Welcome to the Poly Website

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.

Our flourishing co-educational Sixth Form offers a wide range of courses at AS and A2 level, as well as vocational courses allowing students to reach their potential and study at the very best universities. The number of students progressing to Russell Group universities is more than double the London average.

The school’s motto of ‘Learning Empowers’ really sums up the opportunities that an education at Woolwich Polytechnic provides, both for the present and the future of each and every student.


Byron Parker & Tim Plumb
Co-Headteachers