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The Monmouth schools have taken on a diamond structure so the prep is now co-ed, followed by single sex at senior school then a co-ed sixth form. ‘The reason we chose the school,’ we heard time and again about the sport. Already great, now outstanding, thanks to current head boosting coaching resources and staff, as well as ensuring all boys now have access to strength and conditioning. ‘You get two to three teaching staff per session,’ said one youngster, clearly in awe. Music on par with sport in the pecking order of extracurricular, spanning the more…

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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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What The Good Schools Guide says


Since 2020, Simon Dorman. Previously the school’s second master and, say pupils and parents, as engaged with the boys now as he was back then. Softly spoken and playfully self-effacing, he’s right up there in the popularity stakes, coming in for particular praise for his ‘very open ears’, ‘calmness’ and ‘humility’. ‘Makes a real effort with parents in a down-to-earth, I’m-a-dad-too kind of way,’ lauded one; ‘Helped scoop up our son when he broke down on assessment day,’ said another.

Hails from Northern Ireland, where he was educated at a Belfast grammar school, boarding from 11. Loved school so much that teaching was really the only career that could fill the hole after leaving at 18. And so, armed with his degree in German and philosophy from Jesus College Oxford...

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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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