This year the school celebrates the centenary of its founding in 1915. We are all immensely proud of the traditions and the unique ethos that I am still pleased to say remain as strong today as they have always been.

      There are many factors which I believe make this school an excellent choice for your son’s education.

      The best advertisement for the school is its pupils, and as our many visitors testify, the impression given is that they are friendly, happy and well-balanced.

      We pride ourselves on our commitment to every pupil. All are valued and encouraged to develop their own character, and talents to the full.

      I feel that we, as a school, offer an enormous range of opportunities unrivalled by other state schools, our nautical and maritime education; the opportunity to visit a range of cultural locations, museums and theatres, alongside a varied and extensive extra-curricular programme.

      We have a long and distinguished sporting tradition which is reflected with our successes in a range of team and individual sport as well as the number of former pupils who go on to compete nationally and internationally. All this certainly helps promote their spiritual, moral, social and cultural development.

      Confidence and maturity are nurtured by teaching staff, learning support assistants and support staff, to allow our pupils to flourish and feel supported.

      Helping every pupil to fulfil their academic potential is vital and this was reflected in continued good results at GCSE, A*Level and Vocational subject areas in 2015.

      I believe education is not just about grades, it is also about an awareness of the world, about independent thought and about values.

      Located in the centre of one of the greatest cities in the world we will endeavour to equip our students with many of the skills and attributes that we believe are a necessity in meeting the challenges and opportunities of the 21st Century.

      Neil McGregor

      Head Teacher