Mount Kelly

Mount Kelly

Type: Day / Boarding / Co-ed
Age Range: 3-18
Head's Name: Mark Semmence
Address: Parkwood Road
United Kingdom
Phone: 01822 813127
Division: South West

School Profile

Mount Kelly, set on the edge of Dartmoor National Park, combines academic excellence, an outstanding range of opportunities beyond the classroom and exceptional pastoral care. The School, for girls and boys aged between 3 and 18, offers day, weekly and full boarding places and currently has 550 pupils.

Children at Mount Kelly are nurtured, guided and inspired to develop their own skills and interests. With small class sizes and a comprehensive tutoring system, we produce happy, confident, well rounded and ambitious pupils.

Mount Kelly offers a high standard of academic schooling demonstrated by an excellent record of 13+ Common Entrance and Scholarships to a range of top senior schools and in 2014 again achieving a 100% A-level pass rate with 70% awarded at A* – B. We are well known for our strong commitment to co-curricular activities and the majority of pupils are involved with the Combined Cadet Force, Duke of Edinburgh Awards, the Devizes to Westminster Canoe Marathon or the Ten Tors Challenge. Our Saturday School Programme, not compulsory for day pupils, gives the children a wide range of opportunity to explore their own interests with activities from kayaking to cookery. In addition our academic staff, in collaboration with our fully staffed onsite Adventure Centre, runs the innovative and unique Learning Outside the Classroom Programme utilising activities from coasteering to creative writing ‘on location.’

The school has an internationally recognised coaching facility for swimming. Our swimmers board and are taught alongside their contemporaries. This creates a culture in which the level of commitment and dedication required to excel are not considered out of the ordinary but are qualities to which everyone can aspire. The swimming programme has had alumni at the last five Olympic and Paralympic games.

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