“Pupils are taught effectively to value tolerance, human rights and the different cultures and religions represented in Britain and beyond. They show respect for diversity and commitment to equalities. For example, pupils learn about Judaism, visit a local Jewish school and mark the Holocaust Memorial Day. Pupils understand the importance of gender equality, women as positive role models and the importance of the suffragette movement. Overall, the school prepares pupils very well for life in modern Britain.” Ofsted 2017
Set in the heart of the buzzing city that is multi-cultural London, working with the community is a focus of our school. We believe students should experience as much as possible to learn how to negotiate their way through life and appreciate differences.
Our school calendar is packed with regular educational trips around London and the country. In addition, we organise residential trips abroad so that students have the opportunity to travel together and learn about the history and culture of other countries.
We also arrange local programmes where our students go out to work by, for example, reading to the blind, or volunteering at care homes. These acts of charity, introduced at a young age, and supported by parents, go a long way to teaching our students to be caring citizens.
With a strong focus on giving, students in Year 10 and the School Council arrange various annual activities for their nominated UK registered charity, Small Kindness. The Charity looks after orphans, widows, students and needy families in war torn countries or countries which have been hit by natural disasters. From arranging sleepovers to taking part in sponsored walks or sponsored sporting activities, students are always keen to exercise their creative muscles when raising funds.
To engage with other schools, our students also regularly take part in national competitions such as national debating competitions, sporting competitions and business enterprise challenges.
The school works with various organisations, such as Three Faiths Forum, to introduce students to people of other faiths and backgrounds and to work collectively on a range of activities.