About the School

Merchant Taylors’ School is an independent day school which has been widely-regarded as one of the best schools in England. Their curriculum is tailored to individual needs in order to facilitate not only students’ learning and examination success, but also their personal development.

To better help Sixth Formers to discover and develop their talents, there are special features for Sixth Form classes, for example, smaller class sizes, academic supervisions, and new subjects available (Economics, Politics, Philosophy, Psychology).

Notable alumni

John Sulston, Winner of Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine

Location: Hertfordshire
Age: 11-18
Gender: Boys
Merchant Taylors' School
Merchant Taylors' School

Exam Results and University Destinations

In 2021, at GCSE, 81% of the grades were 9-8, and 94.2% were 9-7. At A-Level, 58.7% of the grades were A*, 86.5% were A*-A, and 97% were A*-B.

With the outstanding assistance and advice for university application, the success rate for their students to secure their first-choice university place is typically more than 85%.

Extra-Curricular Activities

Students are offered a wide range of opportunity in sport, music, drama, trips abroad, CCF, and Duke of Edinburgh’s Award. They can also get involved in various charitable activities with entrepreneurial initiatives, for example, the Young Enterprise scheme.


There are over 200 acres of playing fields for all sports including cricket nets, a heated indoor pool, two floodlit all-weather hockey pitches, lakes for sailing and windsurfing, floodlit hard tennis courts, squash and fives courts, and a state-of-the-art athletics track.

School Fees

£22,280 per year

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