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Monkton Senior School

Monkton, Bath, Somerset, England BA2 7HG

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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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

  • GCSE - General Certificate of Secondary Education
  • IELTS - International English Language Testing
  • IGCSE - International General Certificate of Secondary Education
  • Business studies
  • Classics
  • Design Technology
  • Drama/Theatre
  • Economics
  • Media/Film studies
  • Painting/Sculpture
  • Philosophy/Ethics
  • Photography
  • Psychology
  • Theology
  • Chinese - Mandarin
  • English As Foreign/2nd Language
  • French
  • Latin
  • Spanish
  • Archery
  • Athletics
  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • Cricket
  • Cross-Country
  • Fencing
  • Fitness Training
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Hockey
  • Martial Arts
  • Netball
  • Rugby
  • Squash
  • Swimming
  • Table Tennis
  • Tennis
  • Touch Rugby
  • Adventure Training
  • Cadets
  • Canoeing
  • Chess
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Duke of Edinburgh
  • First Aid/Life Savers
  • Public Speaking
  • Rowing
  • Sailing
  • Shooting
  • Skiing
  • Young Enterprise
  • Physical Disabilities
  • Dyslexia or Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD)
  • Delicate/Medical Conditions
  • Epilepsy
  • Armed Forces Children
  • Expatriate Children
  • Gifted Children
  • International Students
  • Rail Services
  • Special Diets


  • Common Entrance
  • Entry test or exam
  • GCSE results
  • Interview
  • Report from previous school
  • Bursaries
  • Clergy/Ministers
  • Drama
  • Academic
  • Armed forces discounts or bursaries
  • Art
  • Siblings
  • Music
  • Financial Assistance
  • All-rounder
  • Scholarships - Other
  • Sixth Form
  • Sport
  • All denominations welcome
  • Christian
  • Christian evangelical
  • Church of England
  • English

    Age Range & Fees

    Age Range13 to 18
    Annual Day Fees *£20460 to £21510
    Annual Weekly Boarding Fees *£30345 to £30345
    Annual Full Boarding Fees *£33345 to £34320
    * Currency: GB Pound

    Number Of Pupils

    98Full Boarding89
    17Weekly Boarding6
    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

    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.