gary nelson


Student development and achievement is the core purpose of Wapping High School. Alongside academic achievement and attainment, the teaching and learning of practical, vocational, entrepreneurial, artistic, sporting and social skills is also  highly valued as are positive attitudes for learning.

A thirst for knowledge and a lifelong love of learning grows and thrives in the school, where students constantly strive to extend their learning.


Continual assessment and feedback is an everyday process, and ensures that students are following an appropriate set of learning trails and have mobility to move within ability levels.

Shared targets help inform students’ decisions and inform agreed choices.

Wapping High School implements three strands of support for students’ development and achievement.

Target Setting


Each student sets targets regularly with the guidance of their academic tutor that are related to their own expected performance.

Targets are challenging yet achievable. Each student is encouraged to make informed decisions about their education that maximise their chances of enjoyment and success.


Targets promote progression not only within academic subjects but also with life skills such as communication and initiative.
Excellent attitudes for learning are an expectation for all student.

“Highly effective teaching in English and mathematics resulted in impressive GCSE results in these subjects last year for the school’s first cohort of Year 11 pupils.”

– Ofsted Report, 2018

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