Welcome to Mulberry School for Girls


A message from the Headteacher, Dr Vanessa Ogden

Mulberry School for Girls is a high achieving, over-subscribed and very successful girls’ comprehensive school in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets for pupils aged 11 to 18. Our aim is to develop ‘Confidence, Creativity, Leadership and a Love of Learning’ with our young women as we believe this enables our pupils to lead successful, happy and fulfilled lives, making a contribution to their own community and wider society.

Mulberry is a Specialist Arts School and makes the most of its opportunities to develop artistic and creative learning in many different ways. We have an annual drama and arts festival at a theatre space of acclaim, such as the Southwark Playhouse, with Mulberry Theatre Company performing original work with our resident playwright and theatre directors. In 2009, Mulberry won a Fringe First Award at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival for The Unravelling. There is a rich and vibrant programme of performance work at Mulberry and the school is currently in residence at Southbank Centre, delivering an exciting programme of events.

The school completed a major two-year re-building programme several years ago and the building now provides a superb standard of accommodation and facilities for all areas of the school. Mulberry School plays an active part in our local community and we are currently undertaking a new arts and community building project with a partner primary, Bigland Green Primary School to provide more facilities for parents’ learning and arts education.

Mulberry provides many learning programmes as part of the formal curriculum and the wider curriculum. We hold a youth conference and women’s conference annually; in 2012, our women’s conference was delivered in partnership with the Women of the World Festival at Southbank. Mulberry is the lead school in London for the United Nations Association and girls have the opportunity to travel internationally as part of this programme. As part of our Global Education programme, six young women from Mulberry travelled to Bosnia in 2011; they explored the country's turbulent history and created a film which explores the nature of justice and shares the stories of the survivors. Justice in Action premiered at the Barbican on 26th September 2012.

We hope you will come and visit.


For the School Improvement Plan, and other statutorily required information, please click here.