Category Archives: KS4

TeachMeet East London 2018!

Compass School, Mulberry School for Girls, St. Gabriel’s College, and Swanlea School have brought together just a few examples of some of the excellent practice that takes place every day in the classrooms in our Hub. Our aims for this evening are to both learn from the excellent practice of others and to celebrate the outstanding teaching of our partner schools in a relaxed and informal setting.

Please click here for the programme.


Health and Education Ministers Talk Mental Health at Swanlea

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt and Education Secretary Justine Greening visited Swanlea School last week.

Swanlea was involved in the CAMHS and Schools Link Training pilot in 2015/16 which saw local models of joint working between schools and mental health services vastly improve. The pilot meant that services worked more smoothly together, and children were able to get the right help quicker through the new, trained school leads, reducing pressure on local CAMHS services and improving the mental health support of all pupils.

The Health Secretary and Education Secretary talked to our students about the services available to them and how Swanlea’s help and support has benefited them and their mental health.

We also showed the minsters the work our students have been doing to raise awareness around mental health. Students were thrilled to present the ‘I Am Me’ campaign, a video and set of images promoting awareness of the issue for young people and the community. Needless to say Education Minister, Justine Greening, was more than impressed and encouraged our students to carry on with raising awareness on such an important topic.

For more information on our mental health campaign please go to :


The Lady – GCSE Drama

Before the summer holidays the year 9 GCSE drama class embarked on a new and exciting drama project called Re-Fuel. The students worked with professional playwright, Asif Khan, and director, Cheryl Ndione, to develop ideas to create a new play. Over the summer holidays, Asif wrote a play using the pupil’s ideas. The play, The Lady, was set in a minicab office during a Eid party however a mysterious ghost appears asking the party-goers for help.

The pupils performed The Lady at two professional theatres, RichMix Theatre and Theatre Royal Stratford East during October. The pupils performances at both venues were outstanding and they were true professionals.  Future theatre stars in the making.

A huge congratulations to Aisha Naima Adan, Khadija Begum, Joly Begum, Zahra Haque, Rehan Malik, Anisha Mohamad, Zulaikha Khushi Rob, Sandipa Sen and Rahul Uddin.


Excellent GCSE Results 2017!

We are incredibly proud of the achievements of our students, who have once again excelled in their GCSE results!

Here are a few stats:

  • 27% of students also achieved a grade 7 or better.
  • 38% of all entries were 9 to 8 (A*/A**).
  • 21% of all entries were 9 to 7 (A/A*/A**).
  • 50% of all entries were 9 to 5 (A**-B)
  • 73% of all entries were 9-4 (A**-C).
  • Over a quarter of all girls GCSE grades were A/A*/A**.
  • Our school has achieved an estimated progress 8 score of +0.21 (based on initial forecasts) and a provisional attainment 8 score of 47.5.
  • 28% and 26% of students achieved a good and strong pass respectively in the English Baccalaureate.
  • 65% of students achieved a good pass in both English & Maths and 44% of Students achieved a strong pass in both English & Maths.
  •  In English 79% of students achieved a good pass and 62% of students achieved a strong pass.
  • In Maths 71% of students achieved a good pass and 49% of students a strong pass.

Based on initial forecasts of progress, girls are expected to have out-performed their peers nationally by over half a grade –initial forecast of Progress 8 for is girls +0.72.Girls attainment is excellent with an average attainment 8 score of 52 (Grade 5).

Students with low prior attainment have made exceptional progress (based on initial forecast) with a progress 8 score of +0.96 (nearly a grade above their peers nationally according to initial forecasts)

Sadia Ahmed (Pictured above) is one of only 2000 students across the country to achieve 9s in English Language, English Literature and Maths. 6 students achieved the top grade of a 9 in maths and 13 achieved an 8.There were 6 grade 9s in English and 19 8s across language and literature.

Congratulations to all our students and thank you to all staff, students, parents/carers and governors who have supported Swanlea School during the year.