We believe that all pupils can succeed if given outstanding teaching and pastoral care.
The Greenwich Free School is a smaller, more personal school, with just 100 pupils in each year group. This means teachers get to know every pupil as an individual and are able to closely nurture and challenge them all.
We demand a lot, setting high standards for pupils and staff, with a 'no excuses' approach to attitude, work and discipline. We also recognise the importance of pupils' wellbeing – building their characters and skills, and developing young people who will truly flourish. We operate a longer school day, a wide range of daily extra-curricular activities and a more personalised curriculum for our pupils. Crucially, our teachers are given the time, training and management support to be truly outstanding.
Our curriculum focuses on depth before breadth. Our priority is to ensure every pupil masters the most important subjects and skills – particularly English and Maths – as a base for further study and the world of work. Our objective is to develop pupils who are happy at school and committed to doing the best they can. We want all our pupils to be able to reach university and succeed there.
Life in the Greenwich Free School is hard work, but it is also truly engaging, exciting and fun. It is a school of which our pupils are proud – and we are proud of each and every one of them.
"Our free schools policy is giving even more teachers the chance to make a difference where it matters. Whether it’s ... a group of teachers determined to prove that every child can succeed ... like the team behind Greenwich Free School" "The most ambitious people in our education system are not ministers but teachers - and I see that every week in the innovations of teachers like ... Lee Faith at the Greenwich Free School"
Michael Gove, Secretary of State for Education, speaking to the National College (Full speech)
'Every child deserves the best possible start in life - and nothing is more important to them than a good education. The teachers and staff at Greenwich Free School are passionate about the importance of education, and they combine their passion with great professionalism and skill. They will do their very best for your child.'
Lord Adonis, former Schools Minister
'GFS is one of the country's most impressive and forward-thinking Free Schools, attracting considerable national attention and setting an exceptionally high quality bar for future Free Schools. I'm confident that its superb team will provide an outstanding education for the children of Greenwich.'
Rachel Wolf, Director, New Schools' Network
'I went to the [Greenwich] free school two or three weeks ago. I was very impressed with the atmosphere, the ethos, the clear commitment to delivering high-quality education and the fact that this was a genuinely mixed group of pupils... I think the quality of what they’re doing there is very impressive.'
Nick Raynsford, MP for Greenwich and Woolwich (Full article)
What are Free Schools?
"Knowledge is a treasure, but practice is the key to it." ? Lao Tzu
Click dates for more detail.
Secretary of State visits GFS
21st May 2013
Secondary Transfer Appeals
7th March 2013
Information for parents and carers
12th February 2013
Our first Parent Governors have been elected
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