Connect: Issue #15 out now!

We are so excited to share the summer 2023 issue of Connect, the Mulberry Schools Trust newsletter.

This issue is packed with exciting news from across our Trust, including the feature article on Mulberry Academy Woodside and Mulberry Canon Barnett joining our family of schools. We are thrilled to share news of the continued success of our Mulberry STEM Academy programme, the exceptional activities and opportunities opening up to students on the Mulberry Production Arts Academy programme, and our continued contribution to the school system with the work taking place at Mulberry College of Teaching, the East London Teaching School Hub and Reconnect London.

The stories in this issue provide a glimpse into the many achievements of our students, staff and partners.

We hope you enjoy reading about our schools and the opportunities they provide our students.


Baroness Barran Visit

On Monday 15th May, the Mulberry Schools Trust and Mulberry Stepney Green Maths, Computing and Science College proudly welcomed the Department for Education’s Baroness Barran, the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State and Minister for the School System and Student Finance.

The school was the fourth to join the Mulberry Schools Trust and Baroness Barran spent the day meeting with the school’s leadership team, visiting classrooms and learning about the school’s journey since joining the Trust. We were delighted to showcase some of our great work.

The day included introductions to the Trust’s incredible Mulberry STEM Academy, where Baroness Barran had the opportunity to meet with our young people and hear about their remarkable, life-changing journeys on this innovative STEM programme. This was followed by a presentation on the ambitious post-16 offer of the school, and a plenary which concluded the visit.

Throughout the day, Baroness Barran was inspired by the impressive student voice and student leadership she saw in practice from the young people from Mulberry Stepney Green. The experience was a success and left the school feeling empowered and motivated as they continue their invaluable work in service of the local community.

Two-day Model UN conference examines global challenges

On 29th–30th November, Mulberry School for Girls was thrilled to host 256 delegates from 18 schools at the latest Mulberry Schools Trust fully student-led conference.

The Mulberry Schools Trust is proud to be the UK lead for the UNAUSA‘s worldwide network and its Global Classrooms London Model United Nations runs the largest programme of its kind for state-funded schools in the UK. Our school was delighted to welcome 63 student leaders from across the Mulberry Schools Trust who acted as Chairs, Directors, Rapporteurs, Press and Administrative Teams.

At an MUN Conference, delegates take on the role of ambassadors in simulations of UN committees, developing co-operation, leadership, public speaking skills and confident global citizenship.

During this conference, students examined global challenges and the threats to peace that affect the international community and sought out solutions to the challenges in the international security regime. Here at Mulberry School for Girls and across the Mulberry Schools Trust, we know that young people have a real desire to make a positive difference in the world.

During the conference we also welcomed key speakers Jovana Bosnjak from Amnesty International, Rahima Begum from Restless Beings and our very own Year 13 student Madihah Jalil as Secretary-General.

Going Places…Our Sixth Form Destinations 2022

We are delighted to share our annual Going Places destinations publication with you. It is a celebration of the impressive examination results achieved by our Year 13 students in 2022 and a testament to their resilience and commitment throughout their educational journey with us.

Over 80% of Year 13 students across the Mulberry Schools Trust went on to gain a place at university whilst others embarked on other further study, degree apprenticeships or entered the world of work.

Please download the publication below and find out what some of our students had to say!

Families bowled over following trip to Lord’s Cricket Ground

The school’s Parent and Community Team arranged a family trip to Lord’s Cricket Ground to watch a women’s England vs India match. A total of 25 children and their parents attended the trip with most experiencing live cricket for the very first time.

It was a unique experience for our families and it was lovely to see them interact with each other and teach one another the rules of the game. The arena was lively and our families engaged with face painting, Henna painting and interactive games before the match. There was a buzz in the crowd and the vibe was electric.

“My daughter and I had a fantastic time at the women’s cricket over the weekend. It was our first time at Lord’s and first watching a proper cricket match – we really enjoyed the experience. Who knew it would be so exciting and nail biting?”


Family and Community Learning

On Thursday 5th May the Family and Community Learning team hosted a party to celebrate Eid Ul-Fitr. Parents and carers who have been participants of the community learning provision were invited to join the celebration. Sabina Khan organised the event, which incorporated a ‘bring-a-dish’ meal, games, and sharing of future events including an invitation to visit Heaver Castle. A small group of parents who took part in a ten week dance class took to the stage to showcase their skills and talents during the celebration. As a result a number of parents signed up for Family & Community Learning the next dance class, starting on 12th May. Some young children joined their parents at the Eid party and a corner of the community hall became the children’s area. The joy of celebrating together was felt by all attendees.