Monmouth School Girls’ Prep welcomes day and boarding pupils aged 7 - 11 to Inglefield House – where we focus on developing inquisitive, resilient, spirited girls with high aspirations. The curriculum is carefully planned around girls’ learning styles to develop solid academic foundations. Our engaging subject-specialist teaching staff inspire and motivate the children to learn with a sense of fun and enjoyment. We add the excitement of new subjects and areas of exploration, both in and out of the classroom. Set in an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, girls make the most of the superb facilities on offer for sports, culture and the arts. Through our unique Monmouth Model, they also benefit from the many and varied joint activities with the Boys’ Prep: school trips and expeditions, joint social and co-curricular events, and shared community projects. There is a sense that anything is possible, ensuring a confident step up to the senior school
Monmouth children glow in spectacular Christingle Service
Rutter’s Star Carol was sung by all pupils in candlelight during the traditional festive celebration.
The glow of candles illuminated St Mary’s Priory Church for Monmouth School Girls’ Prep’s delightful Christingle Service.
Rutter’s Star Carol was sung by all pupils in candlelight during the traditional festive celebration led by the Chaplain, Reverend Clifford Swartz, on Friday 6th December.
Under the baton of Mr Mike Steer, the Years 5 and 6 choir impressed with All Bells in Paradise (Rutter) as did the Years 3 and 4 choir with The Christmas Jazz (Chappell).
Todd’s Lighting the Way was sang beautifully by the Chamber Choir, while Once in Royal David’s City (Gauntlett), Silent Night (Gruber, Mohr), Away in a Manger (Murray) and O Come All Ye Faithful (Wade) were congregational carols.
The Year 6 recitation, Let There be light, was very well performed by the Year 6 pupils who had written it.
Pupils Grace Lewis, Elin Phillips, Darcey Swannack, Noa Brockley, Daisy Smith, Charli Tranter, Victoria Rossiter and Matilda Snell all read lessons with maturity and confidence, along with the Principal, James Murphy-O’Connor and Mr Tom Arrand, Deputy Head at Monmouth School for Girls.
A collection at the service was made on behalf of St Mary’s Priory Church, The Children’s Society, and Music for Life.
Success for hockey players at Monmouth School Girls’ Prep at London’s Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.
The hockey players at Monmouth School Girls’ Prep bagged a bronze medal in a national competition at London’s Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.
A fine strike from Sophie Williams gave Monmouth a hard-fought bronze medal play-off success in the Under-11 Independent Schools Association (ISA) National Hockey Finals.
It capped an excellent seven-a-side tournament for Monmouth in the 24-strong finals featuring the leading age-group school teams in the UK.
Monmouth finished second in Group A after winning 1-0 against Littlegarth School, drawing 0-0 with both Finborough School and Cudnall Manor School, and then 1-1 against Langley Preparatory School at Taverham Hall.
The girls then progressed to the main cup competition and prevailed in the quarter-finals after goalkeeper Ellie Walsh helped her side to a narrow success against Holme Grange School.
However, the Monmouth girls then suffered the agony of a 5-4 penalty shoot-out defeat to Lewes Old Grammar Prep School, who went on to win the competition, in the semi-finals.
Not to be deterred, the Monmouth girls regrouped for their bronze medal clash against Akeley Wood Junior School and showed lots of spirit and energy.
Sophie Williams seized upon a well-taken corner from Jess Law to rifle in the only goal of the contest to give the Monmouth team a well-deserved medal.
Wonderful Jelly Babies light up Monmouth School Girls’ Prep’s Speech Day
The Jelly Babies dance was first created in 2001 when pupils from Monmouth featured on BBC Television’s Generation Game.
The wonderful Jelly Babies stole the show in Monmouth School Girls’ Prep’s Speech Day and Prize-Giving on Friday 28th June.
The creative pupils reprised their eye-catching dance routine which caught the imagination during their outstanding Winnie Wonka & the Chocolate Factory production last month.
Head of Dance at Haberdashers’ Monmouth Schools, Miss Rhyan Parry, was delighted with the girls’ end-of-term performance.
Miss Parry first created the dance in 2001 when she, and her then pupils at Monmouth School for Girls, featured on BBC Television’s Generation Game hosted by Jim Davidson.
Prizes for outstanding achievements in academia, leadership, music, sports, charity and the arts were awarded to hardworking pupils from each year.
School Governor, Mrs Sharon Clayton, paid tribute to Headmistress, Mrs Hilary Phillips, who is leaving in the summer after six years to take up a new role.
She thanked Mrs Phillips for her endless energy, infectious enthusiasm and commitment to making Monmouth School Girls’ Prep such a vibrant learning environment.
“Thank-you for giving us so much,” said Mrs Clayton.
“We have cared, we have shared and we have dared and wish you the best of luck in your new venture.”
There was wonderful entertainment provided by dedicated musicians, including pianist Eleanor, the school’s Blue Riband winner, and beautiful singing from the choirs under the direction of music teacher, Mr Mike Steer.
Headmistress at Monmouth School for Girls, Mrs Jessica Miles, spoke about the importance of being kind, caring and prepared to help others.
“I believe the richest people are those who are rich and beautiful on the inside,” she said.
“It’s not the packaging that counts but the value of what’s underneath.
“In my opinion, the richest people are those who are kind, those who care and those who are prepared to help others.
“What a person looks like or has doesn’t tell us what that person is really like; it’s the inside that matters.
“It’s like taking a beautiful, shiny, scrumptious-looking apple, chopping it in half and finding a horrible, wriggly worm inside.”
Mrs Miles told the girls: “As you grow older and as you move on from the prep school to the senior school, it’s important that you try to be the very best person you can be – the very best version of you.”