Developing our pupils' skills and creativity

Education at City of London School is about challenge and enjoyment.

It teaches the importance of constructive questioning and instils a sense of responsibility so that we can think afresh and contribute positively to the lives of those around us.

It encourages us to appreciate the wonders of the world, the strengths of others, and the contribution of all those who have gone before us.

It fosters individual growth and encourages generosity of spirit. It cements the importance of friendship and nourishes the joy in life that lies at the heart of personal happiness and fulfilment.

Our aims and values:

  • Aspiration
    We are ambitious for all our boys. We encourage them to set their sights high, to develop their skills, and to find inspiration in trying out new things. We highly prize the qualities of perseverance and personal commitment that will carry them far.

  • Confidence 
    We celebrate achievement without arrogance and develop an awareness of the skills required in both leaders and followers, so that all can make a positive contribution to society and to the people around them.
  • Independence of thinking
    We challenge and inspire boys to think for themselves; to research ideas and to look at the world with fresh eyes. We want them to develop the skills they need to make thoughtful and reasoned judgements, to combat prejudice, and to communicate their thoughts clearly.

  • Resilience
    We encourage boys to grow in self-discipline, resourcefulness and initiative, so that they can navigate the successes and failures of life with confidence.

  • Courtesy
    We pride ourselves on being a supportive community. Pastoral care is central to our mission. We promote friendship and spiritual growth within a framework of respect and consideration for others.

  • Generosity
    We uphold strong moral values and expect everyone to behave with honesty and integrity. Service to others is central to the ethos of the School. This is demonstrated in the extraordinary sums we raise each year for charity, in our work in the community, and in our mentoring schemes.


If we can develop a pupil's individual talent and skill, teach him to want to learn, and provide values that support him in demanding times ahead, we shall be happy.

Philosophy for Teaching and Learning

What makes CLS unique?
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Partnership & Outreach

Working closely with others
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We raised over £58k for Farm Africa last year - this year it's Centrepoint
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Strategic Plan

Where will we be in 2020?
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Head's Welcome

Sarah Fletcher joined the School as Head in 2014
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Vision and Ethos

What is it that makes the School what it is?
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City Location and Commute

In the heart of the City
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Exam results

Proud of our pupils' achievements
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Find our policies and procedures in one place
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ISI / Reports

Don't just take our word for it
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Governors and Staff

Committed to providing an exceptional education
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City of London Corporation

CLS is part of the City of London Corporation
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