Bow School



Welcome to Bow School, a modern and progressive school, underpinned by forward-thinking values and a vision to prepare every student for the future. 

Since 1985, Bow School has served the community of Tower Hamlets and beyond, and in 2014, we expanded our cohort to offer outstanding education to both girls and boys joining Year 7 or the Sixth Form.

We are a thriving, inclusive secondary school, recognised by Ofsted as a Good school in a report that praised the strengths of our teaching staff, student outcomes and development in recent years.  

Our focus on achievement is realised in our pursuit of academic excellence, and belief that every student has great potential. I firmly believe that every student should have the opportunity to fulfil this potential, and at Bow we combine the very best experiences, standards of teaching and innovation and creativity to foster a rich learning environment. 

A holistic approach to education is complemented by an outstanding pastoral team, state of the art facilities, a strong network of partnerships and an unparalleled enrichment programme. The impact of this can be felt across the school and Sixth Form and intends to develop credentials beyond academia, focusing on developing the whole child with a portfolio of skills, expertise, passions and having discovered a world beyond the classroom.

Our vision is to create a generation of students who are World and Career Ready.  We nurture students who are critical thinkers, problem solvers and relationship builders, students who are self-aware, inquisitive, resourceful and passionate and establish a platform from which they can thrive, both personally and professionally.  Our vision is achieved through effective teaching, an embedded culture of excellence and a rich programme designed specifically to harness students' energy, skills and experience to open doors to life beyond Bow School.

Adaptability, Respect, Curiosity, Determination and Responsibility are our core values, and define our expectations of everyone across our community. By living and breathing our school values we are able to provide students with the best springboard for success.

I am incredibly proud to be leading Bow School and am confident that Bow is the best place for students to prepare themselves for life in the modern world.  It is an incredibly exciting time for the school, and we will continue to build on our successes to date to become a truly Outstanding school. It is my pledge that every student will be able to reflect on their time at Bow as positive and fulfilling and having provided the foundations needed for their long-term future success.

I hope that this website provides you with a flavour of life at our school. I look forward to welcoming you all to the Bow family and working together to achieve the best possible outcomes for your son or daughter.

Danny Lye, Headteacher