16+ Entry

There are two routes of entry into the Sixth Form.

  • For scholarship applicants, girls are required to sit written entrance papers, consisting of two papers taken from the subjects of preferred A level choice, together with a general paper.
  • For usual Sixth Form entry, your daughter will be invited for an interview (usually in the November preceding the year of entry) with The Head and Mrs Rees, Head of Sixth Form.  A conditional offer may then be made based on the outcome of this interview and subject to achieving at least five A*-B or 9-5 grades at GCSE, and preferably high grades for the subjects they will study at A level, although each student’s individual profile will be assessed.

If a candidate is unable to attend for interview, the written entrance papers route will apply.

In both cases a private and confidential report from the present Headteacher will be requested prior to either interview or written assessment.

Download our 2020 Sixth Form Curriculum Handbook (PDF – 392kb)

Scholarship and entrance assessment dates

For 2020 entry
16+ Taster Day and Information Evening Wednesday 6th November 2019
16+ Music, Drama and Art Scholarships and interviews Wednesday 13th November 2019
16+ Dance Scholarship and interviews Tuesday 12th November 2019 
16+ Sport Scholarship and interviews Tuesday 12th November 2019
16+ Scholarship examinations and interviews Friday 15th November 2019

Entrance assessment dates in full


The Governors of the Haberdashers’ Monmouth Schools are committed to broadening access to the schools by offering to eligible parents/guardians means-tested financial support with payment of school fees.  Such support is known as a Bursary and these may be awarded in the form of a discount of up to 100% on tuition fees, depending on the financial, compassionate or other pertinent circumstances of the applicants, including the number of children in the family. Pupils holding bursaries may also be given help with travel and other expenses.

More info on bursaries and family fee support


Sixth Form Taster Day

Our Sixth Form Taster Day is held in November and has been designed to allow you an insight into all we have to offer at Haberdashers’ Monmouth Schools. Our Sixth Form experience truly is the ‘best of both worlds’.

The day is full of opportunities to sample lessons and to attend presentations on all aspects of education in the Sixth Form, including life in boarding, university and careers advice.

Click here for full details

Learning Support

The school is committed to educating all pupils who are able to take up a place at the school and to offering all pupils a balanced and stimulating curriculum which is accessible to all, whatever their profile and needs.  We aim to treat each girl as an individual with her own talents, strengths, aptitudes and preferences and we encourage teachers to employ a variety of teaching methods and approaches in order to support the needs of all.  It is understood that relatively low current attainment indicates a need for differentiation in the short-term but does not entail low, long-term expectations.

The aim of Learning Support at Monmouth School for Girls is to help girls progress and achieve their potential.  The level of support is carefully administered from Year 7 to Year 13 and may be increased, reduced or stopped according to progress made. The key to effective support is regular testing, careful monitoring and open communication between girls, staff and parents at all times.

A comprehensive and rigorous monitoring system enables us to identify pupils who need extra support, be that temporary or for a longer period of time. Such needs might include:

  • Organisational problems
  • Study skills problems
  • Spelling difficulties
  • Sensory and physical needs
  • Mild, specific, learning difficulties (such as dyslexia, dyspraxia, dyscalculia)
  • Mild Asperger syndrome or mild autism spectrum disorders

There is a variety of people who step in to help pupils who are identified as needing support and programmes are tailor-made to meet the individual pupil’s needs. At GCSE and A level, where appropriate, we make access arrangements for public examinations.