"I love how creative we can be: often we're told to 'have a go' to see what goes right (or wrong)."

Where learning is limitless

Ricardo, 9, Tudors

“I love how creative we can be in English, we are given the freedom to take our stories where we want and let our imaginations go wild.”

Central to all our teaching is the desire to see our pupils become life-long learners.

We aim to encourage and grow the sense of wonder and curiosity that boys of this age naturally possess and help them develop an ability to question and to think for themselves. Our teaching programme is, therefore, loosely based on the National Curriculum but with much more flexibility and room for independent thought and the exploration of topical issues.

In the early years, English, Maths, Science, History and Geography are all taught by the pupil’s form teacher, allowing the boys to get comfortable in one familiar classroom and making the discussion and dissection of cross-curricular topics and ideas considerably easier. The boys then receive specialist teaching outside of their form classrooms in Art, Drama, Music, French, ICT, Religious Studies and Sport. As boys progress through the school more of their lessons are taught by specialists, such as Latin and Greek, although the same broad range of subjects are available.

In addition to the high quality of the content of our academic programme, our teaching methods are diverse and relevant. We ensure that all lessons are supported by relevant contemporary technology, therefore classrooms are stocked with digital projectors and interactive whiteboards and we often use tablets as part of our teaching and learning strategy. However, we also use textbooks, including ones written by members of our staff!

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