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The isbi Schools Directory Guide To The Top Private Schools & Colleges In Monmouthshire

For anyone planning a move to or within Monmouthshire in south-east Wales we have collated information below about different places to live, schools, estate agents and other information we think useful for relocating within fantastic Monmouthshire.

Offering some of the best living anywhere in Great Britain, Monmouthshire's famous British cities and towns include Monmouth, Caldicot, Chepstow, Magor and Usk.

Monmouthshire has a great choice of high quality UK private schools, beautiful countryside, lots of activities and excellent housing - with a fantastic range of different property to call home, from country mansions and estates, cottages and bungalows to new build executive housing, family townhouses and apartments.

"Monmouthshire offers an unmatched spectacle of beauty all throughout the year. The variety of colours look great on the ground but even better from up high, many view these colours during some of Monmouthshire’s famous walks. Once you've worked up an appetite check out our award winning restaurants, with Monmouthshire frequently being described as the food heaven of Wales. On the border with England, and at the crossroads between the Wye Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the Brecon Beacons National Park and the low-lying cultural landscape of the Gwent Levels, welcome to Wales' food capital!” Visit Monmouthshire

Monmouthshire sits nestled within Bristol harbour in the south-east of Wales, with neighbouring counties such as Newport, Torfaen, and Blaenau Gwent to the west, Powys to the north, then Herefordshire and Gloucestershire to the east in England.

Monmouth town placed third in Best Places to Live in Britain by the Sunday Times! It was even described as “Wales-lite, with a charm of its own”.




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Looking for a prestigious Independent (private) school in Monmouthshire, GB?

If you are thinking of moving to live in Monmouthshire (or you already live in Monmouthshire but are considering relocating) and you and your family are researching some of the best private schools in Monmouthshire there is a big choice of high quality Monmouthshire schools, with a number of the Monmouthshire highest ranking Independent schools considered to be some of the best in the UK.

Monmouthshire private education sector features day schools and boarding schools, girls schools, boys schools and co-educational (mixed) schools, including leading private Nurseries, Prep Schools, Independent Secondary and Sixth Form schools and colleges.

Find Private Schools In Monmouthshire, UK (Or "Private Schools Near Me")

Developed over the last 36+ years, the isbi School Search Directory is one of the largest and most comprehensive private schools directories available, helping thousands of families to find, compare and select good schools since the 1980s.

>   You can search for private schools with a reputation for excellence in Monmouthshire and in the cities of Monmouth or towns like Abergavenny, Caldicot, Chepstow, Magor and Usk. by using our Private Schools Directory and Independent Schools Finder (powered by isbi's School Search Directory) or by clicking on the names of the schools and colleges listed below to see detailed profiles with photos, videos, maps etc.

>   With our expanded school search technology you can filter your search by the type of school you are looking for such as day and boarding, gender, age range, academic study, religious affiliation, school fees, scholarships and bursaries, open days etc.

>   You can also focus your search on just private Pre-Prep and Prep schools or on Independent Senior and Sixth Form schools and colleges, or view search results for all of them together.

Please explore for detailed information and guides about good schools of all types and for open days, school and college and news, articles and blogs with details of school associations, glossaries and explanations about examinations and qualifications and expert advice about independent education at private schools and colleges around the UK and worldwide.




Dean Close School (St Johns)

Chepstow, Wales, NP16 7LE

Private School (Fee Paying), Co-Educational, 0-13 Years, Day & Boarding (Full) 

Dean Close St John's on the Hill is a co-educational day and boarding prep school including a pre-prep as well as all year round day nurseries. Founded in 1923, St. John's combines the best traditional values with a modern approach. 

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The Cathedral School

Cardiff, Wales, CF5 2YH

Private School (Fee Paying), Co-Educational, 3-18 Years, Day 

The Cathedral school aims to nurture the talent and personality of each pupil, enabling all to thrive within a mutually respectful and supportive environment.

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Christ College

Brecon, Wales, LD3 8AF

Private School (Fee Paying), Co-Educational, 4-18 Years, Day & Boarding (Flexi, Full, Weekly) 

The Christ College school motto, translated into English from Latin, means ‘They achieve because they believe they can’. This remains as true of today’s pupils as it has been throughout the history of the school; developing personal confidence and the willingness to take on new experiences and challenges are among the core aims of the school. 

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Other Private Independent Secondary Schools & Colleges In Monmouthshire, UK

Some of the best Independent Secondary schools and colleges and Sixth Form schools and colleges in Monmouthshire, Great Britain providing a top-tier, world-class British day and boarding single-sex and mixed education for boys and girls include:

Top Private Pre-Preparatory & Preparatory Schools In Monmouthshire, UK

Some of the best Pre-Prep and Prep schools in Monmouthshire, Great Britain providing a top-tier, world-class British day and boarding single-sex and mixed education for boys and girls aged from 3 years to 11 or 13 years include:

Special Needs Schools In Monmouthshire, UK

Some of the best Special Needs schools in Monmouthshire, Great Britain providing a top-tier, world-class British Special Needs and Special Education Needs education for boys and girls (single-sex and mixed) include:




Where To Live In Monmouthshire, Wales, UK

The most popular British cities and towns in the Monmouthshire area (GB) include, with approximate population numbers:

> Monmouth (10,500)

Llandogo (600), Bream (3,000), Raglan (1,900)

> Abergavenny (12,500)

Brecon (7,900), Crickhowell (2,000), Hay on Wye (2,000), Talgarth (1,700) Talybont on Usk (700)

> Usk (2,800)

Tintern (800)

> Chepstow (14,100)

Devauden (1,000), Kilgwrrwg Common (100), Llagwm (800)

> Caldicot (12,200)

Rogiet (1,800), Tutshill-Sedbury (3,500)




Monmouth is a very popular place to live and many people move to each year, or to near and the surrounding area, from around the United Kingdom and abroad.

Many of those moving to Monmouth are escaping more urban living in London or other larger cities, deciding to relocate to the Monmouthshire capital to enjoy a different pace of life and the historic and elegant surroundings of a prosperous Monmouth with great facilities and leisure amenities, high quality housing and schools, fantastic pubs, restaurants and sports and popular cultural events, arts and music.

Eight Things To Know About Monmouth, Wales, UK

> FACT 1: Rockfield studios, located in Monmouth, have had recordings from musicians such as Coldplay, Queen and Oasis.

> FACT 2: Monmouth is surrounded stunning countryside, with areas such as Brecon Beacons National Park, Wye Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Usk Valley and Gwent Levels just on the doorstep.

> FACT 3: Monmouthshire is a great location for golf lovers, with St Pierre Park being a major Championship golf course alongside the 6 other beautiful golf courses available just outside Monmouth.

> FACT 4: Monmouth was the UK’s first Bee Town! It is nestled in the Wye Valley and makes for an excellent day trip!

> FACT 5: Monmouth music festival has been held every year for over 35 years! The festival features a wide variety of music, from folk, pop, rock and jazz.

> FACT 6: Monmouth has great independent shops! With unmissable stops including Bees for Development, Salt and Pepper, Atelier Gilmar and Gingal Rock.

> FACT 7: The Savoy Theatre is the oldest known theatre in Wales! The theatre still has viewings today and makes for a great evening out.

> FACT 8: Monmouthshire is a very rural county, and with the population only being 95,200, it is one of the least densely populated counties in Wales.

Where To Live In Monmouth, UK

Monmouth and the surrounding area offers a huge choice of high quality, premium and luxury property to meet the needs of any family, whether wanting a cottage, townhouse, large apartment, mansion or country estate, with or without granny annex, garden or swimming pool. There are also property development and investment opportunities too, with land available to purchase and properties in need of renovation.

From central Monmouth living to rural, country lifestyles, Monmouth and the areas near Monmouth is full of bustling districts and leafy suburbs, lush green areas, charming Crescents and estates, rolling countryside, vibrant high streets, busy neighbourhoods and friendly residential communities.

Some of the popular residential areas include:

Coleford Monmouth, Lydney Monmouth, Abergavenny Monmouth, Caldicot Monmouth, Magor Monmouth, Tintern Monmouth, Usk Monmouth, Chepstow Monmouth

Commuting To And From Monmouth By Rail Or Road

Relocating to Monmouth is especially popular with those happy to work from home most of the time but needing to occasionally commute to other places for work.

Others are happy to commute more regularly to Cardiff, Bristol, Birmingham, London and other locations for work.

Travel times to key destinations by road and rail include:

> Monmouth To London: London is about 140 miles by road from Monmouth via the M4 and driving to the centre of London from Monmouth normally takes under 3 hours. There is a very regular train service to London from Monmouth, with trains taking from 2 hours 45 minutes.

> Monmouth To Cardiff: Cardiff is about 36 miles by road from Monmouth via the A449 and driving to the centre of Cardiff from Monmouth normally takes under 45 minutes. There is a very regular train service to Cardiff from Monmouth, with trains taking around 40 minutes.

> Monmouth To Bristol: Bristol is about 33 miles by road from Monmouth via the B4293 and driving to the centre of Bristol from Monmouth normally takes under 50 minutes. There is a very regular train service to Bristol from Monmouth, with trains taking from 2 hours.



Nearest Airports To Monmouth, UK

The nearest airport to Monmouth is Bristol (BRS) which is 29 miles from Monmouth. Other nearby airports include Birmingham (BHX) (under 60 miles), Southampton (SOU) (83 miles), London Heathrow (LHR) (100 miles) and London Luton (LTN) (100 miles)




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