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Meet our new Year 7s

Meet our new Year 7s

Meet our new new Year 7 pupils, who joined us at the start of term. Year 7 have had a very busy and exciting start to the term. They are seen here, along with Head of Year Mr Joseph (centre), in front of the historic Albert Memorial in Kensington Gardens, where they...

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Staff Spotlight: Maryam Asfar – Maths

Staff Spotlight: Maryam Asfar – Maths

Ms Asfar joined ELSS Maths Department last year soon became popular amongst both pupils and staff. He she explains how she came to be a maths teacher and about some of her other passions.  "Since Primary School I was always very ‘lively’ and loved getting involved in...

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Staff spotlight: Thomas Mummery – Languages

Staff spotlight: Thomas Mummery – Languages

Tom Mummery joined ELSS in July, 2019, and teaches across both sites, to both key stages 3 and 4. He teaches French, Spanish and Mandarin. Tom was born in Darlington in the North East of England, and moved to Newcastle aged Eighteen, where he studied French and...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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“You don’t need a lot of stuff to teach” ELSS in the news

“You don’t need a lot of stuff to teach” ELSS in the news

“by the end of my tour around the school’s classrooms, homework space (there’s an hour of prep daily) and laboratories, it’s clear to me that whilst the youngsters at ELSS are encouraged to see how they are progressing in comparison with their peers, the overwhelming...

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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...

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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.”...

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Spent an enjoyable morning at @newscilive. Megan wants to be a @KingsCollegeLon surgeon, while Olivia a @BAESystemsInc Tempest pilot. @elss_freeschool stand extremely busy with lots of interest in our ice cream and robots.

It’s arrived! ‘Curriculum Athena versus the Machine’ by ⁦@Trivium21c⁩. Written by Martin Robinson, #battleofideas panellist on the discussion ‘What really makes a good teacher?’ @elss_freeschool 2nd-3rd Nov ⁦@BarbicanCentre⁩ https://t.co/oeUEC9E701

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