“It may be a boys’ school, but it is blessedly short of that testy laddishness which serves to exclude rather than embrace”
Good Schools Guide 2018/19
The Senior House is located on Arkwright Road, and houses Years 4-8. This crucial time in the boys’ academic life includes preparation for the Common Entrance Pre-tests, as well as both 11+ and 13+ Common Entrance exams. Boys benefit from small class sizes (maximum of 20), flexible triple setting in English and Mathematics and subject specialist teaching staff.
The building houses specialist classrooms, including a fully equipped Science laboratory, catering for all boys from Year 4 upwards, a multipurpose playground, and a heated swimming pool where all boys enjoy lessons. In addition, the Senior House boasts a Music room, Drama studio and several break out spaces for pupils to receive one-to-one or group-based catch up and intervention. Each boy has their own form room where they register in their forms in the morning; this provides the hub for their pastoral care.
Sports facilities are located offsite at Brondesbury Sports Ground, and all boys take part in fixtures from Year 4 upwards. These take place at a variety of other schools as well as our own, during home matches.
Academic as well as professional expectations are high of the boys, but within a caring and supportive environment. The boys take pride in both themselves and their school uniform and regularly take part in, and plan school events such as the Summer Fayre. The Senior House also benefits from its Head Boy team who lead the Student Council and charitable activities.