Merchant Taylors' School
Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
About Merchant Taylors' School
Merchant Taylors' is an independent day school of more than 850 students. Taylors' is well-known for the high academic and sporting standards our boys achieve, but also for its warm, friendly atmosphere and our boys' support for each other and commitment to their community.
At MTS we believe in the virtues of an all-round education that emphasises a rich sporting and cultural programme. MTS has always valued itself as an unpressured school where boys are free to grow and discover their own character through diverse sources of personal fulfilment. The Good School Guide notes: "The school’s philosophy... is about achievement without pressure: it’s a place to breathe and experience a childhood."
The boys enjoy superb facilities and a fantastic campus: 286 acres of lakes and countryside where Middlesex, Buckinghamshire and Hertfordshire meet, with over 55 acres devoted to sport. Boys travel in from Hertfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Middlesex, yet the school is just 25 minutes from central London on the Metropolitan line and 10 minutes from both the M1 and M25.
“A Taylors’ education inculcates an indefatigable spirit of aspiration and enterprise in a boy – what more could you ask for?”- Tatler
“There is a passion for teaching and learning and maintaining its traditions of offering an all-round education, rather than a narrowly academic one”.- GSG
“A rare breed, an academic school with a wonderfully cool feel; understands there is more to academic excellence than great exam results”.- GSG
“The School serves exceptionally able young men, who excel in the classroom, the laboratory, the orchestra, the stage and the playing field. We send them on to the best universities and courses, equipped to find success in life wherever they choose to look for it”.- Mr Simon Everson