Written by Julian Thomas
It is a great pleasure to be joining one of the most innovative and exciting schools in the country.
I first started to work with FBS back in June 2022. What first struck me was the enthusiasm and verve of the students, along with their obvious courtesy and respect. These are such important attributes. I also saw immediately the passion and commitment of the staff, who have a genuine and unwavering desire to make a difference to the students in their care. Perhaps the most striking feature of FBS though, is its truly pioneering approach to education. The school has managed to create a community in which everyone understands that the success of the school depends on each
person playing their part. We simply could not function without the generosity of time, energy and, yes, finance of the whole community.
At FBS, the whole is, and will continue to be, greater than the sum of its parts.
My first task is therefore to thank you for your commitment and encourage you to continue to be as
generous in the future.
We have high aspirations for FBS, and I am currently drawing up an ambitious long term development plan for the structural and human resources that we shall need to turn the founders’ vision into a day-to-day reality. I shall share this with the whole community when it is completed. So much progress has been made in such a short period of time, but as the school nears its 10th anniversary, it is time to look forward to the next decade. In order to get to where we want to be, there is much work to be done, not least in raising funds for The Fulham Boys School Foundation. More will follow on this subject in my next blog.
For now though, may I just say how excited I am to be joining this pioneering school and I look forward to playing my part in its bright and successful future.
I look forward to meeting you all.
CEO, The Fulham Boys School Trust