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Monkton Senior School

Monkton Combe, Bath, Somerset, England BA2 7HG
Tel: +44 (0) 1225 721100

Private School (Fee Paying) Co-Educational 13 - 18 Years Day & Boarding (Flexi, Full, Weekly)

Monkton is a very special and unusual place, as you will see if you come to visit. Our pupils are grounded, real and kind but equally they are thoughtful, diligent and ambitious in their goals.

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Monkton cricket on Longmead
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Word From The Head

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Chris Wheeler

Monkton is a very special and unusual place, as you will see if you come to visit. Our pupils are grounded, real and kind but equally they are thoughtful, diligent and ambitious in their goals.

So what’s different about Monkton? Aside from the stunning views, outstanding academic exam results and passionate teachers which many schools boast, Monkton focuses on the journey of each individual in a way that is tangibly different.

As pioneers in pastoral tracking, Monkton holds true to the belief that self-discovery is the key to success; not only do happy children learn but they also explore their strengths and weaknesses, develop resilience and face challenges with greater strength. We believe in the power of failure of taking on challenges, accepting this will mean you get some things wrong and become better people because of that.

No writing, no booklet, no website will ever capture something so hard to describe; you have to come and meet us yourselves.

Chris Wheeler
Monkton Combe School

What We Offer

  • A Level - Advanced Level Examinations
  • EPQ - Extended Project Qualification
  • GCSE - General Certificate of Secondary Education
  • IGCSE - International General Certificate of Secondary Education
  • LAMDA - London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art
  • Business studies
  • Classics
  • Design Technology
  • Drama/Theatre
  • Economics
  • ICT
  • Media/Film studies
  • Painting/Sculpture
  • Philosophy/Ethics
  • Photography
  • Theology
  • Chinese - Mandarin
  • English As Foreign/2nd Language
  • French
  • Latin
  • Spanish
  • Athletics
  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • Cricket
  • Cross-Country
  • Fencing
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Hockey
  • Netball
  • Rowing
  • Rugby
  • Squash
  • Swimming
  • Table Tennis
  • Tennis
  • Touch Rugby
  • Water Sports
  • Adventure Training
  • Badminton
  • Ballet
  • Band
  • Canoeing
  • Chess
  • Choir
  • Cooking
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Duke of Edinburgh
  • Eco Club
  • Fencing
  • Horticulture
  • Jazz
  • Music
  • Rowing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving
  • Shooting
  • Skiing
  • Water Sports
  • Young Enterprise
  • Aspergers Syndrome (AS)
  • Dyslexia or Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD)
  • Epilepsy
  • Moderate Learning Difficulties (MLD)
  • Physical Disabilities
  • After School Club
  • Armed Forces Children
  • Before School Club
  • Diplomatic Children
  • Expatriate Children
  • Gifted Children
  • International Students
  • Rail Services
  • Special Diets


  • Assessment
  • Interview
  • References
  • Academic
  • Armed forces discounts or bursaries
  • Art
  • Bursaries
  • Clergy/Ministers
  • Drama
  • Financial Assistance
  • Music
  • Siblings
  • Sport
  • All denominations welcome
  • Christian
  • Christian evangelical
  • English

    Age Range & Fees

    Age Range13 to 18
    Annual Day Fees *25500 to 26790
    Annual Weekly Boarding Fees *37770 to 38790
    Annual Full Boarding Fees *41625 to 42735
    * Currency:

    Number Of Pupils

    85Full Boarding78
    31Weekly Boarding14
    Boys Girls

    Number Of Staff

    Full-time: 0
    Part-time: 0

    % Pupils Gaining
    GCSE/IGCSE Passes 5 - 9

    % Pupils Gaining
    A Level Grades A – C

    % Pupils Going
    To University

    School Reviews

    The Johnson Family

    We chose Monkton over other schools for many reasons, but the outstanding pastoral care and the fact that it was a true boarding school with nearly all boarders staying every weekend was of paramount importance to us. 3 years in, with two very different children, we have never regretted our choice...  

    Senior School ISI Report

    High levels of success are achieved, most particularly in sport, drama and music. Initiatives such as the ‘Team Monkton’ elite extension activities programme ensure that the best athletes are continually encouraged to reach for greater success.  

    Hannah, Class of 2021

    The supportive and accepting community of Monkton enables students to push boundaries and explore new skills through teaching that failure is a normal part of learning.  

    Fadi, Class of 2016

    Having to manage more of my time has been a new challenge, but it has left me feeling much more confident in my ability to motivate myself to work efficiently.