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Year 7 Residential Trip - WK beginning 28th April 2014

5th May: Final Update: Following the safe return of students and staff from the Wye Valley, we hope everyone have has had a restful weekend. A huge thank you to the staff who have given the students this memorable experience Read more

Wapping High Students keep on winning

Tennis champ Miles Mercury wins again Read more

Sailor Leila Moore picks up another award Read more


We have admin vacancies to fill starting in September. Read more

Come for a visit

If you are interested in joining our year 7, 8 or 9 in September 2014, we have limited places available.

Do contact the school for a tour and meeting with the Headteacher.

Admissions for 2014
Student Admissions
September 2014
A limited number of places are still available students to join us in year 7, 8 or 9. Click here to apply
Admissions for September 2014 and 2015 are co-ordinated by Tower Hamlets with full details in their admissions booklet.
Dates for the diary

Prospective Parent's Open Day and Evenings

16 September - 17.00 - 19:00

18 September - 9.15 - 10.30

19 September - 9.15 - 10.30

22 September - 9.15 - 10.30

23 September - 9.15 - 10.30

24 September - 9.15 - 10.30

News and views

25th July 2012

Press Release - Funding Agreement signed

30th MAY 2012
May Newsletter  

11th MAY 2012

Public consultation report published  

23rd MARCH 2012
Location of school announced

23rd MARCH 2012
Year 7 offers made

23rd FEBRUARY 2012
Appointment of Principal

16th MAY 2011
Dame Helen Mirren
offers her support



Wapping High School will be a new co-educational 11-16 secondary school opening in September 2012.

Wapping High School will be an outstanding school, raising aspirations, broadening horizons, and ensuring better outcomes for all its students. The school will build upon the diverse background of every student, offering a personalised curriculum to engage learning and develop inquisitive minds.

The school day at Wapping High School will be lengthened to enable all its students to participate in a range of exciting and stimulating enrichment activities.

Wapping High School: a new 11-16 community school 

Raising aspirations, broadening horizons and ensuring better outcomes for all its students, Wapping High School builds upon the diversity of student backgrounds, providing all students with a truly personalised curriculum to enable enhanced learning and the development of inquisitive minds.

The school day at Wapping High School is extended to allow all students to participate in a range of exciting and stimulating enrichment activities.

Appointment of a new Headteacher

The governors are pleased to announce that Karin Rowsell has been appointed as the permanent Headteacher of Wapping High School. She has taken the school forward a long way since her arrival as interim Head in September 2013 and laid down the foundations for future success. We look forward to working with her to realise our ambitious vision for the future and help all students achieve at the highest level in preparation for life beyond school.
Click here to download our prospectus which contains a message from our Headteacher.
Jon Cheyne (Chair of Governors)


Academic Year 2014 - 2015 - Start Dates and Times

Wednesday 3 September - Year 7 only 9.30 - 15.00

Thursday 4 September - Whole School 9.30 - 16.00

Friday 5 September - Whole School 8.30 - 15.00