Partner Schools

Bishop Challoner Catholic Federation of Schools

Located at the heart of the vibrant Borough of Tower Hamlets, Bishop Challoner Catholic Federation of Schools welcomes students from all backgrounds to its diverse community. Created from three outstanding schools – Boys’, Girls’ and a Sixth Form – all students and staff embody the school values of love, justice, peace, mercy, forgiveness and truth and endeavour to live these values every day. Our state of the art facilities, coupled with a wealth of knowledge, commitment and expertise from our staff, helps ensure a peaceful and inclusive learning environment for all.

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Bow School

As a school undergoing rapid transformation (from all boys to mixed, from 500 – 1500, from 11-16 to 11-18 and from a small site to a new building on a new site), Bow is an exciting place to work.  Over the past 5 years, the school has grown and changed considerably and has invested significantly in the development of teaching and learning as well as establishing a strong ethos around strengthening relationships and preparing our students for employment and adulthood.  We are proud of our rising results, the outstanding progress that our students make whilst at Bow and the very high levels of engagement shown through excellent attendance.  We have a strong internal programme of CPD based around the sharing of good practice, peer to peer support and leadership development.

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Central Foundation Girls’ School

An inner-city school with a strong community spirit makes Central Foundation Girls School an exciting place to learn. At CFGS we see every student as unique and provide a bespoke programme for students to excel. We aim to provide our students with the opportunities to become confident young women, who have the chance to challenge themselves within a supportive and safe environment. CFGS students work closely with one another to create a harmonious learning environment, where they are able to celebrate diversity and the achievements of their peers. We have a determined staff body who empower our students to be ambitious, while also building the foundations for a successful future.

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Compass School Southwark

Compass School is a mixed school for students aged 11 to 16 where our vision is to ensure every student will confidently reach the destination to which they aspire. By providing our students with the opportunities to explore a broad curriculum and extensive enrichment programme, our aim is to develop resilient, confident and independent young leaders of the future. At Compass School our focus on academic excellence is driven by our team of passionate teaching staff who aim to empower our students to take responsibility and fulfil their true potential. We are committed to becoming an outstanding school who are able to provide a unique education and a wealth of opportunities to all students who join us.

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Cyril Jackson Primary School

Cyril Jackson is an ambitious, successful and inclusive community school with a national and international reputation for providing a high standard of education. Our staff are highly committed, hardworking and motivated. We have limitless expectations for our pupils and ourselves, and we strive for excellence in all that we do. The school is a unique place and regularly described as warm, friendly and welcoming.

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Mulberry Academy Shoreditch

Mulberry Academy Shoreditch is proud to be part of the Mulberry Schools Trust family.

Welcome to the Mulberry Academy Shoreditch website. I hope it will give you a flavour of life at our academy, an insight into the opportunities we offer and the successes our students enjoy.

Mulberry Academy Shoreditch joined the Mulberry Schools Trust family on 1stSeptember 2018, and it is a privilege to take up the new position of Executive Principal at this exciting stage in the academy’s development. I bring over 15 years of successful leadership experience in an inner London setting and I have high expectations for everyone within the academy’s community.

Each student at Mulberry Academy Shoreditch is provided with unrivalled experiences, rooted in Mulberry’s values and commitment to achieving the very best educational outcomes for all.

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Marion Richardson Primary School

Marion Richardson Primary School is a happy, safe and successful place of learning.  We are committed to excellence in as many fields as possible and we believe this is best achieved when we all work together in partnership.  Our aim is to give children every opportunity to achieve the highest possible standards in everything they do. We offer our pupils an exciting and creative curriculum with a wealth of different experiences and opportunities to learn and flourish. We expect the highest standards of behaviour at all times and a commitment from pupils to try as hard as they can in everything they do.

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Mulberry School for Girls

Mulberry School for Girls is a high achieving, academically focused and successful girl’s comprehensive school for students aged 11 to 18. Based in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets, Mulberry School for Girls is a place where students are encouraged to develop their ambitions and strive for success. It aims to create highly qualified, confident and articulate young women who are able to lead happy and fulfilled lives where they can contribute to their own community and make a positive impact on the future.

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Mulberry UTC

The principal priority for Mulberry UTC is to provide our pupils with life chances – good qualifications and the capacity to be successful, fulfilled, healthy, happy and confident adults with a rich range of personal resources upon which they can draw.

As a University Technical College, we have a particular focus on preparing young people for the world of employment, by ensuring students have access to high quality industry experience and employer-led projects, to help them develop the skills they need to succeed when they leave school.

At Mulberry UTC, every member of staff is driven by the desire to make a lasting difference to our students, their families and our wider community through the education we provide and the associated services we offer. We are passionate about the need for all young people to have access to high quality educational opportunities, regardless of whether they want to follow an academic or a technical path. We are committed to ensuring that the UTC provides young people with access to high quality academic and technical education, to ensure they can achieve their full potential and go on to succeed when they graduate.

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Oaklands School

Oaklands School is very much a community school which reflects the local neighbourhood and the community of Tower Hamlets, working together in mutual respect and harmony. We are building upon 21 years of success.  We are a comprehensive community school of 800 11-19 learners, and over 600 16-19 learners at Cambridge Heath Sixth Form, a joint Sixth Form with Morpeth and Swanlea Schools.  We are a fully inclusive school with a wealth of opportunities for all learners to achieve their full potential. Oaklands is a high performing school which has learning, teaching and achievement as its central focus.

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Stationers’ Crown Woods Academy

Situated in the London Borough of Lewisham, Stationers’ Crown Woods Academy is at the forefront of cutting edge technology and our students have access to an incredible range of opportunities in industry, commerce and education.  We have recently introduced a specialist digital technology curriculum and are in the process of developing a multimedia centre to both enhance opportunities and ensure that our students have the skills necessary for careers of the future. Part of the Leigh Academies Trust, students at SCWA are supported by a highly skilled and passionate team who are dedicated to providing an outstanding learning environment within a close community. The unique community we have built here at SCWA ensures that our students are able to achieve their ambition in a caring environment. As a fully inclusive school, we have Designated Special Provision (DSP) and SEN facilities, putting the best care and quality education at the heart of everything we do.

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St Paul’s Way Trust School

SPWT School is a vibrant and innovative inner-city university school, at the heart of East London.  In 2013, we were judged as ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted.  From September 2016, we became a University Schools’ Trust.  We are a leading school in the UST, working in partnership with Royal Greenwich Trust School, with the view of other schools joining the partnership.  We have over 1500 students on roll, including KS1 through to KS5.  In September 2015, we opened our new primary school, welcoming our doors to 4 year olds and their families, from the local community.  At SPWT, we are dedicated to creating a stimulating and challenging environment in which students can thrive and succeed.

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Swanlea School

A non-selective secondary school and Sixth Form situated in the thriving area of East London, Swanlea School has been judged as outstanding. We deliver outstanding outcomes across all key stages and by working in collaboration with parents, Governors and students we have been able to build and develop a school that prepares our young people for the world beyond. We encourage our students to contribute to our close knit community and embody our school values on all occasions. We have a team of skilful and respected teachers who ensure our students are able to achieve the highest of standards.

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Thomas Buxton Primary School

Thomas Buxton Primary School is a two-form entry community primary school with a nursery. Our recently refurbished school offers generous learning space both inside and outdoors, which reflects the high expectations of both children and staff. Thomas Buxton is right in the heart of Whitechapel’s vibrant, multicultural community and we take full advantage of the facilities and experiences both locally and in central London to enrich the children’s learning. We are close to green spaces Allen Gardens and Weavers Fields, and right next door to Spitalfields City Farm. The school is also within walking distance of cultural centres, the Whitechapel Art Gallery, Bethnal Green Museum of Childhood and the Rich Mix Cinema and arts complex – and we are regular visitors to all.


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