We aim to provide a pioneering boys education, with an insistence on the highest standards in all that we do.
We value character alongside academic achievement and strive to produce confident, happy, enterprising, and respectful young men, with a zeal for an active lifestyle and an appreciation of the arts.
Underpinned by our Christian faith, we aim for our boys to develop the tools to be game changers, with a desire to do good and to do well.
We are committed to the three pillars of The Fulham Boys School education: The Christian Faith, Boys and Enterprise. These pillars are the foundation of the education we provide.
The school is built on our Christian faith which impacts every aspect of school life.
Welcoming: Our school will be welcoming to boys of all beliefs, cultures and backgrounds, emphasising the inherent value and dignity of every human being “made in God’s image” (Genesis 1:27)
Beliefs: Our boys will have regular, planned, and varied opportunities to learn about the main beliefs of Christianity and the teachings of Jesus Christ as expressed in the texts of the Bible and the historic creeds.
Questioning: Our boys will be encouraged to think, ask questions, and form their own views, about the Christian beliefs they are encountering.
Values: Our boys will learn about, celebrate, and grow in our six core Christian values, as described in the Bible, demonstrated perfectly by Jesus Christ and reflecting God’s character: community, loving truth, serving others, compassion, hard work, and thankfulness.
Faith: We will provide encouragement and support for any boys who would call themselves Christians to grow in their faith, both in knowledge and in maturity.
Worship: Faith will have an impact on every area of school life, be that explicitly Christian contexts such as assemblies, form times, special events and Christian unions; or other areas of the school such as the curriculum, behaviour and attitudes, the pastoral system and staff wellbeing.
The Fulham Boys School education bridges the gap between the norms and expectations of the state and independent sectors, specifically to bring out the best in boys.
Evidence informed: We shall conscientiously and regularly review the best available research evidence, professional expertise and practical wisdom to ensure that our teaching, curriculum, co-curriculum, pastoral care and school day are always tailored to the needs of boys.
Inspirational & aspirational teaching: We shall set high academic targets and offer teaching strategies aimed specifically at raising the attainment of boys, to ensure that each one achieves his academic potential.
School day: We shall offer an extended school day and after school activities, so that our boys have the time and space to: be challenged academically; access a wide range of academic subjects; encounter horizon-stretching co-curricular activities; and find their unique interests and passions beyond the classroom.
Standards: We shall set clear boundaries and expect exceptionally high standards of appearance, behaviour, attendance, and punctuality, to help boys to develop respect for self, others, their school and society.
Respect: We shall create an environment that is respectful, supportive, safe and has unambiguous expectations.
Sport and fitness: We shall offer an exceptional sport and fitness programme for every boy to ensure that each develops self-discipline, teamwork, confidence, and a healthy, active lifestyle. Through the offering of both core and non-core sports, each boy will be actively involved in at least one sport through his time at FBS and encouraged to play many more.
Pastoral: We shall ensure high standards of pastoral care so that each boy feels supported, nurtured, and encouraged in all aspects of school life.
Community: We shall create a powerful partnership between school and home, allowing parents to feel informed about achievement as well as concern, and ensuring that each boy feels valued and recognised as an individual.
School Houses: We shall operate a House system which brings together boys of different ages, establishing strong bonds, learning from and alongside each other, developing teamwork, competing with other Houses, and reinforcing a sense of community.
Enterprise is woven into all that we do at The Fulham Boys School. Our boys will develop the skills and knowledge to show initiative, creativity and tenacity in their personal and professional lives, and the desire to do good, not just to do well.
Curriculum: We shall offer a business and social enterprise curriculum which runs throughout each boy’s school journey, giving opportunities to understand and work with businesses, charities and community groups.
Independent thinking: Our teaching and curriculum will be designed to encourage boys to be independent thinkers and have a “can do” attitude.
Creative thinking: We shall provide opportunities for our boys to think creatively and to develop a knowledge, understanding and appreciation of culture and the arts.
Collaboration: Our curriculum and co-curriculum will give time and space for boys to work interdependently to develop self-discipline, mutual respect and responsibility.
Careers: We shall give outstanding careers advice, using outside expertise where appropriate.
Leadership: Our boys will be encouraged to develop leadership skills in all aspects of school life.
Fundraising: To meet our far-reaching aims we shall seek to raise significant additional funds through a powerful partnership with parents, and a professional approach to fundraising which maximises opportunities from educational grants, businesses and individuals.
The Fulham Boys School has a unique history and the journey to get to where we are has been exciting, pioneering and shaped everything we do. The idea for a new boys’ school was the brainchild of ten Founders: a group of Fulham parents and residents, determined to deliver an outstanding school for the community.
The opportunity arose with the advent of the Free schools programme in 2010, allowing the Founders to tailor-make a proposal for a school designed to bring out the best in boys, from lunches, curriculum, lessons and the school day, specifically to raise expectations and achievement for boys. It took four hard years of research, consultation, knock-backs, grit and determination to bring the Founders’ vision to life in September 2014.
The Founders vision was for a school that would bridge the divide between the state and private sectors, that was built on the Christian Faith, and that would deliver an exceptional academic education alongside a pioneering sport and fitness programme. The school would make the most of its setting in one of the most diverse and enterprising cities in the world to raise boys’ aspirations, and set them up with the resilience, knowledge and understanding to do good and do well in an ever-changing world.
The Founders knew that it would take an extraordinary partnership between school, parents and the community to make this vision work. The Fulham Boys School is for everyone who buys into this unique vision, regardless of their background.