Free school story: Canary Wharf College


Canary Wharf College was one of the first Free Schools to open in 2011, following its first inspection, the school was rated 'outstanding' by Ofsted.

Canary Wharf was set up to deliver small class sizes in the heart of one of the poorest boroughs in the country and the children receive a high level of adult input as well as having a longer school day. Outside the classroom pupils receive three hours a week of specialist sports teaching as well as studying a language. Canary Wharf College has become a hub of the community with a Music School, “Concert Canary” running on a Saturday, a church, run by London City Mission on a Sunday, and an activity service, Camp Canary, running through holiday periods. All of these are available for all community members and not just those affiliated to the college.

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