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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.

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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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Please click the link below to apply online for our Sixth Form. The deadline for applications is 10th February 2017.

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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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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.
 

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Last day of term16/12/2016
School Closed19/12/2016
Start of Spring Term for Students04/01/2017
Winter Concert08/02/2017

 

Sport Fixtures

Under 15 handball at St. Pauls16/11/2016
Year 11 Kent Cup away to St. Pauls18/11/2016
Year 7 Blackheath Cup at Forest Hill18/11/2016
Year 8 Rugby vs Erith (Away)21/11/2016
Year 11 Inner London Cup (Home)21/11/2016
Year 7 Rugby Festival at Harris, Beckenham22/11/2016
Under 13 Greenwich Handball22/11/2016
Year 7 Rugby vs Erith (Home)23/11/2016
Year 10 Blackheath Cup at home to HAKA23/11/2016
Year 7 and 8 Athletics at St. Pauls24/11/2016
KS3 and 4 Table Tennis at Deptford Green24/11/2016
Year 7 Inner London Cup at home to Westminster25/11/2016
Post 16 Blackheath Cup at Tallis28/11/2016
Year 9 Blackheath Cup (Home)28/11/2016
Year 9 Rugby Festival29/11/2016