Educating the Whole Person

Educating a Whole


Whilst the academic work is of prime importance what happens in the classroom is only one aspect of a Merchants Taylors’ education. We are determined to educate the ‘whole’ person and a great deal of time and effort is spent by pupils in a wide range of extra-curricular activities – each child will find something in which to become involved, and to enjoy.

Single Sex Education

From Year 3 onwards we have a curriculum tailored to single-sex education, whilst at the same time ensuring close links between our Schools. There are many opportunities for boys and girls to enjoy each other’s company without distractions in the classroom.


The Best Education for Life

Our girls and boys love their school, and they are proud that they belong and are part of such a strong tradition of success. From the classroom to the sports pitch, from the stage to the arts studio, on overseas visits or supporting local community projects, our children experience life to the full.


Individuals that matter

Our aim is to educate all pupils to maximise their academic and personal potential, so that they leave us, as rounded, confident, balanced young people, able to cope with the demands of further education, their future careers and ready to take their place in society. Merchants’ pupils are characteristically selfeffacing yet confident, with a strong moral sense of what is right and wrong and willing to do their best in all circumstances.

Pastoral Care

Each and every boy and girl has a strong, supportive network of skilled and experienced staff to turn to for guidance and advice, who provide a high level of care and support. Well planned PSHE programmes ensure that their concerns, at whatever age, are met.


Leadership and Participation

At every stage of a pupil’s education there is a multitude of enriching experiences to develop the tools necessary for life in the twenty-first century. All the Schools provide opportunities to practise leadership skills and to participate across a wide range of activities at all levels.