The Wapping and Shadwell Secondary Education Trust (WSSET)
The Wapping and Shadwell Secondary Education Trust (WSSET) is a not for profit organisation run by parents and local residents who are determined to improve the choice of education provision for local children. The Trust was originally set up by a group of parents with the specific intention of campaigning for a new school for Wapping, Shadwell and Limehouse. The group has been actively campaigning since 2009 and founded the Trust in October 2010. The campaign is supported by more than 500 families representing over 700 children. We are also supported by Jim Fitzpatrick MP, London Assembly Member John Biggs and Dame Helen Mirren.
In October 2010, the Department for Education (DfE) approved our application to open a Free School. The Trust worked closely with the DfE to get the school ready for opening in September 2012. Following the successful opening of the school, the Trust continues to run the charity that oversees the school.
Who’s who in the Trust
The Directors of the Trust are all local parents or residents and have significant expertise with school governance, project management, IT, resource management and decision making methods. Following the successful opening of the school the Trust has formed the Governing Body with the addition of parent, staff and community governors.
Mrs M Bakht, Mr J Cheyne, Dr K Comley, Mrs I Hinojosa, Mr J Kemp, Mr K Sharp and Mr M Willingale.
Consultation over the plans to open Wapping High School have been ongoing since 2009. A period of statutory consultation took place from 26 March 2012 to 4 May 2012. The results of the Statutory Consultation reflect the community and responses to the consultation survey show that there is considerable support for the creation of Wapping High School. The full consultation report can be downloaded from the link below:
Consultation report with analysis and conclusions Click here
Consultation guidance document Click here