TCES Group Latest News & Events

22 Mar 2018

North West London Independent School introduce new ‘Welcome Video’

TCES Group has produced its first ever ‘Welcome Video’ for North West London Independent School.  The film aims to give prospective parents, carers and pupils a unique insight into the school and features a personal tour by Community Ambassador pupil Diaz.

The project will be rolled out across all schools and sites in the next few months. 


21 Mar 2018

Ares Foundation visits new Stratford Marsh school

On Wednesday 21 March 2018, East London Independent School Stratford Marsh hosted a visit from the Ares Foundation based in Canton Ticino, Switzerland, who were keen to visit TCES Group’s latest custom-built school site and to learn from their experience of supporting young people with ASC and SEMH. Ares Foundation is a not-for-profit organisation that works to raise awareness of autism in Swiss schools and offers advice to families and professionals.

The international contingent was given a tour of the redeveloped church, which now boasts six new classrooms, as well as a double art room and state-of-the-art classrooms for science, ICT and food technology. There is also a new school hall, two sensory rooms, and an excellent outside space.

To accommodate all new building work, the single storey church has been converted to two storeys.

Photographed left to right are Sylvio Ghiggi from Ares Foundation, Henrietta Walters, Christopher Beaver and Francesca Onori from GA Architects, TCES Group CEO & Schools’ Proprietor Thomas Keaney, Christian Fischer, Rosy Pozzi and Claudio Cattaneo, from Ares Foundation.


19 Mar 2018

‘Let’s get Tribal!’ Cultural Week activities celebrated at North West London Independent School

The week commencing 5 March was Cultural Week, and the schools and Create Services across the TCES Group participated in a range of activities to promote the annual event. North West London Independent School’s theme for Cultural Week was ‘Let’s get Tribal!’ with each class researching a tribe from their designated continent. Classes investigated various aspects of their tribe including language, traditional practices and customs, clothing, daily living etc. Pupils also dressed up in costumes associated with their tribe, which they wore during last Friday’s Presentation Day.

Presentation Day was attended by ex-pupil Laquain, who is now attending a further education college, TCES Group Referrals Manager Colleen Hopkins, Parent Group Champion Samia, Deputy Head Teacher Dale Brown and local shopkeeper Sajed– all of whom formed the judging panel with a prize of a tutor group lunch out awarded to the winning ‘continent.’ The tutor groups were judged on creativity, evidence of research and group participation.

Said Head Teacher Katrina Medley: “As the Head of school I was very proud to witness and be a part of cultural week. We did ourselves proud. Go NWLIS!!!”

CEO and Schools’ Proprietor Thomas Keaney remarked, “Friday’s presentation day represented a true understanding of how our community values embody the spirit of inclusivity. The pupils demonstrated an understanding of other cultures both within the local community and trans-globally. Thank you for making my evening and especially so to our Alumni Ambassador Laquain, who was back with us again to judge this event.”

The winning tutor group will be announced shortly.

09 Mar 2018

New ‘Welcome Film’ commences production at North West London Independent School

TCES Group commenced production of the forthcoming ‘Welcome Films’ at North West London Independent School on 9 March, with further filming to be scheduled for our other schools in the near future.

The films will provide an introduction to the school and will be shown to prospective pupils and parents, giving them an idea of what life as a pupil at each individual school is like.

Featured in the North West London Independent School film, which is currently in post-production, was an introduction by Head Teacher Katrina Medley, an interview with three Parent Group members, who discussed the progress their children had made whilst at NWLIS, a thoughtful and very knowledgeable tour of the school by Student Council member Diaz and interview with pupils Diaz and Sky, who confidently answered questions in front of the camera.

The film will be available to view on the NWLIS page of our website plus Twitter, YouTube and Linked In pages very soon.

08 Mar 2018

8 March 2018

TCES Group invited photographer Gus Campbell to capture the latest stages of development at East London Independent School’s Stratford Marsh new school build. Also present was CEO and Schools’ Proprietor, Thomas Keaney, who proudly showed visitors around the new custom-built school which features a brand new sensory room and acoustically controlled environment, adapted especially for children with autism and social and emotional mental health needs.

Also in attendance was Chris Lacey, Relationship Director at Barclays West London and Debbie Johnston, TCES Group Business Director, pictured below.

The photographs demonstrate just how close to completion the school is, estimated at around Easter time.

Plans are now well underway for the grand opening ceremony, scheduled to take place at the school on Friday June 29.