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Classical, liberal, and broad

St Philip's boys  enjoy a broad and engaging curriculum that is classical , liberal, and suitably challenging. Strong emphasis is placed on the building blocks of literacy and numeracy and the ability to think critically and clearly. Above all, we work to capitalise on the boys' natural enthusiasms and curiosity, and to provide them with the fundamentals of sound academic enquiry. 

The curriculum incorporates all subjects required to Common Entrance and Scholarship level: English, Mathematics, Science, Latin, French, History, Geography and Religious Studies. We also give boys an opportunity to study Greek.

A 13+ school with an excellent track record

We prepare all our boys for the demands of the Year 6 pre-test - taken aged 10 or 11 - as a conduit to transfer at 13+.

Specialist teaching

All boys are taught the following subjects by specialist teachers:

  • Art

  • Classical civilisation/Latin

  • English

  • French

  • Geography

  • History

  • ICT

  • Verbal & non-verbal reasoning

  • Mathematics

  • Music


  • Religious Studies

  • Science

Technology, sensibly deployed

Microsoft and Google education and business software has been utilised to develop a successful blended learning platform. The School is committed to blending proven teaching and learning techniques with a practical and sensible deployment of technology.


Recent trips have included camping expeditions to the Surrey Hills, Devon, and the the Suffolk coast in addition to visits to a rich variety of places such as Fishbourne Palace, the Houses of Parliament, the Globe Theatre, the V&A, the Science museum, the Tower of London, Southwark Cathedral, the Inner Temple, and the Olympic Park.


Read more about about our trips and our approach to them here.




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