Wapping High School (London) data

Wapping High School is located in London and falls under the local authority of Tower Hamlets. This mixed-sex secondary school has 336 pupils, with a capacity of 420, aged from eleven up to sixteen, and the type of establishment is free schools. The school has 22 teachers with each teacher on average earning the full-time equivalent of £46,159. The most recend Ofsted inspection was 28th June 2018 resulting in an good rating.

Wapping High School contact details

AddressWapping High School
153 Commercial Road
Not applicable
E1 2DA
HeadteacherMr Gary Nelson

About Wapping High School

Phase of EducationSecondary
Type of EstablishmentFree schools
Admissions PolicyNon-selective
Statutory Low Age11
Statutory High Age16
BoardersNo boarders
Official Sixth FormDoes not have a sixth form
Religious CharacterNone
DioceseNot applicable
Special ClassesNot applicable


Census Date19th January 2023
School Capacity420
Number of Pupils33680% capacity
Number of Boys18655%
Number of Girls15045%
Free School Meals (%)33.30%

Where is Wapping High School?

Street Address153 Commercial Road
CountyNot applicable
PostcodeE1 2DA
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Wapping High School on a map

Wapping High School map (E1 2DA) - OS VectorMap District (Ordnance Survey)

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Ofsted RegionLondon

Wapping High School Ofsted Report

This table compares the Wapping High School Ofsted reports from 27th June 2018 (10047263) and 4th May 2016 (10011899).

Inspection number1004726310011899
Inspection typeRequires Improvement S5 Reinspection Visit 2
Inspection type groupingRequires Improvement S5 Reinspection Visit 2
Event type groupingSchools - S5
Inspection start date27th June 20184th May 2016
Inspection end date28th June 20185th May 2016
Publication date23rd July 201821st July 2016
Overall effectiveness
Effectiveness of leadership and management
Requires Improvement
Early years provision (where applicable)
No Judgement
No Judgement
Ofsted Last Inspection28th June 2018
Ofsted RatingGood
Ofsted Special MeasuresNot applicable

Teachers at Wapping High School

Total Number of Teachers22
Total Number of Teachers (Full-Time Equivalent)21.4
Total Number of Teaching Assistants8
Total Number of Teaching Assistants (Full-Time Equivalent)7.3
Total Number of Non Classroom-based School Support Staff7
Total Number of Non Classroom-based School Support Staff (Full-Time Equivalent)6.8
Pupil:Teacher Ratio10.4
Mean Gross Full-Time Equivalent Salary of All Teachers£46,159

Wapping High School administrative data

Establishment NameWapping High School
Establishment Number4000
Previous Establishment Number2006
Unique Reference Number138202
Local AuthorityTower Hamlets
Local Authority Code211
Previous Local Authority Code999
Government Statistical Service Local Authority CodeE09000030
Government Office RegionLondon
DistrictTower Hamlets
District CodeE09000030
Parliamentary ConstituencyBethnal Green and Bow
Urban/Rural Description(England/Wales) Urban major conurbation
Middle Super Output AreaTower Hamlets 021
Lower Super Output AreaTower Hamlets 021C

Wapping High School history

Establishment StatusOpen
Last Changed Date19th January 2024
Reason Establishment OpenedNew Provision
Open Date1st September 2012

Pupil Referral Unit

Teenage MothersNot applicable
Special Educational Needs (SEN) Provision in Primary Care UnitNot applicable
Pupil Referral Unit (PRU) Provides for Educational and Behavioural Difficulties (EBD)Not applicable

Special Educational Needs

Section 41 ApprovedNot applicable


Trust flagSupported by a single-academy trust
School Sponsor flag-


Federation flagNot applicable

Further Education/Higher Education

UK Provider Reference Number10038743
Further Education TypeNot applicable

Wapping High School geodata


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SchoolPhase of EducationDistance
Daffodil Preparatory School
161-163 Commercial Road, London, E15 2DA
Not applicable30m
Buttercup Primary School
181 Cannon Street Road, London, E1 2LX
Not applicable104m
Mulberry School for Girls
Richard Street, Commercial Road, London, E1 2JP
Madani Secondary Girls' School
Myrdle Street, London, E1 1HL
Not applicable146m
Bigland Green Primary School
Bigland Street, Wapping, London, E1 2ND
London Enterprise Academy
81-91 Commercial Road, Whitechapel, Tower Hamlets, London, E1 1RD
Kobi Nazrul Primary School
Settles Street, Whitechapel, London, E1 1JP
Jamiatul Ummah School
56 Bigland Street, Shadwell, London, E1 2ND
Not applicable306m
Date Palm Primary
80-82 Greenfield Road, London, London, E1 1EJ
Not applicable331m
London Islamic School
18-22 Damien Street, London, E1 2HX
Not applicable332m