The Fulham Boys School is a Church of England school built upon the Christian faith and Christian principles.
The Christian ethos is at the heart of The Fulham Boys School. It is one of our three ‘pillars’ (faith, boys, enterprise) and has an impact on everything we do.
The role and vision of the Christian ethos can be summarised in five basic points:
- Everyone will have regular and varied opportunities to learn about the main beliefs of Christianity and the claims of Jesus Christ.
- Everyone will have the opportunity and will be encouraged to think and ask questions about these beliefs and claims. Everyone will be able to give their own view in response, whatever that may be.
- Everyone will learn about Christian values, as described in the Bible, demonstrated perfectly by Jesus Christ and reflecting God’s character. We will try to follow them as a community in everything we do.
- The Christian ethos will have an impact on every area of school life, be that assemblies, form times, lessons, break and lunchtimes, sports afternoons or any other time. It will have an impact on learning, behaviour, pastoral care and pupil and staff wellbeing
- Boys who would identify themselves as Christians are helped to grow in their faith.
The Chaplain (Mr Brown) leads on the Christian ethos in the school; all staff support and are involved in embedding it.
At The Fulham Boys School governors, school leaders, staff and boys are all expected to give due regard to sustaining and promoting British values. We do this primarily through the language of our three ‘pillars’ – faith, boys and enterprise – rather than regularly using the specific language of ‘British values’. However, we are confident that our promotion of these fundamental values is fully embedded throughout the school and allows boys to develop into well-rounded members of British and global society who will make a positive contribution in their current and future lives.
We promote the British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, and mutual respect for and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs. We do this in a wide range of ways, including (but not limited to) our Christian values, enterprise skills, the standards and manners we expect from boys, weekly PSHCE lessons for all boys, PSHCE afternoons, the assembly programme, the RE, History and Geography curricula, our approach to student leadership, Co-Curricular activities, mock elections, debate clubs, involvement in social enterprise and charities, events such as the annual International Food Market and Remembrance Services, and close links with the Metropolitan Police and other local authorities.
These elements overlap with boys’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development while at the school. Our approach acknowledges, additionally, that these values – whilst often advocated within British public life and evident in many aspects of British political and social history – are universal rather than uniquely British.