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.
The school 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
- John Bostock – played football for England U15, U16, U18, and U19; senior club career with Crystal Palace, Tottenham Hotspur and clubs in Belgium, France and Turkey
- Abdul Buhari – Great Britain Olympic Discus thrower (2012), was also School Captain (1999/2000)
- Jim Dowd – Labour MP for Lewisham West from 1992 to 2017
- Stewart Jackson – Conservative MP for Peterborough from 2005 to 2017
- William Nastri (Billy Nasty) – international techno DJ
- Jeff Probyn – Rugby Union International (played for England)
- Mark Stanhope – First Sea Lord (2009 to 2013) and Royal Navy Admiral
- Gregg Wallace – presenter of MasterChef
- John Wardell – musician, aka Jah Wobble "punk" Bass guitarist with Public Image Ltd.