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  • Monkton Combe School
    Church Lane
    Monkton Combe
    BA2 7HG
  • Head: Mr Christopher Wheeler
  • T 01225 721133
  • F 01225 721181
  • E [email protected]
  • W
  • A mainstream independent school for pupils aged from 13 to 18 with a linked junior school
  • Boarding: Yes
  • Local authority: Bath and North East Somerset
  • Pupils: 372; sixth formers: 135 (81 boys / 54 girls)
  • Religion: Christian
  • Fees: Day 20,880 - £21,945; Boarding £30,945 - £35,010 pa
  • Open days: Check school website
  • Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
  • ISI report: View the ISI report
  • Linked schools: Monkton Prep School

What says..

Surely something for everyone here, with acres of pitches including, according to Wisden, one of the most beautiful cricket grounds in the country. First and foremost a boarding school, with the late evenings (10pm pick-ups not uncommon for day students and their long-suffering parents) and the only compulsory Saturday morning school in Bath. Kind, thoughtful and nice to each other...

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What the school says...

Monkton Combe School aims to provide a full, varied, academic and all-round education based on Christian foundations. An education that encourages a personal faith and which sets standards for life, foremost of which are achievement in examinations, the development of potential, and a life-style that is based on discipline, respect and service to the modern world. ...Read more

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All-through school (for example 3-18 years). - An all-through school covers junior and senior education. It may start at 3 or 4, or later, and continue through to 16 or 18. Some all-through schools set exams at 11 or 13 that pupils must pass to move on.





What The Good Schools Guide says


Since 2016, Christopher Wheeler BA PGCE (40s). The son of a general and educated at the thoroughly pukka institutions of Winchester, Durham (where he read English and philosophy) and Bristol (PGCE), Mr Wheeler started his teaching career at St John’s Leatherhead, where he left as head of English to take up several roles (head of English and drama, registrar, deputy head – where did he find the time??) at Peponi School in Kenya. Since then, his working life has ping-ponged between the UK and Kenya, never staying anywhere very long and combining teaching with the usual climb up the managerial ladder with spells as a housemaster at Brighton College, head of its prep St Christopher’s Hove and, latterly, principal and CEO of Hillcrest International School in Nairobi. ‘Africa gets under your skin’ he says...

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Special Education Needs

Monkton is registered in the "CReSTeD" list of schools approved for the teaching of dyslexia. The Learning Support Department caters particularly for the needs of dyslexic and dyspraxic students. Monkton is experienced in concessions for examinations: administering extra time, readers, use of laptops and written transcripts for pupils with specific needs. Close and regular consultation takes place between the Learning Support Department, tutors and subject teachers. 09-09

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder
Aspergers Y
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
English as an additional language (EAL)
Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory
Has SEN unit or class
HI - Hearing Impairment
Hospital School
Mental health
MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty
MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment
Natspec Specialist Colleges
OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability
Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
PD - Physical Disability
PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty
SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health
SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication
SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty
Special facilities for Visually Impaired
SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
VI - Visual Impairment

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