20 January: East London Independent School fly-through video released, previewing new school building. Take a look at the proposed plans for the new school build at Stratford Marsh, East London Independent School from our architect GA Architect. The building is due to open in spring next year and represents an exciting new phase in our school’s history, providing pupils with a brand new sensory room plus multiple new classrooms and hall.
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East London Independent School’s new state-of-the-art building in Stratford, east London was officially opened by Dame Esther Rantzen DBE on June 29.
During the opening event, Dame Esther and other guests toured the school 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. Said Dame Esther, “It was a privilege to open this remarkable school building and see the amazing new spaces that have been created to support pupils with special education needs. This building represents the school’s commitment to integration, and their inclusive approach means that more young people in east London will be educated locally and get the support they need. I’m sure staff and pupils will enjoy and benefit greatly from their new facilities.”
Pupils moved back into the newly redeveloped East London Independent School in Stratford Marsh almost one month ago. Here you can see them enjoying their new facilities.
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.
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.
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.
21 February: Stratford Marsh school update. Building contractors Glorcroft and architects GA Architects have created a new state-of-the-art school building for East London Independent School’s Stratford Marsh site. If you watch the fly-through video on this page you’ll see how our photographs, below, reflect our architect’s interpretation of how the school will look on completion in spring this year.
The recently constructed slatted timber ceilings are built to aid acoustic control, and with the addition of overhead lighting and freshly painted walls, Stratford Marsh is several steps closing to realising its full potential as a cutting edge school at the heart of the TCES Group.
19 January: East London Independent School pupils from both Stratford Marsh and Custom House schools celebrated Christmas by attending a joint Christmas lunch at Custom House on December 19. Said Head Teacher Gareth Jones: “We have gradually been creating more opportunities for the two student groups to mix together, and following a successful joint breakfast on 8 December, we held a joint Christmas lunch which is making my mouth water as I write! We are also now holding our end of week Celebration Assemblies as a whole school event and it was great last week to watch how the students supported and applauded one another as the many certificates were given out.”
The Christmas lunch proved a great success; below you can see how beautifully the hall was decorated and the tasty lunch which was enjoyed by all.
10 January: Stratford Marsh school building update. The photos below show how smart the new school building at East London Independent School’s Stratford Marsh site is looking! The building’s exterior has been completed; now begins the task of receiving ash for building the ceiling, which is used for the slatted timber to aid with acoustics. The flooring is still to be completed.
Work is set for completion around spring this year, when Stratford Marsh pupils will be moved back into the school from their temporary residence at Custom House.
16 November: Stratford Marsh school building update. You’ll see from the photo above how smart the new school looks! The front porch entrance has a new roof, and inside what was once a church we now have a ground and first floor. The image of the construction worker with the trestle table stands where a new school hall will be. The walls inside are now plastered; the air conditioning installation is almost complete and the skirting boards are in place.
Work is set for completion around spring next year, when Stratford Marsh pupils will be moved back into the school from their temporary residence at Custom House.