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Haberdashers' Monmouth School for girls

Address: 24 Hereford Rd, Monmouth NP25 5XT

Description Haberdashers' Monmouth School for girls

  • The age of the students: from 9 to 18 years old.
  • Ranking in the school: 120th place among private schools in the UK (The Daily Telegraph, 2014).
  • Total number of students: 610.

Haberdashers' Monmouth School for girls is a private boarding of separate education (only for girls), founded in 1892. The institution is located in the center of a small, charming and ancient city of Monmouth: due to the incredibly picturesque nature around the region it is often called the "Area of ​​magnificent natural beauty". Monmouth is a very safe, well-groomed and quiet city: despite the fact that its population is only about 10,000 people, it is recognized as the third most standard of living throughout the UK.

The Haberdashers` Monmouth School for girls  is a part of educational association along with the same school for boys. For children, they regularly hold joint activities, walks and excursions, the high school provides for a large number of mixed activities - it is easy to organize, since campuses are located opposite each other.

The distinctive features of Haberdashers' Monmouth School for girls include the high quality and balance of the curriculum, as well as the warm, friendly and comfortable atmosphere. Graduates demonstrate an excellent academic level of knowledge, independence and confidence in their abilities, they are ready to enter the chosen university and to build a successful career in the international community.

The principal of the school is Carolyn Pascoe: she is a Master of Science (University of Leicester) and a Doctor of Pedagogical Sciences (University of Exeter).

Montmouth School for girls is proud of the outstanding results of its graduates, many of whom have become well-known and successful specialists in their field:

  • Sandra Huget, theatrical actress
  • Eli Orvis, singer and songwriter
  • Helen Kagnoni, physician, head of the Royal London Hospital
  • Claire Morgan, writer and literary critic, professor at Oxford University
  • Jane Glover, conductor and musicologist
  • Gemma Phillips, harpist musician
  • Charlotte Hume, television correspondent
  • Katrina Jax, athlete (rowing)
  • Jackie Ballard, politician and journalist
  • Lisa Rogers, TV presenter
  • Sandra Huget, theatrical actress
  • Zoe Kennedy, actress on television
  • Marina Diamandis, singer and songwriter.

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

Program name
from 9 924 £ / term

Quick overview: an educational program of GCSE is designed for international students in format of girl's bording school.

About the educational program: in order to obtain a prestigious certificate of secondary education, the school curriculum should include up to 10 subjects (mandatory and optional).

List of general, fundamental and mandatory disciplines includes:

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

List of subjects by choice is quite extensive:

  • Spanish;
  • Personality, Society and Health;
  • Psychology;
  • Physical culture and sport;
  • Design and technology;
  • Latin language;
  • German;
  • Theater and drama;
  • Economics and business sciences;
  • History;
  • Religion study;
  • French;
  • Housekeeping (cooking);
  • Geography;
  • Art and Design;
  • Music art.
from 11 116 £ / term

About the educational program: the A-level program helps to qualitatively and thoroughly prepare for admission to the chosen university and is designed for 2 years. Many lessons are held together with the young men from the friendly school of the same name, this is the feature of teaching in the upper grades. In the first year 4 disciplines are studied, on the second - only 3. There are comprehensive consultations, during which teachers and staff help girls:

  • Decide future profession, specialization;
  • Choose the most optimal institution and the required subjects for study. 

List of subjects to study:

  • Classical Civilizations;
  • Higher Mathematics;
  • Business Science;
  • Information and computer technologies;
  • Art and Design;
  • Religion study;
  • Economics;
  • Sport and physical education;
  • Geography;
  • Physics;
  • Mathematics;
  • Biology;
  • Theatrical art and drama;
  • Household: food and textiles;
  • English literature;
  • Chemistry;
  • Greek language;
  • Design and technology;
  • Music art;
  • History;
  • German;
  • Psychology;
  • French;
  • Latin language;
  • Spanish.
from 9 924 £ / term

Quick overview: the pre A-level program is a special one-year course for international students aged 15-16 will help to complete the GCSE course and successfully enroll in the classic A-level course.

About the educational program: studying on the program is very intensive, subjects are studied practically at a professional, in-depth level. Educational classes are formed small, which is traditionally for the senior school - no more than 10 people. You can study up to 8 disciplines at the GCSE level (the number of subjects depends on the student's age and the current level of English knowledge). 

Exams can be taken in the following areas (some are mandatory, some are optional):

  • Information and communication technologies;
  • English as a Second Language;
  • Economics;
  • Physics;
  • Art;
  • Biology;
  • Mathematics;
  • Chemistry.

Accommodation and food

On the campus there are 3 comfortable residences - the student's resettlement is conducted taking into account the age of the students. Each room is designed for 2-3 people, spacious and bright, cozy, fully equipped with the necessary furniture. On request, the room can be decorated to your taste: for example, hang a picture or a poster, photos of relatives, put a flower in the room. Residences also include spacious common recreation rooms with TV, DVD and computer games, quiet classes for self-preparation, student kitchen with a full set of equipment; Internet access is provided.

Subjects and sport

Subjects list: biology, business, drama, economics, English, English literature, geography, history, Latin language, modern languages, music, philosophy
Events list: archery, Arts and crafts, bakery products, fitness, rock climbing, skating, surfing, swimming, Trampoline jumping

Events Haberdashers' Monmouth School for girls

Many girls devote themselves to sports free from classes, physical activities are usually included in the compulsory plan of studies, they can be studied as a separate subject. Of the most popular sports you can note the following:

  • English Lapta
  • Cross Country Run
  • Lacrosse
  • Water polo
  • Swimming
  • Golf
  • Rowing
  • Athletics
  • Dancing
  • Fencing
  • Netball
  • Riding
  • Tennis
  • Hockey.

In the Haberdashers' Monmouth School for girls the direction of art is well developed - one of the most popular is the choreography, many girls even choose dancing as a future profession and specialization. Professional instructors and teachers work on tap dance, ballet and modern.

The opportunity is provided to develop themselves in dramatic art: many school plays are organized together with a friendly school for boys.

No less attention is paid to music: playing musical instruments, chorus and vocals, the orchestra attracts many schoolgirls. Many classes are held individually, concerts and performances are constantly organized.

Photography and cooking are also offered as optional activities.


  • Qualified and experienced teachers;
  • Individual, personal approach, the desire to discover the unique potential and abilities of each child;
  • Based on the results of exams, A-level is one of the best women's schools in the UK: in 2014 53% of graduates received the highest A*;
  • The ability to effectively and comprehensively prepare for admission to the most prestigious and ranking universities (for example, to Oxbridge and Russel group institutions): among the most sought-after specialties are art, engineering, medicine, sports and physical education, jurisprudence, business;
  • Supportive language courses "English as a foreign language" for international students;
  • Strong, perfectly developed branch of fine art;
  • Ability to study dance and choreography (including ballet) at the subject level in the senior School, pass the A-level examination in this specialty;
  • Excellent equipment and qualified instructors for horse riding, rowing; in 2015 a new Tennis Academy was opened.

Equipment Haberdashers' Monmouth School for girls

The total area of ​​the Haberdashers' Monmouth School for girls campus reaches 25 acres: the most part is occupied by the developed sports infrastructure (fields for hockey, lacrosse and netball, allowing to be engaged in any weather, tennis courts, a sports complex and fitness studio, a spacious indoor pool of length of 25 meters, studios for gymnastics and choreography). Also there are classes for music and rehearsal rooms (musical instruments are provided, acoustics are adjusted at a professional level), drama studio. The institution has a huge library of its own: for students there are more than 17,000 books, periodicals, teaching materials and manuals from classical and traditional to the most modern and innovative.

Term dates and fees

Tuition fee depends 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 in addition:

  • Registration fee
  • Fee for enrollment
  • Air tickets in both directions
  • Transfer in both directions
  • Visa fees and services
  • Curatorial assistance and support
  • Guardianship.

Extra fees:

  • Registration fee (for a programme/course) 60 GBP
  • Deposit for a course/programme 1000 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)
  • 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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- for Foundation and Pathway programs, IELTS and TOEFL certificates are usually required, respectively

- recommended submission one year before the start of the program,
- the deadline normally closes in January, for TOP HEIs and, as a rule, in March in other universities
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