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  • Mulberry School for Girls
    Richard Street
    Commercial Road
    London
    E1 2JP
  • Head: Ms Vanessa Ogden
  • T 020 7790 6327
  • F 020 7265 9882
  • E admin@mulberry…hamlets.sch.uk
  • W www.mulberry.t…hamlets.sch.uk
  • A mainstream state school for girls aged from 11 to 18
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Tower Hamlets
  • Pupils: 1437
  • Religion: Does not apply
  • Current Ofsted grade: Outstanding on 7th October 2013
  • Previous Ofsted grade: Outstanding on 7th September 2010
  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report

What the school says...

Mulberry School for Girls is a high achieving, over-subscribed and very successful girls comprehensive school. Our aim is to develop Confidence, Creativity, Leadership and a Love of Learning with our young women as we believe this will enable our pupils to lead successful, happy and fulfilled lives as young people and adults, making a contribution to their own community and wider society.

The school completed a major re-building programme resulting in a superb standard of accommodation and facilities for all areas of the school, supported by integrated ICT teaching and administration resources. Every pupil has a lap-top computer for her use in school and there is a full wireless network. Families without access to the internet and digital technology at home have been provided with this and so the digital divide does not exist at Mulberry. There are fully equipped science labs, technology labs and arts facilities. A full size astro-turf pitch, a fitness suite, a large dance studio, a climbing wall and sports hall provide high quality teaching spaces as well as excellent leisure facilities for the local community.

Mulberry completed a very successful Ofsted inspection in July 2010 being designated an Outstanding school. We are a consultant Leading Edge school with Training, Microsoft Academy and International School status. Our value-added at post-16 in 2010 was graded Outstanding by ALPs. In 2007 and 2011, Mulberry won second place in the national Rolls Royce Science Prize competition. In 2009, Mulberry won a Fringe First Award at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival it is an award made for best play production and production- as far as records tell, we are the only school ever to have won such an award.

Mulberry School belongs to the Excellence in Cities programme. We have a strong programme of parent voice events and an alumni programme for former pupils of the school. There are parent trips regularly to places of cultural, religious or educational interest such as to the theatre, the museums, heritage buildings or other towns and cities. A comprehensive programme of classes in areas of educational interest runs for parents including swimming, keep fit, food hygiene certificates and cooking, ICT and ESOL. The school is undertaking a new arts and community building project with a partner primary, Bigland Green Primary School to provide more facilities for parents learning and arts education.

Mulberry has many learning programmes as part of the formal curriculum and the wider curriculum. Pupil voice is strong within the school and girls have the opportunity to be leaders in different ways. Mulberry is the lead school in London for the UNA (United Nations Association) and girls have the opportunity to travel internationally as part of this programme. The Model UN programme involves over 26 schools in London. There is a youth conference programme and a young womens conference annually. Mulberry participates in science and engineering projects with STEM and LEP. Our girls are widely represented in business and enterprise activities. Fund-raising and debate are particularly strong at Mulberry.

Mulberry makes the most of its opportunities to develop artistic and creative learning in many different ways. We have an annual visit to perform at the Edinburgh festival with Mulberry Theatre Company performing original work with our resident playwright and theatre directors. The school has its own radio station and film company Mulberry Radio and Mulberry Films. There is a rich and vibrant programme of performance work at the school.

Mulberry welcomes many visitors to the school. Check our website for further information.
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