School News

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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Staff Spotlight: Ms Ahoune – Head of French

Staff Spotlight: Ms Ahoune – Head of French

Julia Ahoune joined our Language Department, as the Head of French, in January 2019. "I was born in Ivory Coast but was raised in France" she explains, "I attended a  boarding Catholic school and a business school in Lyon before moving to England to further my...

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Choosing Knowledge 2019: Just Teach

Choosing Knowledge 2019: Just Teach

Choosing Knowledge 2019: Just Teach; the fourth annual education conference organised by East London Science School took place on Friday 29 March at The Building Centre in Fitzrovia WC1E. The conference is an opportunity for ELSS staff and interested members of the...

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Homer’s Iliad in 12 different languages

Homer’s Iliad in 12 different languages

On a chilly spring March morning last week, ELSS Head of Classics Mr Anderson, and a group of enthusiastic Lower School pupils took to the open-air stage on Three Mills Green to read extracts from Homer’s Iliad - in 12  launguages including English, German, Arabic,...

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Futsal Champions of Newham

Futsal Champions of Newham

Congratulations to our Year 9 Boys Futsal team were crowned Newham Borough Futsal Champions. ELSS PE teacher Mr Stewart said “The boys were fantastic throughout the tournament and only conceded one goal in five games. They held their nerve in the final, after a 0-0...

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Choosing Knowledge 2019: Just Teach

Choosing Knowledge 2019: Just Teach

Friday 29 March 10am-4.30pm | Venue: Building Centre, 26 Store St, Fitzrovia, London WC1E 7BTThe fourth annual Choosing Knowledge conference is being held at the Building Centre in central London, and will look at the role of the teacher, throughout history to...

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Staff Spotlight: Mr Ansell

Staff Spotlight: Mr Ansell

Congratulations to ELSS PE Coach Mr Tony Ansell, who is celebrating 50 years of loyal membership and service to a local East London swimming club this year. He joined the Bethnal Green ‘Sharks’ Swimming Club in 1969, a few years after the York Hall Baths opened in Old...

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