SPWFT Nursery Classes

We are delighted to tell you that the Foundation School will be opening its Nursery Class in January. This will come as welcome news to families with younger children who have been looking forward to this.

For the remainder of this school year, the Nursery Class will be a mornings-only class providing the 15 hours of free Nursery education that all 3 and 4-year-olds are entitled to.

If you would like to apply for a place or get more information, please collect a Nursery Pack from the Primary School Office. If you have any further questions, please contact the primary school at www.spwft.net.

Clare Mabberley
Head Teacher - Primary Phase

Science Summer School 2016

Britain – First for Science

“Britain needs more scientists and engineers,” says our patron and world renowned physicist Professor Brian Cox. This is one of the reasons why the St Paul’s Way Trust Science Summer School (SSS) has already been running for five years – its aim, to inspire young people to become the next generation of Britain’s scientists.

The event, which took place at the school over two days during the summer holiday, has been the largest and most ambitious to date.  An impressive 250 students attended, ranging from Year 6 to 6th formers, spanning 26 schools and travelling down from as far as North Cumbria. The students were given the exceptional opportunity to engage with this country’s leading scientists, engineers and entrepreneurs through a programme of seminars, discussions, hands-on experiments and workshops. Highlights this year included the following key note lectures:

  • Professor Brian Cox, (University of Manchester) – The Search for Life in the Solar System
  • Dr Turi King, (University of Leicester) – Richard III Resolution of a 500 Year Mystery
  • Dr Erica McAllister, (Natural History Museum) - The Life of Flies
  • Professor Brian Cox, (University of Manchester) – The Origins of the Laws of Nature
  • Dr Ceri Brenner, (University of Strathclyde) – Pressing FIRE on the Most Powerful Laser
  • Dr Steven Le Comber, (Queen Mary University of London) – Maths Murder and Malaria

Feedback from delegates was highly positive

“It was absolutely brilliant!”
“Excellent idea, please continue to do this for future generations.”
“Out of all the events to which I take students to over the year, this one has tremendous potential to change lives. It is so inspirational. Thank you!”
Quote from visiting teacher

Get in touch

The provisional dates for the St Paul’s Way Science Summer School 2017 are 25th and 26th July.

If you are aged 11-18 and are interested in attending the next event, please get in touch with
Ms Ahmed, wajihaahmed@spwt.net

Outstanding A level and GCSE success for students at St Paul’s Way Trust School

Myrtle Bolt (nine A*-A), Beattie Green (nine A*) and Sherinne Ghoneim (seven A*-A) pose with Executive Headteacher Grahame Price whilst celebrating their outstanding GCSE results.


Students at St Paul’s Way Trust School with the support of their families, teachers and the wider community continue to exceed expectations at GCSE and A level.

The school was incredibly proud when, in February 2016, we received a letter from the Minister of State for School Standards, Nick Gibb MP, recognising the achievements of St Paul’s Way Trust School and its students quoting:

‘Your school is one of the top 100 non-selective state-funded schools in England based on the key stage 2 to key stage 4 value added measure. This reflects the fantastic progress made by your pupils since the end of primary school.’

It is with even greater pleasure that we can announce that the August 2016 GCSE and A level results have further improved on the school’s achievements to date.


Year 11 pupils at St Paul’s Way Trust School made history by achieving the school’s best ever grades. The proportion of students achieving A* to C in both English and Mathematics and the EBacc suite of academic qualifications, once again, increased this year ensuring that we are one of the highest performing schools in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets and East London. Executive Headteacher Grahame Price said “Whilst national newspapers are reporting a sharp decline in the GCSE pass rate generally, and in English particularly, students at St Paul’s Way Trust continue to buck the trend. We are delighted that all of the hard work put in by our students and staff, with huge support from their families, has been rewarded with a fabulous set of results.”

 Tahmana Tanzim (nine A* - A)

Tahmana Tanzim (nine A* - A)

 Iftekhar Hussein (nine A* - A)

Iftekhar Hussein (nine A* - A)

Top performers among many this year included Beattie Green, who was awarded nine A*s, Myrtle Bolt, awarded 9 A* - A,  Sherinne Ghoneim, awarded seven A*- A, Tahmana Tanzim and Iftekhar Hussein, who both secured six A*s and three A grades, to name a few.

A Level

Our A level students also entered the history books by securing our highest results to date; 100% of SPWT students left with 3 A levels compared with the Tower Hamlets average of 72%. In addition the outstanding results achieved by students place the school within the top 10% in the country for student progress.

 Jumana Haque  is heading to Oxford University (Lady Margaret Hall) to read Physics

Jumana Haque  is heading to Oxford University (Lady Margaret Hall) to read Physics

An incredible 93% of our students are moving onto University pathways across the UK with 50% of these students gaining places at Russell Group or other top universities. Notable destinations include Jumana Haque, who is heading to Oxford University (Lady Margaret Hall) to study Physics, and Naeema Farrah and Anika Tahrim who both achieved 2A* and an A, securing places to read Medicine and Politics, respectively, at King’s College London.  Another student, Tanya Ahmed, has been accepted to Queen Mary University to study Law and Politics after gaining an A* and two A grades. Tanya said: “I feel shocked, overwhelmed – I’m excited to be going to uni! I went to the best sixth form in London. The team are really supportive and they push you to achieve your goals.”

VI Form students have also secured places on exciting school leaver programmes; Motiur Rahman has gained a place on the KPMG School Leavers Programme and Hameda Akther is joining the Civil Service Fast Track Programme.

We are delighted that our academic VI Form, judged Outstanding by OfSTED, continues to be one of the highest performing in East London.

Early GCSE Successes

Congratulations to students in Year 10 on their fabulous RE and Latin results and those in Year 9 awarded record grades in Bengali.

A day to remember with London’s Air Ambulance at SPWT

On Thursday 9th of June 2016 SPWT had the pleasure of hosting the launch of a new educational app, ‘Helimed’, by London’s Air Ambulance.

London’s Air Ambulance is partnering with SPWT and other schools to roll out the app across the capital and is already being used in Tower Hamlets and Newham.

Our students participated in the development process of the application and during the event everyone had a chance to play, discover and enjoy the app’s final version.

Students from both Trust and Foundation Primary School, were thrilled to witness the Air Ambulance’s helicopter landing on our astroturf!

After the exciting event, everyone had a chance to speak to the ambulance crew and pilots at a celebratory event that we will all definitely remember.


Executive Headteacher, Grahame Price, said:

“St Paul’s Way Trust School is delighted to host the official launch of this exciting and very relevant app. We fully support the drive to encourage young people to gain an interest, and pursue a successful career, in STEM areas.

As London's Faraday Science School, initiatives like this, which complement our high quality science offer, ensure that students are inspired by science and decide to pursue it further by choosing Triple Science GCSEs, STEM A levels and STEM based degrees. This App shows science at its finest, it is focussed on the science and technology that saves lives, it is a great educational resource and deserves to be used widely in schools.”


Enthusiastic SPWT students said after the event:

"Developing the app was really interesting as we got to see our feedback actually improving each version."
"I discovered so much more about the people involved in the London Air Ambulance, I would love to be a paramedic one day."  
"I always wanted to be a Pilot, but I didn't know they used so many different subjects day to day. In the app the pilot used map reading skills just like we had been taught in geography and calculations like the ones we use in Science. It really brought our subjects to life."


We are very grateful to London’s Air Ambulance for this great learning opportunity for our students and for the exciting event enjoyed by pupils and staff alike.