On Monday 13 July, London Enterprise Academy celebrated excellence pupil performance in their first year at the new Free school in Whitechapel. Principal Ashid Ali said “you have made this day possible, through persistence and hard work, through external or internal motivation, and through your love of learning, and we commend you for it”.
He then thanked the parents for working with the school during the last 12 months and trusting him and his team on this educational journey. “The school has come a very long way in this short time and I am really excited by what is to come next year and the many years ahead” he said.
The school celebrated academic progress and attainment, sporting excellence and service to the school. Over 100 awards were given out to the pupils. Emdad Rahman MBE was the chief guest who spoke passionately about volunteering and charity work. His involvement with the Whitechapel Mission, raising for charities through running the London Marathon and 10k regularly. The school has already raised nearly £1000 for a number of charities in its first year as part of the students Social Baccalaureate and hopes to build on this in the years to come.
James Vance from the Education Funding Agency, Chloe Tyler, Vice Chair of Governors along with other governors and parents joined in to celebrate first years achievement.
Principal Ashid Ali informed parents that the school has recruited a great team of teachers and support staff for September to support the children to excel in what they do at London Enterprise Academy. The school is almost full for next year and the last few places in Year 7 and 8 will be offered on a first come first served basis.
As well as teaching English, Maths and Science and the other national Curriculum subjects, the school have offered 20 different enrichment activities which parents have been able to choose from. The school has also taken students to a number of trips and visits including museums, theatres, university, London zoo, Tower of London, Thames barrier, a Saturday trip for whole school to Cambridge as well as raising nearly a thousand pound for a range of charities and food collection for Tower Hamlets food bank.
Principal explained to parents that he was really proud of the students who are very talented, and many have excelled in sports, performed in the Tempest play last week as well the pantomime in Christmas and the performances at the Rich Mix theatre. The students also performed qirat, nasheed and a song for the awards celebration
Parents were updated on the building works. In September there will be13 new classrooms including five science labs, a performing arts studio and a specialist design and technology room as well as fully fitted commercial kitchen to cook school lunch on site. The school has secured additional funding required to complete the top floor extension to provide a Multi use events space which will be used for events such as this today as well as indoor sports for our students. Parents will be invited in the middle of September to see for themselves the new facilities on offer at the school
The Principal finished his address by saying “I am a believer that the power of education can transform individuals, families and community. I am a product of this and with a good education, your children can enjoy the success and rewards of this great city”.
As a school we have made a good start on this long journey, we have a long way to go. I need parents to continue to support the work of the school, support your children by ensuring they attend school everyday, they complete their homework and they try their best in everything they do.
Any parents wanting to find out more about the school can visit the school or get further information about Open Days and admissions on www.londonenterpriseacademy.org