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The Board of Governors is delighted to announce the appointment of Mrs Jessica Miles as the next Head of Monmouth School for Girls. Currently the Head of Queen Margaret’s School in York, a day and boarding school for girls aged… Read more

HEAD ON… Raising the roof

April 20th, 2017

It’s amazing to think that Monmouth School for Girls opened its doors over 25 years before women were given the right to vote. This year marks the school’s 125th anniversary, and we have lined up an exciting array of events to celebrate its rich… Read more

HEAD ON… It all adds up

March 20th, 2017

As a mathematician myself, I believe that a solid understanding and appreciation of the subject has a phenomenally positive effect on many areas of children’s lives. Perseverance, determination, self-confidence and intellectual rigour are just a few of the personality traits… Read more

HEAD ON… Sprechen Sie Deutsch?

February 17th, 2017

With national uptake of French and German consistently falling at GCSE and A level, it has never been more important to inspire a love of languages among children. Thanks to our innovative modern foreign languages (MFL) department at Monmouth School for… Read more

HEAD ON… Back of the net

January 23rd, 2017

Nurturing strong links with our local community has been one of Monmouth School for Boys’ top priorities since our foundation in 1614. We have always dedicated time to organising annual outreach events for nearby state schools in order to share our… Read more

HEAD ON… Sweet Charity

December 14th, 2016

The happiest people are the ones who make others happy. Throughout Monmouth School for Girls’ 125-year history, staff have instilled this vital life lesson into our pupils’ hearts and minds. Achieving top academic results and shining in sport and the arts are… Read more

HEAD ON… Happy Grades

November 21st, 2016

“Success is not the key to happiness, happiness is the key to success.” This mantra, coined by philosopher Albert Schweitzer, is ingrained in everything we do here at Monmouth School for Boys. From the annual adventure break to stunning Pembrokeshire, designed to… Read more

HEAD ON… Indian Summer

October 14th, 2016

Helping pupils achieve the best academic marks they can is a top priority for us – but there is so much more to pupils at Monmouth School for Girls than good grades. Alongside co-curricular lessons in music, drama, sport or CCF, we… Read more

HEAD ON… Leagues Ahead

September 2nd, 2016

Monmouth School for Boys has just been listed at number 14 in The Times’ independent boys’ school A level league tables. Reading this was a very proud moment for me. Thanks to the incredible hard work and dedication of sixth formers and… Read more

As the author Napoleon Hill once said, “Effort only fully releases its reward after a person refuses to quit.” With GCSE and A level examinations just around the corner, pupils at Monmouth School for Boys have these inspirational words in mind, spurring them… Read more

As a Headmistress watching girls develop into strong, innovative and independent women, I’m often reminded of that saying. But this time it’s on my mind thanks to the imminent arrival of the third annual Monmouth Literary Festival, organised from its conception by pupils from… Read more

Last month, we were finally able to announce the exciting news – that Estyn (Wales’ version of Ofsted) had rated our school as “excellent” in every aspect of its work. According to inspectors who visited in December, Monmouth School for Girls and… Read more

HEAD ON… Coding a bright future

February 12th, 2016

I have heard it said that coding is the literacy of the 21st century. With so many elements of our daily lives – every website, smartphone app and even microwave – powered by code, computing students are future architects of the digital age…. Read more

I recently heard the phrase ‘town and gown’ used to describe an independent school’s relationship within its community, and winced at how divisive it sounded. The stereotypical ‘them and us’ culture can be unnecessarily destructive, building walls between teachers, parents, pupils and local residents… Read more

HEAD ON… Force for good

December 1st, 2015

Monmouth School for Girls has always been proud of its strong links with forces families. The build-up to this year’s Armistice Day was made particularly special when we welcomed an inspirational team of wounded war veterans to the School. Taking a well-earned… Read more

According to the outstanding exam results achieved by rowers, taking up the sport at school has proven to be a real stroke of genius. I firmly believe that striking a balance between sporting ambitions and academic work teaches pupils invaluable time management… Read more

A real buzz has been created around science and engineering at Monmouth School for Girls, especially thanks to the outstanding success of two of our girls recently. On March 12, sisters Sky and Kia, aged 12 and 13, were crowned the UK’s Junior… Read more