On Monday 13 July, London Enterprise Academy celebrated excellence pupil performance in their
first year at the new Free school in Whitechapel. Principal Ashid Ali said “you have made this day
possible, through persistence and hard work, through external or internal motivation, and through
your love of learning, and we commend you for it”.
He then thanked the parents for working with the school during the last 12 months and trusting him
and his team on this educational journey. “The school has come a very long way in this short time
and I am really excited by what is to come next year and the many years ahead” he said.
The school celebrated academic progress and attainment, sporting excellence and service to the
school. Over 100 awards were given out to the pupils. Emdad Rahman MBE was the chief guest
who spoke passionately about volunteering and charity work. His involvement with the Whitechapel
Mission, raising for charities through running the London Marathon and 10k regularly. The school
has already raised nearly £1000 for a number of charities in its first year as part of the students
Social Baccalaureate and hopes to build on this in the years to come.
James Vance from the Education Funding Agency, Chloe Tyler, Vice Chair of Governors along with
other governors and parents joined in to celebrate first years achievement.
Principal Ashid Ali informed parents that the school has recruited a great team of teachers and
support staff for September to support the children to excel in what they do at London Enterprise
Academy. The school is almost full for next year and the last few places in Year 7 and 8 will be
offered on a first come first served basis.
As well as teaching English, Maths and Science and the other national Curriculum subjects, the
school have offered 20 different enrichment activities which parents have been able to choose
from. The school has also taken students to a number of trips and visits including museums,
theatres, university, London zoo, Tower of London, Thames barrier, a Saturday trip for whole
school to Cambridge as well as raising nearly a thousand pound for a range of charities and food
collection for Tower Hamlets food bank.
Principal explained to parents that he was really proud of the students who are very talented, and
many have excelled in sports, performed in the Tempest play last week as well the pantomime in
Christmas and the performances at the Rich Mix theatre. The students also performed qirat,
nasheed and a song for the awards celebration
Parents were updated on the building works. In September there will be13 new classrooms
including five science labs, a performing arts studio and a specialist design and technology room
as well as fully fitted commercial kitchen to cook school lunch on site. The school has secured
additional funding required to complete the top floor extension to provide a Multi use events space
which will be used for events such as this today as well as indoor sports for our students. Parents
will be invited in the middle of September to see for themselves the new facilities on offer at the
The Principal finished his address by saying “I am a believer that the power of education can
transform individuals, families and community. I am a product of this and with a good education,
your children can enjoy the success and rewards of this great city”.
As a school we have made a good start on this long journey, we have a long way to go. I need
parents to continue to support the work of the school, support your children by ensuring they attend
school everyday, they complete their homework and they try their best in everything they do.
Any parents wanting to find out more about the school can visit the school or get further
information about Open Days and admissions on www.londonenterpriseacademy.org