Forget Educating Yorkshire. And definitely forget Educating Essex. There’s a new school in town, and this time it’s Frederick Bremer School, Walthamstow. The school will be featured in the next series of the hit documentary, of course titled ‘Educating London’.
Frederick Bremer School has below average GCSE results but has made “considerable improvements” under its new headteacher, Jenny Smith. English is not the first language for more than half its students.
Channel 4’s head of documentaries Nick Mirsky said…
”Educating is an enormously important part of our documentary output at Channel 4. Like 24 hours in A&E and One Born Every Minute, it shines a light on the tireless work which is carried out, unseen, day in, day out, by our public services with warmth and humour. Frederick Bremer is a school which – although in a very different part of the country – shares with Thornhill Community Academy and Passmores [Academy, in Harlow, Essex] a population of passionate and committed teachers and charismatic students.”
Whether any students will deem it necessary to shave off their eyebrows and draw them back on remains to be seen.
Let’s watch that bit again, shall we? (It’s right at the end of this trailer.)