We offer more than you might think

We are unashamedly academic and aim to turn out boys who have a passion for intellectual exploration, allowing them to be engaged and excited about undergraduate life at university. Over ninety percent of leavers go to their first or second choice Russell Group University. Consistently, we send about one fifth of the year to Oxbridge, a dozen to Medical School and about a third go on to the top London universities (King’s, UCL, Imperial, Queen Mary, LSE).

Whilst being proud of the boys’ achievements in public exams, we want to go beyond the confines of exam specifications and encourage learning for its own sake. We want to stimulate the desire to challenge, query, question and argue; allowing our boys to develop into outward looking young men who are ready for the trials of the wider world.

With a broad and challenging curriculum taught by our high calibre teaching staff, we nurture resilience, confidence and aspiration.

Academic Opportunities:

  • Our boys regularly excel in essay competitions such as Erasmus, John Locke, Peterhouse, Juvenes Translatores and Trinity
  • Olympiad competitions in subjects such as Maths, Biology, Chemistry & Physics provide a national stage for our boys' talents 
  • Inter-house competitions in disciplines such as prose and poetry encourage healty competition between the boys
  • Boys can develop confidence and presentational skills with the LAMDA qualifications (London Academy of Music & Dramatic Art)
  • Model United Nations provides an exciting opportunity to debate current affairs with students from around the world
  • Extended Projects can compliment A-Level study and are enriched by the resources at our finger-tips in our central London location
  • Our boys have recently excelled at the IGEM Competition (International Genetically Engineered Machines)
  • The School hosts an annual science conference in partnership with the City of London Corporation and its academies, held at Guildhall

“The quality of the pupils’ overall achievement is outstanding. Pupils are exceptionally well educated, and the school is successful in achieving its aims of being a community in which boys achieve the highest academic standards, make full use of their potential and are academically fulfilled and qualified.” ISI 2011

An excellent and challenging curriculum.

ISI 2011

Teaching and Learning

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