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 value aspiration and achievement of all sorts, both within and outside the curriculum, encouraging the highest ambition and personal commitment, and supporting individual strengths and interests.

  • Confidence 
    We celebrate achievement without arrogance and the importance of sportsmanship. We encourage boys to develop their skills in leadership, recognising the strength to be derived from working with others and from listening to different points of view.
  • Independence of thinking
    We seek to instil a love of learning and intellectual curiosity, promoting informed questioning and debate, and self-motivated, self-directed learning.

  • Resilience
    We promote self-discipline, resourcefulness and initiative. Alongside this we seek to develop a proper appreciation of self and an understanding of the richness of friendship and spiritual growth in adding depth and meaning to life. 

  • Courtesy
    We develop a sense of mutual respect, consideration for others and an appreciation of the richness and diversity of the values, beliefs, and people of the world we live in.

  • Generosity
    We uphold strong moral values, honesty and integrity, valuing service to others and charitable giving, and recognise in doing so that we ourselves are strengthened and enriched.

     

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.

Strategic Plan

Where will we be in 2020?
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Philosophy for Teaching and Learning

What makes CLS unique?
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Partnership & Outreach

Working closely with others
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Charity

We raised over £58k for Farm Africa last year - this year it's Centrepoint
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Head's Welcome

Head Alan Bird joined the School in January 2018
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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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Policies

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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