School News

Stephenson Street approved

Great news! We have received formal approval from Newham council for the development of our final site. This is a 1000 pupil school with 400 sixth form places. Work is due to start on site in April. The school is in phase 1 of the development which will...

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Budding computer scientists

When Year 7 pupil Oneil Talent was set a programming task in his Computer Science class he decided to create a maths game. He explains his motivation, "I like maths, Maths is my favourite subject. I saw a game like this and played it and wanted to create...

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Teacher spotlight: Ms Ubaka

ELSS are delighted to welcome Beatrice Ubaka to our Biology Department. Ms Ubaka comes to us with over  eight year of teaching experience. "Originally I came into Science wanting to find a cure for Sickle Cell anaemia..." she explains, " having experienced...

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China exchange programme

This week we were delighted to welcome pupils from across China to ELSS, as part of our China Exchange Programme. 12 pupils attended lessons all week and stayed with host families in London. ELSS pupils are heading off to Shanghai on the 21st March for the...

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BBC Broadcast Centre visit

by Jonathan Dingsdale, Head of Astronomy What does the BBC have to do with Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths? As some of our Year 9 pupils found out on a visit to BBC Broadcast Centre this week, an awful lot! Pupils were treated to glimpses at future...

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Worshipful Company of Goldsmith’s visit

ELSS were delighted to welcome three special guests to the school in January. Tim Roberts, Robert Straker and Nick Harland from The Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths - one of London's oldest institutions, (dating back to the Fourteenth Century) dropped by...

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Art is a breeze…

Imagine being able to give all pupils at Key Stage 3 the opportunity to create a reductive sculpture, to use stone, wood or soap and reduce it until only a piece of art is left. Sculpture is largely forgotten about in schools and shouldn’t be. Art teachers...

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Cambridge University visit

Written by Gabriel Perez-Pineda - Year 9 pupil and Prefect. On the 17 January 2018, I had the incredible opportunity to visit Caius College, Cambridge University. We arrived at 11am and we were welcomed by beautiful landscapes of the river and gothic...

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The fusion of art and science

ELSS Chemistry and Art departments are joining forces to  participate to the Copper Development Association  annual competition for UK school children, encouraging them to explore the properties of copper that make it central to daily life, and a key component of the...

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