Emanuel School was founded in 1594 when 10 boys and 10 girls were provided with free education. This established history of fee-assistance continues to flourish and grow nearly 430 years later.
Our charitable mission, the Battersea Rise Trust, centres on our desire to ensure all aspirational and talented boys and girls have an opportunity to learn and grow at Emanuel, regardless of financial circumstance. 29 pupils are receiving a fully-funded education at our school as of September 2020, with fee-assistance and scholarships available at all entry points, and we are aiming to provide 43 free places by the year 2024. We also support many more pupils with their fees, depending on individual need.
There’s been no better time to become a pupil at Emanuel; in 2019, we rose almost 100 places to enter the top 100 schools in the UK for combined GCSE and A level outcomes, and within the top 50 co-educational schools, in The Sunday Times Parent Power tables. Dedicated teachers in an incredible (and growing) wealth of subjects develop our bright, curious pupils into kind, confident and aspirational young adults.
Every child is cared for within our robust pastoral system. Each pupil has a form tutor who oversees their holistic life and represents a consistent adult relationship. A matrix of care continues beyond the form tutor, with pupils receiving support and encouragement from heads of year, heads of section, heads of houses, chaplains and counsellors. We cheer for each pupil’s interests and achievements; every child is encouraged to develop skills or explore new interests in any of the 60 clubs and societies and from the exceptional art, music, drama and sport opportunities we can offer.
Our pupils are kind, considerate and open-minded. Every pupil contributes to the wider community, whether local or global, and we encourage our pupils to notice others around them and look beyond their own needs. Amongst other interactions, pupils of all ages work collaboratively with local state schools on various enrichment projects and fundraise for charities. Our flagship Primary Ambitions partnership sees Sixth Form students mentor local primary pupils in the arts, academic subjects and sport – a valuable cross-sector relationship, using the school’s exceptional facilities, which involves over 500 primary pupils in the community.
Emanuel School offers a well-rounded education to bright, ambitious and talented boys and girls aged 10-18. Pupils are motivated to achieve their varied aspirations by dedicated and enthusiastic teachers. This trusted relationship, with the support of parents, is one of the key reasons why Emanuel is such a positive, happy and purposeful place to learn.
Beyond the classroom, pupils are encouraged to take an active part in the co-curricular life of the school. There is a varied programme supporting clubs, teams and groups across the creative and performing arts, sports and music. The vast majority of pupils leave for degrees at Russell Group universities. Of the others, exceptional places are won at the UK’s top art and music colleges, as well as drama schools. A small and growing number are now choosing to study overseas
All pupils at Emanuel contribute to the wider community, whether local or global. Amongst other interactions, boys and girls of all ages work collaboratively with local state schools on various enrichment projects and fundraise for charities. This year sees Emanuel launch the ‘Primary Ambitions’ partnership with 17 primary schools. Every Friday afternoon, sixth formers and local primary pupils will share facilities and experiences in the arts, academic subjects and sport – a valuable cross-sector relationship involving nearly 100 Emanuel pupils and over 500 primary pupils.
We wish no potential pupil to be discouraged by financial circumstances from making an application. 20 Emanuel pupils are on fully funded places at the school, with fee-assistance and scholarships available at all entry points. The school also supports many more pupils, to different degrees, with their fees.View our Website
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