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Our History


The Mulberry Schools Trust was formed following the 50th anniversary of Mulberry School for Girls in 2014/15, when the Board of trustees and the Chief Executive created a family of schools that has at its heart inclusion, equality of opportunity and a striving for educational excellence.

Mulberry School for Girls, the founding school, is a high achieving, academically focused and successful girls’ school for students aged 11 to 18. Based in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets, it is a place where students are encouraged to develop their ambitions and strive for success.

“Students’ social, moral, cultural and spiritual development is exceptional. Mulberry girls are highly ambitious, confident and principled. Students are very aware of their rights and responsibilities as young women growing up in twenty-first century Britain.”
 Ofsted section 5 report 2013

Since Mulberry School for Girls was designated a National Support School in 2011, we have:

  • Carried out ‘school to school support’ in London, Somerset, Suffolk and Norfolk
  • Established the City Excellence in Teaching partnership locally in Tower Hamlets.
  • Led partnership work for schools in the arts, women’s education and global education.

We are proud that our innovative approaches have resulted in significant improvements for the schools involved, improving the life opportunities of thousands of young people. 


Notable visitors

We have been incredibly fortunate that the success we have achieved has been recognised with visits from some of the world’s most influential and inspiring people:

  • Queen Rania of Jordan (2009)
  • Former Deputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg (2012)
  • HRH the Duchess of Cornwall (2013)
  • HRH Duke of Sussex (2014)
  • The then First Lady of the United States of America, Michelle Obama, chose to launch her global campaign from the school, ‘Let Girls Learn’ (2015)