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Strikingly calm and harmonious atmosphere – a small, friendly, welcoming school where everyone knows each other and friendships cross years. Girls are encouraged to be independent thinkers and to have a strong sense of social responsibility. High quality, individual art in various media – kiln in ceramics room and artist in residence established in interestingly designed top floor studio; we were struck by the year 7 masks and ceramic owls. The Quaker ethos is central...

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What the school says...

The Mount School produces a very special kind of girl: a mature, quietly confident girl who is comfortable to be herself, to think independently and be socially considerate.

"One of the key values I took away from The Mount School is the sense of community and giving back." - A past student.

Set in sixteen acres of magnificent grounds located ten minutes walk from York's historic city centre, The Mount School has exceptional purpose-built facilities for Science, Art and Design, Music, Drama and Sport. Our outstanding academic results ensure the School consistently performs exceptionally well in all league tables. In 2012 The Mount was the top independent school in Yorkshire at A-Level for average UCAS points per candidate (figures from the Independent Schools Commission as published in the Yorkshire Post, August 2012). Our caring Quaker ethos enables boarding and day girls to achieve their full potential in School life and afterwards.

Please see our website to learn about events in School this week, read our most recent news and find out what makes The Mount School the stand out choice for your daughters education.
For further information, please contact our Admissions Manager, Nicky Craig on [email protected] or call on 01904 232323
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Music and dance scheme - government funding and grants available to help with fees at selected independent music and dance schools.

All-through school (for example 3-18 years). - An all-through school covers junior and senior education. It may start at 3 or 4, or later, and continue through to 16 or 18. Some all-through schools set exams at 11 or 13 that pupils must pass to move on.


Equestrian centre or equestrian team - school has own equestrian centre or an equestrian team.

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Since 2022, David Griffiths, previously head of Wycombe Abbey School in Changzhou, China, which more than tripled in size under his leadership to almost 1,400 pupils. This was largely thanks to him widening opportunities, from building cars and learning about manufacturing processes through to EPQ projects and studying geopolitics through the major Arctic-Boreal expeditions that he leads.

Educated at Trent College in Nottingham, he studied business at Southampton and did a PGCE at University College Chichester. During the early part of his career he was a head of department, boarding housemaster and director of co-curricular before being appointed as deputy head of Wycombe Abbey School, Changzhou and later head.

His hobbies include languages, golf and mountain walking, particularly in major Borealis expeditions to the remote areas of...

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Special Education Needs

The Mount School is primarily a school for those of above average academic ability; an entrance examination in Mathematics, English and Verbal Reasoning is used to assess suitablilty. The school does however accept girls with some specific learning difficulties (SPLD) together with certain physical handicaps and those for whom English is not their first language. The schools' Quaker ethos is reflected in the valuing of everyone and prejudging of no-one. Girls understand the efforts and achievements of all, and value the deversity of skills; culture and ethnicity appreciating the contribution that all can make to the school community. On a practical level, the school has good links with the Dyslexia Institute and the Centre for Speech and Language at the University of York which provides assessment and support where necessary. The school employs a Specialist Learning Support teacher and an English as a Foreign Language teacher. Girls receive extra tuition in groups or on a one to one basis as appropriate. Nov 09.

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders
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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