr Parker said "this is a great day for the families of Thamesmead. The girls can look forward to the same outstanding education as the boys receive. We are overwhelmed by the amount of local support that we have received".

Work will begin shortly on designing a school fit for the 21st century and we envisage a strong collaboration with the boys' school, especially in the Sixth Form. The school will hold open evenings in the coming months to share progress with the local community.

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Latest News

Excellent GCSE results for Woolwich Poly!
Students at Woolwich Poly are today celebrating another set of outstanding GCSE results. These results are the culmination of a year of dedicated teaching, a sustained effort from students and continued support from parents and carers.

Our provisional figures show that 73% of our students achieved the national benchmark figure of A*-C in both English and Maths; we expect this to be substantially above the national average. On top of this, 35% achieved the English Baccalaureate (Ebacc) - an impressive 11 percentage point increase from last year.

Progress levels in both English and Maths are outstanding - up to 20% above national averages.

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2017 Cross Country Champion!
Congratulations to Joshua Olawunmi who is the 2017 Cross Country Champion.
Joshua competed at Wormwood Scrubs on Wednesday 1st February and this is the first time we have had a champion in 20 years of competing. Joshua has trained with the Cambridge Harriers in Eltham for the last 2 years. He will now represent London in the English Schools’ championship with the possibility of representing England if he does well.
Ski Trip 2017 - Information for parents
Please click the link below for all information regarding the Ski Trip.

Ski Trip 2017 - Information
Poly Perspective Winter 2016
The Winter 2016 Poly Perspective is now available to view online.

Please click the link below to view.

Poly Perspective Winter 2016
Exam Certificates ready to collect.
GCE and GCSE Summer 2016 exam certificates are ready for collection from the Exams Office between 9am and 3pm Monday-Friday.
The Poly is Proud to stand up to Bullying
Through Anti-Bully Week 2016 (14-18 November), staff and students of Woolwich Poly took a number of steps to raise awareness and show solidarity against Bullies. Of course every day is an anti-Bully day but to celebrate the nationwide awareness week the school took part in a number of schemes to do our bit.
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Woolwich Polytechnic School wins award for exceptional 2015 results
Woolwich Polytechnic School has been nationally recognised for its exceptional 2015 performance by the Schools, Students and Teachers network (SSAT). Educational Outcomes data analysis from SSAT has shown that the school is in the top 10% nationally for progress made by pupils between their key stage 2 results at primary school and their key stage 4 results.
Year 7 set sights on Cambridge
Year 7 students who attend the maths GSI club have had some of their work published on the University of Cambridge NRICH website.
We challenged the boys to try one of the "Tough Nut" problems for KS3; these are mathematical problems that the University set that have remained unsolved for some time. Over a period of a few weeks the boys tried different approaches to solving the problem.
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What's On

Ski Trip25/02/2017
Little Fish Theatre Company Visit10/03/2017
Year 10 Work Experience13/03/2017
Easter Holiday03/04/2017


Sport Fixtures

Years 7-10 Athletics - Simmons Cup, Lee Valley24/05/2017
Greenwich Schools Championships05/07/2017