Wapping High School: a 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.

Wapping and Shadwell are home to eight well ­supported primary schools, attended by around 2,000 pupils drawn from a genuinely mixed community. Historically on reaching the age of 11, many of these children had no obvious secondary school to go to. Each year a significant number of families moved out of the area as a result of this lack of provision. In 2012, the parent led Wapping and Shadwell Secondary Education Trust (WSSET) set up Wapping High School, a co­-educational free school for children aged 11 - ­16.













Safeguarding Statement

Wapping High School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare children and young people, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Our designated safeguarding person is Mr Will Overill. If you have any safeguarding concerns you may contact him by emailing safe@wappinghigh.org

The Headteacher, Head of SEN and Head of Fleet House are all Level 3 Designated Person trained. For more details see our safeguarding policy       


Headteacher:                            Gary Nelson              
Chair of Governors:                  Kerstyn Comley

Type of school:                         Free School          
Owned by:                                The Wapping and Shadwell Secondary Education Trust (WSSET)         

11 - 16            

Enterprise and Innovation

170 (in 2014), 420 (from 2016)                          

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% students on FSM:        51.1 %
% students with SEND:   21.7 %
% students with EAL:      18.1 %