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Humour and empathy pervade the classrooms, evident as much in the way staff speak to the boys as the quirky touches around the buildings – we’ve never seen fairy lights or a Ferrari flag in a biology lab in any other school. Dead Poets Society springs to mind more than once on our tour. ‘What makes a Merchant Taylors’ boy?’ we asked. ‘Well, we don’t really do posh,’ came the smiling reply. Our opinion: smart, charming, self-effacing and diverse. Not a hooray Henry in sight or any trace of…

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What the school says...

Merchant Taylors' School has provided an outstanding education for boys since 1561; academic excellence is achieved without undue pressure and the school's focus is always upon the individual child. The school enjoys superb facilities for sport, activities, music and IT; academic standards are high, but the school is committed to the development of all aspects of a boy's character. ...Read more

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2015 Good Schools Guide Awards

  • Best performance by Boys taking Music Performance: Group at an English Independent School (Grade 3 Music or Dance)

2016 Good Schools Guide Awards

  • Best performance by Boys taking Music Performance: Group at an English Independent School (Grade 7 Music or Dance)

Sports

Rowing

Fencing

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Head master

Since 2013, Mr Simon Everson MA PGCE, born in Hertfordshire then educated at Solihull School and Cambridge (English) before completing a masters in philosophy at Nottingham. Has taught both in state maintained and independent schools as well as in Japan and was latterly head at Skinners’ School in Tunbridge Wells, where he also took over a local failing school, guiding its transformation to academy status. Was adamant that very few schools would tempt him away but couldn’t resist the lure back to Herts and MTS, where he took over ‘a school with wonderful tradition, but one that’s vibrant and relevant now.’ Still ‘loves the classroom’ and ‘borrows classes’ when time allows. Moved immediately upon appointment to reintroduce significant financial benefits to scholars, with scholarships for the brightest and most able across the board...

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Special Education Needs

Merchant Taylors' is one of the top dozen academic boys' schools in the UK. All boys participate fully in all aspects of the curriculum and the wider life of the school. Every boy’s strengths are valued and his areas for development supported. The school makes provision for a large number of gifted and talented pupils and has a learning support department staffed by specialist teachers. All boys are screened on entry to the school and progress is tracked. Where it becomes apparent that further investigation or intervention is needed, this is arranged by the learning support department in consultation with the boy’s parents and teachers. Learning support operates as a whole school model, with specialist support available to all teachers to ensure boys’ learning needs are met.

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder Y
Aspergers Y
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders Y
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
Dyscalculia Y
Dysgraphia Y
Dyslexia Y
Dyspraxia Y
English as an additional language (EAL)
Genetic
Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory
Has SEN unit or class
HI - Hearing Impairment
Hospital School
Mental health Y
MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty
MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment
Natspec Specialist Colleges
Not Applicable
OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability
Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
PD - Physical Disability Y
PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty
SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health
SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication
SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty
Special facilities for Visually Impaired
SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty Y
VI - Visual Impairment

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