The Fulham Boys School is a Free secondary school for boys. Founded by local parents and teachers, it opened with its first Year 7 boys in September 2014. It is growing year on year and will be at its full capacity of 800 boys in 2020, when the first year group reach the Upper Sixth.
As a Free school, FBS receives funding from the Department for Education. Free schools are accountable to the Department directly, rather than to the local authority, and have the freedom to set their own school terms and days, curriculum and staff pay and conditions. At FBS this is reflected in our longer school day, to allow for a full co-curricular programme, a curriculum geared to boys’ ways of learning and focussed on developing their enterprise, and remuneration schemes designed to attract and retain some of the county’s most inspiring teachers.