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Watford Grammar School for Boys became an Academy in 2010. The school has now over 1200 students and draws on a wide catchment area, with its community containing a rich variety of cultures. Watford Grammar School are an all ability school and takes pride in the high standards achieved by students in academic study, music, games, drama and a multitude of other activities. The school is committed in continuing to develop generations of young men who, when they leave school are fully rounded individuals with a host of skills and experiences. This will equip them for the many opportunities and challenges that life will pose to them. 

Aim of the School 

Watford Grammar School for Boys aims to provide an education of the highest quality to meet the individual and collective needs and aspirations for every student. 

School Core Values 

The school values are to aspire to be the best in all that we do: to develop a sense of personal worth for all students; to ensure that every student thinks, learns, is caring and has the opportunity to progress; to develop the strengths and skills needed to meet the challenges in life after school; to provide and maintain an environment where staff can develop their skills.

School Ethos

Watford Grammar's ethos has always been to inspire intellectual curiosity, a competitive spirit, creative thinking, social responsibility and leadership. This has nurtured friendships and an affection for the school which is evidenced by the schools thriving and continuing association with many of the schools Old Boys. Watford Grammar School seeks to nurture that individuality and a sense of self worth by offering a breadth of subjects and also a range of opportunities ensuring that every student finds their own strengths. A strong sense of community is so important along with learning to respect each other's backgrounds, faiths and beliefs.  Watford Grammar values commitment, celebrates success and offers an environment which not only leads to academic success but also self-discovery, self-expression and a sense of personal worth.


Watford Grammar School has competitive sports standards that place it among the best schools in the country. The aim is to offer all students the opportunity to discover their sporting talent and to enjoy sport no matter what their ability. The school wants students to appreciate the importance of fitness and to find something which gives them a real sense of achievement. The school has games afternoons for each school year. Major sports of rugby, hockey and cricket are taught in games afternoons, as well as basketball, fitness, badminton, sailing, football, softball and tennis. The school has exceptional facilities.

Clubs and Societies

Watford Grammar School prides itself not only on being a centre for academic excellence but also for having a vibrant and diverse range of clubs and societies. Pupils can engage in these, giving them the opportunity to discover new passions or pursue their own intellectual interests.

Adventure and Challenge

Watford Grammar School continues to develop fully rounded young men by providing them with the very best facilities and opportunities. On offer are a wide range of activities and societies in which students are actively encouraged to participate. Some societies and activities are held jointly with Watford Grammar School for Girls and many are organised by the pupils themselves.


Music is a real passion and strength at Watford Grammar School. The music department is situated in the Clarendon Muse, the specialist and award-winning music centre. This consists of several classrooms, 24 sound-proofed practice rooms, a music technology suite and recording studio and a 200 seat auditorium. A wide range of instrumental lessons are available as well as an annual programme of performances by the school's 15 musical groups and choirs. 


Productions take place in the James Theatre. The school puts on major productions every year, with other studio events directed by students. Technical expertise is provided by both students and staff.

For further details please see the Watford Grammar School for Boys website. 

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