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Headteacher's Welcome

It is my great pleasure to welcome you to our website and introduce you to Willowfield School.

Willowfield school exists to serve children. Children get one chance at education and it is our responsibility and privilege to ensure the educational experience for all children is rich and rewarding. Children come to Willowfield and are given excellent pastoral care, feel happy, are safe, experience an excellent curriculum and leave us ready to embrace their futures. We develop our children as confident, capable, curious and compassionate young people who are eager to embrace change and challenge.

Willowfield is very proud to have been serving our community; educating, and caring for children for over 100 years. Willowfield is a happy, oversubscribed and financially secure school doing great work – as was so clearly identified in the October 2021 OFSTED inspection. Such is our popularity that we are expanding over the next few years and have an exciting building project which will provide us with even more exemplary facilities.

Willowfield is characterised by great relationships, every member of our community is part of the Willowfield family. The school ethos and values are centred on developing our young people as great citizens and this infuses the whole curriculum and learning experience. We have a happy, dedicated, and excellent staff team who work tirelessly for our children. We have strong partnerships with local schools and colleges and are involved in many community projects.

We are a mixed 11 to 16 comprehensive school within the London Borough of Waltham Forest. Willowfield is a truly inclusive and international multicultural school. There are around 50 different languages spoken in the homes of our students. The school welcomes and celebrates this diversity that helps make us the school we are.

Teaching groups are mainly mixed attainment, with some setting in Mathematics and Science. The special educational needs of students are met mainly through in-class support, although there is some extraction for intensive help with literacy and numeracy. Key Stage 3 is over three years ensuring our young people have depth and breadth of experience before moving onto GCSE courses in year 10. At Key Stage 4, all students follow a humanities course (either History or Geography) in addition to the core subjects and choose a further 3 options. 

Rebecca Linden