Emmanuel Christian School, Leicester, has grown out of a vision given by God to a number of people.
In November 2001, the need and desire for a Christian School was expressed by some parents. A small group of people started to meet together to pray and seek God’s will and a public meeting was subsequently arranged in January 2002.
As a result of this meeting, a Steering Committee was set up under the heading of 'Leicester and Leicestershire Christian School Project'. The Steering Committee met regularly and further public meetings were held. Visits to schools also were made and contacts were established with people who could help us. People started to commit themselves and their children to the school and it was clear that God was working among us to ensure His work would be done.
We then began to look for suitable premises.
At a committee meeting on 19th May 2003, following much discussion and prayer, we accepted the invitation from Braunstone Evangelical Free Church to use their premises on Didsbury Street.
By God’s grace, the school opened on 28th August 2003 with 11 pupils of Primary School age. The school then expanded to a secondary phase in September 2005 for Years 7, 8 and 9.
The school has continued to value its family atmosphere and we currently have 31 pup[ils on roll.
In September 2011, we appointed a new Headteacher, David Baynes. David has considerable experience in Christian education and is excited about leading our school forward.