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The girls are very proud of their school, not so much because of great success stories but more because of what adults would see as the balance and creativity of what is on offer. The art is all around, with some wonderful collages. There is evidence of lots of focused day and residential trips. Sport is pleasingly inclusive. There are a lot of matches and the girls say that everyone gets a chance to play...

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Monmouth School Girls’ Prep welcomes day and boarding pupils aged 7 - 11 to Inglefield House – where we focus on developing inquisitive, resilient, spirited girls with high aspirations. The curriculum is carefully planned around girls’ learning styles to develop solid academic foundations. Our engaging subject-specialist teaching staff inspire and motivate the children to learn with a sense of fun and enjoyment. We add the excitement of new subjects and areas of exploration, both in and out of the classroom. Set in an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, girls make the most of the superb facilities on offer for sports, culture and the arts. Through our unique Monmouth Model, they also benefit from the many and varied joint activities with the Boys’ Prep: school trips and expeditions, joint social and co-curricular events, and shared community projects. There is a sense that anything is possible, ensuring a confident step up to the senior school. ...Read more

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Since September 2019, Jennie Phillips (40s), previously head of the pre-prep and nursery. She will continue as joint head with Neil Shaw, who heads the boys' prep.

She burst upon Monmouth Schools Pre-prep and Nursery from Badminton School in 2014 and no one’s feet have touched the ground since. Like lots of her staff, she looks and sounds more like an escapee from Hampstead than you might reasonably expect to find in rural Wales. Polished and poised, she is a whirlwind of imaginative energy and clearly adores the children and the whole environment of the school. Parents credit her with introducing a modern approach to special educational needs.

A maths specialist, Jennie Phillips has firm views on how to encourage children to love maths and insists on...

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