Tuesday, October 23, 2007

The main centres of population in the borough are Chingford in the north, Walthamstow in the centre (and the administrative hub including the council offices) and Leyton and Leytonstone to the south. Waltham Forest has the fifth largest Muslim population in England and the third largest in London (coming after its neighbouring boroughs, Newham and Tower Hamlets).

Out of the 376 local government districts in England and Wales, Waltham Forest has the 11th largest non-white minority ethnic population. The largest minority ethnic group are black Afro-Carribeans/Africans with a population of 30,300, followed by Pakistanis who number over 17,000. Out of the 376 local government districts in England and Wales, it ranks 19th for over-crowded housing conditions, 29th for unemployment and 17th for number of single-parent households.


Lea Bridge
Hoe Street
Grove Green
Cann Hall
Wood Street
Higham Hill
High Street
Chapel End
William Morris
Hale End and Highams Park
Hatch Lane
Chingford Green Borough wards
Postcode areas which cover part of the borough include:

IG8 Postcode Areas

Cambridge Road estate, Walthamstow
Oatland Rise, Walthamstow
Gosport Road estate, Walthamstow
Chingford Hall estate, Chingford
Oliver Close, Leyton
Beaumont road, Leyton
Leyton Grange, Leyton
Cathall, Leytonstone
Thatched House, Leytonstone
Wanstead Flats, Leytonstone
Priory Court, Walthamstow London Borough of Waltham Forest Major Council Estates
Waltham Forest is one of five host boroughs in East London for the 2012 Olympics in London.
The London Velopark which will be constructed in the borough, will include a 6,000 seat indoor velodrome for track cycling and a 6,000 seat outdoor BMX racing track.
The training facilities at the Waltham Forest Pool & Track will be used by Olympians to prepare for the Olympics.



Ainslie Wood Primary School
Barclay Primary School
Barn Croft School
Beaumont Primary School
Cann Hall Primary School
Chapel End Infants' School
Chapel End Junior School
Chase Lane Primary School
Chingford CofE Infant School
Chingford CofE Junior School
Chingford Hall Community Primary School
Coppermill Primary School
Davies Lane Primary School
Dawlish Primary School
Downsell Primary School
Edinburgh Primary School
George Tomlinson Primary School
Greenleaf Primary School
Gwyn Jones Primary School
Handsworth Primary School
Henry Maynard Infants' School
Henry Maynard Junior School
Hillyfield Primary School
Jenny Hammond School
Larkswood Primary School
Longshaw Primary School
Mayville Primary School
Mission Grove Primary School
Newport School
Oakhill Primary School
Riverley Primary (formerly Church Mead Infants)
Roger Ascham Primary School
Selwyn Primary School
South Grove Primary School
St Helen's Catholic Infant School
St Joseph's Catholic Infant School
St Joseph's Catholic Junior School
St Mary's Catholic Junior School
St Mary's Catholic Primary School
St Mary's CofE VA Primary School
St Patrick's Catholic Primary School
St Saviour's CofE Voluntary Aided Primary School
Stoneydown Park Primary School
Sybourn Infants' School
Sybourn Junior School
The Woodside School
Thomas Gamuel Primary School
Thorpe Hall Primary School
Wellington Primary School
Whitehall Primary School
Whittingham Community Primary School
Willow Brook Primary (formerly Church Mead Juniors)
Winns Primary School
Woodford Green Primary School
Yardley Primary School Infants & Primary schools

Main article: List of Secondary Schools in Waltham Forest Secondary schools

Temple Mills
Lea Bridge
Cann Hall
Wood Street
Higham Hill
Walthamstow Central
Walthamstow village
Highams Park
North Chingford
Chingford Districts in Waltham Forest


Leyton tube station
Leytonstone tube station Central Line

Walthamstow Central tube station
Blackhorse Road tube station Victoria Line

St James Street railway station
Walthamstow Central railway station
Wood Street railway station
Highams Park railway station
Chingford railway station Lee Valley Line

Leyton Midland Road railway station
Leytonstone High Road railway station Notable residents

Waltham Forest parks and open spaces
Whipps Cross Hospital

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