Faraday School

London - E and SE

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  • Category: Pre-Preparatory / Preparatory
  • Pupils: Co-Education
  • Type: Day
  • Religious Affiliation: Christian
  • Roll: 51 (Boys) 41 (Girls)
  • Age Range: 4 - 11 years
  • Founded: 2009

General Information

Faraday School is committed to giving every child a first-class traditional education in the arts and sciences, drawing as a resource upon the Core Knowledge approach, which imparts knowledge through traditional academic subjects.

Our small classes and quality staff allow for a personal approach to learning.  The Faraday curriculum is broad and stimulating, and includes specialist teaching in French, Music, Drama and Physical Education.


We are located in a thriving artistic community close to the centre of London, overlooking the River Thames.

In addition to class music, individual lessons are available on a variety of instruments. Great importance is laid on the enjoyment and appreciation of a range of music and children are encouraged to join the school choir and musical ensembles.

Football and netball are the key sports taught alongside hockey, rounders and athletics. The children are often taken to the nearby park in fine weather and the Sports Day is currently held at Thames Barrier Park.

An extensive range of after school clubs are available, including drama, dance, Mandarin, art, drawing, football, Spanish, cooking, guitar, ballet, dance, design & technology and science. After school care can be provided until 5.30 pm.

Open Days

2020. Open Mornings: Tuesday 25th February, Tuesday 10th March and Tuesday 24th March, all are at 9:30am


2019/2020. £3,686 per term.


ISI Inspection 2014

School Contact Details

Headteacher: Mrs Claire Murdoch

Faraday School
Old Gate House
7 Trinity Buoy Wharf
London - E and SE
E14 0FH

[t]: 020 7719 9342
[w]: www.faradayschool.co.uk

Location Description

Faraday school is located at the historic Trinity Buoy Wharf, close to the City, Canary Wharf, the Isle of Dogs and in the heart of the Docklands, East London. It has views of the River Thames, across to the O2 Centre and is close to London City airport and ExCel.

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School News

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This week, the Year 6 students went to the Explore Learning Centre in Canning Town to  participate in the

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National Young Mathematicians Award.

They competed against over 150 schools across the UK and each team were given a never-before seen problem created by the NRICH project at the University of Cambridge.

We wish the Year 6’s the best of luck and hope that their mathematical skills and ability to problem solve as a team will secure them a place in the Grand Final at The Natural History Museum in February!

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Our Year 1 class went on an exciting trip to the V&A Museum of Childhood in Bethnal Green

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last Friday. 

They discovered a range of historical and modern toys from around the world and even had a chance to participate in a puppet workshop!

Here are a few of our students pictured with their favourite toy from the museum.

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Yesterday our Year 5 pupils visited Blackheath High School to participate in the Big Draw, an annual festival which

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encourages a variety of creative and innovative activities as part of a worldwide celebration of drawing.

The Year 5s worked collaboratively with the Year 9 students at Blackheath High to create some excellent artwork!

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Today was Culture Day at Faraday where our students wore traditional dresses and shared stories, photos and food from

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their countries of origin. 

The students also took part in a “Bollywood Dance” workshop, where they learned Indian traditional dances. 

Thank you to all the students who took part!

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All the children in Reception were full of excitement on Friday as they set off on their first Faraday school trip! With hi-vis jackets

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and partners, they set off with a bounce to the Half Moon theatre and enjoyed the fairy tale, Rumpelstiltskin. They loved the puppets and the songs, returning to school singing and ready for a teddy bears picnic with all their Children in Need toys!

Thank you to our parent helpers – watch out, Reception parents, there will be more opportunities for you to join a trip soon!

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The school was filled with teddies to recognise and support Children in Need. We spent the day thinking about

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those in need and how we can help them, as well as talking about the things that make us feel happy when things are more difficult.

It was wonderful to see the teddy bears at lunch and in the library. It was a Children in Need Day to remember!

Thank you to all the children who remembered to bring in a pound to support Pudsey. We raised an amazing £100!

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Famous at Tate Britain

Faraday’s Year 3 and Year 4 class went on a fantastic trip to the Tate

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Britain last Friday and were excited to see their own class photograph in Steve McQueen’s exhibition!

There were activities and booklets to complete, as well as games to play. The children were encouraged to think about what has changed for them in the last year and reflect upon their favourite moments now and then.

“I used to enjoy weekends for sleeping but now I enjoy them much more.” Felicity

The day ended with a tour of the Tate Britain paintings, guided by Miss Golding.

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Our spectacular animation club film The Attack of the Plastic Pollution has won Best Animation at the 2019

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Cardiff International Film Festival.

The film is a collaborative project with Faraday’s sister school, Maple Walk Prep, in North West London, and was completed by last year’s club cohort.

It is a fantastical story imagining how the famous broadcaster and environmentalist, David Attenborough, tackles plastic pollution in the oceans.

On his journey on the high seas he encounters dolphins with plastic bags on their heads, seahorses carrying plastic cotton buds and a poor turtle with a straw up his nose.

He also meets Poseidon who grants him three wishes and the story imagines a world without plastic pollution.

The Animation club wrote, scripted, drew the animation and recorded the voiceovers.

Photo: Our Animation Club lead Dora Martinkova collecting her award.

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Our School Council members had the incredible chance to visit one of London’s most historic organisations, Fishmongers’ Hall – home of the Fishmongers’ Livery

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They took inspiration from the historic Coat of Arms on display at Fishmongers’ Hall and they are now going to design a unique one to represent Faraday School.

Good luck with your work School Council, we cannot wait to have our own Coat of Arms!

(Thank you to the Fishmongers’ Company for the opportunity and for the lovely tea and cakes we had together at the end of our trip. Visit http://www.fishhall.org.uk/ to find out more about the company).

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Years 4, 5 and 6 took part in a plastic workshop on Friday with scientists from the University of Kent, in Poplar

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The children learned that everything is made up of polymers and that polymers are made up of monomers. They were particularly surprised by the amount of products that we use everyday that have plastic in them.

During an experiment, the pupils put a liquid similar to the over-the-counter medicine Gaviscon into a calcium solution and it turned into a solid.  Then the scientist told them that if they put it in sodium, the change would be reversed. What they ended up with was a slimy material that they could pick up with the tweezers!

Thank you so much to everyone who was able to join us in ‘toasting’ 10

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years to Faraday yesterday afternoon. The school was buzzing all day with children in their anniversary t-shirts (designed by Felicity in Year 3), party games in buddy classes and of course eating birthday cake in the afternoon.

The staff and children have been working hard for a long time now preparing for the big event and were thrilled to share their art and highlights of Faraday with their families and visitors.

The future of Faraday is bright and we look forward to the next 10 years!

A HUGE thank you to our Friends of Faraday who funded our visit from Science Dome UK, Nigel set up his ginormous dome in our

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hall last Tuesday. It was so big it took over the entire hall and meant that lunch eating had to be moved to the roof!

Everyone visited the Dome and learned about earth and space, with Years 1-6 also learning about ‘Under water’. The 360-degree projection propelled us into another world, was engaging and magical all at the same time. The journey through space was very apt as this year commemorates the 50th year anniversary of the first landing on the moon. The blow up planetarium really wowed the children and sparked some very interesting and scientific conversations!

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Faraday pupils stormed to success at the annual Fourth Plinth Awards.

We were particularly delighted for Coco, who won the overall award for Tower Hamlets in the

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12 to 15 age group – even though she is only 10 years old.

Meanwhile Milun in Year 6 won the award for Tower Hamlets.

Finally, our very own Miss Golding won a teacher award for her coordination of the project and for the standards of our pupils’ work.

Well done everyone!

For more information about the awards.

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Faraday School are excited to have adopted a whole-school Growth Mindset approach this year.

In this vein, we held a workshop for local parents and carers, so

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that they can support their children to adopt a ‘I can do it’ attitude.

The workshop is run by parenting coach Nadim Saad, who is the author of a number of books on the subject.

The focus was primarily on the Early Years, although the subject matter is relevant to all ages.


What is Growth Mindset?

The terms fixed mindset and growth mindset describe the underlying beliefs people have about learning and intelligence. Children with a growth mindset believe that their brain can grow through practice and effort, and they therefore put in extra time and effort, and that leads to higher achievement. Research proves that we can change a person’s mindset from fixed to growth, and when we do, it leads to increased motivation and achievement.


About Nadim Saad:

Nadim is a Parenting Coach and the author of five books including the highly acclaimed, Kids Don’t Come With a Manual. He drew from the latest research in child psychology and neuroscience, as well as his own experience as a father of three, to develop a programme of highly effective tools that have changed the lives of thousands of families. Besides his books and lectures, he has created children’s workshops with experienced child psychotherapists and teachers to develop children’s emotional intelligence and their confidence.

Congratulations to all of finalists who performed their poems to the school, their parents and our two external judges this afternoon.

The judges commented that they

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were in awe of the pupils’ confidence and how well they’d memorised their poems. Everyone’s performance was entertaining and extremely well received. Congratulations to the following winners and runners up:

KS1 Winner – Annabelle, Year 2

KS1 Runner up – Dixie, Reception

KS2 Winner – Mia, Year 4

KS2 Runner up – Isabelle, Year 5

Special thanks to our external judges – we were lucky enough to be joined by Andrew Ellams, Senior Deputy Head of St Pauls’ Girls’ School, and Peter Avery, a local poet enthusiast who has worked with Faraday on various poetry events in the past.  A summer premiere of our most recent project awaits!

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