School News

Maritime Roadshow at St Catherine’s Dock

Maritime Roadshow at St Catherine’s Dock

In December our Year 07 girls took part in a day of activities at St Catherine's Dock, organised by maritime charity The 1851 Trust, designed to "enthuse young girls about STEM subjects and maritime careers at sea and on shore". Girls spent the day attending workshops...

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The ELSS Christmas Concert

The ELSS Christmas Concert

Why have a 'Silent Night' when you can have a 'Not-So-Silent Night'? Shortly before we broke up for the holidays, parents, family and staff gathered at Clock Mill for our first ever ELSS Christmas Concert, organised by Mr McPherson, Head of Music. The school hall was...

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Pupils go sky high for London’s Air Ambulance

Pupils go sky high for London’s Air Ambulance

In November our Year 10 ‘Young Apprentice’ team winners visited London’s Air Ambulance facility on the roof of the Royal London Hospital Whitechapel. They were there, along with Head of Year 10, Miss Ubaka, to present a cheque for £2,000, raised during last year’s...

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Careers Update

Careers Update

Following in-school careers events with KPMG, PwC, Kings College London and Dentsu Aegis PR company, November has kept up the emphasis on career learning this Autumn term. This week pupils attended a Creative Careers Week event organised by Screen Skills UK and hosted...

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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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