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Lister Community School

Lister Community School is a large, 11-16, comprehensive school in Plaistow, East London. The school specialises in Science and Computing, though a broad and diverse curriculum is available to all students, including a wide vocational offer.

Lister is one of four secondary schools in the Newham Community Schools Trust, and our staff have regular opportunities to work across schools and to observe good practice in the varied settings the Trust provides.

The school is a member of the Music in Secondary Schools Trust (MiSST) and the Mandarin Excellence Programme. Lister is also has specialist provision for students with hearing impairment.

About our school experience

Candidates will be able to observe a range of lessons, at both Key Stage 3 and 4 level. Upon request, they may also observe practice within the Behaviour Support, Deaf Support, and Learning Support departments. They will have the opportunity to speak to current teachers about their role, and interviews with other key staff can be arranged.
Start and finish times
08:15 to 15:10
Dress code

Business dress

Teacher training

Lister is a Teach First partner school, and has supported over 50 teachers through the programme.

Lister also supports applicants on the School Direct Programme, and other ITT routes.

Find out more about our teacher training

Links to more information about our school

Entry requirements

You must:

    • Must have a degree
    • Photo identification: Valid Passport or Driving Licence required.
    • Applicants will be required to complete a pre-placement questionnaire.
DBS check required

No - Candidates will be accompanied at all times when in school.

Placement availability

No information supplied

School experience type
Both Virtual and In school


St Mary's Road, Plaistow, London, E13 9AE
Map showing Lister Community School

Yes - on site parking provided

Limited parking is available, though use of public transport is encouraged. Plaistow and Upton Park TFL stations are each within 10 minutes walk of the school.

Disability and access details

We offer facilities and provide an inclusive environment for students, staff and school experience candidates with disability and access needs. We're happy to discuss your disability or access needs before or as part of your school experience request.

St Mary's Road, Plaistow, London, E13 9AE
School phases
Secondary (11 to 16)
DBS check required

No - Candidates will be accompanied at all times when in school.

  • Art and design
  • Biology
  • Business studies
  • Chemistry
  • Computing
  • Dance
  • Design and technology
  • Drama
  • English
  • Geography
  • Health and social care
  • History
  • Languages (other)
  • Maths
  • Media studies
  • Music
  • Physical education
  • Physics
  • Religious education
  • Spanish