Growth and Development

Growth and Development 

The existing schools within the Mulberry Schools Trust include Mulberry School for Girls (the founding school), Mulberry Academy Shoreditch, Mulberry University Technical College (UTC) and Mulberry Stepney Green Maths, Computing and Science College. We have a new secondary school, Mulberry Academy London Dock, due to open in Wapping in September 2023. The Trust plans to extend the provision over the next few years and include primary provision. This means we can offer an all-through education for children within our family of schools.

Joining our Trust

If you are interested in joining Mulberry Schools Trust, having an initial discussion or wish to find out further information, please contact the CEO through Dr Stuart Mundy, Director of Performance and Operations at Mulberry Schools Trust at


School to school support

Alongside our growth plans, we are also committed to system-wide improvement and to making a full contribution to the development of a ‘world class’ education system. 


Our Aims

Our Aims

Our aim is to develop creativity, leadership and a life-long love of learning in our students which will enable them to lead enriched, happy and fulfilled lives, making a contribution to their own community, to British society and to global well-being.

Every student will receive an education that:

  1. Engenders high levels of academic and technical ambition

  2. Provides rich personal development

  3. Enables the development of students’ high aspirations and self-determination 


Bringing Down Barriers to Success

Our shared background in providing for disadvantaged communities has inspired the Trust to build up a broad network of partnerships to aid and develop student experience, opportunity, drive and success. It is our belief that there should be no barriers to each child’s future and that society should, and can, be a level playing field. Aspiring for this to be reality we promise to:

  • Emphasise high quality subject teaching that is reinforced by excellent support for learning and intervention.
  • Deliver inclusion services that assist personal development.
  • Provide excellent pastoral care so no student goes unsupported.
  • Continually develop strong leadership and have high levels of expertise in education, supplemented by knowledgeable, committed and challenging governance.

Partnerships with impact

The Mulberry Schools Trust’s corporate and arts partners, such as Bank of America Merrill Lynch, the British Film Institute, the National Theatre, the London Stock Exchange Group, the Donmar Warehouse, the Southbank Centre and others, will all contribute extensively and be central to the wider extra-curricular experiences that the Trust is able to offer to achieve its aims.


Our Vision

Our Vision

Our vision is to be a key provider for quality education so that all of our students leave us as highly qualified, confident and articulate young people with a wealth of experience.

This vision is under-pinned by moral purpose – a desire to do more to improve the quality of education for all children and young people – and a commitment to schools working together to secure an inclusive, ambitious, collegiate and high quality offer. 


A Mulberry education is premised on three under-pinning principles:

  1. Access to education and the chance to be educated is a human right in a civilised world.

    We believe that every young person should receive the same opportunities and quality of education, regardless of their natural ability or where they come from. Our Trust was formed to enable our partners to deliver the best possible educational outcomes for their young people and the communities they serve through sharing expertise and promoting outstanding practices.

  2. Education should provide rich intellectual and personal development for individuals and communities of people.

    An education offered by the Trust is concerned with the spiritual, moral, social, cultural and physical development of people so they have self-determination and can create for themselves fulfilled, happy lives. It is also concerned with equipping people for employment, making a contribution to the economy as well as enabling them to sustain themselves financially.

  3. Education is a public good.

    To have universal school education brings economic and social benefits to the whole of society; it creates greater peace, prosperity and economic and social well-being. The Mulberry Schools Trust is outward facing and contributes to education beyond the doors of its own schools.

    These principles shape the aims of the Trust’s education: the curriculum that is delivered, the personal development that is offered and the wider opportunities that are provided across the system.


Our History

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)