"Chess has taught me how to look at things logically."

Chess Success



Chess has a substantial history at WUS and is one of our most popular extra-curricular activities.

We have a long-standing and productive relationship with Grandmasters and International Masters, several of whom are involved with coaching at the school or otherwise supporting chess-related events. These include weekly junior and senior chess teaching which take place after school, elite sessions for our most talented boys and participation in regular EPSCA nationwide events.

We’re proud of the achievements of our chess players: we have had repeated success in national competitions, including holding both U9 and U11 titles for the EPSCA National Schools’ in 2014,  and are fortunate enough to have several junior England players participating in school teams.

Many boys who join the school have never played chess before though Under School pupils tend to be quick learners: there are numerous examples of boys who have joined the school with no prior experience, and within two years have been selected for a school team.

Garry Kasparov visiting our school and playing against me. That was something.

Jit, 11

"Chess is like football, but for the mind."

Ibrahim, 12

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