Frederick Bremer School
Waltham Forest, United Kingdom
About Frederick Bremer School
Frederick Bremer School is a mainstream, non-selective, co-educational secondary school for children aged 11-16, situated in Walthamstow, East London. There are 860 students on its roll.
The school has specialist provision for children who have autism spectrum conditions. It also has a large and highly specialist special educational needs team, which supports a large number of pupils with needs ranging from visual impairments to cognitive learning needs.
Frederick Bremer School was named after a local entrepreneur who invented the first petrol-driven car in 1894, which he drove around the local streets of Walthamstow.
Mrs Jenny Smith
Values and ethos
Frederick Bremer School’s motto is “The very best they can be”. The secondary school promotes the shared values of respect, responsibility and integrity. Its broad, balanced and inclusive curriculum places great emphasis on critical thinking. Teachers engage in ongoing debate about teaching practices, in order to ensure the best possible learning experiences for children. There is a pupil leadership programme, including an active school council.
"The headteacher has been relentless in driving improvement over the last three years. As a result, the quality of teaching is increasingly strong and pupils are making rapid progress. Pupils’ personal development, behaviour and welfare are good. They enjoy being a part of the strong inclusive school community and have confidence in each other. The attainment gap between disadvantaged pupils and their peers in the school is closing quickly. Safeguarding provision is strong. Pupils are well informed about keeping safe; they feel safe in the school."