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The unexamined life is not worth living

The unexamined life is not worth living

Early December 2018, ELSS Vice Principal, Mr Taylor took a group of pupils to the University of Winchester as part of our Great Books programme. Pupils attended two specially-designed seminars on the trial of Socrates in Plato’s Apology. This was a text...

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Student Teacher Spotlight

Student Teacher Spotlight

We are take very seriously our work with young teachers and  have helped kickstart the careers of many trainees (PGCE and NQT) equiping them with valuable experience. As our Principal Mr Perks explained in an interview with the Wharf newspaper “I’m proud...

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Staff Spotlight: Mr McPherson

Staff Spotlight: Mr McPherson

Neil McPherson joined ELSS in November as our new Lead in Music. Mr McPherson has a track record of raising Music Department profiles, as well as achieving impressive examination results at all key stages. “On stepping through the doors of ELSS for the...

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“Oxford is a place I have dreamed of…”

“Oxford is a place I have dreamed of…”

A group of  Year 9 pupils were in Oxford this week on a visit which took in one of the country’s most advanced science research institutes. Oxford University Material Sciences Department is at the cutting edge of research, helping to bring science and...

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Staff Spotlight: Dr D’Aversa

Staff Spotlight: Dr D’Aversa

We are thrilled to welcome Rafael Mr D’Aversa to East London Science School team, who joined at the start of the summer term as a teacher of Ethics, Religion and A-level Philosophy.Mr Dr D’Aversa comes with an impressive pedigree.He was recently awarded a...

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Duke of Edinburgh’s Awards

Duke of Edinburgh’s Awards

Congratulations to Year 9 pupils who successfully completed the Bronze stage of the Duke of Edinburgh's Award. Pupils were presented with their certificates by Principal Mr Perks at Kingsley Hall last week. ELSS is the only school in the whole of East...

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Year 8 pupils interview GB Hockey stars

Year 8 pupils interview GB Hockey stars

East London Science School and GB Hockey are developing a  very ‘special relationship’ it seems. And we are very happy about that. Shortly before the summer break, we went along to a GB Women’s training session and got to meet players, including Captain...

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Dame Mary Archer at ELSS

Dame Mary Archer at ELSS

Last week the school proud to welcome a very well known guest, when Dame Mary Archer, took time out from her role as and Chair of the Board of Trustees at the Science Museum to present an inspiring lecture to pupils about her life and career in science....

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Year 7 ‘Sent to the Tower’

Year 7 ‘Sent to the Tower’

or so goes the famous saying. But Year 7 weren't at one of the city's most famous landmarks, the Tower of London, to be punished, as in days of old, but as their first taste of our school's unique, weekly Enrichment programme. We are very proud of our Enrichment,...

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Staff Spotlight: Miss Pavey – Head of Year 7

Staff Spotlight: Miss Pavey – Head of Year 7

Meet our new Head of Year 7, Abigail Pavey. Miss Pavey joined ELSS last year, teaching Sport and History, and quickly established herself as a valued and popular member of team, both with staff and pupils. She studied Physical Education at the University...

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