Monmouth School for Girls
What is Monmouth School for Girls like?
Established over 400 years ago in the heart of the naturally inspirational Wye Valley, the Haberdashers’ Monmouth Schools offer pupils the chance to embark on an educational journey within a distinctive community. Students are nurtured to grow to be rounded, grounded and self-confident; equipped to excel in their chosen paths, and aspiring to make a positive difference to society.
Split into single-sex schools from ages 11-16, Monmouth Schools Sixth Form (ages 16-18) brings boys and girls together at the final stage of their educational journey. Haberdashers’ Monmouth Schools offer a unique and innovative system of education, known as the Monmouth Model. The family of schools that make up the Monmouth Model aspire towards national and international respect for delivering an exceptional all-round education for girls and boys. The schools are renowned for developing in their students a refreshingly grounded attitude to life and a belief in the importance of community.
The school offers exceptional facilities include ample IT suites, hi-tech science laboratories, specialist art, pottery, design and technology workshops, science suites, music rehearsal rooms, a well-equipped recording studio and a reference and careers library boasting thousands of fiction and reference books. Sporting facilities too, are superb, while the school’s location in the heart of the Wye Valley is especially inspiring for those who enjoy outdoor pursuits. On-site facilities include spacious playing fields, a gymnasium, tennis courts, an indoor pool, a sports hall and an all-weather pitch. The adjacent River Wye also offers ample opportunity for competitive rowing and regular river practice.
The latest technologies enable students to stay a vital step ahead and each girl’s education will naturally be supported by the latest technologies, allowing her to achieve her full academic potential. IT suites are equipped with everything pupils need to carry out homework, study and research projects. Plus, an innovative, fully interactive ‘Intranet’ allows both pupils and staff to keep up to date and continue to gain the most from the school’s educational resources 24/7 – whether they are studying from home, during the school holidays or in the boarding houses.
Would Monmouth School for Girls be a good fit for my child?
There are no typical pupils at Monmouth School for Girls. Every girl has her own personal strengths and goals to strive for, from musical and sporting achievements, or academic excellence, to a huge range of individual aspirations, ambitions and objectives in life as well as during their time at school. Monmouth girls thrive and flourish within a positive, constructive and inspiring single-sex community, set in the outstanding natural beauty of the Wye Valley.
Education is carefully planned to motivate girls with the delivery of a broad choice of subjects; teaching is specifically tailored to their learning styles and subject choices free from any gender stereotyping. Monmouth girls develop a can-do attitude and make the most of the superb facilities on offer for sports, culture and the arts.
Success not just measured in terms of academic results, but also in the contributions that Sixth Formers make within the school and further afield. The Enrichment programme gives students the freedom to make choices and balance work commitments with other interests. Many Sixth Form students enjoy enrichment courses in addition to their A level subjects. These courses are designed to enhance skills and knowledge, develop strong leadership skills and encourage a real sense of community values. A diverse range of collaborative activities are also offered including the sector-leading Monmouth Science Initiative with Cardiff University, which have produced award winning entries in the Young Enterprise Scheme and national engineering competitions.