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27 Apr 2018

‘World of Work’ programme successes for Post-16 creative arts pupils at NWLIS

Two North-West London Independent School pupils have utilised their artistic talents to create some exciting opportunities in the worlds of performing arts and animation.

Y12 pupil Michael recently spent the day on a ‘world of work’ visit to animators Mummu in London’s Hoxton. Michael first visited in 2017 and received a standing ovation from the animators after showing them his work and they asked that he return this March, so they could watch his latest animations and see how his techniques had developed.

Michael had taken on board a lot from his first visit and was able to not only show them three new animations, but the stages of development from mood board, to storyboard to screen. He spent the day with professional animators who demonstrated and worked 1:1 alongside him to develop his skills using the industry standard After Effects software and teach him valuable techniques that he can take forward in order to further his goal to work in the industry.

Post 16 pupils are fortunate to be supported by the SLT and Business Manager at NWLIS who have constantly helped both to fund and ensure that our World of Work programme is facilitating these incredibly talented pupils to follow their dreams of becoming professional creative artists in their chosen areas.

A second Post 16 pupil Myles, also in Y12, has been given the opportunity to attend the prestigious Actors Studio at Pinewood Studios on May 17 to learn screen acting. This will not only go towards Unit 1 of his Gold Arts Award but help him to learn some of the techniques required to pursue his dream of becoming a television and film actor. Myles’ creativity knows no bounds: in addition to screen acting he is also writing and recording rap songs for the new ASDAN Expressive Arts Award – and he’s produced some stunning album cover artwork to accompany! Myles has also filmed and edited a rap video for his first song release which he hopes to premiere at our NWLIS Performance in July.


Staff at animation company Mummu watch pupil Michael’s progress

19 Apr 2018

17 April 2018

The new build at Stratford Marsh is finally ready for our pupils to move in! The classrooms are now fully furnished, with some fantastic features such as acoustically aided ceilings, sensory room and science laboratory.



11 Apr 2018

East London Independent School Parent Council launched!

East London Independent School was very proud to welcome a large group of their parents and carers to visit the brand new Stratford Marsh school site just before the Easter holiday. After a welcome coffee and introduction at the existing Custom House site, the parents and carers were transported over to the new school building, where they were given small group tours around the site by Thomas Keaney (CEO and Schools’ Proprietor), Gareth Jones (Co-Head Teacher) and Hollie Riley (Stakeholder Engagement Manager). They saw all of the new classrooms and outside spaces as well as some in depth learning about the highly specialist ASC environment that the new school hosts. During the tours, parents and carers were able to experience the environment in its very nearly finished state, with only the last few areas for the builders to complete.

In addition, many of the group signed up to join the newly formed Parent Council at ELIS. This group, the first of its kind at ELIS, will provide much needed support for parents and carers as well as being an integral part of how ELIS will run in the future. The Parent Council will be instrumental in planning events, interviewing staff and improving the school resources and curriculum and will also provide new parents with a much-needed support network, just as the Student Council does for new pupils. The first Parent Council meeting is taking place in Stratford Marsh on Thursday 19 April. If you are a parent or carer of an ELIS pupil and would like to attend, please contact the school directly or Hollie Riley at Central Services.

Parents and carers visit the new school at Stratford Marsh 


09 Apr 2018

6 April 2018

East London Independent School get ready to unveil their brand new custom-built school building at Stratford Marsh.

Photographer Gus Campbell was on hand last Friday, 6 April, to take a final round of photographs before staff embark on the arduous process of moving in this week. The move will be complete by Monday 16 April and pupils will begin the Summer Term on Tuesday 17 April at the new school in Stratford’s Welfare Road. The photographs below show the new school kitchen and classrooms.