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Haberdashers' Monmouth School for boys

Address: Almshouse St, Monmouth, NP25 3XP

Description Haberdashers' Monmouth School for boys

Private boarding house for boys aged 9 to 18 Haberdashers' Monmouth School is located in the county of Monmouthshire, in the center of the old small town. Due to the incredibly picturesque nature of the surroundings, the region received the prestigious title of "Area of ​​magnificent natural beauty", and Monmouth was recognized as the third most living standard in the whole of Britain (with a population of only 10,000 people). The total number of students reaches 600 people.

The Monmouth School for boys is a part of the Haberdashers educational association together with the same school for girls: institutions constantly organize joint concerts and performances, events and excursions, and the location opposite each other makes it possible to conduct a large number of mixed classes in the senior classes.

The School was founded in 1614 thanks to the charity of William Jones of the London Guild of Entrepreneurs. The institution is deservedly proud of the successful history of its work for more than four centuries, is constantly being improved and modernized to meet all the high standards of modern education. Here future members of the national elite are studied (the school is not positioned as an elite one), they bring up in the students friendliness, mutual respect, tolerance, firmness of character and commitment to their convictions.

The Director is Andrew Daniel: Bachelor of Science and Master of Education, Ph.D. in Philosophy and Certificate in Teaching (Junior and Secondary School).

Haberdashers' Monmouth School for boys is proud of the successes of its graduates, many of whom have reached impressive career heights, have become well-known and recognized professionals in their field of activity:

  • Christopher Herbert, priest
  • Charles Wigin, athlete (rowing), winner of the Olympic Games
  • Angus Buhanan, military, winner of the Cross of Victoria (the highest military order in the UK)
  • Tom Price, comedian
  • Steve James, athlete (cricket)
  • Paul Langford, historian
  • John Gwilliam, rugby player
  • Grant Nicholson, guitarist and singer
  • William Marsh, athlete (cricket)
  • Richard Marner, actor (film "The African Queen")
  • Tom Lucy , Athlete (rowing), winner of the Olympic Games
  • Eddie Butler, rugby player, television commentator
  • Mark Porter, physician and medical correspondent of The Times
  • Richard Pearson, actor (films "Bourne Supremacy", "People in Black 2")
  • Colin Moynihan, athlete and politician
  • Keith Jarrett, rugby player
  • Cliff Tucker, politician
  • Derek Ezra, politician
  • John Vassal, scout
  • Paul Gruvs, the poet
  • Richard Parkes, rugby player.

Programs and tuition/boarding fees, prices in Haberdashers' Monmouth School for boys

Program name
Date
Age
Cost
Annual
14-16
from 10 284 £ / term

Quick overview: an educational program of GCSE is designed for international students and follows high standarts of Britain education.
Successful completion of this course provides an opportunity to obtain a prestigious certificate of secondary education and to enter the next level. 

List of mandatory subjects includes:

  • Modern foreign language;
  • Mathematics;
  • Chemistry;
  • Physics;
  • English and Literature;
  • Biology.

Each student chooses addition 3-4 subjects of his choice from the list below:

  • Computer techologies;
  • Economics;
  • Personality, Society and Health;
  • Religion study;
  • Art and Design;
  • Geography;
  • French;
  • Design and technology;
  • Latin language;
  • Spanish;
  • German;
  • History;
  • Theater art;
  • Music art.
Annual
16-18
from 11 166 £ / term

About the educational program: the A-level program is designed for two years and allows international students to prepare qualitatively and effectively for studying at the chosen university. In the first year 4 disciplines are studied, on the second - only 3. Many classes are held in conjunction with the students of a friendly school for girls. For each student an individual consultation is arranged, where the teacher helps with different aspects of education:

  • To decide on the future specialization;
  • To choose the most suitable university and subjects for study. 

List of subjects to study:

  • French;
  • Chemistry;
  • German;
  • Information and computer technologies;
  • Sport and physical culture;
  • Religion study;
  • Design and technology;
  • Higher Mathematics;
  • Critical thinking;
  • Russian language;
  • Latin language;
  • Economics;
  • Physics;
  • Classical Civilizations;
  • History;
  • Art and Design;
  • Geography;
  • Spanish;
  • Music art;
  • Theatrical art and drama;
  • Mathematics;
  • Biology;
  • English literature;
  • Psychology;
  • Greek;
  • Basics of Business.

Accommodation and food

For the young men comfortable residences have been prepared - the newest one is Buchanan House (opened in 2011): high-school students live here, who are provided with personal bedrooms with amenities and Internet access. In general, when resettling, the school necessarily takes into account the age of students, in one room are students of adjacent classes.

In the spacious common dining room of Haberdashers' Monmouth School for Boys, meals are served on a full board basis. In addition, snacks or light snacks can be prepared in the student kitchen, which is in each residence.

Subjects and sport

Subjects list: biology, business, chemistry, economics, English, geography, history, Information Technology, maths, music, physical Culture, physics, political science
Events list: chess Club, club of journalism, club of readers, cricket, Dramatic circle, fencing, field hockey, football, golf, gymnastics, rowing, sewing club, softball, Swimming in the pool, tennis

Events Haberdashers' Monmouth School for boys

Sports activities are given maximum attention and time. Rugby, cricket and rowing are especially developed: school teams regularly take prizes at regional and national competitions. Also from the popular sports can be called:

  • Hockey
  • Badminton
  • Climbing
  • Track and field athletics
  • Water polo
  • Squash
  • Fencing
  • Diving
  • Sailing
  • Tennis
  • Swimming
  • Golf
  • Fitness
  • Shooting.

Music lessons are equally important: about half of boys attend lessons on playing musical instruments, they hold more than 420 per week! Many young men are engaged at an advanced level and choose music as their future profession and specialization. There are chamber ensembles (regularly winning at regional and national competitions), choral collectives (church and classical), concerts and performances are constantly held.

Many international students devote a free time to drama and theatrical art - many performances are held together with girls from a friendly school.

Monmouth School constantly organizes interesting and diverse extracurricular activities, where each student can find their like-minded people, show their abilities and talents. There is a huge number of clubs, sections and circles on interests:

  • Astronomy
  • Drama
  • Walking tours
  • Football
  • Visiting of exhibitions and galleries
  • Chess
  • Ceramics and sculpture
  • Swimming
  • Photography
  • Fishing
  • Debate
  • Painting
  • Literature
  • Science
  • Karate and etc.

Constantly conducted master classes and creative meetings, in which specialists of their business talk about the characteristics of the profession, various cases from life, the subtleties of craft.

Advantages

  • Based on the results of the exams, A-level it is in the top 10 male schools in the UK (43% were rated A* in 2014)
  • Ability to effectively prepare for entry to the best universities, including Oxbridge
  • Individual approach, maximum disclosure of each student's personal talents and abilities (this is facilitated by small classes and small school size, cozy and chamber atmosphere)
  • Active education of self-reliance, confidence, firmness in one's convictions
  • Strong music department - many graduates choose music as their profession
  • One of the strongest rugby schools in the country
  • An opportunity for foreign students to attend supportive English courses.

Equipment Haberdashers' Monmouth School for boys

A vast school library is always open for students: its funds number more than 150,000 different sources, including textbooks, a variety of works of art, newspapers and magazines, DVDs. There are 12 modern PCs and access to wireless Internet, so you can come and work with comfort in your laptop.

The music school is well prepared and equipped: 10 studios and 3 rooms for group class lessons are opened, a modern concert hall with pianoforte (also there are two organs, a complex of percussion, professional equipment for sound recording). In the classrooms you can get acquainted with various national musical instruments from all over the world.

Sport infrastructure is no less developed: a huge multifunctional sports complex provides all opportunities for physical development. There is everything for sport activities:

  • Spacious swimming pool (6 lanes);
  • A field for games (artificial turf);
  • Tennis courts;
  • Playgrounds and fields for various sports.

Recently, a sports pavilion for team games was built, for which more than £ 2.3 million was spent.

Term dates and fees

Tuition fees range depending on the chosen level of study and the age of the students. Tuition fee already includes:

  • Studying on the program
  • Accommodation and meals (full board).

Some services are paid additionally:

  • Registration fee
  • Enrollment fee
  • Round trip tickets
  • Round trip transfers
  • Visa fees and services
  • Curatorial assistance and support
  • Guardianship.

Extra fees:

  • Registration fee (for a programme/course) 60 GBP
  • Deposit for a course/programme 500 GBP
  • Application fee 200 GBP

Entry requirements and extra fees how to apply, what is required to enrol

Required documents, depending on the type of institution:

camp / language school
  • copy of 1 page
  • certificate of language proficiency (if any)
private school, boardinghouse
  • copy of the 1 Pages of the passport
  • certificate of language proficiency
  • school report card with grades for the last 2-4 years (depending on the school)
  • school registration form
  • recommendation letters from Teachers of foreign languages, mathematics and a class teacher. Additionally, an educational institution may request a recommendation from the principal
  • Testing for knowledge of mathematics, language, other subjects
  • Interview with a representative of the school (possibly in person or by Skype)
  • Literacy, awards, student personal achievements (if any)
  • motivation letter (not for all schools)
  • passport size photo (depending on the school from 1 to 12 pcs)
  • medical certificate of the general health of the child , Discharge of vaccinations
  • birth certificate of the schoolboy (s)
university
  • copy of the page 1 passport of the passport
  • certificate of language proficiency
  • school certificate for the bachelor, diploma of Higher education for the master
  • letters of recommendation from teachers of foreign languages, mathematics and the class teacher. Additionally, an educational institution may request a recommendation from the principal / dean
  • certificates, awards, personal achievements of the student (if any)
  • motivation letter / personal statement
  • interview with a representative of the institution


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