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

2019. Tues. 15th January, Tues. 29th January and Tues. 12th February, all at 9:30am


2018/2019. £3,448 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

The Fishmongers’ Faraday Award 2019 is now open.

The award aims to provide a free or subsidised place for a child to join Faraday School in

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September 2019. The award will cover up to 100% of the school fees and may also contribute towards after school clubs and the school bus, depending on personal circumstances.

Any child currently attending a maintained school is eligible to apply and we are particularly keen for applicants showing promise in the arts and/or sport to register. Selection will be based on interview and references.  Additionally, candidates will be asked to provide their most recent school report and to attend Faraday School for a day, where they will undertake a range of activities and assessments. No advance preparation is needed for these tests.

We are seeking candidates who would not otherwise be able to afford an independent education and who would benefit from Faraday’s offer.  Prospective families will therefore need to fill out a comprehensive means testing form to better understand the family’s financial position. We understand the form can seem daunting and encourage you to contact us if you need assistance.

To be considered for an award, please fill in the application form below and forward the relevant section to your school for a reference.  You will also need to complete the bursary application form.

Please do contact us on 020 8965 7374 if you would like to make an appointment to visit Faraday School prior to making an application and/or you have any specific questions.

The deadline for all applications is Friday 18th January.

Faraday School are extremely grateful to the Fishmongers’ Livery Company for making this award possible. Visit their website for further information on the work of the Fishmongers.


Fishmongers Award Application Form
Bursary Application Form

Bursary Guidance Notes

The forms and award are being administered by the Faraday Head Office at the New Model Schools Company Ltd.

Years 5 & 6 thoroughly enjoyed their visit to Pudding Mill Allotment in Stratford where Milun and Mia’s family have a plot. The purpose of

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their morning was to learn about the beehives that are going to house a new colony in the coming months and help prepare the surrounding area for their new home.

The children were eager to design what the bee keeper’s house should look like and got stuck in with their shovels and trowels to dig a small trench where trees have now been planted to help provide shelter around the hives. Workmen from Costain and TMX were on hand to talk to the group about the impact of the nearby Cross Rail development and how they’re supporting the gardeners to minimise disruption in the local area.

The children are all looking forward to their next trip in the summer term to meet the bees and see more growth around the allotment in the warmer weather!

On Tuesday 20th March, Years 3 & 4 performed James and the Giant Peach, to a hugely entertained audience. All the hard work Miss Ellie

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had thrown into her drama lessons really paid off, as the children created some very believable characters. This brilliant interpretation of Roald Dahl’s classic tale, about a boy and his adventures inside a ginormous peach with a group of insects, had the audience enthralled throughout. The costumes that the parents had put together added terrific colour as we were taken on a roller coaster ride of fear and excitement; from the terrifying clutches of Aunts Sponge and Spiker, to bobbing up and down on the ocean inside the peach and finishing with the wild celebration scenes in New York City. Well done Years 3 & 4 on a thoroughly engaging performance!

Wow! What an amazing day World Book Day was at Faraday this year.

The costumes worn by the children brought books to life and introduced us

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to characters some of us had never met before. There were some very famous storybook heroes and villains found learning across the school. Dr Watson, Cruella Deville, Harry Potter, The Queen of Hearts, Mary Poppins and The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas all found their way to Trinity Buoy Wharf.

Huge effort and attention was paid to the Best Dressed Potato competition and deciding class winners was extremely difficult. Thankfully, Little Red Riding Hood and Year 6 were able to choose some suitable first place potato book characters.

Every child at Faraday received a voucher entitling them to a free book, courtesy of WorldBookDay.com and the school hopes this will encourage everyone to keep reading as much as possible.

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On Tuesday 31st January, Years 5-6 took part in the BBC Terrific Scientific Live Lesson. They learned all about ‘What happens when we eat?’ and

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explored how many papillae they have on their tongues, which classified them as ‘non-tasters’, ‘normal tasters’or ‘super tasters’. To do this, they had to colour their partner’s tongue with natural blue food colouring, look through the hole on the card and count how many papillae they could see.  From this, they could tell their partner what type of taster they were and share their likes and dislikes when it came to food!  Fascinating stuff!

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The Year 5 and 6 girls had an exciting day this week when they visited Blackheath High School for the European Day of Languages.

Our pupils

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had the chance to try French, Spanish, German and Mandarin, through a variety of games, songs and interactive workshops.

They also learned basic counting and how to introduce themselves.

The European Day of Languages is a Council of Europe initiative and has been running annually on the 26th September since 2001.

Faraday School will next term launch an additional bus route.

The Stratford bus service will add 4 new stops to our existing 18, to reach even

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more pupils from across East London and south of the river.

The school bus service is subsidised to try and encourage parents to ditch their cars and to reduce pollution on the road.

This year we are delighted to be working again with the East Community Transport (ECT) company, who provide our buses, drivers and passenger assistants.

Our collaboration with ECT has helped create new employment in the area and also supports their valuable outreach work.

New stops from September 2016 include Stratford, Leyton High Road, Langdon Park and New providence Wharf.

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This week Year 5 have joined pupils from Faraday’s sister school, Maple Walk, on a field studies trip to the Lake District.

No sooner had they

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arrived and they were already being marched up a hill.

The children are staying at the Blencathra Field Studies Centre in the North Lakes, close to Keswick.

Their studies tie in with their regular curriculum and, apart from getting a lot of exercise, they have learned map reading, how wind speed and temperature change the higher they go above sea level and how to compare different communities – Threlkeld vs London!

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