School policies

Major school policies will be published online here

Uniform and appearance policy

Aim At East London Science School our aim is that all pupils will be proud of our smart, distinctive uniform. Objectives Our policy on school uniform is based on the idea that school uniform: promotes a sense of pride in the school; engenders a sense of community and...

Equal opportunity policy

Purpose To confirm the commitment of the School to the principle of equal opportunities for all. The policy covers all people who have contact with the School, students (current and prospective), staff and visitors. To ensure that East London Science School (ELSS)...

Charging and remissions policy

Introduction The School Governing Body is committed to the general principle of free education for students. The Governing Body recognises the valuable contribution that the wide range of additional activities, including clubs, out-of-School trips, residential and...

Complaints policy

Introduction Parents / carers and East London Science School (ELSS) are partners in Education. The support and cooperation of parents / carers is vital if we are to establish and maintain high standards of work, behaviour and dress. Staff seek to provide a service to...

Anti-bullying policy

Introduction We value the happiness and wellbeing of every member of our community at the East London Science School including teachers, support staff, volunteers and pupils. We expect everyone in the community to treat each other with courtesy and respect. We expect...

Attendance policy

Importance of attendance at ELSS Since ELSS has at its core a rigorous knowledge-led curriculum, high attendance is vital for academic success. Children who attend school regularly are nearly four times more likely to achieve five or more good GCSEs than...

Admissions policy

Background to school East London Science School is an 11 – 18 mixed free school for pupils of all abilities and backgrounds with 120 places available in Year 7. We accept pupils from across London. Our pupils live almost equally in Newham and Tower Hamlets with some...

Safeguarding policy

Key Roles: Principal: David Perks david.perks@eastlondonscienceschool.co.uk Designated Safeguarding Lead: Paul Cornish (Vice- Principal) paul.cornish@eastlondonscienceschool.co.uk 07912 409381 Deputy Safeguarding Lead: Jennifer Copestake...

Scholarly behaviour policy

Principles East London Science School holds the highest expectations of all pupils, irrespective of their ability or background. This is built into the fabric of the school, as made clear in the ELSS vision statement. Central to the idea of scholarly behaviour is the...