We have strong links with Wandsworth Common which have been developed over many years.

We use its facilities for numerous sports; our pupils and families frequent the green spaces and the Skylark Café for leisure; and we have numerous plans in place to support tree planting, biodiversity and environmental initiatives with our pupils. With this in mind, we wanted to share The Friends of Wandsworth Common’s latest endeavour, a beautifully illustrated book, The Wandsworth Common Story – A 150th Anniversary Celebration.

The book is filled with 150 articles and vignettes covering Nature, Buildings, Society, Culture and Politics, revealing a rich mosaic of tales about the notable and intriguing people who have lived, worked and played on the Common as well as its extraordinary buildings and the changes that it has undergone over the centuries. Emanuel School is featured in this fascinating book.

To purchase a copy and to support the wonderful work of the Friends, click here to visit to their website. Books can be purchased and then collected from the Skylark Café, a keen supporter of Emanuel community activities.

Lisa Irwin (Deputy Development and Community Partnerships Director)