Welcome to Our School

Lister Community School is situated in Plaistow, east London, and is a specialist school in Music and Science. We are a mixed comprehensive secondary school and welcome both students and staff from a diverse multicultural background. With almost 1,350 students, we are a larger than average school in the London Borough of Newham. The school benefits from being located in new and purpose built accommodation on a single site with ample outdoor areas and the use of an all-weather sports pitch.

The Headteacher, Mr Anthony Wilson, leads a team of senior leaders who are enthusiastic and experienced and, alongside all staff, share a positive and united vision for the school’s future. With an improved curriculum, vertical tutoring and house systems, Lister provides a well rounded and balanced experience for students.

School Specialism and Partnerships: Lister is a Music and Science specialist school.

Newham School for Deaf Students: Lister is the Resourced Provision for secondary aged Deaf and Partially Hearing Students in Newham. For the vast majority of their lessons, deaf students are taught alongside their hearing peers in mainstream classes.The Deaf Support Department is made up of a large team of Educational Communicators, Teachers of the Deaf and Deaf Instructors who work with students in mainstream classes and some, limited pre/post tutor sessions.

Newham Community Schools Partnership: Lister has joined Rokeby School and Sarah Bonnell School in a bid to convert to academy status and form a Multi-Academy Trust. It is a partnership that reflects a steadfast commitment to:

  1. Maintain each of the Schools’ comprehensive values, inclusive practices and non-selective admissions policies;
  2. Ensure that the governance of the trust will continue to reflect the schools’ close links with the local community
  3. Recognise and value the contribution of staff to the success of the Trust

E13 Learning Community: Lister is part of the E13 Soft Federation schools which is a partnership between Lister and its seven feeder schools. The federation focuses on:

  • Raising student achievement
  • Promoting the outcomes of the Every Child Matters agenda
  • Promoting community cohesion and developing social capital