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No surprise that music is thriving in a school with both a recording studio and purpose-built recital hall complete with Steinway grand piano (perfect for tea concerts). Girls choose from no fewer than five choirs including chamber and a capella groups – and there’s a fledgling rock band, string, jazz, flute and symphonic wind groups and numerous chamber music groups. The symphony orchestra is joint with the boys’ school – and everything else will follow when the school goes co-ed, albeit ‘gradually’. The performing arts centre and Blake Theatre have seen...

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What the school says...

Monmouth School for Girls guides day and boarding pupils aged 11-18 through this crucial stage of their educational and emotional development. Our girls thrive and flourish within a positive, constructive and inspiring single-sex community, set in the outstanding natural beauty of the Wye Valley. Education is carefully planned to motivate girls; we deliver a broad choice of subjects, with teaching specifically tailored to their learning styles and subject choices free from any gender stereotyping. Monmouth girls develop a can-do attitude and make the most of the superb facilities on offer for sports, culture and the arts. Through our Diamond model, our girls benefit from the invaluable interaction with Monmouth School for Boys, sharing many trips and expeditions, events and community projects. Understanding the pressures of adolescence, our focused approach prepares girls for our co-educational 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.
The school's preparatory department, Monmouth Prep School, is fully co-educational and was launched in September 2021.
As pupils progress into the Sixth Form, co-educational teaching and extensive joint social and co-curricular activities ensure a successful transition from school to university life.
The boarders, some of whom are weekly, play an important part in the life of the school and enjoy a more intimate atmosphere than is possible in a larger boarding community. There is a superb variety of clubs and societies at all levels of the school and a substantial commitment to the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme.
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Equestrian centre or equestrian team - school has own equestrian centre or an equestrian team.



What The Good Schools Guide says

Acting head

Since 2023, Rachel Rees BA MEd PGCE, acting head. Previously senior deputy head pastoral, and before that director of sixth form. She has also taught at Langley Park School for Boys in Beckenham and Ravensbourne School in Bromley. She has 22 years’ experience teaching modern foreign languages throughout the key stages in both state and independent schools. She recently completed an MEd at Buckingham University.

Simon Dorman, current head of Monmouth School for Boys, will take over as head of the new co-ed school from September 2024, and Rachel Rees will become deputy head pastoral.


From September 2024, the girls’ and boys’ senior schools, along with the prep, will become one co-ed school. Years 7-11 will be based on the current senior boys’ site at Almshouse Street (with year 11s going...

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Special Education Needs

The school considers pupils with a range of learning needs who would thrive in an academic environment; for example, dyslexia, dyspraxia, ADHD, and high functioning ASD.

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder Y
Aspergers Y
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders Y
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
Dyscalculia Y
Dyslexia Y
Dyspraxia Y
English as an additional language (EAL) Y
Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory
Has SEN unit or class
HI - Hearing Impairment Y
Hospital School
Mental health
MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty
MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment
Natspec Specialist Colleges
OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability
Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty Y
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 Y
VI - Visual Impairment

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