Assemblies form an important part of life at Merchant Taylors’.
They take many forms: Chaplain’s assemblies, House assemblies, Year assemblies and Sixth Form assemblies. The Head Master also regularly addresses the whole school, gathered in our Great Hall. The intention is to take a moment from our busy school day for reflection. Assemblies may be prompted by recent events that have been reported in the media. At other times, assemblies may be prompted by a moral or intellectual theme. In each case, we ask the pupils to follow a complex argument and engage with challenging concepts. In this, our assemblies are consciously countercultural to a world which is all too prone to offer soundbites, received wisdom or shallow argument.