Waltham Forest Leadership
Academy for Girls

Opening September 2014

The Waltham Forest Leadership Academy for Girls is a new secondary school. It will cater for 500 11–16 students and 200 16–18 students, opening in September 2014 following community demand. It will build up its pupil numbers year on year, admitting pupils who are aged 11 to Year 7 in September 2014. The school will provide high quality facilities for its pupils and consultations are taking place with local communities to identify an appropriate location.

The Waltham Forest Leadership Academy for Girls will be sponsored by the Tauheedul Free Schools' Trust. As a progressive Muslim faith school, the Waltham Forest Leadership Academy for Girls will promote traditional British values and will welcome applications from families of other faiths and none.

The sponsors are clear that the Academy will play a key role in ensuring that the legacy of the 2012 Olympics benefits future generations in the borough. Because of the outstanding success of similar schools, it is expected that the Waltham Forest Leadership Academy for Girls will be a very popular and desirable choice for local parents.

What is special about the Waltham Forest Leadership Academy for Girls?

High academic standards: Based on an established model of success, pupils will follow a traditional curriculum, including GCSEs and A-levels, and will be taught by inspiring and talented teachers. The school's leadership will ensure that all girls at the school achieve their full potential and obtain the examination results they need to progress to the best universities and the top professions.

A specialism in Leadership: Dialogue with Waltham Forest's communities has identified the need for girls from local families to develop the knowledge, skills and confidence to enable them to become tomorrow's business and civic leaders. Working with top businesses, universities, business schools and organisations such as the Institute of Leadership and Management, the Academy will offer its pupils opportunities to excel in leadership and enterprise and will become a hub for leadership in London through its innovative Aspire Zone.

Personal development: In recognition that academic attainment needs to be underpinned by the essential skills that universities and employers require, pupils at the Waltham Forest Leadership Academy for Girls will undertake a full programme of personal development.

The Big Society school: The Waltham Forest Leadership Academy for Girls acknowledges the value of community service in helping students become active and enterprising citizens. Students will be expected to participate in activities which contribute to the local community and enhance their own social development.

The Waltham Forest Leadership Academy for Girls Baccalaureate: The Academy will recognise pupils' achievement in all of the areas described above through the award of its own Baccalaureate. By the time that the school's Sixth Form opens in 2016 it is expected that this qualification will be fully recognised by the most selective universities.