Ealing Fields High School is the most recent member of the Twyford CofE Academies Trust family of schools. It was opened as a Free School in 2016 by a group of parents with a strong desire to provide an excellent new school for the South Ealing community. The school has been set up with an ethos based on human potential to be and do good and has a very distinctive focus on critical thinking and the development of students as independent learners. The school’s emphasis on developing students’ capacity as proactive and responsible leaders with a well-developed sense of community and a preparedness to learn from their mistakes already much in common with the Christian ethos of the Twyford CofE Academies Trust. Since joining the Trust in September 2017 it has quickly assimilated the same systems and resources as the more established Trust schools (William Perkin and Twyford CofE High Schools). The partnership between the school and the Twyford CofE Academies Trust has created an exciting opportunity for Ealing Fields to continue its development as a modern, diverse and inclusive organisation within a broadly Christian framework.
Ealing Fields is also the smallest of the Trust schools, with only 120 in each year group and therefore has a very compact family feel. Relations between staff and students are very positive and it is easy for every member of the school community to be well known by all of the staff.
Ealing Fields admitted its first students in September 2016 and is currently housed in temporary accommodation at Wyke Gardens while its permanent home is prepared on the old St Anne’s Convent site on Little Ealing Lane.Back to the top
Plans for the School
The permanent site has now been secured and refurbishment of the listed building (Place House) and construction of the new school are planned to commence during 2019. Plans for the new school are well advanced and will make the school a very attractive prospect for the local community. For further details about the building project, please read Dame Alice Hudson's blog.Back to the top
The Twyford Trust takes as its motto: ‘I have come that you should have life and life in all its fullness’.
The text is taken from John chapter 10 verse 10 and from this the Trust has created the 10:10 Ethic which is the principle that informs all Trust schools – irrespective of their different individual identities, intakes or admission criteria.
We believe that there are three Core Values in our 10:10 Ethic:
- All individuals have God-given gifts which they can develop for the good of others
- All individuals do bad things sometimes but that it is not acceptable to believe that anyone has to stay in a ‘bad place’
- All individuals can find their valued place within community
The 10:10 Ethic is also often articulated as having the following positive disciplines:
- Know yourself
- Be an agent for good
- Understand weakness
- Accept Support
- Engage Fully
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