Monkton Prep

Bath and North East Somerset, United Kingdom


Location: Bath and North East Somerset, United Kingdom
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Primary
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age range: 2 - 13 years

About Monkton Prep

Monkton

Monkton is one of the country's best known smaller independent schools. It is a day and boarding school with worldwide connections and interests as well as a rich, Christian heritage, having been founded in 1868.

Monkton is a caring community which fosters a balanced education, as well as encouraging the pursuit of individual excellence. It is a friendly school where pupils develop their personal values in the context of a community where tradition, creativity and adventure are positive features. The expression of the School’s ethos can be found in many fine examples of Monktonians achieving positions of leadership in many different areas of life both nationally and internationally and serving to transform the society around them.

A single board of Governors governs the entire School; a single Bursarial staff provides an administrative service to the whole School. The Principal acts as both the Head of the Senior School and as the CEO of the group of schools. The Development Director, and his office, support all parts of the School in respect of fundraising and alumni relations. The whole school Leadership Team (LT) comprises the Principal, who chairs it, the Headmaster of the Prep School, the Bursar and the Development Director.

At Monkton, the confidence, integrity, sensitivity and ambition of our pupils are priorities and we are eager to educate character, as well as intellect. The School expects that all full-time members of staff will be committed to the concepts and challenges of school life, wishing to contribute widely outside the classroom within pastoral, sporting and other extra-curricular spheres.

The Prep School

Monkton Prep School has occupied its current site for 110 years. The site is located within an area of outstanding natural beauty, is less than a mile and a half from Bath city centre and within easy reach of London, Cardiff and Southampton via an excellent train service.

Pupils enjoy a broad and excellent programme within a framework of outstanding pastoral care, both for boarders and day pupils. Currently there are just over 240 pupils of whom 35 are full boarders. Flexi-boarding is also an option many pupils choose at some stage during their time at the school.

Facilities include an indoor, four lane, 25m swimming pool, a 300 seat auditorium, one full-sized and one half-sized astro pitch, all-weather netball courts, outstanding sports pitches, an ICT suite, two science labs and a magnificent view over the Somerset hills to the South West.

Whilst many of the Prep pupils move seamlessly to the Senior School, some also move on to other top independent schools. In recent years, pupils have gone on, often with scholarships, to Canford, Cheltenham Ladies College, Sherborne, Marlborough, Millfield and Clayesmore. The Prep School is the only school in Bath which prepares pupils for Common Entrance and 13+ entry to senior schools.

Last year, a new entrance and road access to the School was completed along with new all-weather netball courts. A new Pre-Prep building, play area and parking development on the Prep School is currently under construction to be completed in the autumn 2016.

Monkton Prep is a friendly, vibrant community which encourages the pursuit of excellence in every area within the context of a balanced, all-round education. In an environment of exceptional pastoral care, pupils are encouraged to aim high and try new things in order to discover and grow their gifts and talents. The aim is for pupils to move on from the Prep School confident in who they are and taking with them a life-long love of learning.

Monkton is one of the country's best known smaller independent schools. It is a day and boarding school with worldwide connections and interests as well as a rich, Christian heritage, having been founded in 1868.

Monkton is a caring community which fosters a balanced education, as well as encouraging the pursuit of individual excellence. It is a friendly school where pupils develop their personal values in the context of a community where tradition, creativity and adventure are positive features. The expression of the School’s ethos can be found in many fine examples of Monktonians achieving positions of leadership in many different areas of life both nationally and internationally and serving to transform the society around them.

A single board of Governors governs the entire School; a single Bursarial staff provides an administrative service to the whole School. The Principal acts as both the Head of the Senior School and as the CEO of the group of schools. The Development Director, and his office, support all parts of the School in respect of fundraising and alumni relations. The whole school Leadership Team (LT) comprises the Principal, who chairs it, the Headmaster of the Prep School, the Bursar and the Development Director.

At Monkton, the confidence, integrity, sensitivity and ambition of our pupils are priorities and we are eager to educate character, as well as intellect. The School expects that all full-time members of staff will be committed to the concepts and challenges of school life, wishing to contribute widely outside the classroom within pastoral, sporting and other extra-curricular spheres.

The Prep School

Monkton Prep School has occupied its current site for 110 years. The site is located within an area of outstanding natural beauty, is less than a mile and a half from Bath city centre and within easy reach of London, Cardiff and Southampton via an excellent train service.

Pupils enjoy a broad and excellent programme within a framework of outstanding pastoral care, both for boarders and day pupils. Currently there are just over 240 pupils of whom 35 are full boarders. Flexi-boarding is also an option many pupils choose at some stage during their time at the school.

Facilities include an indoor, four lane, 25m swimming pool, a 300 seat auditorium, one full-sized and one half-sized astro pitch, all-weather netball courts, outstanding sports pitches, an ICT suite, two science labs and a magnificent view over the Somerset hills to the South West.

Whilst many of the Prep pupils move seamlessly to the Senior School, some also move on to other top independent schools. In recent years, pupils have gone on, often with scholarships, to Canford, Cheltenham Ladies College, Sherborne, Marlborough, Millfield and Clayesmore. The Prep School is the only school in Bath which prepares pupils for Common Entrance and 13+ entry to senior schools.

Last year, a new entrance and road access to the School was completed along with new all-weather netball courts. A new Pre-Prep building, play area and parking development on the Prep School is currently under construction to be completed in the autumn 2016.

Monkton Prep is a friendly, vibrant community which encourages the pursuit of excellence in every area within the context of a balanced, all-round education. In an environment of exceptional pastoral care, pupils are encouraged to aim high and try new things in order to discover and grow their gifts and talents. The aim is for pupils to move on from the Prep School confident in who they are and taking with them a life-long love of learning.

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Location


Address: Combe Down, Bath, Avon, BA2 7ET, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1225 837 912