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 Dr Pascoe, Headmistress, and Mrs Rees, Assistant Head (Sixth Form).  A conditional offer may then be made based on the outcome of this interview and subject to achieving at least five GCSE passes (grades A* to B), but preferably A* or A grades in the subjects they are going to take 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 2017 Entry Sixth Form Information Handbook (PDF – 2Mb)

Scholarship and entrance assessment dates

For 2018 entry
16+ Taster Day/Information Evening Wednesday 8th November 2017
16+ All other scholarships Thursday 9th November 2017
16+ Sports and Dance scholarships Friday 10th November 2017
16+ Entrance Exam Saturday 11th November 2017

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


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.