City of London Freemen's School

City of London Freemen's School

  • Day
  • Boarding
  • Boys
  • Girls
  • Prep
  • Senior
  • 700 to 1,000 pupils
  • City of London Freemen's School is an independent day and boarding school for boys and girls aged 7 to 18 located in Ashstead Park, Surrey.
    Freemen's aims to help children 'to learn, to lead and to make a difference'. It was founded in Brixton in 1854 to educate boys and girls who were orphaned children of Freemen of the City of London. In 1926, the City Corporation moved the school to Ashstead Park providing an extensive campus location for pupils.

    Head Roland Martin says: 'You can be sure that the interests of the children will always come first here. Both teaching and learning across all age ranges will always be at the heart of any ongoing and future decisions which I and my team will make, taking Freemen's forward.'

    'Boarding students are now housed in a custom-built boarding house and our new music school is replete with modern technology and an acoustically exceptional recital hall. We are in the midst of an ambitious development of the school's provision: our ultra-modern, award winning, swimming pool is spectacular; our sixth form is being reformed within and without the fabric of the buildings, with our dynamic Free Minds programme. It is an exciting time to join Freemen's.'

    Inspection reports

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    The school was last inspected in March 2018. Read the inspection reports on the school's website.

    The school is owned by the City of London Corporation and managed by a board of governors. Read more on the school website website.

    What makes Freemen's different?

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    City of London Freemen's School is a community of day and boarding pupils who like to look after one another. We know from the pandemic how important it is to belong, and the key role that schools play in establishing that sense of belonging.

    We encourage everyone in our community, whether they are children or adults, to aspire to learn, lead, and make a difference. We believe that young people learn as much about themselves, about their relationships with other people and the world around them, through what they learn outside of the classroom as well as in it.

    We make no apologies for the fact that Freemen's is a busy place, and we encourage young people to go outside of their comfort zones and enjoy as many co-curricular activities on offer as possible.

    Our high level of success at GCSE and A Level speaks for itself and our pupils go to desirable university destinations, but we don't put academic outcomes before any of the other things that matter in a young person's development.

    We will encourage your child to think, to develop an inquiring mind, and when it is time for them to leave us, to want to learn further. 2021 saw 67% of students receive an offer at a Russell Group university and 89% of students achieving their first choice or chosen insurance offer.

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    Ashstead Park, Surrey, KT21 1ET

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