Students explore new ideas through creative enlightenment

On Monday 5th – Friday 9th July, Years 7-10 took part in Creativity Week. The school lined up a really exciting and enjoyable programme to inspire, enlighten and excite students to explore new ideas, to find new ways of expressing themselves, and to look at familiar ideas in a new way.

Opportunities for creativity run throughout the life of the school, in every subject, and we hope the week generated a chance for students to really explore their creative potential.

Year 7 had a week-long series of creative activities led by the Science and Maths Faculties, working towards the completion of the Bronze CREST award and a creative day focusing on coding. 

Year 8 took part in a project delivered by the Humanities and English Faculties, exploring heritage, migration and identity and developing a range of creative outcomes throughout the week.

Year 9 worked with Expressive and Performing Arts to develop original performances in Music, Dance and Drama and finalised pieces of artwork that formed the backdrop for performances at the end of the week. 

Year 10 took part in a wide range of day-long creative activities delivered by staff from faculties across the school including Technology, English, Modern Foreign Languages, Social Sciences and more.

In addition to the above, there were several special projects running throughout the week, led by external organisations including Bow Arts, the Unicorn Theatre and Chain Reaction Theatre Company. 


Silver medals triumph at sporting events

Cricketing success 

Mulberry School for Girls took part in the Year 9/10 Borough Girls Cricket Tournament on Friday 2nd July. It was an all-day event in Victoria Park. 

At first, Mulberry felt a little overwhelmed at the sight of the dedicated grass pitches, but their nerves soon faded, as they won their first toss and fielded first against St Paul’s Way. The team’s batting went from strength to strength, as did their tactics, with excellent decision-making to secure superb runs. 

Their focused teamwork and keen observation whilst spectating other team performances, led to improved technique and strategy, resulting in 2nd place overall – a well-deserved silver medal. 

Football fever arrives at Mulberry 

The Year 7/8 Borough Football Tournament took place on Wednesday 7th July. It was an all-day event held at Mile End Leisure Centre. 

The tournament had a theme of the European Football Championships and Mulberry School for Girls was representing France. In the group stages we won three games and lost one, which sent us into the nail biting knock out stages! 

The team played amazingly with strong tackles, fantastic shots and brilliant passing! Each player had a crucial part to play in our success. We missed out to Bishop A in the final but thoroughly deserved a silver medal and Nour Sadawy 8E, won the award for ‘Player of the Tournament’ which was the icing on the cake to a thoroughly successful day.

Parents/carers visit the beautiful Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

On Tuesday 6th July, we organised yet another fabulous trip for our parents/carers. We visited the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew. It was an excellent opportunity for parents/carers to experience and see some of the unique species available at the gardens. It was also an opportunity for our parents/carers to meet one another and have a relaxed day out together.

“The trip to Kew Gardens With Sabina and the parents has been a thoroughly enjoyable experience. Travelled back in time to my childhood and also round the world experiencing the many beautiful differences the world has to offer.”

Bushra Sultana, parent/carer

“It was an amazing day out, though the weather was terrible! My memory goes back to thousands of miles away to my countryside house. While I was walking through the glass house door I was seeing myself, as a child, playing with wild flowers, collecting different pattern of leaves, eating native fruits. Thank you so much in helping me relive my childhood memories and also many thanks of organising such a wonderful trip.”

Farhana Akhter

Exciting new school reading project launched at Mulberry










On Tuesday 6th July, the Royal Society of Literature announced their new Fellows and the launch of a three-year school reading project. Mulberry School for Girls is amongst a handful of schools nationwide selected to participate. The school was informed that it had been paired with Kadija Sesay a British literary activist, short story writer and poet of Sierra Leonean descent and the publisher and managing editor of the magazine SABLE LitMag.

We look forward to Ms Sesay sharing her favourite novel with our Key Stage 3 students. Even more exciting is the goody bags and books the students will receive and the special book club that will be set up over the summer while they all read the text, culminating in a live Zoom workshop with the author in the autumn term.

We can’t wait to get started!

Mulberry School for Girls attend Inspirational Societies programme launch

On Monday 28th June, Mulberry Academy Shoreditch launched its Inspirational Societies programme on behalf of the Mulberry Schools Trust.

The inaugural roll out included the following Societies and subject areas: History, Science, Economics, English, the Arts, Social Sciences and International Politics. Each Society will offer students in Year 8 and Year 9 access to an exciting suite of outstanding and aspirational programmes. They will bring instant benefits to students’ personal development, employment prospects as well as boosting their social lives.

The launch, hosted by Executive Principal, Mrs Ruth Holden, was a wonderful occasion for students from Mulberry Academy Shoreditch and Mulberry School for Girls. They were all presented with a personal Societies badge, which they wore proudly on their blazers.

Built on high quality opportunities, students will experience and engage with Russell Group universities, whilst being fully immersed in a range of subjects and enrichment activities that will enhance their learning. Students from the schools in the Mulberry family will gain an interest in different aspects of the curriculum and develop a taste of university life. The aim is for all of the Societies to have an international trip over the next 18 months. The students will also participate in high profile visits, as well as embark on exciting trips across the country. 

Dr Vanessa Ogden, CEO of the Mulberry Schools Trust was the guest speaker on the day and other invited guests included representatives from Queen Mary University of London, Kings College London, SOAS and Mulberry Academy Shoreditch’s Chair of Governors, David Gracie.

“I am thrilled to launch our exciting Inspirational Societies programme on behalf of the Trust. Everyone involved is excited by the positive impact it will have on students’ lives across the Mulberry family, particularly my team at Mulberry Academy Shoreditch, who have worked so hard to ensure we deliver an outstanding and engaging offer for all.”

Mrs Ruth Holden, Executive Principal

We look forward to the new academic year and the full roll out of the Inspirational Societies programmes across the Mulberry Schools Trust

Class of 2021: Year 13

Year 13 had an amazing week of activities after completing their assessments.

Activities included skills workshops on interviewing, writing CVs and managing finances along with a wonderful end of year trip to Greenwich Park and the most incredible graduation ceremony.

Good luck Year 13 and keep in touch!