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Monkton Combe Prep & Senior School

Pre-prep & Prep School: Combe Down, Bath, BA2 7ET
Tel: 01225 833 158
Senior School: Monkton Combe, Bath, BA2 7HG
Tel: 01225 721 102

Autumn term: 2 September – 16 December 2020
Spring term: 11 January – 26 March 2021
Summer term: 19 April – 2 July 2021

Open Days: Pre-prep and prep school: 10 October – 9.30am-12pm
Senior School: 3 October – 10am-1pm

Number of pupils: Pre-prep and Prep school 318; Senior school 390

Fees (per term):
Pre-prep and Prep school
Day Pre-Prep (aged 2 – 7): £3,340 – £3,435
Day Prep (aged 7 – 13): £4,035 – £4,160
Boarding Prep (aged 7 – 13): £7,850 – £8,150

Senior School
Day fees: £6,820 – £7,170
Boarding Fees: £11,145 – £11,440

The curriculum: Monkton Pre-Prep aims to help make the transition from home to school as gentle as possible, believing that the relationships between parents, staff and children are vital. There is a stimulating, child-centred curriculum in a safe and vibrant learning environment with outdoor learning integrated into day to day activities. Moving into Monkton Prep, the children are encouraged to strive for academic excellence and develop a love of learning. Staff have the flexibility to choose new developments in education while preserving traditional standards and aiming the syllabus the National Curriculum and Common Entrance and Scholarship examinations. Outstanding results from the Senior School demonstrate the academic ambition inspired by the teaching. Students work hard and are well motivated and are supported and encouraged through the care enthusiasm of the staff who are committed to delivering lessons that are both lively and enjoyable as well and rigorous and demanding.

Extra curricular activities: The wide range of activities, clubs and societies enables each pupil to find areas of enjoyment that both motivate and give them confidence. While the school hopes to inspire the next Olympic rower, poet laureate or national fencing champion, the aim is to teach pupils the skills they need for life and the characteristics necessary for today’s working environment as well as giving each child the chance to experience something different or pursue excellence.

Pastoral care: Monkton thinks differently, starting with a proactive pastoral environment ensuring that every student knows and truly understands themselves which provides a foundation for everything else. The happiness and well-being of each child is central. The school believes that the outstanding exam results are testament to this approach.

Head teachers
Prep School: Mrs Catherine Winchcombe
Senior School Principal: Mr Chris Wheeler

Outstanding characteristics: For children attending the Pre-Prep and Prep schools the 30 acre site provides ample space and fantastic facilities to ensure that every child can find their inspiration. The Senior School is a deliberately smaller setting allowing staff to consider each pupil as an individual. Focussing first and foremost on how much a child knows about or understands themselves, Monkton inspires young people to become confident, kind and ambitious adults who live fulfilling lives.