The Arnold House Classics Department offers Latin to all pupils between Years 5 and 8 and Greek for some in Years 7 and 8.

Pupils are prepared for either Common Entrance or Scholarship to Senior School.

Lessons and activities are designed so as to help boys:

  • develop an understanding of the development of culture and language
  • understand the historical timeline of the Greek and Roman civilisations
  • appreciate the profound influence of the Graeco-Roman world on Western languages and culture
  • analyse language structure and think in a logical way
  • develop accuracy and precision in expressing themselves and when editing texts
  • enrich vocabulary and improve spelling