Marylebone Boys School


Developing the whole boy

A new free school in Westminster, founded to provide high quality academic provision to boys, was the brainchild of Westminster parents whose girls had a good selection of academically challenging state secondary school options, but whose boys did not.

The early years of the school required Governors to encourage intense executive focus on the school’s mission for academic excellence and the development of the whole boy while managing two site moves, exploring sports ground options, developing a deep and widespread enrichment program true to the founders’ vision, holding firm to the opportunity for boys to study two languages throughout their career at the school, and other dynamic changes of a new and growing school.

I always found Susan's can-do attitude a positive force for governance in the early days and in the "start-up" phase of our school.   She was generous and ambitious in her support, and had a very clear insight into the experience of the boys and the realities of running an inner-city boys school. She always pitched the right level of challenge and support, and there is no doubt that without her steer and enthusiasm, the development of the school's extended curriculum would not be nearly as robust and vibrant.

Richard Ardron, Founding Head Teacher, Marylebone Boys School