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Monkton School

Church Lane
Monkton Combe

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ISC ID: 81297


Mr Christopher Wheeler (Principal)

Boys - age range:

Day: 2 to 18

Boarding: 7 to 18

Girls - age range:

Day: 2 to 18

Boarding: 7 to 18


729 pupils

Monkton School case studies (19)

Impact of partnership work done in 2020 (ISC annual Census 2019)

  • 5 state schools involved
  • 100 to 200 state school pupils involved
  • 80 staff hours given

Impact Statement

As a result of our partnerships, the following activities take place:

We have hosted Science training days this year (CLEAPSS H&S). This has involved staff from 3 local schools. We have paid for the course and local schools were able to access it free of charge using our facilities. 10 teachers completed the course as a result.

Local schools and other community group use: of pool - currently Combe Down Primary, St Julian's Wellow, Shoscombe Primary, Swainswick Primary and Batheaston School hold lessons in our pool. This enables local state schools provide lessons to over 300 pupils.

Swim School enables approx. 450 children a week to learn to swim or to improve their swimming skills. In addition to this, private swimming lessons and intensive swimming lessons are also available. Most of these children come from local state primaries.

The Music centre is let out to a variety of local groups. This enables 100s of local people to meet and engage with the community. A new choir has been set up since this was offered. Our Director of Music organises two of these choirs.

We organised and hosted GCSE revision courses in the Easter holidays. These were residential. These lasted a week and focused on Maths, English and Science along with occasional days of other subjects. We hosted over 80 students from at least 4 local state schools. The feedback was positive with parents remarking on the improved confidence of the pupils. It is anticipated that this capacity will double this year due to its success.

Three Ways School Sports Day has been held at Monkton Prep School this year.

Minis and Muckers Holiday Camps and Theatre school, Swim Camp, Rookie lifeguarding courses plus other children's activity courses run through the school holidays.

Bath Pentathlon train in our pool.

Turtle tots also have the pool for baby swimming lessons.

Combe Down Primary School also uses the Prep School playing fields and astro including using it for their Sports Day.

Bath Buccaneers use the Prep School hockey artificial turf pitches.

Our facilities are used as "overflow" for Bath University when their sports pitches and/or pool facilities are at capacity.

Scholarships at Monkton
Scholarships are a recognition of commitment to and excellence in a particular area. They are awarded on entry to the School for candidates at Years 3 and 7 at the Prep School and Years 9 and 12 at the Senior School. The Head / Principal reserve the right to award scholarships at any time if a pupil shows significant interest and ability in a particular discipline and is nominated by the relevant member of staff; no application for these awards are accepted or required.

The main benefit of a scholarship at Monkton is access to the excellence programme in that subject. This will recognise the value that a pupil brings to the school and help to develop the pupil’s passion and skills in that area by offering them extra opportunities.
In return, the pupil commits to serving as an ambassador for that area and for school; to demonstrate extraordinary commitment and service to their area; to seek ways of developing and to work closely with relevant staff to drive their own learning. The scholar needs to be an academic leader, conducting themselves in a way which not only sets high standards but also fosters a love of creative learning in their peers. They will be naturally evaluative and instinctively see beyond curricular boundaries.
In addition candidates for all awards are expected to achieve satisfactory standards in Common Entrance, GCSE or A level exams or other entry tests. Scholarship holders are expected to reapply at each major assessment point (Year 7, 9 and 12). Scholarships are not open to appeal.
Scholarships and Bursaries
Scholarships should not be confused with seeking financial assistance. For families unable to pay the full fee, Monkton makes bursary awards after detailed financial declarations. Special consideration is given to holders of scholarships, however, as well as the children of clergy and missionaries, in accordance with the School’s charitable objectives. Any family needing such assistance should notify the Registrar at the earliest opportunity and no later than the point of registration.

Where a bursary and a scholarship are awarded to the same pupil, the scholarship is subsumed into the bursary (assuming this is the larger of the two); the bursary will never be reduced below the level of the original scholarship. Where a bursary has already been awarded, the scholarship will not increase the bursary unless it is greater than the bursary. A top scholarship is not always awarded.

For more information about Prep School Scholarships please click here.

For more information about Senior School Scholarships please click here.

To apply for a scholarship please click here.  Candidates must be registered with the School in order to apply. Candidates may apply for a maximum of two scholarship subjects, however only one award will be made to successful candidates.

  • Academic scholarships
  • Art scholarships
  • Drama scholarships
  • Music scholarships
  • Science/Technology scholarships
  • Sport scholarships
  • Sixth Form scholarships
  • Clergy discounts
  • H M Forces discounts
  • Sibling discounts
  • Bursaries for new entrants
  • Hardship awards for existing pupils
  • Lump sum payment discounts