The Fulham Boys School

Building character

 By introducing new notions of business and social enterprise.

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Embedding Christian values in everything we do

Teaching strategies aimed at raising achievement for boys

Sport is central to school life

Our vision

The Fulham Boys School

Our pledge, and unflinching resolve, is to be one of the best schools in this country - state or private in the next ten years. 

To achieve this and pull off the seemingly impossible, we have created and constantly reinforced a very distinctive ethos. It is an ethos that is built upon the Christian faith, nurtures enterprise and is geared towards boys.

Notices

Taken from What's Happening, Sports and the Students Blog

 

 

Headmaster's Welcome

The Fulham Boys School opened in September 2014 with its first Year 7 pupils and, at the start of the 2020-2021 academic year, for the first time, we have boys all the way through from Year 7 to 13. We are also particularly excited this year to announce the imminent opening of our brand new, state of the art, purpose built, permanent site.

FBS is a Free School, which means we are a publicly funded independent school. We embrace our independence which is evident in the way we design our curriculum, structure our school day, appoint and retain our staff, manage our finances and above all in our distinctive school ethos.

This ethos underpins everything we do and is serving us well during the uncertain days we live in. Our flexible approach to learning and use of technology meant we were well prepared for the challenges of lockdown - and we will be ready to go again should we find ourselves in a similar situation in the future. Moreover, our boys and staff have embodied FBS’s ethos in the resilience, kindness and can do attitude they have demonstrated through the Covid crisis. It is an ethos that is geared towards boys, nurtures enterprise - business, social and personal - and is built upon the Christian Faith; an ethos which relies on strong leadership, is committed to firm discipline, academic excellence, a love of sport and an appreciation of the arts. It is an ethos that transcends backgrounds and abilities, making FBS a truly comprehensive school.

Moreover, FBS is more than just a school. We are a real cooperative. FBS is all our school and as such relies completely on total buy in from parents, teachers, boys, governors and founders. Together, we believe we can fulfil our unswerving aim of becoming one of the best schools in this country - state or private.

Alun Ebenezer, Executive Headmaster

We are non-selective in our intake and cater to the academic and pastoral needs of every boy we teach. We keep classes small so that students get the full benefit of our rigorously-recruited teaching staff. Our facilities, engaging curriculum and innovative teaching methods have all been designed specifically for boys. From the library, stocked with series we know boys love, to our extensive co-curricular programme, we aim to ensure all boys have the support they need to excel.

As Head of School my ambition is to instil The Fulham Boys School with a culture of academic excellence, in an environment shaped by our outstanding pastoral care and commitment to enterprise and Christian ethos. Students should enjoy their education, being able to question and challenge. They should learn how to grapple with misconceptions and grow through both their successes and failures. A young man is shaped through many factors, and working in partnership with parents is essential for the future success of our boys.

We are committed to ensuring that the content and impact of our curriculum, and our regular assessment of pupils’ progress, allows all of our students to be the best that they can be; for young men to be equipped for the challenges they will face and to thrive in the world they live in.

David Smith, Head of School

Choosing the right secondary school is one of the most important decisions most parents take. We promise an academic education geared to make the most of boys’ strengths and abilities, and a wide-ranging co-curricular programme to ensure every pupil leaves The Fulham Boys School inspired and confident.

Whilst the Covid crisis has meant that the move to our permanent home in the heart of Fulham will be slightly delayed, we have been busy over the course of the year making plans for our move and involving all our staff in this exciting project. Our permanent home is truly equipped to bring out the best in every boy who walks through its gates. I am convinced that it will be quickly established as a Fulham landmark – and not just for our boys. I hope it will become a venue to serve all in our community who are excited by the school’s three pillars - the Christian Faith, raising achievement for boys, and enterprise.

A school like FBS will always have strong ambitions and we are committed to growing and sharing our facilities, creating a legacy to serve the school, and our neighbours, for generations to come. Everything about FBS has been designed around the unique needs of our community, to be pioneers in boys’ education. As an independent school, which is state as well as donor funded, all parents are expected to support the school practically and by making voluntary financial contributions.

Strong leadership and our distinctive ethos have enabled us to attract outstanding, inspirational teachers. I am resolute that FBS continues to excite our staff and our pupils alike. And I’m determined that, if you choose our school for your son, his years at FBS will see him flourish, and find his unique talent and realise it, for the benefit of all.

Alexander Wade, Chairman of Governors

Fulham Boys Twitter Feed

Posted 22/06/2021

105. The Spirit of FBS

In The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, Mr Tumnus says, 'It is winter in Narnia, and has been for ever so long’. The same is true of The Fulham Boys School. For sixteen long months, there has been no Eisteddfod, no Enterprise Week, no carol service, no International Food Market, no summer or winter fair, no school plays, no Going Solo concerts, no whole school and house assemblies, no foreign excursions, and very few sports fixtures. The co-curriculum has not been at full stretch, pupils have been unable to have lunch with staff and boys in other year groups, and our boys have been herded around in year group bubbles. Year 7 don’t know any different, many staff don’t either, while Year 8 has only had a taste of what it is to be a real Fulham Boy. It’s been winter at FBS, and has been for a long time.

Posted 23/04/2021

103. Prince Philip

I don’t know if it is because I am in the latter half of my forties, from Celtic origin, have lost someone very close to me in the last couple of years, or a combination of all three, but I’ve become ridiculously nostalgic (to the point of watching old episodes of Grange Hill) and so emotional that just the thought of Marley and Me is too much. So when I heard that HRH Prince Philip had died, you can imagine! But two weeks on, having finally composed myself, I ask the question why? Why did I (and millions of others) feel so sad about the death of a ninety nine year old, who had been ill for quite some time, who I had never met? On one level it is because the death of anyone is sad, especially when they leave behind a ninety five year old widow after seventy three years of marriage.

Posted 27/05/2021

104. FBS salutes you

This week, the first ever Fulham Boys left school. This blog is my final message to them. So this is it. You’re finally leaving. And to think you almost didn’t even arrive. In a blog in July 2014 I wrote, ‘I am saddened there is now a possibility I will not have the opportunity to get to know you and see you develop into self-disciplined, ‘gutsy’, well rounded young men…excelling academically, creatively and on the sports field’. But you did and here you are, about to leave us and go off into the big wide world. As you do, let me say 10 things to you.

Announcements

Sixth Form Open Evening 2021, Thursday 11th November

Please see further details about our Open Evening here, and book your place here.

Admissions changes 2023/2024

Explanatory note on proposed changes to admissions policy can be found here.


 

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