Woolwich Poly school for girls opens next week

After over 100 years as a boys-only school Woolwich Poly will next week open a new girls school beside their existing site in Thamesmead.

Separate buildings

Controversially the girls school has been built on playing fields for the boys school.

Girls school outline in red

The school will teach boys and girls separately. Just last week plans were submitted for hundreds of homes on the school’s former site in Woolwich at Macbean Street:

Submitted last week

It’s not the only school expanding or opening in the near future. In Plumstead Plumstead Manor school has grown to now teach boys.

Greenwich’s St Mary Magdalene is taking on additional year groups as it builds towards accommodating nearly 1,700 pupils in coming years.

St Mary Magdalene school in Greenwich

A new bus route from Kidbrooke starts in October heading towards the school and Greenwich Peninsula.

In Charlton the Royal Greenwich trust school will see 350 more pupils.

Leigh Academy are building a 1,150-place school on the former site of Blackheath Bluecoats.

Bexleyheath’s Townley Grammar School is also expanding.

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    One thought on “Woolwich Poly school for girls opens next week

    • I am sure the new Woolwich Poly school for girls in Thamesmead will be very successful and will provide the new pupils with excellent modern facilities.

      The opening of the school will be very much welcomed by parents at a time when there is a urgent need for school places as the local populaion continues to grow.


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