Emanuel School

Emanuel School was founded in 1594 and moved to the present leafy, 12-acre site in Battersea, on the edge of Wandsworth Common, in 1883. Its fantastic position, only a 10-minute walk from Clapham Junction rail station, connects the school to central London, as well as north and south of the river. In addition to sports facilities on the Battersea site, the school has a further 14-acre sports facility off-site and a boathouse on the Thames at Barnes. Over time, Emanuel’s co-educational pupil population has grown to over 1,000. 

The school’s aim is to provide pupils with the best educational environment. In the last 15 years this has included the development of a state-of-the-art theatre and professional film studio, well-resourced science laboratories, computing, coding and design suites and a sports hall and fitness centre. In 2017, modern and spacious classrooms and colourful, bright and airy art studios were created with the opening of the Dacre building. In September 2022, the school completed construction of a new, extended sixth form centre to provide large, open study areas, assembly and social spaces – including a new café – and offices for the sixth form team, to meet the needs of our thriving sixth form and to enhance the day-today experience. This is stage 1 of the Critical Build Plan, an ambitious site/off site development across the next decade covering all areas of school life.