Welcome from the Headteacher
It is a great honour to welcome you to Verulam School. As a smaller than average secondary school, we provide a close, family atmosphere that allows students to gain confidence and forge new friendships quickly. In addition, we are able to ensure that all of our students are known, feel valued and are supported.
A child’s time at school leaves a significant impression on them, shaping the adult that they later become. This is a responsibility that we take seriously at Verulam. Verulam students typically arrive with a sharp mind, ambition and intellectual curiosity, which is complemented by our carefully planned curriculum and co-curricular offer.
Academic success is incredibly important to us. Our success in GCSE, A’ Level and vocational courses speak for themselves. Alongside this, we firmly believe that the development of the whole person is vital in order to not only survive in the modern world, but also thrive.
A Verulam education is like no other, and your child’s time at the school will help them to reach their potential, be compassionate, a creative thinker and someone who embraces diversity and challenge. We nurture a number of positive moral attributes, that are underpinned by our core values of Excellence, Character and Respect.
Our school motto ‘Faire Mon Devoir’ translates from French to “Do my duty.” Part of the Verulam experience sees our students encouraged and supported to fulfil their duty or obligation to be true to themselves, to love themselves, make positive contributions, to learn and grow, be happy and grateful and to contribute to something bigger than themselves.
Though steeped in a positive culture and tradition, we are also a modern, diverse, and forward-thinking all boys’ school. One of the most striking features of Verulam is the diversity of students and staff, of different backgrounds, temperaments, opinions and interests, each of which has their place here.
As I hope you will discover for yourself, Verulam enthusiastically embraces innovation and new opportunities when we feel that it will enhance the educational experience of our students.