Emanuel School

Overview of Emanuel School and 11 Plus information

Address: Emanuel School, Battersea Rise, London, SW11 1HS

Website: www.emanuel.org.uk


Boys – Yes

Girls – Yes

School Size – c. 690 – 700

Emanuel School Scholarships and bursaries available – Yes

Emanuel School 11 Plus Exam – English, mathematics and verbal reasoning


Emanuel School – Overview

Emanuel School was founded in 1594 by Lady Dacre. She wrote that the Foundation was “for the bringing up of children in virtue and good and laudable arts so that they may better live in time to come by honest labour”.  In 1883 the school moved from Westminster to its present site in the London borough of Wandsworth.  Emanuel was originally founded as a co-educational school, but the girls left in the nineteenth century; girls were readmitted in 1995.  Soon after the Second World War Emanuel became a grammar school; it remained so until 1976, when it reverted to independence.  Emanuel is one of three schools which are administered by the United Westminster Schools Foundation which is a registered charity.  While the school has its own independent governing body, the work of the governors is overseen by the Trustees of the United Westminster School.

The school’s stated aims include the pursuit of academic excellence; the promotion of independent thought and a curiosity for learning; the provision of a broad-based education enabling all pupils to discover their strengths and develop their individual talents; the provision of supportive pastoral care that nurtures health and well-being, emotional maturity and spiritual richness; and the engendering of respect tolerance and understanding of the importance of caring for others and the environment.

Most of the pupils come from professional or business families in the London area. About one-fifth of the pupils come from minority ethnic backgrounds.  English is an additional language (EAL) for twenty-three pupils.  The ability profile of the school is above average and has risen in recent years.  On leaving the school from the sixth form, most pupils proceed to university degree courses.

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