Marylebone Boys' School
Westminster, United Kingdom
About Marylebone Boys' School
Our History & Ethos
Marylebone Boys' School is a Free School which opened in September 2014. We now have 600 boys in Years 7-11. We launched our mixed Sixth Form in 2019 and will eventually have over 1000 pupils studying at our school.
We are an inner-city boys’ school with a cohort of 50% Pupil Premium students. We an academically rigorous school with an emphasis on good behaviour, commitment to learning and outstanding teaching, where knowledge is valued and available to all who are prepared to work for it. Expectations are high for all pupils. Those who need extra time and support will be helped and expected to achieve their full potential. Our motto is “studio et industria”, which can be translated as “through application and hard work”.
Marylebone Boys’ School is an academically rigorous school. We believe that knowledge and skills are available to all who are prepared to work for it. Furthermore, we believe in setting of high expectations for all students, within a framework which is tailored to meet the distinctive needs of different groups of learners.
From day one of Year 7, we believe it is essential that our boys are offered a deep grounding in core academic subjects by engaging with essential GCSE skills as well as subject specific knowledge and understanding. We believe that this acquisition of high level knowledge combined with the application of core skills is an important partnership. Every pupil will strive to achieve the EBacc qualification, and master a wide selection of academic subjects through a 5 year curriculum.
Furthermore, it is our core belief that the boys will be equipped with knowledge and skills that will enable them to succeed in every aspect of their life at secondary school and beyond. For us, this means delivering an academic curriculum, as well as a Period 6 enrichment programme consisting of enrichment and intervention.
Since 2018 we have been in our permanent site, a brand new school located in the heart of the prestigious Paddington Basin area. We are part of a wider development by Westminster City Council, just a stone’s throw from Paddington Station with all the benefits of Crossrail as well as the existing Underground and National Rail connections. We intend to open our new Sixth Form Centre in September 2021, which will allow us to have both our sites in close proximity on North Wharf Road.
CPD is at the heart of our vision for teaching and learning at MBS. We aim to instil love for learning and improvement in our staff as well as our students. We are constantly aiming to improve our CPD offer and tailor it to the needs of our growing community.
This year we have employed a Lead Practitioner of Teaching & Learning in order to provide meaningful support and opportunities for teachers in a developmental way. We have also opened up new avenues for leadership development opportunities so that we can build leadership capacity across the school, this includes a Leadership Development Course aimed at aspiring and current middle leaders.
Our CPD programme works in conjunction with our Quality of Education cycle, teaching and learning priorities and appraisal policy and includes; dedicated twilight sessions rooted in one of Teaching and Learning core priorities, whole school INSET days, strategy groups focusing on literacy, SEN, curriculum development and pastoral care.
If you would like further information our current vacancies, the school or any other questions, please contact the Headteacher's PA on email@example.com. Please note that we follow safer recruitment practices and appointments are subject to a satisfactory enhanced DBS.
We wanted to thank you all for being a huge part of his journey. He couldn’t have done this without all of your support, dedication and care.- Parent of GCSE pupil
I really enjoy being part of MBS and developing my practice in a growing school is an exciting challenge and a very rewarding experience. Having joined the school as an NQT in 2016, I eventually moved into a Head of Year role and am now focusing on teaching and learning as Head of MFL.- Head of MFL