It is a privilege to occupy our position on the River Thames
We are surrounded by instantly recognisable institutions that set the City of London at the heart of our country.
In one direction the Globe, Tate Modern, the Shard and London Eye, not to mention the Millennium Bridge - so close that we could hold a conversation with its pedestrians from our balconies.
In the other direction the Royal College of Arms, Christopher Wren's St Benet's Church, and of course St Paul's Cathedral watching over us in its majesty by daylight and beautifully illuminated at night. Evidence of the construction of St Paul's is uncovered daily at low tide on our foreshore where the stone for its construction was dressed by its stone masons before being carted to site.
Just a little further afield the Square Mile - one of the world's great financial centres, and Guildhall - home of the City of London Corporation of which we are proud to be a part.
We are surrounded by great minds that contribute to each of these institutions and we are proud to be part of this community, providing opportunities for lunchtime lectures held at School for cutting edge debate and discussion. Visiting speakers regularly comment on the quality of questions and contribution from our pupils. We are also generating our own debate amongst the educational establishments of the Capital and beyond, working with the Institute of Education to develop our teachers' as well as the national body of teachers' skill base.
Our pupils negotiate the London transport system with a confidence and independence of spirit which is part of the ethos here that we are so proud of. Our catchment area extends North, South, East and West with pupils converging from all directions. It was when one of our youngest year group joined his parents for tea in Kensington because he had overheard them planning to meet his Godparents without him, that those parents recognised the true meaning of independent spirit! Pupils regularly travel in pairs and groups as well as individually. They are streetwise, able to blend in and respond to the challenges of the transport system. We see this as a hugely positive and beneficial element in our pupils' development.
The School has a variety of excellent transport links, listed in our 'How to find us' page, and can be approached from Blackfriars station without the need to cross any roads while taking in a magnificent riverside view. Whether arriving by Tube, overland train, bus or even by boat we cannot help but feel every bit a part of our capital city, London, and contributing to its pulse.
The constant movement of people across the Millennium Bridge provides a pulse to our School, while the ebb and flow of the tidal Thames delivers an inescapable rhythm.