I was MTS in the early 80s and loved it, though I believe it is more academic than it was in those days, or perhaps that was just me
Teaching was a little bit variable (as it is in most schools, I guess) but all of it was OK and some of it was very good indeed.
Sport â€“ not just the traditional ones but also things like squash, fives, fencing, sailing â€“ and drama were both considered important too.
25 years on I still see a number of old school mates on a very regular basis, which I think says something good about the school. A couple of them have sent their own DSs there, and they seem equally happy with it now.
I would have thought that MTS is considered a slightly more prestigious school â€“ but then I would say that
One difference between the schools which might be a factor for you is that UCS is now co-ed in the 6th Form.