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  • Studybugs - The new way to report student absence!

    Published 21/06/23

    Dear parent/carers, 

    We are pleased to announce that Woolwich Polytechnic Boys is introducing a new, more efficient and secure system for reporting your child’s absence due to illness, called Studybugs.

    If you haven’t already, please get the free Studybugs app, or register on the Studybugs website, and use it to tell us whenever your child’s ill and unable to attend school.

    Get the app or register now:

    Top 3 reasons to use Studybugs
    1. It’s integrated with our systems, so we know right away if your child is unaccounted for.
    2. It’s quick and easy to register and use and automatically reminds you to keep us posted.
    3. You’ll be helping the NHS and other public health organisations improve children’s health.

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  • Christmas Jumper Day - Friday 8th December 2023

    Published 05/12/23
    Woolwich Polytechnic School for Boys proudly supporting Christmas Jumper Day 2023!

    Dear Parents and Carers,

    We are excited to announce that Woolwich Polytechnic School for Boys will be participating in this year's Christmas Jumper Day on Friday, December 8th in support of the charity Save the Children. Our school has been an active supporter of this event for several years.

    Save the Children's annual Christmas Jumper Day raises money for children in need, and has already raised over £35 million since it was launched in 2012. We encourage all staff and students to wear their favourite Christmas jumper on Friday 8th December. Students must still wear their full school uniform, but with the addition of a Christmas Jumper. Please note that trainers, hoodies, or hats are not permitted.

    To participate, staff members can donate £1, but we are not asking for student donations for this particular event. Any donations should be handed into Reception.

    Throughout the week, we will share information with students on the significance of supporting this cause and participating in the event. Let's come together to make this year's Christmas Jumper Day one to remember and help make a real difference in children's lives.

    We will be sharing our activities and photos on the school website and social media platforms. We hope that you will support us in our promotion of such an important charity.

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  • Important information for last week of term 18th - 20th December 2023

    Published 05/12/23
    Monday 18th December 2023
    • Early closure for years 7-10, 12 and 13 students.  12.25pm dismissal.  Lunch is still available.
    • Year 11 students to remain on site.

    Year 11 Academic Review 

    • 1:00 - 1:30pm RSL +HoY meeting with parents in Activities Hall
    • 1:30 - 3:30pm Parents meeting with subject teachers. Location - Sports Hall

    Year 13 Academic Review

    • 3:15 - 3:45pm RSL + HoY meeting with parents in Activities Hall 
    • 3:45 - 5:30pm Parents meeting with subject teachers. Location – Sports Hall
    Tuesday 19th December 2023
    • Pastoral Review Day 11am - 3.30pm - appointment booking necessary (via MCAS) Years 7-10, 12 only.  
    • Years 11 and 13 to remain at home unless invited in by RSL.
    Wednesday 20th December 2023
    • Last day of school before the Christmas Break
    • Early closure -  student dismissal between 12.20 and 12.35pm.
    Thursday 4th January 2024
    • A reminder that Spring Term starts on Thursday 4th January.  
    • Students need to arrive to school for 10.15am and go to registration.
    • Wishing you all a Happy New Year!
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  • Academic Review Day - Tuesday 19th December 2023 for Years 7, 8, 9, 10 & 12

    Published 04/12/23

    Dear Parents/Carers,

    We are writing to remind you that on Tuesday 19th December we are holding our Academic Review Day. On this day the school will be closed for lessons and all students and their parents/carers will be expected to come to the review day to see form tutors.  Attendance at the review day will constitute attendance at school for the day.  You will be able to book an appointment between 11.00am to 1.00pm and 1.30pm to 3.20pm.

    Appointment bookings should be made via Bromcom MCAS.

    You can find guidance on how to do this at the website link below.

    On arrival at the school, you will be able to collect your child’s report which shows progress made this term and will be used as a basis to set targets for them for the future.

    As you are aware, parking availability in the roads around the school is very limited and local traffic enforcement officers are likely to penalise those parked illegally.  You are encouraged to park in the local retail stores’ car parks and walk to school from there.

    T Lawrence

    Head of School                                

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  • Key Stage 4 & 5 Prize Giving - 30th November 2023

    Published 01/12/23

    Celebrating Key Stage 4 & 5 Achievements at Prize Giving

    Thursday 30th November 2023

    It was a joy to welcome so many students, parents, carers, and staff to our prize giving evening. It was an evening to acknowledge what has been a highly successful year, despite the challenges presented by the recent educational landscape. Our students have demonstrated tenacity, resilience, and pride, which has led to remarkable achievements.

    The 2023 results show that we have achieved a new level of success. A higher number of students passed in English and Maths than the previous year, and 90% of our Year 13s secured places in universities, including the prestigious Oxford and Russell Group. Our vision is "Success for Everyone," which encompasses our students, staff, parents/carers, and the wider community. Our students' triumphs enrich the community with hope, founded in the proof of their realised ambitions.

    Prize Giving is an opportunity to celebrate a milestone in life. Each of the students who received a commendation has their own unique story of hard work, set-backs, and triumphs. We celebrated all the students' successes and special awards, and we were honoured to welcome several special guests.

    Cheavon Clarke, a British Olympic Boxer, addressed the audience and shared his journey from school to his success in boxing. Cheavon represented Jamaica in the 2014 Commonwealth Games, and he later represented Team GB, winning a silver medal at the 2017 European Championships. Everyone was thrilled that he brought in the belt from when he won the IBF International Cruiserweight title. Cheavon is an advocate for his community and supports local and nationwide causes by utilising his success and platform. He has been recognised for his contributions by both GB Boxing and Kent Council, as well as being a Fight4Change Ambassador. He spoke about the importance of hard work, seizing opportunities with confidence and using failures as valuable lessons.

    We also welcomed The Mayor of the Royal Borough of Greenwich, Councillor Mr. Dominic Mbang. Cllr Mbang is a Specialist Renal Nurse and Specialist Discharge Nurse at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust and has previously worked as a police officer. He spoke passionately about the importance of education and how wonderful our schools in Greenwich truly are. Cllr Mbang also spoke about the two charities that he will be supporting this year, the Stroke Association and the Javan Coker Foundation.

    Dr. Donald Palmer, Associate Professor of Immunology at the Royal Veterinary College was our last guest speaker of the evening. With over 45 scientific publications, Dr. Palmer is a leading researcher in the field of ageing of the immune system. He specialises in studying cellular and molecular interactions in T cell development, using advanced technologies such as antibody phage display to identify cell surface structures on tumours. In addition to his impressive research, Dr. Palmer is also a passionate educator. Dr. Palmer also shared in his speech about his upbringing in South London, where he was born and raised by parents who emigrated from Jamaica. Before joining RVC, Dr. Palmer completed his PhD at King's College London, followed by two postdoctoral fellowships at Cancer Research UK and Imperial College. He is also an Editorial Advisory Board member for Immunology News and a member of the British Society for Research on Ageing.

    ‘Thank you for your support over these formative years and again for attending the evening to share in the considerable success your children have achieved. To you, students, I acknowledge your trials, and I am in awe of your considerable accomplishments. I know that this admiration is shared by all our staff, as staff that care deeply about your personal and academic development. Revel in this milestone. You deserve it. Let it be just one of many more glorious milestones to come!’

    Mr T Lawrence - Head of School

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  • GCE & GCSE Summer 2023 Examination Certificates available for collection from 4th December

    Published 28/11/23

    GCE and GCSE Summer 2023 Examination certificates are available for collection from Monday 4th December 2023.

    Please email: to arrange a suitable time to collect.

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  • Humanities Week - 20-24 November 2023

    Published 14/11/23

    Dear parents/carers, 

    Please note that next Thursday 23rd November is Humanities Dress Up Day. Please encourage your child to dress up as a Historical /Geographical/Political figure. Staff will be joining in too! There will be a Photo Booth in Room 77. Prizes will be awarded for the most creative outfits. Outfit ideas and DIY tips for making an outfit can be seen below.

    Any questions, please see Miss Briggs: Room 76J.

    Head of Humanities -

    Kind Regards,

    Miss Briggs - Head of Humanities 

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  • Careers Fair - We are looking for recruiters!

    Published 14/11/23

    Careers Fair at Woolwich Polytechnic School for Boys - Friday 15th December 2023.

    Ready to make a difference? We are looking for recruiters!

    Join us in empowering our youth to unlock their bright future.

    You're invited to our careers fair where you can mingle with a talented mix of individuals while also showcasing your amazing company!

    Contact for more information.

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  • Sixth Form Applications now open!

    Published 10/11/23

    Our 2023 Sixth Form Open Evening was a resounding success, welcoming our first Year 11 cohort from our girl’s school along with our boys.

    Thank you to all the external students that joined us on Wednesday evening we are so excited for you to join our Woolwich Poly community.

    Applications are now open:

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  • Odd Socks Day - Monday 13th November. Supporting Anti-bullying Week 2023.

    Published 10/11/23

    Dear Parents/Carers,

    We are excited to announce that our school will be participating in Odd Socks Day on Monday 13th November as part of Anti-Bullying Week. This day is an opportunity for students and staff to wear mismatched socks to school in support of the cause. It's a fun and positive way to celebrate what makes us all unique and raise awareness against bullying.

    We want to emphasise that with this event there is no pressure to wear the latest fashions or the need to buy anything extra or new, students are encouraged to simply be themselves. This is an important reminder that everyone deserves to feel safe and accepted, and we are thrilled to participate in Anti-Bullying Week in such a meaningful way.

    Your son will be involved in other activities throughout the week e.g. whole school assemblies, form class activities.

    Information on our anti-bullying policy can be found here

    Ms Ananaba

    KS3 PSHEE Co-ordinaor

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  • REMINDER - Late start for students Thursday 9th November 2023

    Published 08/11/23

    REMINDER - Late start - Thursday 9th November 2023

    Due to our Sixth Form Open Evening taking place on Wednesday 8th November there will be a late start on Thursday 9th November.

    Students to arrive for AM Registration at 10.15am.

    Break will be at 10.35am.

    Period 3 will begin at 11am.

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