Why choose Watford Boys


The school has a national reputation for academic excellence. Each year, 99% of those leaving the Upper Sixth go on to university, the substantial majority of whom achieve places at Russell Group universities, including Oxford and Cambridge. The school's reputation is founded on a long tradition of excellence, sustained by highly qualified and committed teaching staff as well as excellent facilities.

The Sixth Form at Watford Grammar School for Boys offers a wide choice of A Level subjects for study. The timetable is structured to give boys time for independent learning, in preparation for university-level study. It is not only academically rigorous, but socially cohesive and offers many opportunities for students to follow their interests.


The Sixth Form is a place for achieving your best in your chosen academic subjects, but also for developing your interests in a wide range of activities.

The school offers a wide range of activities beyond A Level study. It is particularly strong in sport, with full fixture lists against the strongest schools in the area, and a significant number of our students regularly appear for county, regional and even national teams. Debating, chess, drama and music are other areas in which the school enjoys a national reputation.

The school has close links with Watford Grammar School for Girls, and there are many opportunities for collaboration through drama, music, societies, trips abroad, joint Sixth Form activities and shared teaching for certain subjects.


Sixth Formers have the opportunity to demonstrate their intellect and writing skills in the academic blog The Looking Glass - written and edited by a team of Sixth Formers.

The Looking Glass Academic Blog