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  • Emanuel School
    Battersea Rise
    SW11 1HS
  • Head: Robert Milne
  • T 020 8870 4171
  • F 020 8877 1424
  • E [email protected]
  • W
  • Emanuel School is an English independent day school for boys and girls aged 10 to 18, located in Battersea, south-west London. The school educates over 1,000 pupils and was founded in 1594 by Anne Sackville, Lady Dacre and Queen Elizabeth I.
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Wandsworth
  • Pupils: 1000 ; sixth formers: 250
  • Religion: Christian
  • Fees: £20,145 pa
  • Open days: Check school website
  • Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
  • ISI report: View the ISI report

What says..

Emanuel has had a meteoric rise in the league tables, leap-frogging 100 schools and scoring particularly highly on ‘value added’ data. Academic standards have improved across the board, with energetic teaching and learning in evidence on the day we visited. Complaints from some parents about too many...

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What the school says...

Emanuel prides itself on being a genuine community of altruistic and aspirational young people and staff, one that shows kindness and respect to all, with a concern for pupil well-being and their holistic life at its core.

Our aims:

- Promoting independent thought and a lifelong curiosity for learning
- The pursuit of academic excellence
- Providing a broad-based education enabling all pupils to discover their strengths, develop their individual talents and prepare for higher education and adult life
- Providing supportive pastoral care that nurtures health and well-being, emotional maturity and spiritual richness
- Engendering respect, tolerance and understanding of the importance of caring for others and the environment

Ethos: our approaches

- Pastoral care, wellbeing and pupil happiness: we ensure that every child is recognised, included, valued and supported to enjoy their life, thrive, and be happy at our school.
- Co-curricular and community life: we cultivate an altruistic, outward-looking and caring place that helps young people enjoy a sense of fun, self-esteem and personal momentum. Emanuel is a place where they are encouraged and helped to find creative and co-curricular passions, and are given the support to sustain involvement in them.
- Academic approach: we sustain a vibrant, forward-thinking and exciting school, adding value to every pupil as a means of enhancing wellbeing - not harming it.
- Communications and actions: we are always professionally approachable, empathetic, positive and pupil-centered.
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What The Good Schools Guide says


Since September 2017, Robert Milne, previously deputy head (pastoral) at KCS Wimbledon. Taught English at Oundle, housemaster at King Edward’s Birmingham and head of English at Magdalen College School. Read English at Leicester, followed by a masters at King’s College London. Keen sportsman, playing cricket at university level and the lure of the squash court remains strong. Married to a doctor turned biology teacher at KCS, with whom he has two children. His toddlers can often be found by his side on the touchline when supporting school matches. Parents love the chance to have a quiet word in his ear on these occasions. A Yorkshireman who relishes the outdoors, being equally at home watching Leeds United and walking in the Dales. Comes from teaching stock. While maintaining the school’s DNA and respecting its traditions,...

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Special Education Needs

About 10-15% of students at Emanuel are mildly dyslexic or dyspraxic, and we have a small learning support unit of three teachers who work with these pupils to improve their performance by means of small group work. This service is included in the tuition fee. Additional one-to-one assistance is available, on request, but this may be charged as an extra to the school fee. We have very few students at the school with other special needs at present, but we are always happy to discuss your son or daughter's needs with you to see if we can help. For example we have had some students with ADHD who have coped well here, and similarly students with hearing difficulties. So it is worth discussing the specific issues with us, to see whether we can provide the necessary support and assistance your child may need.

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder Y
Aspergers Y
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders Y
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
Dyslexia Y
Dyspraxia Y
English as an additional language (EAL)
Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory
Has SEN unit or class Y
HI - Hearing Impairment Y
Hospital School
Mental health
MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty
MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment
Natspec Specialist Colleges
OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability
Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
PD - Physical Disability
PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty
SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health
SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication
SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty
Special facilities for Visually Impaired
SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
VI - Visual Impairment

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