Rights Respecting Schools Award 

In 2019, Arnhem Wharf was awarded the Gold Rights Respecting Schools Award from Unicef. This award recognises achievement by schools in embedding children’s human rights in their ethos and culture. The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child has become an important aspect of how the children learn about the world and how we all consider the impact of our actions others.


Silver Shakespeare School

Having worked with Coram Shakespeare Schools Foundation for 5 years, we have been awarded the title of Silver Shakespeare School. The festival in November and our Year 6 cast performance is always an early highlight of the academic year.


School Games Silver Award 

The School Games provides a national network of over 450 School Games Organisers and over 40 Active Partnerships who work together locally. They deliver positive experiences for young people from over 40 different sports and activities and equip schools and parents to support young people to be active for at least 60 minutes a day.

In 2021/22, Arnhem Wharf achieved their silver award.


Music Mark


We have been nominated by Tower Hamlets Arts & Music Education Service (THAMES) to become a Music Mark school for the 2020/21 academic year.

They recognise the value that we place on music and our commitment to a broad and balanced curriculum.

"Music Mark believes in the fundamental right to experience a high-quality music education for all children and young people, in and out of their schools.” - Bridget Whyte, Chief Executive 


Platinum Sing Up Award

Sing Up places singing at the heart of every educational setting. Their wide range of resources and songs are designed to help include singing as an aid to cross-curricular learning in the classroom or to act as a complete foundation for singing and music across the school.

The Platinum Award is for schools that:

  • Have been a Sing Up Gold Award school for one term
  • Sustain development and extend participation in singing to the wider school community
  • Commit to become a learning community; embracing the richness of diversity to develop quality singing activities
  • Commit to extending and developing the quality of vocal leadership and singing in and outside of school and with the wider school community
  • Have an outward focus, inspiring and sharing their singing ethos