Demand for places at Emanuel is at an all-time high and our outreach and work with the community continues to grow. Our main building will be 150 years old in 2023 and is struggling to cope with both the demands of a growing pupil roll and our desire for the school to offer educational opportunities to children across our local area.

We have worked with architects to draw up an estates masterplan and the images below give an idea of our current direction. The execution of the masterplan will run across many years and will be subject to funding. We are currently at the planning and design stage of the Phase 1 project which is planned to be a three storey building situated to the left of the main building as one approaches the school from the bridge. The ground floor will consist of a new and enlarged kitchen and dining area and floors 1 and 2 will provide 14 science labs and six general purpose classrooms. Space vacated by the existing science labs in the main building will be used for much-needed additional teaching spaces for drama, music and art and the existing refectory will become a multi-purpose larger space for group and full-year teaching and other events. We hope to commence the construction phase in 2022 (delayed due to the Covid-19 pandemic).

All of our estate plans are dependent on securing appropriate funding and support. If this is an area you would like to know more about then please contact Jack Clark, Development Director at or 020 8875 6978.

Above: the proposed dining hall interior (left) and science building (right)