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Monkton Combe School

Address: Moncton Com, Bat BA2 7HG, United Kingdom
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Description Monkton Combe School

  • Founded: in 1868
  • Location: Bath, Somerset, United Kingdom
  • Age of students: 7-19 years
  • Total number of students: 776 people (258 boarders); 91 foreign students (including 9 Russian speakers) - foreigners are accepted to the school from the age of 7
  • Type of education: joint (mixed)
  • Type of accommodation: residence (full or weekly board)
  • Language of instruction: English.

Quite deservedly Monkton Combe School (School of Monkton Combe School) is considered one of the best and most successful schools in Somerset County. High rankings are due to excellent academic results of students and graduates, higher scores on exams, diverse achievements in extra-curricular (creative or sports environment), psychological health of students. Here, students from all over the world are taught to be independent, active, responsible - the level of freedom is even higher than in other county and UK schools, but this does not affect the academic achievement and level of education, upbringing of students.

The educational institution was founded in 1868: its founder was the Monk Francis Pocock, who created a school for the sons of the clergy and missionaries - while the clerics educated people abroad, their children could receive a quality education in their native Britain. Of course, the school initially followed the basic Christian traditions and virtues: in boys (then girls were not accepted for studies) they were taught to be kind, merciful, compassionate and philanthropic, just and generous. The story goes on, the years change, but the basic, key principles and traditions of learning at Monkton Combe School remain the same and are observed carefully and with love.

Today Monkton Combe School is divided into several school-divisions:

  • Pre-Prep, or kindergarten (working since 1929)
  • Prep School, junior classes (working since 1888)
  • Senior School - middle and high school for students 11-18 years (has been working since its foundation in 1868).

All students and parents celebrate the unusually warm, friendly and family atmosphere that reigns on the entire campus - everything is done here to make the school a second home for students, so that they feel comfortable and safe here. The students of the school are a single strong and friendly community, always ready to help, support and substitute a friendly shoulder. The total number of students reaches 770 people: approximately 400 of them study in high school (including graduation - Sixth Form), 260 live in full board, including about 90-100 foreign students.

The balance and effectiveness of the curriculum is manifested first and foremost in the students' assessment examinations:

  • GCSE: 98.8% of students successfully pass these exams, with 90% earning scores from A * to B, and 70% can reach the highest score - A * -A
  • A-level: 50% passes the exams for the highest A * - A scores, and the success and passing score (from C and above) reach 93.5% of the students
  • the average score for the UCAS system is 436, which is significantly higher than the national average.

Up to grade 10 (the beginning of the GCSE course), students learn through a single, effective program that fully complies with high UK national standards. We study all the key, fundamental disciplines designed to give pupils a full understanding of the world around them and the basic sciences:

  • Religious Studies (Theology);
  • mathematics;
  • foreign languages;
  • physical culture and sports development;
  • course of personal and social development;
  • English;
  • natural sciences (usually taught in the complex - chemistry, biology, physics and others);
  • Humanities (social) sciences;
  • a course of English as a foreign language (ESL) for foreign students.

Programs, courses and tuition/boarding fees, prices in Monkton Combe School

Program name
from 11 145 £ / term


Program 10-11 classes, designed for students aged 14-16, provides an opportunity to effectively complete a course of incomplete secondary education and prepare for education in senior, graduating classes (Sixth Form).

Weekly students attend up to 37 classes (each for 40 minutes) - among the subjects there are both mandatory and optional, which students can choose independently from a wide, varied list.

Compulsory subjects (for 1 and 2 years):

  • mathematics
  • social and personal development
  • Natural sciences (chemistry, biology, physics and others - are taught by a single bloc)
  • physical culture and sports
  • Religious studies (theology).

Optional subjects are divided into blocks - for observance of the academic balance, students are recommended to choose 1 discipline from each group represented:

  • Latin, business, history, drama, geography, design and technology
  • History, geography, art, photography, sports
  • Art, business, French, design and technology, history, dance
  • Spanish, French, English as a foreign language, English, geography, the Mandarin dialect of the Chinese language.

The cost of schooling is 10,102 £ per term (1 academic year = 3 terms).

from 11 440 £ / term


A complex two-year program to complete school education and effective preparation for the university. A-level certificate with high enough marks is very highly appreciated in any high school of the Great Britain and the world - it releases the owner from passing additional entrance examinations and tests. The program is designed for students 16-18 years (12-13 classes, graduation classes Sixth Form).

Students themselves choose the subjects that they want to study: these are 4-5 directions in the first year (AS) and only 3-4 in the second year, which are also given in examinations. Disciplines are studied very deeply, thoroughly, almost at the university level - weekly students attend 7 lessons per subject (1 lesson = 40 minutes). Choose the priority disciplines and scientific directions can be from a wide, diverse list:

  • Business
  • English literature
  • Latin
  • Art
  • Music
  • Design and technology
  • Psychology
  • Theater and dramatic, acting
  • Economy
  • Mathematics
  • Spanish
  • Chemistry
  • French
  • Physics
  • Geography
  • Biology
  • English
  • The photo
  • Sport and physical culture
  • History
  • Higher Mathematics
  • Religious studies (theology)
  • Critical thinking (available only in 12th grade - AS-level, is taught twice a week).

The cost of schooling is 10,102 £ per term (1 academic year = 3 terms).

Accommodation, housing and food

On the campus there are 6 spacious, comfortable and spacious residences - 4 men's Houses and 2 women's. In each house, in addition to the beautifully equipped and furnished rooms for living, there are common cozy rooms for rest, computer classes (all PCs are connected to the Internet, WiFi is available).

The school has its own medical center, where a qualified nurse is on duty around the clock, regular receptions of a doctor-therapist and other specialists on a regular basis are arranged.

Subjects, specialties, faculties

Subjects list : art, biology, Business research, chemistry, Chinese, Classical civilization, design and technology, drama, economics, English, English as a Foreign Language, ethics, French, geography, health education, history, Information Technology, Latin language, maths, music, Natural Sciences, philosophy, physical Culture, psychology, Religious studies, Spanish, Theatrical art, theology

Events Monkton Combe School

The school very carefully takes care of its boarders: many students even ask parents to transfer them from a week-long, five-day boarding school to a full-fledged boarding school! Almost every day (and especially on weekends) on the campus are organized fun, exciting various activities:

  • Sports matches, relay races, tournaments and competitions (including with students from other schools);
  • festive dinners;
  • discos;
  • competitions and competitions between the Houses;
  • intellectual games and quizzes;
  • Funny Starts;
  • excursions and hikes;
  • trips to the cinema and theaters;
  • barbecue and picnics and much, much more.

Various types of sports are available to pupils:

  • Athletics
  • Rugby
  • Swimming
  • Rowing
  • Boating and Alloys
  • Golf
  • Basketball
  • Karate
  • Hockey
  • Football
  • Volleyball
  • Cricket
  • Judo
  • Badminton
  • Fencing
  • Squash.

The most popular among students and developed sports can be called hockey, rowing, tennis (large), cricket and rugby - so, the school is part of the Rugby Group of private schools in the UK. In recent years, cricket and hockey teams have competed in competitions in Great Britain, South Africa, Barbados and Gibraltar. Among the graduates of the Monkton Combe School are three Olympic medalists (rowing) and a gold Olympic medalist, ice hockey champion. It should be noted and the school's boat club, located on the River Avon: it is considered among the small clubs of the UK one of the most successful, regularly performs at prestigious competitions of the country along with many eminent and elite clubs.

Teachers and instructors strive to give each child the opportunity to show their unique talents, abilities - the school has a huge number of circles, sections and clubs of interest:

  • Combined Cadet Force;
  • club of motorists and automodelling;
  • fencing;
  • chess;
  • Language clubs (right up to the Mandarin dialect of the Chinese language);
  • bridge;
  • the creation of furniture;
  • Entomologists Club;
  • archeology;
  • Theological Society Clarke Society;
  • debates and oratory, the skill of public speaking;
  • philosophical society.

Students are often invited to attend well-known speakers, professors and specialists in various fields of activity with master classes and interesting lectures.

The drama and theatrical direction are very developed in the school. Here students can try themselves not only as actors, but also as directors or script writers, stage workers (illuminators, sound specialists, make-up artists, dressers, decorators). Fine theater productions, performances and musicals are regularly performed here: Pride and Prejudice, Briolin, Midsummer Night's Dream, The Threepenny Opera, and others.

Also popular among students are music lessons - a spacious, well-equipped music school only contributes to the success of students. Numerous musical ensembles, choirs, groups, bands have been collected: touring in Great Britain and abroad (for example, in Canada and the USA), a big bright festival House Music Festival is regularly held. In total, the school employs more than 17 teachers (mainly teach the playing of musical instruments): the wards of qualified teachers perform at major musical events, festivals and contests (the Mid-Somerset Music Festival, the Bath Young Musician of the Year competition), and some graduates even do music by his career, continuing his studies in the British and world conservatories.

Equipment Monkton Combe School

The school is located in a beautiful, picturesque parkland just a few kilometers from Bath - an old and cozy city, which today is called one of the main resorts of Great Britain. On weekends there are excursions around Bath: you can visit numerous baths and spas, cafes and restaurants, interesting museums, art galleries, theaters and shops.

The campus of the school is constantly updated and modernized - the administration of Monkton Combe School invests in this significant means and forces. So, all classrooms were scale upgraded in 2008 - at the same time on the campus appeared a huge, high-tech mathematical center, the cost of which was more than 5 million pounds sterling. Quite recently, in 2013, a new music school was built (for which more than 3 million pounds sterling was spent) with a separate center for practicing choreography, numerous rehearsal studios, a concert hall.

The school is deservedly proud of its infrastructure for sports - outdoors and under the roof, for individual lessons and team games:

  • 2 swimming pools (length of the tracks 25 meters), in which the School of Swimming;
  • playing fields and grounds (synthetic or herbal all-weather covering);
  • All-weather stadium for hockey with professional equipment and lighting;
  • own boat station (Avon River);
  • Crimet cricket ground Longmead Cricket ground (recognized as one of the three most beautiful fields in the UK!);
  • large multifunctional sports complex;
  • GYM's;
  • tennis courts (9 fields with a grass cover and 3 with an artificial covering);
  • dance school.

Term dates, timetable and extra fees

The cost of schooling is 10,102 £ per term (1 academic year = 3 terms). The indicated cost does not include and is paid separately:

  • Registration fee
  • Deposit confirming the place on the course
  • Examination Boards
  • Deposit for tuition (= 1 trimester cost)
  • Additional academic and language classes (optional)
  • Additional leisure activities and excursions (optional)
  • Guardianship (registration with the agency + guardian services)
  • Air tickets in both directions
  • Transfer in both directions
  • Compulsory medical insurance
  • Personal pocket expenses
  • Visa fees and services, translation and certification of documents
  • Consular fee (paid at the Embassy).

Extra fees:

  • Deposit for a course/programme 11145 GBP

Entry requirements, assessment and extra fees, how to apply, what is required to enrol, conditions, entry tests and exams

All applicants must submit the following documents to the admissions committee:

  • Table of assessments for the last 2-3 years;
  • recommendations from teachers (in the priority of the teacher of English and mathematics), from the class teacher, the head teacher, the director;
  • a cover letter on the topic "Why do I want and deserve to study at your school?" (it is written directly by the student);
  • All sorts of awards for achievements in the academic, social, charitable, professional, sports and creative environment (cups, medals, letters of appreciation, letters of thanks, etc.).

The school will also ask you to take the test in English (or if you passed it earlier - to provide the current certificate) and the math exam (optional).

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