School 21 is a pioneering new 4 to 18 school in Stratford, East London, for children from all backgrounds.
The three founders of School 21 Peter Hyman, Oli de Botton and Ed Fidoe came together with a shared belief that education must be done differently if we are to prepare young people properly for the world they are going into. Their conviction was that we needed schools to rebalance head (academic success), heart (character and well-being) and hand (generating ideas, problem solving, making a difference).
At Surrey Square, we aim to give our amazing pupils the very best. Our mission focuses children and adults on the high expectations we have of our school community. Our core values define our ‘personal excellence’ and are the backbone of the school, shaping our curriculum and pedagogy, and guiding our behaviours.
Surrey Square is an exciting place – and our best asset is our pupils. Buzzing with energy, they are at the heart of everything we do, and meeting their needs is our sole focus.
School 360 will not be isolated but part of a cluster of three Big Education schools in the area as well as an array of educational, creative and business partners – a Big Education Zone.
We believe in our schools being rooted in their communities, responsive to the full range of diversity of our local families and children, and providing a curriculum that skilfully weaves together head, heart and hand. We want young people to be taught how to solve problems in creative ways, and make a difference to the world around them. There are exciting opportunities to develop a professional learning community that develops a series of courses and experiences for pupils that draw on the huge expertise and creativity of our partners.