International Students play a very important part in the life of Monmouth School for Girls. Currently we have girls from Canada, Spain, Germany, Hong Kong, China and Nigeria to name but a few living alongside our UK boarders.
It can be a daunting prospect moving, often half way around the world, to a new place, new school, full of new people. We can promise your student a HUGE welcome and it won’t be long before she really does regard us as her ‘second’ family. We are extremely proud of the pastoral care we offer to each and every one of our pupils.
We very much welcome enquiries from overseas students wishing to join Monmouth School Girls’ Prep or Monmouth School for Girls. There is currently a small number of overseas students and we take great care to maintain a good balance of British and international students in the boarding houses.
All students whose parents reside overseas are required to have a suitable educational guardian. This is someone with whom they can reside during half term holidays or weekends when the school closes and who can act in case of emergency. It is the responsibility of parents to arrange their daughter’s guardian and not the school. It is imperative that the school is kept up to date of any changes of guardianship.
Guardianship for Pupils (PDF – 205kB)
Airport / Station Transport
At the beginning and end of each term, the school provides coach and minibus transport to and from London Heathrow Airport. The school can also organise taxi transport to other regional airports.
The school also provides a coach service to Newport railway station for leave-outs, exeats and at half terms. The coach departs from Monmouth School for Boys at 16:15 and pupils are collected from Newport railway station at 19:00 for the return journey. Any girl wishing to use this service must book a seat in advance with their Houseparent or Housemistress.
|Travel Guidance Notes (PDF – 198Kb)|
|Holiday Information Form (PDF – 231Kb)|
|Meeting Place MAP – London Heathrow Arrivals Terminal 3 (PDF – 265Kb)|
|Sample Travel Letter for UK Nationals (PDF – 122Kb)|
|Sample Travel Letter for Child Student Visa Pupils (PDF – 123Kb)|
English as an Additional Language
Monmouth School for Girls welcomes pupils from all social and ethnic backgrounds, with a wide range of language backgrounds. This is reflected in the care and attention that is given in the tutor groups, classes and in the boarding houses.
The EAL department at the school offers support to students for whom English is an additional language, according to each of their needs. We aim to support pupils’ learning so that each student can fully access the curriculum and display curriculum knowledge. We require pupils to reach a satisfactory standard in the examination so that all areas of the curriculum can be accessed. We understand that cultural and linguistic heritage impacts on learning and use of language and, as a community, we aim to support and learn from cultural diversity.
When EAL pupils arrive at the school, as far as is possible, we try to integrate them into the existing curriculum with additional, bespoke English lessons according to need. Younger, temporary pupils may, if the length of their stay permits, be prepared for Cambridge English examinations whilst Sixth Form students are supported in IELTS classes to ensure that they have the necessary level of language required for their university applications.
The norm is for all Year 11 EAL pupils sit IGCSE English as a First Language and the majority also study English Literature.
2020-21 Boarder Nationality Split
2020-21 Overall Pupil Nationality Split