Monkton Prep School
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Combe Down
+44 (0)1225 831202
2 - 13
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School Description

Monkton Prep School is a co-educational day and boarding school for pupils aged two to thirteen. It consists of the Prep and Pre-Prep sections of the school. The Prep, formerly known as Monkton Combe Junior School, was founded in 1888, twenty years after Monkton Senior School. It is an evangelical Christian foundation. It moved to its present site in 1907, on the top of Combe Down, overlooking the valley in which the senior school is situated. Initially for boys only, aged 7 to 13, it became co-educational in 1993.

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News & events from Monkton Prep School

Last update: 03 May 2019

Big things are happening at Monkton Pre-Prep as the school embarks on an ambitious programme of expansion and transformation. Construction is well underway on a new £4.4 million Pre-Prep development which will bring together Monkton’s Nursery, Pre-Prep and Prep and provide enhanced teaching and learning facilities for all divisions of the school.

Demand for places at Monkton Pre-Prep has been growing and the new building, which is scheduled to open in Autumn this year, will accommodate additional places whilst enabling the school to maintain small class sizes alongside inspiring play and woodland areas, an upgraded swimming pool and sports facilities, and extensive parking.

A new school bus service has just been launched and the Pre-Prep has started a new breakfast club running every morning from 7.45am with after school care running until 6.00pm. 

The start of the new development follows the school being recognised as an exceptional Early Years care provider when it was  awarded ‘outstanding’ in a recent Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI) inspection report as well as receiving the Bristol Standard, a ‘gold standard’ accreditation from Bristol City Council which recognises continuous quality improvement.

Monkton Prep School Catchment Area Map

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.

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