Open evening to showcase new Greenwich free school
PUBLISHED: 11:43 19 January 2012
An open evening for a new free secondary school offering smaller classes takes place tonight (Thursday).
The Greenwich Free School in Woolwich will open in September and is taking admissions for up to 100 Year Seven pupils.
Pupils will be required to take part in compulsory daily extra-curricular activities.
Headteacher Lee Faith said: “I have always dreamt of creating a school where every pupil is given so many great opportunities every lesson, every day of the week, including a variety of exciting extra-curricular activities to support their learning in the classroom.
“I grew up in area of acute deprivation and attended a school that did the exact opposite of everything I want to achieve.
“We’re building a school with teachers who genuinely care and know how to ensure pupils flourish in all they do, in school and beyond.
“I can’t wait to see the impact of our school on the life chances of young people in Greenwich.”
Parents who have already applied to other schools in the area can still apply to the free school as an additional choice which won’t affect their chances of being admitted to an existing school in the borough.
Liz Griffiths, who has enrolled her child at the school, said: “This school has a really innovative offer and the people setting it up are passionate about it and really understand what it means to develop children and help them be the best they can be.”
An open evening will take place tonight and on Thursday, February 2 between 7pm and 9pm at Shrewsbury House Community Centre, Shooters Hill.
n To enrol, call 07926 637903 or go to www.greenwichfreeschool.co.uk/applications.php.