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Mount St Mary's College Private School

Address: College Rd, Spinkhill, Sheffield S21 3YL, UK

Description Mount St Mary's College Private School

  • Year of foundation: 1842
  • Location: Spinhill, Derbyshire, UK
  • Age of students: 3-18 years old
  • Language of instruction: English
  • Type of studying: mixed
  • Accommodation type: full / partial board.

Mount St Mary's College is a small private school of mixed type, located away from major cities, near the city of Sheffield in Derbyshire. The school has its history from the Immaculate Conception College at Spinhill, founded by the Jesuit Order in 1842. In 1939, the college acquired Barlboro Hall, an estate of the Elizabethan era, located about two miles from Spinhill - now it houses a kindergarten and Mount St. Mary's Elementary School. Until the 1970s, the school accepted only boys, but in 1979 the first enrollment of girls into classes with day stay took place.

Today, Mount St Mary's is a modern mixed-type educational institution with high academic performance, wide opportunities for the development of talents and aptitudes of students during extra-curricular time, and a comfortable and careful environment of stay.

Programs, courses and tuition/boarding fees, prices in Mount St Mary's College Private School

Program name
from 8 094 £ / year

Kindergarten - 3-6 years

Barlborough Hall School is a year-round kindergarten that prepares students for school in a stimulating environment. The curriculum includes literacy and numeracy lessons, music, French, swimming in the heated indoor pool, working with an ICT specialist. Classes are held in small groups and individually, providing each student with the attention, time, support needed to master the educational blocks at their own pace.

Primary school - 6-11 years old

The small primary school of Barlborough Hall conducts classes for up to 20 students: small sizes of classes allow teachers to understand the needs of students well. Barlborough Hall invites subject teachers to ensure maximum quality in the curriculum. The program includes French, singing, music. Extracurricular activities include cross-country walking, open-air lessons, games, sporting events, music concerts in the estate.

from 23 364 £ / year

Secondary school - 11-13 years old

Studying at this stage involves regular monitoring of student progress to ensure the best results for GCSE preparation. The GCSE program includes compulsory study of the following subjects:

  • English
  • English literature
  • Maths
  • Modern foreign language
  • Religious studies
  • Science (chemistry, physics, biology - 2-3 by choice).

Additional GCSE course subjects:

  • Art, design
  • Biology
  • Business research
  • Chemistry,
  • Technology
  • Drama
  • French
  • Geography
  • History
  • Latin
  • Music
  • Physical education
  • Physics
  • Spanish language.
from 30 585 £ / year

Senior classes - 16-18 years old

A graduate class program (Sixth Form) involves an in-depth study of three to four A-Level academic disciplines. Received during the preparation will be part of the future specialization of the student, will help to prepare for admission, subsequent studying in higher education. Pupils of the graduating class study in a separate building, do not wear a school uniform, have the opportunity to independently manage their academic time. The choice of subjects to study on A-Level is great:

  • Art and Design
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Literary creativity
  • Design technology (product design)
  • Drama, theater art
  • Economy, business
  • English literature
  • French
  • Geography
  • History
  • Latin
  • Maths
  • Music
  • Physical education
  • Physics
  • Political science
  • Psychology
  • Religious studies
  • Spanish language.

Accommodation, housing and food

Mount St. Mary's College is designed to accommodate students aged 11-18: these are modern, warm, comfortable homes with en-suite rooms. The school seeks to maintain a high level of comfort of living students.

Boys and girls live in different residences:

  • Loyola
  • Colliston
  • Hopkins.

Pupils are located in a room for 2-3, older students receive a separate room. Sixth Form students live and study in a separate building, preparing for future college education in an atmosphere as close as possible to it.

Events Mount St Mary's College Private School

Mount St Mary's College is known for its sporting events, achievements in the field of performing arts, work on social projects, volunteer initiatives. A popular direction of extracurricular activities is participation in the work of the college cadet corps.


  • The school shows high scores on the GCSE exams. Pupils with academic performance above the average pass the exam for a state certificate of 13 years.
  • The educational institution follows innovative trends in education, building educational programs taking into account the changing world, the values of new generations. Among others, the school presents the Design Engineer Construct program - a qualification aimed at the formation of environmental professionals.
  • The school is divided into three houses: the house of Loyola, named after Ignatius Loyola, the house of Xavier, named after Francis Xavier, and the house of Campion, named after Edmund Campion. Each student is assigned to one of these houses, which is a community united by a common spirit. A student lives in the same House all the time at college, receiving support from teachers and students. Between the houses there is competition, which is manifested in academic, sports competitions.
  • Barlborough Hall School is an elementary school that is part of Mount St Mary's College, located in a calm, beautiful village near the main college. In 2018, it entered the list of the best schools in Britain: it took 57th place in the national list and was recognized as the best independent primary school in Derbyshire.

Equipment Mount St Mary's College Private School

Mount St Mary's College occupies a vast area of more than 60 hectares: modern, historical buildings of the XIV century, well-kept garden and park zones are located on the territory of the educational institution. The school regularly invests in the construction of residential, sports buildings, the reconstruction of historic buildings. On the territory of the college there are located:

  • Case for graduate students (Sixth Form)
  • Center for Art and Design
  • Learning Resource Center
  • Swimming pool
  • Indoor gym for team games
  • Gyms for fitness
  • Illuminated outdoor playground
  • Halls of music practice
  • Concert hall
  • Theater
  • Rugby, netball, cricket, hockey courts
  • Halls for fencing.

Term dates, timetable and extra fees

Dates of trimesters

Beginning of the semester

End of semester

Michaelmas term

September 5

December 14

Spring Term

January 8

5th of April

Summer Term

April 23

4th of July

In the middle of each semester there is a long weekend of 1-1.5 weeks, between the trimesters there are Christmas, Easter and summer holidays.

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

International students provide the following information:

  • Completed Registration Form
  • Copy of student passport (must be valid for at least six months)
  • Handwritten essay 300-500 words
  • Reports from the previous place of study
  • The results of online testing of knowledge of the English language.

Scholarships Mount St Mary's College Private School

Students can apply for scholarships, demonstrating outstanding achievements in the academic, musical, and sports fields. The school also participates in the program of the Duke of Edinburgh.

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