Lister GCSE Results are up again!!

We are delighted to confirm that the outgoing Year 11s have indeed achieved the highest results ever at Lister.  At least 56% of students achieved 5 A-Cs including English and Maths, and our English and Maths GCSE results are above national averages.  It was great to see so many happy faces in school today.  Well done to you all!

A very happy Headteacher with Aashna (10A*s) and Indre (8A*s) - both students achieved A* with Distinction in Further Maths

A very happy Headteacher with Aashna (10A*s) and Indre (8A*s) – both students achieved A* with Distinction in Further Maths

Mr Hayes of the Collegiate (Newham Collegiate Sixth form) with some of the happy Lister students who will be starting there next week!

Mr Hayes of the Collegiate (Newham Collegiate Sixth form) with some of the happy Lister students who will be starting there next week!

Mr Wilson with Alex - who started school in the UK in year 6, and in yr 11 has achieved an A* in English Literature, 5 As and 3 Bs - brilliant!

Mr Wilson with Alex – who started school in the UK in year 6, and in yr 11 has achieved an A* in English Literature, 5 As and 3 Bs – brilliant!




Outgoing Headboy Darnell, deservedly delighted with his results!

Outgoing Headboy Darnell, deservedly delighted with his results!

Lister Uniform from September 2014

From September 2014, the following uniform will be compulsory for all students in years 7 – 11:

  • Black Blazer (with correct house colour embroidery and logo)
  • Black V-Neck jumper with logo
  • Long or short sleeved white shirt with collar (not polo shirts)
  • House coloured tie
  • Black tailored trousers (with plain black belt if required)
  • Black tailored skirt (knee length or longer, but not below the ankle)
  • Plain black shoes (maximum 3cm heel)
  • Plain black socks or plain black knitted tights
  • If worn, plain black hijab/headscarf , with no decoration.

Uniform for Senior Student Leaders only:

  • Charcoal Grey Business Suit
  • Long or short sleeved white shirt with collar (not polo shirts)
  • House coloured tie

Uniform Pictures (click to open larger versions):

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PE Uniform

  • White polo shirt with logo
  • Plain black shorts (boys)
  • Plain black jogging bottoms or plain black shorts (girls)

Uniform Stockist:

Fashion Stop
138 High Street North
East Ham
E6 2HT
Telephone: 020 8552 3200

Uniform Code:

Compulsory Black Blazer

  • The blazer must have the school logo and applicable house colour piping at the lapel.
  • This is the only jacket that can be worn around the school and on school trips (weather permitting).

Compulsory V-Neck Black Jumper with School Logo

  • Sweatshirts, cardigans, hooded tops or tops with writing will not be acceptable.
  • The school uniform can be worn without the jumper in warm weather.

Compulsory White Shirt

  • The shirt collar must be seen at all times.
  • Polo-shirts cannot be worn, other than in PE.

Compulsory House Coloured Tie

  • Ties in house colours, with school logo, must be tied and worn properly at all times.
  • Students must not behave inappropriately with ties or without regard for their or other students’ safety.

Compulsory Black Trousers and Skirts

  • Smart skirts and trousers must be plain black and must not have excessively visible buckles, studs, logos, embroidery etc.
  • Skirts must be knee length or longer, but must not be too long (i.e., past the ankle).
  • Skirts must be one layer only.
  • Jeans, jogging bottoms, leggings or shorts must not be worn as part of, or underneath, the school uniform.
  • Any belt worn with skirts and trousers must be black.


  • If worn, headscarves must be in the compulsory style of black, plain with no embroidery, tassels or other decoration.

Plain black shoes

  • Shoes must be sensible and safe for school.  Heels should not exceed 3cm.
  • Footwear must have closed in toes and should not be backless.
  • Footwear must not have excessive decoration (jewels, buckles, tassels, logos etc) or have coloured laces.

Socks and tights

  • Socks must be plain black.  Black knitted tights may be worn; they must not be patterned, lacy, sheer or different colours.

Outdoor wear

  • Students must leave outdoor coats and any other non-uniform items in their lockers.
  • Hats and caps must not be worn inside the school at any time. Black woollen hats can be worn in the playground at break times.


  • Students may wear one pair of small discreet earrings (in pierced ears) and a watch. Earrings must not exceed the size of a 5p piece
  • Bracelets and ankle chains should not be worn to school
  • The school will not take responsibility for jewellery worn to school

School Bags

  • Black school bags must be large and practical enough to hold required equipment and school books (including A4 size).
  • Purses and wallets should be stored securely.



Community Action Day

On Wednesday the 16th of July the City Year team took 12 Lister students to take part in a Community Action Day. They swapped their pens for paintbrushes, pulled on their overalls and got involved in renovating an inclusive adventure playground called ‘Arc in the Parc’ in Canning town.

The students painted anti-climb paint around the park, did some gardening and clearing and even had time to try out the adventure playground facilities. By seeing the difference they made to their community, we hope the day will encourage more Lister students to take part in volunteering.  Well done to all the students who took part! 

The Kodu Experience 2

Moon Stone (Kevin Nguyen) reporting:

Last year, we were privileged to win 2nd place in the ‘Kodu Kup’, the experience was amazing and we learned a lot.

This year, on our return with a new fresh year 7 group accompanying us, we were determined to win again, sadly our groups didn’t exactly win this year but our experience has been amazing and we made it to the finals as well.

The experience has taught us to be organised and ready for the unexpected grand awesomeness every team had in which our surprised stance has taught us to prepare for next year’s event!

Many of the teams were very great and the judges had a hard time choosing, our teams were close but the overall winners were just too good.

Overall, it has been a great day, we may not have won the XBOX’s but we had a great fun time and after all, we did make it so far into the top 12 finals, our attempts next year will surely win and we’ll be ready, all in all, sure beats watching boring fish in an Aquarium.



Inter House Debate Contest

Building on the success of lunch-time debate club, over the past few weeks the City Year team have been running an inter-house debate competition. Students in years 7, 8, and 9 represented their house by preparing and participating in formal debates on a number of topics, including violent video games and euthanasia. The debate competition culminated with a final debate on immigration in the UK.

The standard was high, with the Shelley House trio of Arune, Sulayman, and Eden winning the event. Galileo House were a close second, with the other houses just behind. Mr Wilson dropped by to see the debaters in action, and was very impressed by their confidence in public speaking. Hopefully the competition has encouraged lots more students to get involved with debate club after the summer break!

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Lister Dance Students at Lord Mayor’s Show

The year 9 Specialist group were congratulated by the Mayor, Robin Wells on leading the carnival procession. Despite it being a scorcher of a day on Saturday.  They managed to keep their energy up but couldn’t wait to reach the water stops.  The girls will be performing at the Olympic Park on 27th July as well.

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Lister’s Scorching Summer Fair

On Saturday 5th July, Lister held its first annual Summer Fair. The day proved to be a fantastic success with over 700 attendees from the local community coming through the school. The fair was packed with free fun filled activities for both adults and kids alike to enjoy including sumo wrestling, pedal karts and bouncy castles to name a few! 

With tongue tingling tasters provided by Jamie Oliver’s Ministry of Food as well as an on-site barbeque, attendees were shown a taste of Lister’s talent through music and dance performances scheduled throughout the day. 

The support for the event was overwhelming with stalls being run by pupils, Lister staff and the local community from selfie booths to selling cosmetics, loom bands, stationery, cakes, henna and a book sale. 
The highlights of the day included ‘sponging Mr Wilson’ as well as our fantastic raffle prizes of an iPad Mini (donated by Peabody) and Bicycles (bought for the event through donations from the local community). 
A huge thanks to NAASA Basketball, BMX riding and Newham Swords for their support in running workshops and demonstrations and to Peabody for their contribution of an iPad. Thank you also to the local community and to Lister staff for the smooth running of the event. 
As Lister continues to widen its outreach with the local community, we are already looking forward to next year’s fair which we hope will be an even bigger and better event.
See you all there!
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Bookmark Competition: 4th July 2014



The bookmark competition winners with author David Gatward and Headteacher Mr Wilson

1st prize – Tanjim Badal – 8KPF        2nd runner up – Onamica Dhali – 9DED   Runner up – Monesha Dhali – 8DSK

Of the winning entry, David said ‘it was the simplicity of the design and the idea of reading as freedom that appealed to me. It is very true that “we don’t need wings to fly” (written on the back of the bookmark) when it is our imagination that sets us free’.

Well done to Tanjim – and  all the entries – in helping create beautiful, useful, bookmarks  as part of Lister’s reading experience. 

Y6 have arrived at Lister

On Wednesday 2nd July we welcomed our new Year 6 students to Lister for the start of their year 6 induction programme. Our students have now spent three days with us and are already starting to feel that they belong at Lister. We have really enjoyed having our Year 6 students and look forward to welcoming them back next week.

Have a look at some of the photos showing the exciting activities that our Year 6 students have already been involved in this week.

Don’t forget our year 6 Induction programme continues next week until Friday 11th July which will be our whole school Sports Day.

Please note that Monday 7th July and Thursday 10th July are school closure days. 

Making New Friends

Making New Friends








Y6 Welcome Assembly

Y6 Welcome Assembly








The Lister Mummy Challenge

The Lister Mummy Challenge



The Mayor’s Show – Saturday 12th July

The Year 9 Dance Specialist group have been rehearsing in earnest for the parade around the Newham streets that ends in Cheltenham Gardens before going into Central Park.  
They have been taught a dance that incorporates the following styles- samba, salsa, reggaeton and reggae-salsa by Manuela Benini, the dance artist.  The costumes were made by Chris from Emergency Exit Arts and the girls had a difficult time during the first rehearsal as they kept poking each other with their costumes. Let’s hope that they get it right on the carnival day or some students may spend some time in A&E!
The group are looking so good that Manuela, the teacher has invited them to perform in the Olympic Park on 27th July at the Anniversary of the opening of the Olympic Park to the public.  As well as this samba piece they have been asked to perform their Carnival dance and their street dance.

Watch this space for more details.
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