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Message from the Headteacher

Thank you for taking the time to visit our school website.  I am delighted to be the Head teacher of our fabulous school.  It is an absolute honour and privilege to lead such a skilled and committed group of teachers and support staff, all of whom share a phenomenal commitment to the achievement and wellbeing of our students.  I hope you enjoy your visit and should you wish to come in and visit us, don’t hesitate to contact my PA, Karen Dalton to arrange a time. You will be most welcome.

Mr Paul Woods
Head Teacher

About Stepney All Saints CofE School

Stepney All Saints is a Church of England and multi-faith school extending from Year 7-11, with the Stepney All Saints Sixth Form College focused on Year 12 and 13 learning.

At Stepney All Saints, we operate with high standards of behaviour, discipline and attainment.

We believe that by providing an environment in which pupils feel cared for and valued, they will increase in confidence and gain independence.

Our Christian Values and Ethos

Our Vision

Achieving excellence and inspiring generations the All Saints Way.


Our core Christian value is to “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.” Luke 6:31.

The passage from Luke is exemplified by our focus on the following. These form a key part of everything that we do as a school:

  • Forgiveness
  • Compassion
  • Inclusion
  • Tolerance
  • Respect for all

With the help of the school council, our ‘‘All Saints Way’ was created to exemplify how these values are borne out in day to day school life.


Recognising its historic foundation, the school will preserve and develop its religious character in accordance with the principles of the Church of England and in partnership with the Church at parish and diocesan level. The school aims to serve its community by providing an education of the highest quality within the context of Christian beliefs and practice. It encourages an understanding of the meaning and significance of faith and promotes Christian values through the experience it offers to all pupils.

Mission Statement

We Learn Together | We Pray Together | We Achieve Together

Our pupils, teachers and staff are aware that, at the root of our mission statement is Stepney All Saints is a Church of England school open to all pupils.  Our mission is to provide first rate teaching, learning and extra-curricular activities within a caring and supportive Christian environment which respects all faiths and none, and serves the local community.’

Anti-Racism Statement

In May 2020 a black man, George Floyd, was murdered by police in the United States. This triggered a global outcry and demand for equality and justice for black communities across the globe.

Part of the debate in Britain sought to advance a greater understanding and awareness of unconscious bias and the history and mistreatment of black people in Britain.

As a diverse and anti-racist school we are united in our commitment to fight racism in all its form.

Upon discovering that Sir John Cass had direct links with the slave trade in Britain, it was decided that the continued link of his name and the school conflicted with our school’s pledge to oppose all forms of racism, discrimination and inequality.

Therefore in August 20202, following consultation with the Board of Governors, staff, students and members of the community, a new name for the school was agreed and our school became Stepney All Saints Church of England Secondary School.

Our new name emphasises both our local community and our strong connection with St Dunstan’s and All Saints Church.


Our school has been established for over 50 years and is supported by our trustee, The Portal Trust.