George Green's School
|George Green's School|
Rear entrance to George Green's School in Saundersness Road
100 Manchester Road
|Type||Voluntary controlled school|
|Local authority||Tower Hamlets|
|Department for Education URN||100974 Tables|
|Principal||Ms Jill Baker|
|Age||11 to 19|
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. It has a comprehensive intake of pupils, and is administered by Tower Hamlets London Borough Council.
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, while students in the sixth form have the option to study from a range of A Levels and the IB Diploma Programme.
Notable former pupils
George Green's Grammar School
- Prof Roderic Alfred Gregory CBE FRS, George Holt Professor of Physiology from 1948-81 at the University of Liverpool, who studied gastrin
- Prof Kenneth Harrap CBE, Professor of Biochemical Pharmacology from 1984–97
- Sam Lesser, Daily Worker/Morning Star journalist, veteran of the International Brigades during the Spanish Civil War.
- John Scurr, Labour MP
George Green's Comprehensive
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- 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.
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- Martinson, Jane (8 April 2018). "Canary Wharf: life in the shadow of the towers". The Observer. Retrieved 8 April 2018.
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