Kings Monkton School
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Primary & Secondary
3 - 18
Not Rated

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Day Fees Per Term
6 West Grove
CF24 3XL
02920 482854

School Description

Kings Monkton is an independent day school located near the centre of Cardiff. The school caters for boys and girls aged from three to 18 years. The school moved to its present site in 1994 following the merger of the former Kings College and Monkton House schools, each of which had a long history dating back to the 1870s. There are 98 pupils in the primary section of the school, including 17 children in the nursery class. The senior section of the school has 145 pupils, of whom 21 are in the sixth form. Overall, almost two-thirds of pupils in the school are boys although the proportion varies considerably in each year group. The majority of pupils transfer from the primary to the senior section of the school. Pupils come from a wide geographic area that includes Newport, Llantwit Major, Tonyrefail and Merthyr Tydfil, although the majority live within the Cardiff area. About 40% of pupils are from minority ethnic groups. Around 14% of pupils speak a wide range of languages other than English or Welsh as their first language at home. These include Arabic, Mandarin, Urdu and Farsi. Around 2% of pupils speak Welsh as their first language. Lessons are taught in English and the school does not aim to make pupils bilingual in English and Welsh. However, the school provides the opportunity for a few pupils in key stage 4 to study Welsh as a second language. The ability range of pupils is wide. There is no entrance test for admission, although the school has specific criteria for entry including whether the school can meet the individual needs of the child. Around 14% of pupils are on the school’s special educational needs register and receive support from the school. These include 18 pupils with a statement of special educational needs. Since the last inspection in 2010, there have been two changes of proprietor and significant changes to the leadership of the school. In 2013, the school was purchased by a limited company that provides a range of specialist education services across South Wales. The principal has been in post for just over two years. The leadership team includes the vice principal and two assistant headteachers. A non-executive parent board represents the voice of parents and contributes to decision-making on aspects such as curriculum developments, self-evaluation and identifying priorities in the school development plan. The school reopened its sixth form in September 2014. The first group of sixth-form pupils will take their A level examinations this summer. Kings Monkton aims to ‘develop well-rounded children both academically and socially’. It ‘aspires to nurture and unlock the potential and open the minds of our pupils through inspired learning’.

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This school is independently managed and its admission criteria may be selective. There is no set catchment area as pupils are admitted from a wide variety of postcodes and, in the case of boarding schools, from outside the UK. Contact the school directly or visit their website for more information on Admissions Policy and Procedures.