Early Closure 20th October 2017

18 October 2017

Dear Parent/Carer,

Thank you all for a wonderful start to the 2017 academic year. We have seen a marked improvement in both uniform and in students’ preparedness for school in terms of equipment and school bags. Thank you all for your support in this matter.

As Friday is the end of half term, we will finish at 1.20 – there will be no period 5. Lunches will be provided for students who would like one. I would like to apologise for not reminding parents of this earlier – if it creates any problems for any family in terms of child care, please do contact the school immediately. There are ample staff on site to look after your child if required.

Friday is not a non-uniform day and students should be in full school uniform as usual.

School restarts on the 30th October.

Year 11 Residential Trip

09 October 2017

A copy of the presentation by Mr Thompson is available below with all the information you will need to know for the Kingswood trip.

Kingswood Residential Information

College Open Days/Evenings

06 October 2017

As our Year 11 students get ready to start submitting applications to college and sixth forms, our careers team have compiled a list of upcoming dates and times for various colleges/sixth forms open evenings/days in and around the borough.

Open Days and Evenings 17 18

For more information please go to our LRC.

Year 7 Settling in Day – 5th October 17

03 October 2017

This is a chance to meet your child’s Form Tutor to discuss how well they have settled into secondary school. Meetings are for 10 minutes and should be booked on the following site:

Your Y7 child will only need to come to the appointment with you. They are not required to be in school for the remainder of the day.

Good Luck to all our Year 11 Students

17 August 2017

24th of August is the date to collect your GCSE results. All the staff at Leytonstone School would like to wish you luck and hope you get the results you want and deserve! All that hard work will pay off!

September Start Dates

17 July 2017

Dear Parent/Carer

It’s been a wonderful term here at Leytonstone School and I would like to thank you all for your support throughout the academic year. A reminder that as tomorrow is the end of term, we will finish at 1.20 – there will be no period 5. Lunches will be provided for students who would like one.

We have had a range of celebrations over the last few weeks. The PE department organised a fantastic sports day and many new records were set. Well done to all the students who took part and gave their best. It was a wonderful occasion. On Tuesday 12th July, the outgoing year 11 had their Prom event. Check out the website for pictures and updates of the evening.

After a rigorous selection process I am also delighted to announce that our Head Girl and Head Boy for 2016-17 are:

  • Sylvie Noble
  • Jay Shotter

Our deputy head girls and boys are:

  • Dumitrita Moruzi
  • Hanna Bras-Genfoud
  • Owureku Osei Kofi
  • Hassan Razzaq

All will bring real and different strengths to their roles and we very much look forward to the sustainable changes they will help to make to the school.

School starts on Tuesday 5th September for our new year 7 students who we are really looking forward to welcoming back.

Years 8-11 start back on Wednesday 6th September. The school will be open from the 1st September but there are 2 teacher Inset days – on 1st and 4th September.

Results day for year 11 is 24th August from 9.30-11.30 in the main hall.

Finally a reminder that in the new academic year, from September there are a few changes to our school uniform. All students must wear a shirt and tie (no polo shirts at KS4) and also no trainers or boots of any kind are to be worn. Please refer to the previous letter on uniform for a detailed breakdown or the school website for more details. Uniforms can continue to be purchased online form Marks and Spencers or from Victoria in Walthamstow: and

I wish you all a restful and enjoyable summer.

Yours faithfully,

Grainne Smyth

Uniform and Equipment Expectations for September 2017

14 July 2017

Uniform and Equipment Expectations for September 2017

Visual Guide to Uniform

Students and staff at school have recently voiced their views on how we can improve school uniform. Our school uniform makes all students equal and enables students to express pride in Leytonstone School.

Although many of our students wear uniform perfectly, we are aware that our outdated uniform does not always present the high standards our staff and students maintain. We are therefore clarifying and simplifying our uniform policy. If the changes outlined below create any financial problems for any family, please do contact the school as a matter of urgency. We are happy to support families in ensuring that students look smart and ready for school.

This letter therefore is to clarify the school’s uniform and equipment requirements for the coming academic year 2017/18. The school’s aim is to:

  • Simplify uniform for parents, staff and students so that we will have a much clearer set of guidelines and expectations.
  • Help avoid a number of the variations and confusions that our current uniform policy allows.

In particular we would like to point out expectations for September regarding:

    • Shoes. From September all students will be expected to wear plain leather shoes for school. Trainers of any kind will no longer be acceptable as school uniform from September 2017. Boots of any kind are not to be worn for school. The school regards any footwear that is above the ankle as a boot and this is not part of school uniform. This includes Dr Martin boots and Kickers boots.
  • Polo shirts. Previously Key stage 4 students have been allowed to wear a grey polo shirt and all students to wear a white polo shirt in the summer term. From September no polo shirts will be allowed and students must wear a buttoned white shirt and Leytonstone School tie.


The details for the school uniform are set out below and can also be found on the school website.

School uniform must be worn at all times unless specifically stated so by the school (e.g. non-uniform days or some activities/trips).

(Year 7-11)

  • A black blazer embroidered with the school logo on the right pocket
  • White shirt (long sleeve) with a stiff collar, buttoned to the neck
  • A black, green and gold school tie
  • An optional black V-neck jumper embroidered with the school logo on the right side
  • Black trousers (straight leg only)
  • Skirt (skirts must be at least knee length)
  • Black, polished shoes without any logo or pattern; plimsolls and canvas shoes/trainers of any kind (this includes-Nike Airforce One’s) are not permitted.
  • Black hijab and shalwar kameez are permitted, however, school blazers must still be worn.
  • Students are not permitted to wear makeup
  • Students may only wear one plain ring or a single pair of small stud earring. No other visible jewellery is allowed
  • Only black hair bands may be used
  • Hoodies and non-uniform sports or leisure tops of any kind are banned items; if worn they will be confiscated. Students should instead bring suitable outdoor jackets or coats in plain black that will fit over their blazer. Coats can only be worn over blazers
  • Coats can only be worn in the outdoor spaces around school, and to and from school. Coats cannot be worn in class

In addition, may I remind parents and carers that:

  • Students may bring and use a clear plastic bottle for water only. Fizzy drinks and energy drinks are not permitted in school. There are plenty of water fountains for students to refill bottles of water.
  • Chewing gum is not permitted in school
  • Mobile phones, mp3 players, headphones and speakers are not permitted anywhere on the school site and will be confiscated if seen.

Leytonstone School uniform is provided by Victoria 2 based in Walthamstow or Marks and Spencer’s online service. Please be advised that uniform purchased from other vendors is unofficial, may be of a lesser quality and be more expensive. and/or

We meet and greet our students on the gate every day to welcome them in. We also check that all students are equipped and ready to learn. If your son or daughter arrives in non-school items or without complete uniform we will contact you and we will expect uniform to be correct before they can enter the school site.

We believe that clarity on school uniform will make selection and purchase of uniform easier for parents as well. For further support, visual representations of the school uniform are on the school website.

We really appreciate your support in making these changes to ensure excellent standards of uniform for all of our students. If you have any queries or require any support in making the necessary changes, please contact your child’s relevant Head of Year.

Y10 Art Exam

28 June 2017

Year 10 Art Exam will take place on Monday 10th July and Tuesday 11th July 2017

Summer Activities

26 June 2017

Please see attached the following documents which may be useful for families:

  • Summer Activities programme 2017
  • Children Centre Timetables (Role Play document)
  • Parenting Programme timetable

Summer Holiday Activity Booklet_web

Walthamstow & Chingford timetable spring 2017

SUMMER TERM parenting

Leyton & Leytonstone timetable spring 2017

Early Help Partnership Newsletter Summer 2017 FINAL


Year 11 Study Leave

13 June 2017

Y11 study leave: Please note that Year 11 will commence study leave after their Maths exam today 13th June 2017. Year 11 students will only be required to come in to school for exams and scheduled revision sessions.