City of London School

London, United Kingdom

Location: London, United Kingdom
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Boys
Age range: 10 - 18 years

About City of London School

City of London School is an independent school based in London for boys aged 10-18. 

The school site is situated by the Thames. It has over 20 acres of sports pitches. It was established in 1834 and moved to its present site in 1986. The school is governed by a board and by the City of London Corporation, which appoints its governors.


Alan Bird

Values and vision

City of London School’s main aims are to welcome talented boys from a diversity of backgrounds into a tolerant, harmonious community in which they achieve the highest academic standards and make full use of their potential and develop towards responsible adulthood. 

The school wishes for its students to be academically fulfilled and qualified, with a wide range of skills and interests outside the curriculum, sensitive to the needs of others and tolerant of others’ beliefs, outward looking and compassionate and responsive to their wider community. It wishes for them to leave the school being socially confident and civilised. 

Independent Schools Inspectorate

“City of London School is exceptionally successful. The pupils’ achievements are high and they make outstanding progress, doing justice to their very high ability, which is far above the national average. Attainment is high at GCSE and A level, and pupils meet with outstanding success in applying for the most highly competitive university courses… Sound discipline and good order are present throughout, and boys express appreciation of the school’s atmosphere.”

View City of London School’s latest ISI report

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Address: Queen Victoria Street, London, EC4V 3AL, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 20 3680 6300
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