School News

Staff Spotlight: Ms Toner, Art Teacher

Ms Toner joined our Art Department in January and is based at our Clock Mill site, teaching Lower School. Orla was born in Belfast and attended Grammar school there before moving to England to study Fashion Promotion and Imaging at the University of the Arts in Epsom....

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Weekly kickboxing group

ELSS now runs a successful weekly kickboxing group, in partnership with Paragon Gym in Shoreditch. The project was started by Mr O'Donnell, Head of our Inclusion Unit. “We work pupils hard in the Unit, and we really drill down on their core subjects of English and...

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Parent and Teacher Coffee Morning

Please join us for our next Parent and Teacher Coffee meet-up, on Wednesday 16th Janaury from 10am to 11am. We are meeting at the House Mill Cafe, directly opposite the front entrance of our Clock Mill building (black door - ring the bell if the door is...

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Staff Spotlight: Mr Joseph

Why do we have such great Rugby provision for boys and girls at ELSS? Perhaps because our rugby coach is also the coach for the Nigerian national team. Joe Mbu, or Mr Joseph, as he's known to pupils, is a former London Broncos player, has plenty of high...

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Aeneid and Augustus: Year 11 and 12 Classics lectures

The ascent to power of Roman Emperor Augustus and Virgil’s epic poem Aeneid were the subject of two Year 11 and 12 lectures given by eminent visiting speakers from Kings College earlier this weekProfessor William Fitzgerald began the event by talking about...

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The Wharf newspaper talks to the Principal

The latest issue of The Wharf newspaper features a four-page spread on East London Science School, including a full interview with Principal Mr Perks.Earlier this month, we were delighted to welcome Wharf Editor Jon Massey and a staff photographer to spend...

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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

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

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…”

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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New Scientist Live is excited to announce @elss_freeschool as a 2019 exhibitor. Check out our other exhibitors here

@mrmarktaylor13 gave a clear introduction to ‘Emile or On Education’ and argued that we have to understand Rousseau even if we disagree with him. Mark was speaking at today’s 2nd Annual Education Studies Conference. @DerbyUni @EdStudiesDerby @DerbyUniEd @elss_freeschool

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