English

Our teaching of English is driven by our passion and commitment to excite, engage and enthuse children with a love of literature and an interest in language.

We understand the central importance of English in relation to all subjects and endeavour to help each pupil achieve their potential. It is taught as far as possible through a stimulating range of literature with an emphasis on lively, engaging discussion. The children are encouraged to use our language imaginatively and accurately.

Learning about English does not end in the classroom and we organise trips, visiting speakers and authors, performers and much more. This year alone, boys have been to Spelling Bee competitions, taken part in acting workshops, been on theatre trips and participated in creative writing seminars.

Books are the carriers of civilization. Without books, history is silent, literature dumb, science crippled, thought and speculation at a standstill. Without books, the development of civilization would have been impossible. They are engines of change…windows on the world and lighthouses erected in the sea of time. They are companions, teachers, magicians, bankers of the treasures of the mind. Books are humanity in print.

Barbara W.Tuchman: Bulletin of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.