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This is a school that inspires a lot of loyalty, both from parents, old boys and the wider Monmouth community. The head noticed on his arrival a marked lack of 'town and gown' division and the crowd at the big rugby matches is swelled by locals. Although the first teams do very well regionally and nationally, everyone agrees the coaches show the same respect and commitment to the thirds. Parents say the teaching staff ‘get boys’, know how their brains work and can get them inspired academically...

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What the school says...

Monmouth School for Boys guides day and boarding pupils aged 11-18 through this crucial stage of their educational and emotional development. We provide a positive, constructive and inspiring single-sex community within which they thrive and flourish. Education is carefully planned to motivate and challenge boys; the academic curriculum is specifically tailored to them, and they engage in a broad choice of subjects free from any gender stereotyping. Our boys’ talents are nurtured and they make the most of the area’s wonderful natural resources and the excellent facilities on offer for sports, culture and the arts. Through our unique Monmouth Model, our boys also benefit from the invaluable interaction with Monmouth School for Girls, sharing many trips and expeditions, events and community projects. Understanding the pressures of adolescence, our focused approach prepares boys for Sixth Form, where they have the confidence to aim high in their specialist academic subjects and to fulfil their particular sporting, musical or artistic ambitions. ...Read more

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Since October 2020, Simon Dorman, previously the school’s second master. Hails from Northern Ireland and was educated in Belfast. Degree in German and philosophy from Jesus College Oxford and MPhil and a PGCE from Queen’s University in Belfast. Started out his teaching career at Gordonstoun School, followed by a year in Seville, where he worked on his Spanish while teaching English and German. Returned to the UK as head of German at The Leys School in Cambridge and became housemaster of a boarding house before joining Monmouth in 2010. His wife Miranda teaches learning support at Monmouth School for Girls, where their two daughters are pupils.

James Murphy-O’Connor became the first overarching principal of Haberdashers’ Monmouth Schools in September 2019.


Most of the boys at the prep move up to the senior...

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Special Education Needs

The School is aware of, and sensitive to, boys with literacy difficulties and support is offered by a sympathetic and dedicated department. EAL support is given to those students where English is not their first language. We also offer numeracy support to a small number of pupils. 10-09

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder
Aspergers Y
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders Y
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
English as an additional language (EAL)
Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory
Has SEN unit or class Y
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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