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The quantity and quality of the music is a massive draw for parents. Unusually, there are four music lessons every week as part of the curriculum. And because music is taught through the Hungarian Kodály method, there’s a big focus on rhythm, beat and movement. We saw the chicken house and run that the children had planned and helped the deputy head to build. They had themselves petitioned to keep chickens and given a presentation to governors, with a full risk assessment...

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Monmouth Prep School is part of the Haberdashers’ Monmouth family of schools (Haberdashers’ Monmouth Schools). Monmouth Prep School became fully co-educational in September 2021.

It is located on two separate sites in Monmouth - Nursery to Year 2 at our Agincourt site; Year 3-6 at The Grange site.

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Headteacher

Since 2016, Neil Shaw MA PGCE (40s). A geography graduate from Exeter with an MA from Nottingham and previous posts as head at Westonbirt Prep and before that at Kingswood School in Solihull. Professional and business-like, yet friendly and hands-on – usually teaches some subject or other to some year group or other.

The merging of the girls’ and boys’ preps and pre-prep has been keeping him busy of late but he appears to be relishing the challenge of the school’s new diamond structure. ‘We want to take the best bits from the old setup while also bring in new traditions - it’s a big balancing act but very exciting.’ A far cry, we noted, from the last time we visited when he told us he sees ‘the key to the...

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