The Windsor Boys' School Prospectus
At The Windsor Boys’ School students aged 13-18 are comprehensively educated for the modern world. With over 100 years of history and rich traditions we succeed in ensuring boys experience a fully rounded education that enables them to achieve academic success, participate in a wide range of extra-curricular activities and develop a good and decent character. This is achieved through the blend of three well-refined elements:
- a broad, modern and challenging curriculum which ensures everyone reaches their full potential
- an extraordinary and unrivalled programme of extra-curricular activities, especially in sport and creative arts
- a school ethos that fosters responsibility, genuine teamwork and friendship
I invite you to visit our school to feel for yourself the energy, commitment and happiness of everyone who studies and grows here. Gavin Henderson Headteacher.
Every student has the opportunity to reach his full potential through lessons that are academically challenging and engaging.
Our teaching staff are very well qualified in the subjects they teach and we offer a wide range of contemporary and traditional subjects at GCSE and A level. The majority of our students remain with us in our Sixth Form, from where most go on to higher education at prestigious universities.
At The Windsor Boys’ School we place great emphasis on developing the quality of teaching and increasing standards of learning. We expect students to participate actively in their learning journey, by working enthusiastically, inquisitively and independently both in class and with homework.
Our teachers and support staff track the progress and achievement of all students throughout the year, regularly report back to parents and provide additional guidance and support when needed. As a result, outcomes at GCSE and Advanced Level are consistently excellent.
Range of Opportunities
The Windsor Boys’ School has a national reputation for outstanding extra-curricular provision in sports, the arts and other fields.
All boys have the chance to start rowing with our historic boat club enabling them to compete at local, national and international regattas. Our excellence in this sport has led to many pupils rowing for Great Britain. Rugby, athletics, football, cricket, hockey, cross country, squash and tennis are also highly successful with teams fielded in all age groups playing competitively at both local and national levels.
The Windsor Boys’ School offers specialist provision in the Performing Arts and we are proud of our rich arts programme, including a wide range of high quality music, dramatic productions, dance, art and photography, all with dedicated facilities.
There is always a busy calendar of trips and in recent years visits have included musical tours to Paris and Beijing, and rugby tours to Canada, New Zealand, Australia and Fiji. Clubs which meet at least once a week include: chess, debating, law, weight training, choir, young enterprise, life drawing, science and technology society and astronomy club.
We place a great deal of emphasis on promoting the right values and behaviours that prepare young men to flourish in a rapidly changing world.
We promote an enthusiasm for learning, an encouragement of effort and a celebration of success. We encourage participation, teamwork and leadership through a range of activities including the Student Council, Windsor Castle Ambassadors, the Duke of Edinburgh Award, and leadership in sports and the arts.
We promote the principles of universal respect. Students are taught how to be supportive of each other and thoughtful towards others, displaying good manners, social skills and loyalty to the school and community. Each individual is fully prepared for the future and leaves us as a confident and resilient young man who is well-equipped for a happy life in a diverse and ever changing society.
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.
At The Windsor Boys’ School 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.
We understand that all of our students have individual educational requirements and that there are times when they need support with their studies or personally. The Special Educational Needs Department (SEN) and the Pupil Services team provide support for pupils both inside and outside lessons.