My aim is to give young people the knowledge, skills, confidence and strength of character to go on to lead purposeful and happy lives. Their school days are busy and, at times, challenging, but also fun and rewarding. I warmly invite you to visit us and I look forward to introducing you to our committed staff and remarkable young people. – Simon Lockyer
The School was established in 1712 by Royal Charter to ‘improve navigation’ through education and, as it prepared boys for a life at sea, many went on to become explorers and pioneers of their time.
Discovery, exploration and challenge continue to shape the school’s ethos today and great importance is placed on the traditional values of loyalty, commitment, courage, respect, service and integrity.
Headmaster, Simon Lockyer, explains:
“We inspire our pupils to have the courage and commitment to be ambitious for their futures, whichever path they choose. Everyone can achieve the most exceptional things but we are all different. That is why we focus on the individual, getting to know every one of our pupils and finding out what motivates them.
We challenge pupils of all academic abilities, steering them to look beyond the moment, and beyond the confines of the classroom, and to approach life with an open and receptive mind. It is through thinking creativity and taking initiative that they learn to establish, and work towards, their own personal goals.
By understanding a young person’s strengths we can help them to make the right choices at the right time, navigating them through their critical, formative years and ensuring that their education becomes the foundation for happiness and success.”
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