Monmouth School for Girls guides day and boarding pupils aged 11-18 through this crucial stage of their educational and emotional development.
About the school
Our girls thrive and flourish within a positive, constructive and inspiring single-sex community, set in the outstanding natural beauty of the Wye Valley. Education is carefully planned to motivate girls; we deliver a broad choice of subjects, with teaching specifically tailored to their learning styles and subject choices free from any gender stereotyping. Monmouth girls develop a can-do attitude and 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 invaluable interaction with Monmouth School for Boys, sharing many trips and expeditions, events and community projects. Understanding the pressures of adolescence, our focused approach prepares girls for Sixth Form, where they have the confidence to aim high in their specialist academic subjects and to fulfil their particular sporting, musical or artistic ambitions.
The pupils followed in the footsteps of rock giants, including Queen and Oasis, who have recorded albums at the famous studios.
27th January 2020 — The iconic Rockfield Studios proved a fabulous venue for the Year 4 pupils at Monmouth School Boys’ Prep.
The boys recorded their own version of Go Tell it on the Mountain and learnt about the science of sound.
The pupils followed in the footsteps of rock giants, including Queen and Oasis, who have recorded albums at the famous studios on the outskirts of Monmouth.
Professional sound engineer Joe Jones, Dr Sion Wall and Mr Joe Walton explained the relationship of science to music in a very hands on manner.
The boys were able to see how surfaces affect sound, visualise sound recordings as a wave and look inside different types of keyboard to see the different technologies which allow them to produce sound.
After recording Go Tell it on the Mountain, the boys took part in the mixing process which resulted in a professionally-finished version of the song.
Former Monmouth student sets new record in Antarctica expedition
Former Monmouth School for Boys’ student, Richard Parks, overcame hunger and terrible weather conditions to set a new British record.
27th January 2020 — An adventurous Old Monmothian has beaten his own British record in the South Pole.
Former Monmouth School for Boys’ student, Richard Parks, overcame hunger and terrible weather conditions in Antarctica to finish his expedition in 28 days, 21 hours and 59 minutes.
He is the first person to have completed the coast to pole journey solo, unassisted, unsupported more than once.
In fact, Richard has skied more miles solo, unsupported and unassisted in Antarctica than any other person in history.
Headmaster at Monmouth School for Boys, Dr Andrew Daniel, said: “We were delighted to see Richard demonstrate incredible resilience, bravery and commitment to achieve such a remarkable feat in the bleakest of conditions.
“We always encourage our pupils to take opportunities and to push themselves out of their comfort zones and Richard is a tremendous role model for all our students at Monmouth.”
In 2011, Richard became the first person to climb the highest mountain on each of the seven continents and stand on the North and South poles in the same calendar year.
He set the previous British record for skiing coast to pole in Antarctica, solo, unsupported, unassisted in 2014.
Last year, Richard had set out to beat that record but was forced to cut his expedition short after seeking medical advice.
Looking back on his time at Monmouth School for Boys, Richard said recently: “When I reflect on my days at Monmouth, I was able to try so many new things and I had so many opportunities.
“Not being afraid to fail and having the courage to attempt new things are values that coming to Monmouth instilled in me. As an adult, I realise that failure is an integral part of our achievements.”
Articulate Monmouth boys impress in Youth Speaks debate
An articulate team at Monmouth School for Boys has won the intermediate section in a hotly-fought debating competition this week.
27th January 2020 — An articulate team at Monmouth School for Boys has won the intermediate section in a hotly-fought debating competition.
Year 7 pupils Alex Simmons, Freddie Melzer and Kopano Matli triumphed in Monmouth Rotary Club’s annual Youth Speaks competition at The Hitchcock Pavilion.
Alex grabbed the judges’ attention with a mature and sophisticated argument on why we need to look to colonising space.
Alex and his teammates overcame strong competition from Monmouth School for Girls and Monmouth Comprehensive School and challenging questions from the floor to win their class.
The boys will now progress to the regional competition next month.
The senior team involving Year 12 students Nicholas, Josh and Angus also impressed in their section.
Chaired by Josh Sutton-Dodd, Nicholas Miao presented an impassioned speech proposing that university tuition fees should be abolished and this was ably opposed by Angus Whitehead.
Congratulations to the Monmouth Comprehensive School team which won the senior prize.
“There were fantastic performances from the pupils at Monmouth School for Boys and we wish our Year 7 team every success as they prepare for the regional round,” said Mrs Emma Arrand, Head of English, who coaches the boys’ teams.
Schools battle for honours in Monmouth community football tournament
Monmouth School Boys’ Prep has organised the primary schools football tournament since 1997.
27th January 2020 — Pentrepoeth Primary School have won The Grange Invitation Six-a-Side Football Tournament in Monmouth for the 10th time.
The Newport-based school’s A team prevailed in the Cup final, beating Osbaston A in a sudden-death penalty shootout after the match had remained goalless after extra-time.
Goalkeeper Ethan Bosworth made a fine save in the shootout before Harry Wallace calmly drilled home the winning spot-kick.
Pentrepoeth are the most successful side since in the primary schools’ tournament, organised annually by Monmouth School Boys’ Prep, was launched in 1997. It was their first overall triumph since 2012.
Headteacher at Monmouth School Boys’ Prep, Mr Neil Shaw, presented the silverware and medals after a hard-fought tournament on the excellent surface at Monmouth School Sports Club.
Overmonnow B captured the Shield after a 2-1 success against Osbaston B in the final.
The hosts, Monmouth School Boys’ Prep, claimed two honours.
Huw Rowe scored the winning goal after neat work from Rupert Jones to give Monmouth School Boys’ Prep C a 1-0 triumph against Kymin View A in the Bowl final.
And Monmouth School Boys’ Prep A carried off the Plate with a 1-0 victory against Overmonnow A in the final.
Mr Shaw said: “The standard of football and sporting behaviour was outstanding throughout and all 10 teams were a huge credit to their schools.”
He thanked the event organiser, Mr Kevin Shepherd, students at Monmouth School for Boys who refereed the matches, and all those who helped make the tournament a huge success.
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St Catherine's House, Monmouth, Monmouthshire, NP25 3HG