MPW London was founded in 1973 by three Cambridge graduates. The academic experience for students is modelled on the Oxford and Cambridge tutorial, with lessons being more relaxed and informal than those of a typical school, but also academically stimulating and demanding. With less than ten students in any class, lessons are intensive but rewarding with plenty of opportunity for individual attention and personalised learning.
Over 40 subjects are offered at A level and 25 at GCSE. As well as expert tuition, students receive past paper practice, coaching in examination techniques and detailed advice on university entrance. Parents are invited to the college regularly to discuss progress with their child's Director of Studies and also for events such as our Art Show, Principal's lecture series or UCAS week, where we provide advice on university applications.
Our academic programme aims not only to enable students to achieve their best in their GCSE and A level examinations but also to prepare them for life at university and beyond. We prepare students for a range of universities, including Oxford and Cambridge, University of the Arts, and competitive degree specialisms such as Medicine or Law.
In addition to the academic side of life at MPW, the college prides itself on maintaining a relatively informal, personalised and supportive atmosphere. As well as the small class sizes, which provide a nurturing environment for students, pastoral care has gone from strength to strength. Our Director of Studies team monitors each student's progress and wellbeing. We endeavour to foster community and offer a broad range of experience for all our students, including a comprehensive PHSE programme for GCSE and General Studies activities for Year 12 upwards.