Woolwich Polytechnic School for Boys
Woolwich Polytechnic School for Boys is one of the largest boys’ secondary schools in the country, with an age range of 11-18 and co-educational in the Sixth Form. This school is located in the heart of Thamesmead and its vision of ‘success for everyone’ is key to the aspirations and success of all those involved in the school. We are an 8-form entry school, with just over 1,500 students and almost 200 staff.
Thamesmead and the surrounding areas comprise a rich and diverse community with a variety faiths and world views which currently feed into our school to create a vibrant and inclusive environment. This is such a fundamental strength of our school and leads to respect and tolerance at all levels.
The success of Woolwich Poly is built upon an extremely rigorous pastoral system which balances support and challenge equally and actively teaches positive behaviour for learning. We promote mutual respect and other British values through every interaction within the school and the constant modelling of exceptional interactions between staff, staff to student, staff to parent etc. Our students always have the opportunity to always have their views listened to and respected.
In the 2019 inspection, Ofsted found that Behaviour is Outstanding, Leadership is Outstanding, Pastoral Care is Outstanding, The Sixth Form is Outstanding.