George Green's School

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George Green's School
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Rear entrance to George Green's School in Saundersness Road

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E14 3DW

Coordinates51°29′16″N 0°00′28″W / 51.48786°N 0.00787°W / 51.48786; -0.00787Coordinates: 51°29′16″N 0°00′28″W / 51.48786°N 0.00787°W / 51.48786; -0.00787
TypeVoluntary controlled school
FounderGeorge Green
Local authorityTower Hamlets
Department for Education URN100974 Tables
PrincipalMs Jill Baker
Age11 to 19

George Green's School is a coeducational secondary school and sixth form, located in Cubitt Town, on the Isle of Dogs in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets, England.[1]


The school was founded in 1828 by George Green, a shipbuilder and shipwright. It was originally located on East India Dock Road. A maritime connection with the school has been maintained since then. In 1883, the school moved from the original buildings to new premises which provided places for 200 boys and 200 girls, in separate classrooms. The pupils paid modest fees or were assisted with scholarships. Later it became a LCC maintained school and was the first to institute co-education. It remained open until 1979 when it became part of Tower Hamlets College. Today it is a voluntary controlled school supported by the Worshipful Company of Shipwrights.[2] It has a comprehensive intake of pupils, and is administered by Tower Hamlets London Borough Council.

Grammar school[edit]

It was a voluntary-controlled coeducational grammar school in Poplar.


In 1976 it became a comprehensive, moving to a new site on the Isle of Dogs.


George Green's School offers GCSEs and vocational courses as programmes of study for pupils,[3] while students in the sixth form have the option to study from a range of A Levels[4] and the IB Diploma Programme.[5]

Notable former pupils[edit]

Bob Hoskins filming Ruby Blue

George Green's Grammar School[edit]

George Green's Comprehensive[edit]


  1. ^ "George Green's School". Retrieved 2013-09-07.
  2. ^ "George Green's School - The Worshipful Company of Shipwrights". Retrieved 2013-09-07.
  3. ^ "Curriculum". Archived from the original on 2013-09-07. Retrieved 2013-09-07.
  4. ^ "Sixth Form". Archived from the original on 2013-09-07. Retrieved 2013-09-07.
  5. ^ Jeremy Sutcliffe (2012-05-31). "How George Green's School brought the International Baccalaureate to the East End - Schools - Education". The Independent. Retrieved 2013-09-07.
  6. ^ Chambers, Colin (11 October 2010). "Sam Russell obituary". The Guardian. Retrieved 8 April 2018.
  7. ^ Martinson, Jane (8 April 2018). "Canary Wharf: life in the shadow of the towers". The Observer. Retrieved 8 April 2018.

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