City of London Freemen's School
Surrey, United Kingdom
About City of London Freemen's School
City of London Freemen’s School is a mixed, selective, non-denominational all-through school with sixth form situated in Ashtead, Surrey. It is an independent boarding school owned by the City of London Corporation, which provides 16 of its 22 governors. The school will provide 880 places for primary, secondary and sixth-form students aged 7-18, when fully subscribed.
City of London Freemen’s was founded in 1854 in Brixton, where it educated both boys and girls. It moved to its current Surrey location in 1926, expanding in size to accommodate increasing numbers of students.
Values and Vision
Despite being a non-denominational establishment, City of London Freemen’s is rooted in Christian faith, adopting the City of London Corporation motto “Domine dirige nos” or “Lord direct us”. Its mission statement is for children “to learn, to lead and to make a difference”. This is brought about through the creation of a community of learners, with children expected to achieve both in and out of lessons.
“The quality of academic and other achievements is excellent. Pupils benefit from a flexible curriculum that enables them to choose a suitable range of subjects for GCSE, and an option to follow pre-U courses instead of A-level. The academic curriculum is supported by a high-quality programme of extracurricular activities. Pupils achieve success in national competitions such as science and mathematics Olympiads, and excel in music and games, many achieving representative level. All groups of pupils do equally well, since the school identifies any particular needs and ensures that all pupils receive appropriate support.”