One of the finest schools in the UK
Life at Taylors'
Merchant Taylors' is an exceptionally busy and happy school. Boys are able to experience far more than great teaching and learning; they have the time and opportunity to experience a truly all-round education. The amount of extra-curricular activity and essential pastoral support should not, of course, divert attention from the core academic work which must be the basis of any top school. What sets Taylors' apart is that it combines the highest academic aspirations with a positive and collaborative atmosphere and a range of activities to rival any boarding school. This section should give you a taste of what MTS boys enjoy.
Everything we do is about teaching and learning, giving boys opportunities to test themselves, to see challenges and solutions from a range of perspectives, and know the exhilaration of success. We offer an education, in the broader sense. We equip boys not merely for entry to higher education but for a successful and rewarding life, by breeding good work skills and positive attitudes.
Merchant Taylors’ curriculum is tailored to individual needs. It embraces not only everything that contributes directly to the boys’ learning and examination success, but also all the sports, activities and creative enterprises that promote the moral, physical, social and spiritual development of the boys, as well as their intellectual development. Boys value tremendously the importance we place on according recognition to their wider sporting, cultural and community support achievements at every stage of school life from the day they join the school. This is in line with the importance attached to all-round achievement, which has served the school well for over 450 years.
Boys need swift, positive, personal feedback on their written work that sets them clear targets for improvement. Marked work is returned promptly and regularly. The consistent completion of homework is vital to success. It cultivates habits of independent study, self-discipline and intellectual self-sufficiency. Progress is carefully monitored. Grades go home every half term. There are two written reports to parents each year, including at least one full individual report on each pupil written by the Head Master. Parents evenings conferences are held for every year group.
See further details on the school website.