Through the six centuries Eton has been educating boys much has changed, but the essence of school life has remained as described in the mid-nineteenth century by William Cory, an Eton Master.
He wrote that at a great school it is not just knowledge that is acquired, nor even the ‘shadow of lost knowledge’ that later protects you from many illusions, but most importantly the arts and habit that last for a lifetime.
Our primary aim is to encourage each Etonian to be a self-confident, inquiring, tolerant, positive young man, a well-rounded character with an independent mind, an individual who respects the differences of others. By the time he leaves the school, we want each boy to have that true sense of self-worth which will enable him to stand up for himself and for a purpose greater than himself, and, in doing so, to be of value to society.
This website ranges widely across the school, from how to apply for a place and the financial assistance that we can offer, to the curriculum and activities, to our history and to much else. I hope you find it interesting and helpful.