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Q&A Fact File: Mount Kelly College

What importance do you place on academics?

Academics are our core business and we pride ourselves on excellent examination results and university destinations. We are however, essentially, a non-selective school with entrance assessments in Maths and English used for setting purposes up until Sixth Form when applicants require at least 5 GCSE passes at Grade 5/C or above and at least a 6/B in any subject they wish to study at A Level and at least a 7/A in Maths.


What is the largest group of one nationality?

We aim to challenge every child and encourage them to take appropriate risks, think independently and question the world around them. Over 85% of pupils at the School are British with the next two largest groups being China/Hong Kong followed by Africa (Nigeria, Kenya, Zimbabwe, South Africa and Botswana).


Who will they share bedroom with?

ing for younger children at the Prep is in larger dorms with up to 8 children sharing a room. Higher up the School the rooms are mostly for 2 pupils and you will share with someone chosen by your Housemaster/mistress.


Do they wear uniform all the time?

Uniform is worn by all pupils during school hours so you may change in the evening and at weekends.


My child is particularly good at a sport, what support will they get?

Sport is in our DNA and in addition to the usual school sports: rugby, football, netball, hockey, cricket and athletics, we also pride ourselves on our basketball, squash and cross country running. Mount Kelly is probably best known for our swimming programme. With both a 25m pool and a 50m pool on site we are the top school in the UK for performance swimming. Pupils come to us from all over the world to train for Olympic dreams whilst also achieving top grades in the classroom.


What makes your school special?

Mount Kelly is blessed with extensive grounds and beautiful buildings set in a rural location within an hours drive from some of the country's most spectacular beaches. Tents, walking boots and rucksacks are practically part of the uniform and we take every opportunity to get outside and make the most of it. Every year our pupils amaze us by their many achievements including challenges such as the 125 mile Devizes to Westminster Canoe Marathon, the Ten Tors challenges, the Mount Kelly Expedition and the Duke of Edinburgh Awards. To find out more about all these challenges visit our website www.mountkelly.com . Our nationally award winning chamber choir is also worth a listen!


Questions answered by Vanessa Bowles, Director of Admissions and Marketing
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Posted: 16.04.2020
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