An insight into life at City of London School

We are a high achieving school. Our record in examination results and entry to top universities is enviable. But we achieve this without unnecessary pressure. The curriculum we offer is underpinned by innumerable activities and we have a strong pastoral programme which fosters resilience and independence of spirit. It is our aim to prepare our pupils for the ever changing world ahead.

We are privileged to be in the heart of this magnificent capital City, surrounded by the country's foremost leaders and thinkers, and on the doorstep of iconic cultural destinations. We have a programme of events that draws from this pool of knowledge, creativity and energy, and this adds immeasurably to the education we offer.

We believe that academic success is based on genuine scholarship and intellectual exploration. We encourage boys to develop their own ideas, challenging accepted norms constructively and thinking creatively about the world around them.

CLS is a wonderfully supportive community in which every boy can find his place and our reputation is for outstanding educational opportunity.

What CLS has to offer

  • The social and cultural diversity of our School gives boys the opportunity to grow up in a community of unparalleled richness.
  • Our central London location is one of our greatest strengths. It offers us links with the most extraordinary cultural, political, educational, business and professional institutions in London, giving us a unique ability to prepare boys for the opportunities and challenges of modern life.
  • We are high achieving and forward thinking.
  • We are welcoming and unpretentious, developing the strengths and aspirations of every boy in a supportive and caring environment.
  • We engage actively in charitable work, encouraging generosity and philanthropy in the strong belief that in supporting others we ourselves are strengthened and enriched.
  • We believe in developing our pupils' sense of aspiration, confidence, independent thinking, resilience, generosity and courtesy, in accordance with our core Aims and Values

We hope that the pages in this section of our website, and listed below, will give you a good idea of School Life at CLS.

We are a leading academic school with a high level of achievement, excellent examination results, and impressive progression to top universities in this country and abroad.
School Life

School Trips

Trips making CLS pupils into Global Citizens
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Parent Community

How our parent community supports the School
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Philosophy for Teaching and Learning

What makes CLS unique?
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Pupil Welfare

How we safeguard our boys' welfare
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Delivering more than just enviable results
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An ambitious programme meets inspirational talent
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Art & Design

The creative heart of the School
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Outstanding performances delivered time and again
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Enrichment for the pupils and for the School
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Partnership & Outreach

Working closely with others
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We raised over £78k for Centrepoint last year - this year it's Amref
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School Video

Written, filmed and produced by the pupils
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We are a leading academic school with a high level of achievement, excellent examination results, and impressive progression to top universities in this country and abroad...

My time at City

Recent leaver Jamie reflects on his time at CLS
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Our School in video


Views from pupils, staff and friends
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