Fishmongers’ Faraday Award

Greenwich children are being given a chance to win a place at local prep, Faraday School, with the launch of the annual Fishmongers’ Faraday Award.

The scholarship is aimed at increasing opportunities for children who would not otherwise be able to afford private education.

And its not all about academics. It is open to all pupils currently in years 2 or 3 of a maintained school, who show aptitude in the arts, sport or academia. Offering up to 100% off fees for a child starting at Faraday in Years 3 or 4 in September 2020.

Entrance is by interview, and the place is means-tested.

The school, which is based in the heart of the dynamic Trinity Buoy Wharf community, offers small class sizes and an extensive arts programme, alongside a rigorous academic curriculum.

Although located North of the river, Faraday is surprisingly easy to reach. The school bus picks up from a range of stops in the Isle of Dogs, and there is a private ferry from North Greenwich Pier. Which is perfect for those based in Greenwich.

The school is located opposite the O2, in the shadow of the impressive Trinity Lighthouse, which gives pupils inspiring views of the Thames from their beautiful rooftop playground.

Nearby is the brand new English National Ballet and London Film School, as well as a host of other creative industries.

Being surrounded by the arts is fundamental to Faraday, and the school employs specialist teachers in Drama and Music.

With Faraday striving for its Platinum Artsmark Award and this has allowed pupils to take part in a series of collaborative projects.

Most recently, their Animation Club films, have won several international accolades and were featured alongside London Film School shorts at the Unity Arts Festival.

While at many schools, the arts have suffered from funding cuts, it is hoped that the Fishmongers’ Award may provide a platform for a local child to make the most of education that Faraday can offer.

Furthermore, as an independent school with small classes, teaching staff can offer a flexible approach to the syllabus. 

Mrs Murdoch, School Head. says. ‘Teachers aren’t ploughing on with the curriculum so that the children just pass their tests and move on. It’s all quite adaptive and organic.

Applications Opened on 1st November and close on 24th January. Interviews will be held in January.

To find out more about the award and to apply: Click Here

To visit the school and take a tour, book online here