Schools listed in Sunday Times’ top 10 for Wales

December 3, 2021

 Principal of Haberdashers’ Monmouth Schools, Mr James Murphy-O’Connor

Haberdashers’ Monmouth Schools are featured in a list of the top 10 independent secondary schools in Wales.
The Sunday Times has today published its Parent Power, The Sunday Times Schools Guide 2022.
The list, taken from the 29th edition of Parent Power, identifies the highest-achieving schools in the UK, ranked by recent exam results over a three-year average up to 2019.
Monmouth School for Girls (sixth) and Monmouth School for Boys (eighth) make it on to the top 10 in Wales.
Sixth: Monmouth School for Girls
• 74% A* to B grades at A level
• 69.4% A* to A at GCSE
Eighth: Monmouth School for Boys
• 69.1% A* to B grades at A level
• 62.6% A* to A at GCSE
The rankings in the secondary school league tables are determined by the average percentage of examination entries in the three years, 2017-19, gaining A* to B grades at A-level (which is given a double weighting) and the average percentage of entries returning 9-7 or A* and A grades at GCSE.
Principal at Haberdashers’ Monmouth Schools, Mr James Murphy-O’Connor, said: “We are pleased that our two senior schools have been included in Parent Power’s top 10 list of independent secondary schools in Wales.
“Across our Haberdashers’ Monmouth family of schools, we have almost 1,300 students, including a boarding community of around 300 girls and boys, and it is wonderful to be part of such a vibrant independent school sector in Wales.
“At Monmouth, we are proud that we can deliver an innovative and outstanding all-round education for girls and boys aged 3 to 18.
“The vast majority of our A level students are accepted into their first-choice university, including 60% to Russell Group universities, each year.”
He continued: “Our tremendous sense of community extends beyond Monmouth – and we enjoy working with, and supporting, fellow independent and state schools in Wales and other parts of the UK.
“Although we have a tradition of achievement, we are not held back by tradition and are excited by our own Haberdashers’ Monmouth Schools Vision 2025 for the years ahead.
“We believe that members of our Monmouth community are shaped by the many opportunities available to them in the breadth of co-curricular activities in our schools; we offer a particularly wide-range of sports, visual and performing arts and enrichment activities.
“We want to help parents raise young people who are rounded, grounded and unbounded and who leave our schools with a zest for life and a mission to make a different to society. We are excited by the vibrancy and vision of the life available to us in this area of outstanding natural beauty.”