School profile

Lister Community School

Lister Community School is part of Newham Community Learning, a local Trust, committed to working together as a group of excellent schools serving our community. We share a common vision of providing an exceptional education for all our students, from aged 2 to 16.

Our six schools in the west of the London borough of Newham are thriving, with very positive outcomes, which makes us one of the highest performing Trusts in the country. We have a shared commitment to working together to provide a world-class education for young people in Newham, and to further develop as centres of excellence for teaching and learning.

We are highly ambitious for our students, and believe that every young person can succeed. Our students are supported by our committed team of teaching and non-teaching staff, all of whom are encouraged to pursue their own learning and professional development across our schools.
Our schools all provide safe, calm learning environments, where all members of the school community treat each other with kindness and respect.

About our school experience


The day will include:
• A school tour to see the school in action.
• Lesson observations relevant to your subject.
• Meeting with relevant subject specialists.
• Meeting the Director of Satff Development who can answer any questions you have about training to teach.

Your visit may involve visiting a second school within the trust to provide you with a richer experience of our school community.

If you have any queries, please email us at

Start and finish times
9am to 3pm - Flexible

We are happy to organise shorter visits if required.

Dress code

Business dress

Teacher training

We are delighted to partner with Teach First to deliver our SCITT programme. Teach First is a charity that develops teachers and school leaders and supports schools facing the toughest challenges. They have been training teachers for 20 years and are the largest Initial Teacher Training provider in the country. Teach First are committed to driving change in the system by helping all teachers to reach their potential. Teach First have shared expertise from their Ofsted-rated Outstanding Training Programme to develop our high-quality school-centred teacher training programme.

Find out more about our teacher training

Links to more information about our school

Entry requirements

You must:

    • Must not have been accepted onto another teacher training course
    • Must have a degree
    • Photo identification: A current passport or driving licence is essential.
DBS check required

No, candidates will be accompanied at all times.

Placement availability

The availability of school placements will vary across the academic year, and is dependent upon the School Diary.

School experience type
In school


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

Not available on site

Lister Community School is inside a 'Low Traffic Neighbourhood', and is therefore inaccessible by motor vehicles from 08:00 - 09:30 and 14:30 - 16:00. Travel by public transport is advised.

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.

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • English
  • Geography
  • History
  • Maths
  • Physical education
  • Physics
  • Religious education
  • Spanish