|Local authority||Tower Hamlets|
|DfE URN||100973 Tables|
Swanlea School is a secondary school of over 1 student on roll, it also has a collaborative sixth-form which is on site known as Cambridge Heath Sixth Form with 1 student on-roll. It is situated in the heart of the historic east end of London and less than a mile away from the City of London; it serves the local community, which is almost entirely Bangladeshi in origin.
Swanlea was one of the first schools in the country to be awarded Business and Enterprise specialist status by the DCFS in 1, and in its recent inspection by Ofsted (1-1 November 1) Swanlea was judged to be outstanding in all areas.
The school also holds the Healthy Schools award, Investors in People award, Artsmark silver, the British Council Gold standard International award and Advanced Status for Out of Hours Learning Provision.
There are over 1 permanent teaching staff and more than 1 support/administrative staff working here.
Swanlea has only had 1 Headteachers, Linda Austin, and currently, Brenda Landers. Linda Austin retired in January 1 after 1 year of service, and was awarded an O.B.E. for services to Education in the Queen's birthday honours list in 1.
Swanlea Secondary School, Brady Street, was designed by Percy Thomas Partnership with Hampshire County Architects. It opened in 1 and was the first secondary school built in London for over 1 year. The school was built around a central covered 'street' with a dramatic curved glass roof and was passively heated and ventilated.
- Swanlea School website: http://www.swanlea.towerhamlets.sch.uk/welcome.html
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