Welcome to The Fulham Boys School
The Fulham Boys School opened with its first cohort of 80 Year 7 pupils in September 2014. We now have almost 800 students on roll, including a thriving Sixth Form. The school moved into its new, purpose-built building located in the heart of Fulham in March 2021.
FBS is a Free School, which means we are an independent, publicly funded 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 our boys and staff bring this to life in the resilience, kindness and can-do attitude they demonstrate daily. Our ethos 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.
FBS is more than just a school. We are a real cooperative and rely on full 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. We were particularly proud in 2021 to see our first group of Sixth Form boys graduate with many of them heading off to university and members of our 2022 cohort will become the first FBS boys to attend Oxford and Cambridge.
We are non-selective in our intake and cater to the academic and pastoral needs of every boy we teach. We keep classes smaller than you might find in other schools so that students get the full benefit of our great 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 Headmaster 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.
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.
Our new 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 asked to support the school practically and, where they can, 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.
Chairman of Governors
We believe that outstanding education should not be the preserve only of those who can afford to pay for it.
We aim to create a pioneering model of education which bridges the divide between state and independent sectors, drawing on the strength of our community, to provide an enterprising, inspirational and supportive education, rooted in the Christian faith, which is unsurpassed by any school in the country. To do this, FBS has a unique model, which supplements state funding with annual donations from parents who give what they feel they can afford. This model does two things. Firstly, it allows us to provide an academic, pastoral and co-curricular education which would not otherwise be possible. Perhaps even more importantly, it creates a sense of community in which the success of the school is a shared aspiration among all those who are part of it.
FBS insists on the highest standards of dress, courtesy and approach to school life from its students and staff. This creates a happy, safe and purposeful atmosphere in which to learn and develop. We hope that you will wish to part of it. We can assure you that we will do all we can to ensure that your sons, our students, will flourish as young adults with energy, initiative and a “can-do” approach to life when they leave us.
CEO – The Fulham Boys School Trust
Through the application of our Christian values, mutual respect, supportive pastoral care and inspirational teaching, we will help every boy to find his unique talent and realise it, for the benefit of all.
Three vital ingredients make up the school’s ethos: Boys, Faith and Enterprise.
We aim to build a school that is geared towards Boys, built upon Christian principles and which nurtures Enterprise. FBS is focused on instilling a ‘can do’ culture: raising expectations of achievement and providing opportunity for boys from the local community to achieve success regardless of background, ethnicity and ability.
FBS delivers this through:
- teaching strategies aimed at raising achievement for boys
- high standards of pastoral care
- an academic curriculum that will equip FBS boys to apply for Russell Group universities
- commitment to developing entrepreneurial flair, skills and habits in FBS boys, to serve the community as well as their later economic well-being>
- sport central to school life
- a wide range of co-curricular and vocational activities
- a powerful partnership between school, parents and community
- firm discipline and clear boundaries with high standards of uniform, behaviour, attendance and punctuality