Swanlea Mission, Values and Vision


To be exceptional in:

  • Teaching
  • Leading 
  • Learning


  • Respect
  • Aspire
  • Achieve


At Swanlea we will:

  • Develop socially confident, responsible, resilient and independent learners
  • Create respectful, empathetic and active citizens who value democracy, liberty and the rule of law in British society
  • Develop highly numerate, literate and articulate young people, instilling a life-long love of learning
  • Promote cultural capital and celebrate difference, instilling an understanding and appreciation of diversity
  • Nurture aspiration and ambition challenging all to achieve, readying pupils for the global work place
  • Promote student wellbeing, safety and healthy lifestyles, positively managing their academic, personal and social lives 

Welcome to Swanlea

Swanlea School is a large, vibrant and thriving secondary school in the centre of London. With approximately 1000 students on roll and a further 210 at KS5, staff at Swanlea work alongside outstanding colleagues to achieve outstanding student outcomes in all key stages.
In July 2013, OFSTED graded Swanlea as outstanding in all categories for the second time. In July 2015, we were awarded Teaching School status as part of our journey to achieving excellence and we continue to strive to deliver outstanding outcomes across all key stages and subject areas. We are committed to the continuous professional learning of all staff.


In OFSTED’S most recent appraisal of Swanlea School’s services, it judged the school to be ‘Outstanding’. View the full report on the link below.


Performance Table

Performance Table Information

Term Dates

Please click on the link for Term-Dates-2021-22

Latest News

June 2021 Half-Term Newsletter & star students Read more
We are asking that anyone over the age of 11-years-old who lives, works, or learns in Tower Hamlets has a PCR test for Covid-19.  This Read more
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 Our Values

        RESPECT    |    ASPIRE    |    ACHIEVE 

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