Windsors Boy’s School
About the school
We are a 13-19 boys’ school which seeks to retain the best of a traditional ethos based upon over 100 years of achievement, with a modern, forward-thinking approach that prepares young men for success in the 21st century. We provide our students with a variety of challenging opportunities for learning, development and growth. They will learn that personal and social development involves taking responsibility not only for themselves, but also for all those around them.
Our success will be measured both by first-class examination results and also the extent to which we provide an environment in which students are happy and can flourish.
To achieve this, we are a school where every student has the opportunity to reach his full potential through lessons that are academically challenging and engaging;
- There is an enthusiasm for learning, an encouragement of effort and a celebration of success; fairness, hard work and discipline are respected by all;
- There is outstanding provision for extra-curricular activities;
- Students feel valued and are an active member of the community;
- Students are well-equipped for a happy life in a diverse and changing society.
Our curriculum is broad and balanced offering learning across the full range of subjects, and personalised appropriately to meet individual needs. At A level a very wide range of academic and vocational subjects are successfully delivered, with 30% of grades at A and A*. There have always been high rates of university entrance. The GCSE results are strong and consistently above the national average. This year the number of A and A* grades increased.Our extra-curricular provision provides exciting and diverse opportunities for all, especially in the arts and in sport, as well as a wide range of more specialised activities, like horticulture, cadets and Duke of Edinburgh awards. Many students represent the school at national (and sometimes international) level. The school places great emphasis on developing the quality of teaching and increasing standards for learning. Students are expected to participate actively in their learning journey, by working enthusiastically, inquisitively and independently both in class and with homework.
Teachers track the progress and achievement of all students and provide additional guidance and support when needed. Our welfare and pastoral care is delivered through a House system. This not only allows smaller, more personal tutor groups, but also gives them a base for identity, camaraderie, competition and support for their well-being. A student’s tutor is normally the first point of home-school contact. It is very important to us that our students are happy and secure and that their school life is a memorable experience which will form the basis of a rich and rewarding later life. We have the highest expectations of our students and continually look for opportunities to widen their horizons and encourage their ambition.