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As part of our rewards system, we selected 8 students to attend the Mile End Climbing Wall. The Mile End Climbing Wall is maintained by the registered charity ‘DEVELOPMENT through CHALLENGE’ – promoting personal development through challenging physical activity, especially to the young person. All students said that they enjoyed it more that they thought they would and said that they had learnt valuable skills that they can take onto further life. One student said ‘Miss I am glad I came and missed football, I can play football every day but this was really cool.’

Ms Moore


On Friday the year 7 PE specialist students embarked on their first rowing session this year, a very good start and lots of progress to make. Students will be on the water next week, weather permitting.

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Lister are Cricket champions of Newham!!

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Lister school competed in a indoor cricket tournament this week involving very strong opposition. Lister won every game in the league and reached the final against Brampton Manor. The opposition who we lost to last year. However, this time revenge was sweet. Having made a strong score batting first Lister then defended the target with some exceptional bowling from the whole team. There were great performances throughout the tournament from every individual. Congratulations boys and well done!!  Champions again!

Mr Rashid


We are very much looking forward to welcoming all of our class of 2017 on Thursday 24 August.

Remember that the doors will be open from 9.30am, but you can come as late as 11.30am.

The results service is only for those in their final year. Students who sat early entry (ie sat GCSEs this summer when in Yr 10) will receive their results when you come back in September.

Good luck to you all – we hope to see a lot of happy faces!

Best wishes

Mr Wilson

Road to Wimbledon Competition

Road to Wimbledon Competition

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Throughout June our top tennis players have been taking part in the National HSBC Road To Wimbledon competition. The event was a great success with 19 boys and 6 girls competing for a chance to play on the hallowed turf of Wimbledon.. Well done to all those that took part and a special congratulations to our winners and runners up Ahmad Khan, Keisha Patel, Furqan Rana and Remi Bakari. Good luck for the county finals!

Coach Faris

Kinky Boots Reward Trip

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Students from Years 8-11 were taken to see Kinky Boots at the Adelphi Theatre in the Strand as a reward for their hard work, progress and good behaviour in Dance.

The group had a great time and we all have new admiration for people that dance in heels!

Some of the quotes from Lister students

“The best thing we have ever seen”

“The themes were great and really made me think”

“the singing was fantastic and the dancing, wow!’

There will have another big treat for reward students in the next few months.  Will you be one of the chosen few?

Ms Coke

East London Schools’ Individual Table Tennis Qualifiers at Raines Foundation School

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On Monday 6th February 6 students from Table Tennis club competed in the Jack Petchey East London Schools’ Individual Table Tennis Qualifiers. There were 12 schools involved in the competition and Lister entered an U13 and U16 team which had 3 students in each. Unfortunately we were up against strong competition, and neither teams made it past the group stages, however, Moustapha (Yr8), Abel (Yr9), and Akil (Yr9) won a match each, and all students received a certificate for their participation. If you are interested in Table Tennis please come to club on Monday lunchtimes with Miss Maxwell. 

SEN athlete mentor afternoon


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Our SEN students were privileged enough to have a sports masterclass with Olympian Montell Douglas just before the Christmas break. Montell works for the Sky Sports Mentorship programme and offered us her time free of charge to work with our students. The students engaged in lots of short, different activities and thrived in every activity that she asked them to complete and also got to wear her European championships gold medal.

Ms Moore

Lister Lions are Grand Champions!

On Friday our Inclusion Cheer leading team, the Lister Lions, participated in the final competition of the year run by Ascension Eagles.  The event was at the ExCel as usual.  The standard was very high as every team wanted to end the year with a Gold Award and the possibility of being a Grand Champion.
Lister Lions have made great progress this year.  Their routine had difficult stunts, balances, tumble runs and dance solos.  “I really like the dancing” said Sumaia. Lister Lions’ hard work was rewarded as they gained the award Grand Champion in the SEN division.