City of London School is one of London's leading academic day schools, with over 900 boys on roll between the ages of 10 – 18.
We are unique amongst our competitors.
We occupy an iconic site, under the dome of St Paul's Cathedral and across the river from the Tate Modern, in the heart of the City of London. Our location enables us to engage with some of the country's top speakers, researchers and analysts, lending freshness and vibrancy to the curriculum. We offer boys an unparalleled insight into cutting-edge thinking and into the challenges and opportunities around us.
We value excellence, whether it be academic, musical, dramatic, in sport, or in some other venture of a boy's own choosing. We encourage all the boys to develop their own talents and paths in life. We are immensely proud of their examination results, and of the ambition of the university courses they choose to pursue. We want them to be inquisitive, creative and independent minded, capable of constructively questioning accepted norms and of thinking for themselves. At City you will find an extraordinary range of talent, and a dedicated staff who give enormously of their time. They encourage academic enquiry and adventure, and a joy in learning which is infectious.
Our community is as varied and exciting as London itself. We welcome boys from all backgrounds, and take pride in the strength social and cultural diversity brings. The generosity of our bursary scheme gives access to talented boys, whatever their background. It exemplifies our core belief that it isn't where you have come from that matters, but who you are and what you choose to make of the opportunities you are given. The creative mix of outlooks and experiences contribute significantly to the education we offer. It helps us promote the liberal, open minded, and tolerant values that sit at our core. It encourages the spirit of generosity and friendship that lends us our distinctive warmth and welcome.
We want all our pupils to be happy, well-adjusted and fulfilled, just as determined to contribute positively to society and to the communities around them as to realise their dreams.
There are myriad activities with which they can engage, and tremendous pastoral care to support them in all that they do.
Within the pages of this website you will find a taste of what the School does and the values it upholds. There is no substitute, however, for a visit and I hope that many of you will book a place at one of our Open Days. I look forward to meeting you.
With best wishes
How can I sum the School up?
It is wonderfully warm and creative. Education at its best.