London Nautical School
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|Motto||Tamesis Suos Ubique Feret
(Latin: "The Thames shall carry her sons where ever they go".
|Headmaster||Mr Andrew Bull|
|Chair of Governors||Rodney Lenthal|
|DfE URN||100642 Tables|
|Gender||Boys (with a mixed in the Sixth form)|
|Ages||11 (3")–18 (8")|
|Colours||Black, Navy Blue|
The London Nautical School is a foundation school for boys and a coeducational sixth form, located in the Blackfriars area of the London Borough of Lambeth, England. The school is celebrating its 100 years of existence in 2015. In May 2015 the school received a Good judgement from Ofsted.
It retains a strong nautical and maritime tradition with boys and girls experiencing a range of water sports. A large number of pupils are involved with the sea cadets and some continue into both the Royal and Merchant Navy.
The school is renowned for its strong sporting pedigree, especially in football with a large number of former pupils becoming professionals in the UK and in Europe, and four achieving international caps for England schoolboy representative teams in recent years. In addition others have achieved international recognition in Athletics, Swimming, and Boxing.
A very high percentage of pupils embark on sports related degrees after leaving school in the UK and with scholarships to USA universities.
Notable former pupils
- Jeff Probyn – Rugby Union International (played for England)
- Abdul Buhari - Great Britain Olympic Discus thrower (2012), was also School Captain (1999/2000)
- John Wardell – musician, aka Jah Wobble "punk" Bass guitarist with Public Image Ltd.
- John Bostock (OH Leuven) - left the school in Summer 2008 and has played for England U15, U16, U18, and U19. He is playing in the Belgian Premier League. He has also played for Hull City, Brentford, Swindon, Sheffield Wednesday, Toronto, and Racing Club Antwerp.
- Stewart Jackson – MP for Peterborough.
- Mark Stanhope – First Sea Lord (as of 2009) and Royal Navy Admiral.
- William Nastri Billy Nasty - international techno DJ
- Jim Dowd - Labour MP - Lewisham West.
- Greg Wallace - presenter of Masterchef