The Friends of CLS run an active programme of events to support the boys, parents and the School

The School is enormously fortunate to have an active and supportive community of pupils' parents.

For the Pupils

The Friends of CLS work closely with the Friends of City of London School for Girls (CLSG) to organise joint events for various year groups.

  • In OG, First Form and Second Form a specialist event company provides a fun and action-packed programme involving team games, quizzes, water-fights and a huge inflatable assault course
  • For the Third Form a professional company runs a fast-moving and varied general knowledge quiz where mixed teams compete for points and prizes
  • The joint social events are hugely popular with up to 150 pupils attending
  • These events help pupils from both schools develop their social skills and build foundations of wider friendship groups that can support them through their teenage years as they become older and more independent

For Parents

A cohesive community of parents is a huge asset to a school. The Friends of CLS help keep parents informed, making themselves available in particular to new families to answer questions in their childs' first few weeks.

We recognise that CLS has one of the broadest catchment areas of any day school in the country and, with pupils commuting independently from all corners of London, the Friends of CLS hold events giving parents the opportunity to meet each other. These include parent suppers and coffee mornings. 

A favourite annual event open to all families is the Sunday afternoon blue-badge guided City walk. The School is located in the heart of the City of London, an area rich in history and culture, with Tate Modern, the Globe and St Paul's on our doorstep. Recent themes have included ‘London at War’ and ‘Shakespeare's South Bank’.

The Friends work with the School to host social events that bring parents, pupils and teachers together. Examples have included a quiz and curry night at which teams of parents and teachers compete in a friendly manner to see who is the most knowledgeable, and a musical evening to raise funds for the pupil's chosen charity.

Secondhand uniform sales are held regularly each term. Blazers and other items of uniform are available in all sizes and in good condition. The sales are timed to coincide with events when parents are already coming into School such as concerts and parents’ evenings. The funds raised are used to help provide activities and equipment for the pupils.