Dear Parents, Carers and the MBS Students of the Class of 2027!
Welcome to MBS! My name is Mr Adnani and I have been a Maths and Computer Science teacher for the past 11 years and currently entering my fourth year at Marylebone Boys' School. My biggest achievement in my career is taking a group of 180 students from year 7 to year 13 and seeing them achieving their dreams. The most important person in my life is my mum and I always endeavour to make sure I can make her proud.
It is so very strange to be writing to you about Year 6 into Year 7 transition in these unprecedented times and how the transition journey to Marylebone Boys’ School is going to have to adapt and look different this year. Typically, MBS staff would have already started going into primary schools, meeting lots of excited and curious Year 6s and having in depth discussions with their teachers. Transition to secondary school is one of the biggest and most significant changes in a child's life, which is why at MBS we place the utmost importance on getting it right to ensure all of our new Year 7 students are happy, motivated and primed to be the best that they can be.
We will continue to work with primary schools as we have always done to find out as much as we can about your son before they begin life at MBS. What I can say with absolute certainty is that we are very much looking forward to meeting you all and welcoming you into the family.
Our approach to transition consists of a bespoke programme of events that is tailored to enable all new students feel the warm welcome that MBS offers and to develop an awareness and application of key attributes that make an outstanding learner. We help to nurture students who are bold, creative, unafraid to take risks in their learning, believe in their abilities and demonstrate resilience no matter the challenge in front of them. Our aim is to instil these skills in our students from the very beginning so that they can go on to be the best that they can be.
In the Summer term, we would normally hold an interview day for you and your son to come in and meet a member of staff, an information evening for parents to come and meet the MBS team and a taster day for the students to experience what an MBS day at looks like. We would still very much like to go ahead with these events as it is crucial for the success of your son but this will dramatically depend on what the new government guidelines with Covid-19 will be during June and July. Rest assured the school is also looking at alternative ways of delivering these sessions to you and your son.
Head of Year 7
On Wednesday 8 June 2022, we met parents to share information about their son's transition to Year 7.
The slides from this event can be viewed here: presentation slides
We expect all of our students to wear our school uniform and we look for support from parents in ensuring that the boys take pride in their personal appearance while at school and on their way to and from the building.
There are certain items with the school logo which must be obtained from our outfitters, John Lewis, but the majority of items can be obtained from high street retailers providing they conform to our colour code. The school bag is compulsory and can be purchased directly from school as part of our Welcome Pack. The school scarf is optional and can also be purchased directly from school.
A breakdown of the Marylebone Boys' School uniform and the prices can be viewed via the link below:
At MBS we believe that supporting our students’ personal development is crucial in supporting their academic studies and in creating young men and women who are ready to enter into higher education and a professional career. The MBS ethos aims to shape our students into responsible, caring individuals, who demonstrate integrity, flexibility, excellent communication skills and a sense of social responsibility. To do this we provide an additional enrichment curriculum of different activities and experiences beyond the traditional subjects taught in the classroom.
These subjects/clubs range from Performing & Visual Arts, Sports, Cookery and Architecture through to participating in the Duke of Edinburgh programme or learning more about the stock market in the Trading Club.
The Enrichment Options booklet for Autumn 2022 will be shared with parents/carers as soon as possible.