Posted 26/08/202092. CARDS ON THE TABLE
It’s time to put our cards on the table. Just over six years ago, a group of staff, boys and parents believed sufficiently in FBS to push against the odds to get it to open. It was a risk and hard work, with lots of ups and downs. Six years on, the school is oversubscribed; we delivered a cracking set of GCSE results last Thursday, we have a cabinet full of sports trophies, have been London debating champions, can boast of grade 8 LAMDA actors, are about to move to a state of the art building, have standards and an ethos described as ‘beyond exceptional’ and have the best male voice singing outside Wales. And yet, as we set up our Sixth Form, it almost seems like day one again. We were told that it would be difficult, ridiculously competitive in this part of West London, and would take about five years to establish a top class sixth form. ‘Don’t sell out and settle for less for short term gain’ we were told. ‘Be true to your vision and ethos’ they said. We won’t. And we will. But it is hard. Really hard. And the time has come to put our cards on the table and say, to make this work, we need you. But also, you need us.