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Welcome to Grangewood Independent

Grangewood Independent School , situated in the east end of London, was founded in 1979. We are a co-educational school that provides a unique and enjoyable educational experience for children from two to eleven years.

Aims of Education

Our main aims are:


1.    To teach the children the stories and message of the Bible that centre in God’s revelation of Himself in Jesus Christ.

2.    To show children by teaching and by example that the Bible presents a Christian perspective on the whole of life.

3.    To encourage attitudes of love, understanding and care for one another and care for others which includes a respect of people of other religions and ways of life, and a concern for people in the locality, in the nation and in the world.

4.    To provide pastoral care to the children and their families.

5.    To teach the children habits of good behaviour involving self-discipline, attentive listening, the development of a respect and sensitivity for others and the learning and holding of moral values.

6.    To enable children to develop lively, enquiring minds and the ability to question and argue rationally through interpreting evidence, drawing and questioning conclusions and solving problems.

7.    To teach children to observe and develop a care for living things.

8.    To help children to use language effectively by communicating clearly and confidently in speech and in writing in ways appropriate for various occasions and purposes.

9.    To enable children to read fluently and accurately with understanding and feeling in a carefully monitored programme that allows children to read widely and with discrimination.

10. To enable children to develop a clear and good style of handwriting.

11. To enable children to understand mathematical skills and to be able to use these skills effectively in the development of ongoing projects involving other areas of the curriculum.

12. To enable children to master basic scientific ideas and skills and to use these effectively in investigative activities.

13. To enable children in their enquiries to acquire information from various sources and to record information and results in various ways.

14. To teach children to be aware of the geographical, historical and social aspects of the local environment and to develop a care for that environment.

15. To teach children to be aware of the national heritage and to appreciate human achievement and aspirations.

16. To help children to understand the world in which they live and the interdependence of individuals, groups and nations.

17. To enable children to develop interests and talents within the context of a wide and balanced curriculum.

18. To develop confidence in handling tools and materials in several forms of art and craft as a means of expression.

19. To enable children to appreciate and take part in drama and in music, both orally and through the use of instruments and equipment.

20. To enable children to develop agility and physical co-ordination, confidence in and through physical activity and the ability to express feeling through movement.

21. To create a school environment that, by its excellence, inspires and promotes learning.