A warm welcome from the Headteacher

Gary Nelson

Welcome to Wapping High School where children experience something exceptional; a new vision of future learning maximising student achievement.

G.C.S.E Success

Excellent GCSE results from Year 11 students at Wapping High School have been warmly welcomed by governors and staff. The school’s first-ever exam results, from the student intake who joined the newly founded Tower Hamlets free school in 2012, show 73% of pupils achieving Grade 4 and above in English and Maths, and 65% achieving Grade 5 and above.


73% of pupils achieving Grade 4 and above in English and Maths


65% of Students Achieved a 5+ in both English and Maths

EBacc results 9% above national average

  • English
  • Maths
  • Science

In addition, the 32% of Wapping High School students who achieved the EBacc – widely recognised as a key indicator of a broad education – was significantly higher than the 2016 national average of 23%. Headteacher Gary Nelson commented: ‘I am delighted by these results. It is particularly pleasing to see the high percentage of our students achieving at GCSE Grade 8 – the old A* grade.

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Digital Learning

All new Year 7 students are encouraged to enrol in the Chromebook Purchase Program. In partnership with Freedomtech we have negotiated a competitive  program to place a Chromebook in the hand of every child.

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Wapping High School

153 Commercial Rd, Whitechapel, London E1, UK

Wapping High School

153 – 157 Commercial Rd



E1 2DA


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