Academic achievement is outstanding by any yardstick. We put our faith in the boys’ achievements and ability and they replay us handsomely. In an atmosphere that emphasizes attainment beyond as well as within the curriculum, and where there is no cramming or hot-housing, superb results are achieved. The Tatler puts it this way:
‘League-table lemmings (shame on you) will note the MTS name is always near the top… If you take league tables seriously, then MTS shines like a beacon, coming in near the top, but what we like is its broad take on what makes for a great school: “Our curriculum is not only everything that contributes directly to the boys’ learning and exam success, but our co-curricular activities also promote their moral, physical, social and spiritual development”.’
League table positions change from year to year and from newspaper to newspaper. At the top, the schools are so close that very small fluctuations in results can send schools careering up and down the tables.
For the boys at MTS, what matters most is that they are happy as well as successful. Nonetheless, it is a testament to how hard the boys have worked that the school has been so consistently near the top of the tables year after year.