About us

Providing an academic education for all regardless of background or ability
Sixth Form student spotlight

Sixth Form student spotlight

Sixteen year-old Jenny Spahl, from Berlin, has spent the past year studying at ELSS Sixth Form, and is about to return home to continue her education. Here she reflects on her experiences and on what she learned from her ‘year abroad’ with ELSS. We are sorry to see...

read more
Teacher Spotlight: Mr Anderson

Teacher Spotlight: Mr Anderson

Sam Anderson joined ELSS as Head of Classics in 2017 and in that time he has overseen the expansion the department. Here, he explains a little about himself and the role of Classics at ELSS. “We now have both 6th form Latin and GCSE Ancient Greek, which is very rare...

read more
Year 9 China cultural exchange

Year 9 China cultural exchange

In April a group of Year 9 Pupils took part in another of our Chinese cultural exchange visits. This time we were in Beijing, where pupils visited local schools, met local school students and stayed with host families. While in Beijing they visited the city's main...

read more
Pupils show off their musical talents

Pupils show off their musical talents

There was a full house this week in the ELSS 'Great Hall' for our first musical concert of the year. It was also the first concert under the leadership of Mr McPherson, who joined us as Head of Music in September 2018. Pupils varying in experience and age sang and...

read more
Schools Minister praises ELSS

Schools Minister praises ELSS

Minister of State for School Standards the Rt Hon Nick Gibb MP wrote to our Principal Mr Perks at the start of April, praising our “school’s achievement in entering 85 per cent of your pupils into the EBacc and 98 percent of your pupils for a language GCSE in 2018.”...

read more
Staff Spotlight: Ms Ahoune – Head of French

Staff Spotlight: Ms Ahoune – Head of French

Julia Ahoune joined our Language Department, as the Head of French, in January 2019. "I was born in Ivory Coast but was raised in France" she explains, "I attended a  boarding Catholic school and a business school in Lyon before moving to England to further my...

read more

ELSS Teacher Academy

The strength of our school is the strength of our teachers. We are seeking to develop outstanding subject specialist to develop our growing expertise in teaching all children to the highest academic standards. For that reason we are excited to be launching our...

read more
Choosing Knowledge 2019: Just Teach

Choosing Knowledge 2019: Just Teach

Choosing Knowledge 2019: Just Teach; the fourth annual education conference organised by East London Science School took place on Friday 29 March at The Building Centre in Fitzrovia WC1E. The conference is an opportunity for ELSS staff and interested members of the...

read more