Welcome to Greenwich Free School. Our purpose as a school is crystal clear; to ensure every pupil succeeds, regardless of background or previous attainment, by providing outstanding teaching and pastoral care. We are a smaller than average secondary school and we have a very clear view of what we are trying to achieve. We insist on high standards from pupils and staff, adopting a 'no excuses' approach to attitude, work and discipline in which everyone takes responsibility for their actions.
We want our pupils to develop as happy, inquisitive and confident young people whose time at GFS fully equips them with the disposition and happiness to be successful in their learning and their lives and fully prepares them for their next steps; be that at University, college or in the career of their choice.
Our extended day also ensures we can offer more lessons than most schools to ensure our pupils are fully prepared for GCSEs, A-levels and University. Our pupils spend much more time than in most state schools on English, Maths and Science, but our extended day also provides time for a broad range of other subjects such as sport, the humanities and the creative arts. We run 2 hours a week of compulsory enrichment to ensure all pupils develop skills, discover new passions and have fun.
We invest in recruiting and training the very best teachers and support staff. We give them training every Thursday afternoon to ensure they are always developing and engaging with the latest research. We know that there are no shortcuts and that success comes from continuous effort and sustained practice. We expect a lot from our pupils but we believe they receive a lot in return.