ICSS provides support to children in the core curriculum subjects of English, Maths and Science.
Our flagship school has been running at The Froud Centre in the borough of Newham since 2004. The school is divided between a lower and an upper school, and each has an average teacher/student ratio of 1 to 4. Classes run from 11am to 1:30pm every Sunday.
The lower school is structured so that the children have the benefit of 1 hour 45 minutes of teaching in Maths and English. The teaching in the upper school is tailored to specifically meet the needs of the students; this includes 11-16 year olds Key stage 3 and GCSE Maths, English and Science.
Throughout the school year we hold weekly workshops incorporating talks and discussions regarding attitudes, behaviour and good citizenship encouraging students to discuss their thoughts and views as well as offering one to one mentoring for the older students focusing on behavioral issues or general difficulties they may be having in school.
CWSS (Canary Wharf Supplementary School) was set up in 2010 based in Tower Hamlets initially renting rooms at the Ideas Store funded by Mizan Raza of WharfMA. Within two years CWSS moved to classrooms provided, rent-free, by Clifford Chance in the heart of Canary Wharf. CWSS resided in the offices of Clifford Chance for three years due to the kindness of this highly reputable legal firm (ranked within the top three firms in the UK) who saw the potential of housing and supporting a supplementary school in their premises. These students were fortunate to study in a building where professional solicitors go to work and this inspired them to have similar aspirations.
Due to a change in Clifford Chance offices in 2015, the case for CWSS was made to CitiGroup to house the school (in Canada Square, Canary Wharf). Citi, also made good on their commitment to corporate social responsibility by providing offices rent-free (and also actively encouraging Citi employees to volunteers to teach) for students to work in, as well as stunning views of Canary Wharf thereby providing additional means to inspire students to work harder. Without this essential and amazing support of the above mentioned organisations, CWSS would not have been able to grow to support students of secondary school aged 11-16 years old (years 7-11) based predominately in Tower Hamlets, culminating in them not only in taking their GCSEs but also giving them an incentive and sense of direction to achieve and educate themselves further.
The school provides KS3 and GCSE tuition every Monday during term time 5:30 - 7:30pm.