Sadiq Khan, Mayor of London with Mulberry students and Mrs Ruth Holden, Executive Principal

On 29th April students in Year 10 and 12 joined Mayor Sadiq Khan in attending the prestigious Asian Women of Achievement Awards at the London Hilton Hotel, Park Lane. The awards are coordinated and hosted each year by Women of the Future, an organisation founded by British-Asian entrepreneur Pinky Lilani CBE, to raise the profiles of inspiring women, commend their work, and provide opportunities for them to mentor girls at school. The AWA Awards showcase inspiring women from Asian backgrounds, introducing our students to a powerful network of role models.

Riz Lateef, journalist and broadcaster

On Friday 5th April, Riz Lateef, journalist and broadcaster for the BBC, visited Mulberry School for Girls and spoke to a variety of students including those studying film and media.  Ms Lateef also visited several classrooms during her visit where students were able to showcase their work.


International Women’s Day with the Duchess of Cornwall

For this year’s International Women’s Day, four students from Year 10 and Year 12 represented Mulberry School for Girls at a reception for the Women of the World Festival, hosted by HRH The Duchess of Cornwall, President of WOW, at her royal residence Clarence House. 

Not only did students develop their networking skills, they also had the unique and memorable opportunity to meet inspiring female role models, including the Duchess of Cornwall herself. 

Small Dutchess


Women of the World Festival

On the 7th March Mulberry students took part in the Women of the World Festival at Southbank Centre in celebration of International Women’s Day. We took approximately 30 students each day of the festival, to watch and participate in panel discussions on the topics of feminism, current affairs and religion. Sadika Begum earned a seat on the Paper Review on Sunday,   sitting alongside Jude Kelly, Artistic Director of Southbank Centre, Shami Chakrabarti, Director of human rights charity Liberty, and Baroness Doreen Lawrence. This was an insightful discussion on recent developments with a particular criticism of governmental and military institutions and the call for greater transparency and stronger checks and balances to enforce justice.   Other students including Kawsara Choudhury and Maria Amrin took part in WOW Bites where they presented to an audience of 50 on why feminism is relevant to young people. This was a passionate delivery breaking down many of the misconceptions about feminism and forcefully presenting equality and social justice as the primary objective for feminists like themselves. Eight Year 10 students were also involved as festival makers and they helped to run the festival over the three days and 6th formers attended an open space event where they discussed gender equality in schools with teachers and educational organisations across the UK. The most exciting and inspirational talk, for many of our students, was hearing from Malala Yousufzai on Saturday 8th. Malala shared her story of growing up in Swat Valley, Pakistan and her current campaign for the education of girls and young people across the world. It was an inspiring talk that motivated our students to be more active in campaigning for gender equality, access to education and causes that they were passionate about. Overall, the weekend was a powerful discussion of what it means to be a woman in Britain and across the world. It helped to empower and challenge young women from Mulberry who all displayed passion for and commonalities with the many issues discussed and people who attended.

Dr Mark Carney and Rushanara Ali MP visit

On Wednesday 27th February, Dr Mark Carney, Governor of the Bank of England and Rushanara Ali MP addressed an audience of over 300 pupils from across the Mulberry family of schools. Trustees, governors and friends of Mulberry, joined pupils and staff from host school Mulberry Academy Shoreditch, Mulberry School for Girls and Mulberry UTC.

Dr Carney spoke candidly about his Canadian upbringing, education and the moral purpose that guides his decision-making. Ms Ali, a member of the House of Commons Treasury Committee and the school’s local MP, encouraged pupils to continue to work hard and support each other so that they can make a positive change to their community and country…and perhaps one day succeed her as an MP or become the next Governor of the Bank of England!

The event ended with a thought provoking Q&A panel and pupils asked robust questions focusing on the expertise and role of the Governor, monetary policy and the dynamics of markets.  

We were extremely grateful to Dr Carney and Ms Ali for making this such a memorable visit and we look forward to establishing new links with the Bank of England.

4th Annual Education Lecture

On Wednesday 13th February 2019, Mulberry Schools Trust will be holding its 4th Annual Education Lecture at the historic Royal Society of Arts in John Adam Street.

We are delighted to announce that this year’s guest speaker is journalist, writer and broadcaster Samira Ahmed. Ms Ahmed will reflect on her life and work as a journalist, commenting on current social political trends and scanning the horizon for issues of future global importance.

Our lecture series is part of our offer to provide high quality and outstanding enrichment opportunities for all our pupils to encourage the importance of leadership in employment, public life, community life and family roles. We would also like to invite our parent/carer community and the friends of Mulberry. 

Places are limited and so if you would like to reserve a place, please RSVP to AJ Agar on