Frederick Bremer School

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Frederick Bremer School
Motto Be the best you can be
Established 2008
Type Community Comprehensive
Headteacher Jenny Smith
Deputy Head Teachers Ms Kaltak, Mr Lyon
Senior Deputy Head Teachers Mr Palombo, Ms Phillips, Ms Shaldas
Chair Malcolm Howard
Location Siddeley Road
E17 4EY
51°35′39″N 0°00′11″W / 51.5941°N 0.0031°W / 51.5941; -0.0031Coordinates: 51°35′39″N 0°00′11″W / 51.5941°N 0.0031°W / 51.5941; -0.0031
Local authority Waltham Forest
DfE URN 103094 Tables
Ofsted Reports
Staff 100
Students 900
Gender Coeducational
Ages 11–16
Colours Navy and White

Frederick Bremer School is a coeducational secondary school in Walthamstow, East London.


The school opened in September 2008, replacing Warwick School for Boys and Aveling Park School. The school, which is named after local inventor Frederick William Bremer, officially opened on 29 April 2009.[citation needed] Its creation was part of Waltham Forest borough’s £200 million 'Building Schools for the Future' programme.[1]

Frederick Bremer School currently has a six form intake for children aged 11–16 (years 7–11). The Headteacher is Jenny Smith. There are roughly 900 students, and it has quickly earned a reputation for an excellent sports selection. Both football and cricket leagues have been won by Bremer, and the cricket team placed 4th in London.

Frederick Bremer School runs a finger-print based scanning system that is also used in other Waltham Forest schools and council services. The card is used to pay for lunch and school trips with top-up machines near to the entrance of the school.

The school starred in Channel 4's educating series which started on 4 September 2014, under the name of Educating the East End. This show was very successful.[2]

The school's facilities are available for the local and wider community to hire. Facilities include Sports, Arts, Drama and Educational spaces open during the evenings, weekends and school holidays. It consistently holds a good Ofsted review and is making very good progress in all areas with a view to becoming an outstanding school.

The school's results for GCSEs in 2016 were slightly below the National average, and were even further below the Local average. 56% of students achieved a C or above in either Maths or English. This is below the country average of 59.3% and the Local average of 63.6%


  1. ^ "Students design school image". BBC London. 11 June 2007. Retrieved 7 October 2014.
  2. ^ "Educating the East End". Channel 4. Retrieved 7 October 2014.

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