Senior Boarding School Campus Facilities
Preparatory Boarding School Campus Facilities
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Monkton Combe School was founded as a Senior School in January 1868, by Reverend Francis Pocock. From the earliest days, the school had a strong Christian ethos. By 1875, there were 18 pupils, all boys of course, in the school, and by the time the Junior School started in 1888, the total number had grown to 51. During the tenure of Rev J W Kearns, Headmaster of the Senior School from 1900-1925, the number of pupils grew from 54 to 150, and the school grew physically, with the pruchase of land and buildings, including Longmead, and the site of the Prep School, both bought in 1901. The Chapel was also built during Kearn's tenure. A similar period of growth took place while Derek Wigram was Headmaster, from 1946-1968, during which time the number of boys grew from 177 to 307, and many of the buildings pupils would recognise today, including the Assembly Hall, the Art and Design Technology Departments, the Hockey Block and the original elements of the Maths and Science Centre, were constructed.
Boarding is at the very heart of Monkton, and the unique atmosphere of the School is enjoyed by boarders and day pupils alike. All the houses reflect the spirit and ethos of this Top UK boarding School, but each exudes its own personality generated by its pupils, houseparents and staff.
A broad and varied curriculum
As shown outstanding exam results of this Top UK boarding school over the last five years – and, more importantly, what this means in terms of the way we add value to our pupils – fulfilling academic potential is one of our key priorities. Our students work hard and are well motivated, being supported and encouraged through the care and enthusiasm of our gifted teachers, who are committed to delivering lessons that are lively and enjoyable, as well as being rigorous and demanding. Strategies for supporting gifted and talented students are well established and are continually updated and extended.
Busy days and full weekends
One of strengths of this top UK boarding school is the breadth of activities available to pupils at weekends – in fact, many of our day pupils will spend all weekend at school just so they can join in the Monkton social life. Every Saturday afternoon there is a full programme of sporting activities which follow on after morning lessons. There are some brilliant social events hosted by the houses throughout the year – a bonfire party, a summer fete, a barbecue, to name but a few, and these, together with the music, drama and sporting competitions, keep the students extremely busy at weekends. They can also enjoy the productions of this top UK boarding school, DVD nights, Pearce Centre parties, junior discos and informal concerts – there is almost too much to choose from!
The outstanding pastoral care of this Top UK boarding school, strong moral framework and culture of service to others make us an ideal choice for parents looking for a school that will nurture and challenge their child spiritually, emotionally and socially as well as developing their academic potential to the full.