From the moment boys join the school we are encouraging a very high standard in English. We want boys to develop a love of books and to read fluently from a wide variety of texts for pleasure and enlightenment as well as to respond to a broad range of literature and poetry. We want boys to understand and use appropriate language when writing for specific purposes and to develop neat and legible handwriting. We want them to develop an interest in words and their meanings and encourage an ever growing vocabulary. We teach them how to speak confidently with intonation, clear diction, accurate grammar and appropriate style. Finally we want our boys to develop lively and enquiring minds, by equipping them with the ability to question and argue rationally.