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  • Urban Mission School
    1 Cornmill Lane
    Elmira Street
    SE13 7FY
  • Head: Ms Linda Ughere
  • T 020 8318 6133
  • E [email protected]
  • W
  • A special independent school for boys and girls aged from 11 to 16.
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Lewisham
  • Pupils: 15
  • Religion: None
  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report

What the school says...

We are an Independent School that helps students aged 11-16 who find themselves at a crisis point in their educational experience due to displaying behaviour that is often communicating a deeper underlying need. The school seeks to address the individual social, emotional and learning needs of young people. Our aim is to re-engage young people with learning helping them develop a value and love for it in its own right – to ‘learn how to learn’.

All staff at UMS, lead by our Executive Head, Lina Ughere, work for the benefit of the young people. We seek to put pupils first in the delivery of their education, therefore seeking to learn from them as we do so.

We believe every young person is unique and inherently valuable, regardless of their background, actions and experiences.  We work to see every young person within our care come to a place of personal and social flourishing, knowing this may not look the same for each of them.

We believe a young person is not defined by their background, history and circumstances, and are able to achieve far more than these things may suggest. We believe our young people experience barriers to learning, the overcoming of which are a priority that their academic careers are contingent upon.

We believe a therapeutically informed approach to education is the most effective way to address our young people’s needs and help achieve their aspirations. We aim to provide an excellent quality of personal and academic development, in a supportive and empathetic environment.
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