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HEAD ON… Sweet Charity

December 14th, 2016

The happiest people are the ones who make others happy. Throughout Haberdashers’ Monmouth School for Girls’ 125-year history, staff have instilled this vital life lesson into our pupils’ hearts and minds. Achieving top academic results and shining in sport and the arts… Read more

HEAD ON… Happy Grades

November 21st, 2016

“Success is not the key to happiness, happiness is the key to success.” This mantra, coined by philosopher Albert Schweitzer, is ingrained in everything we do here at Monmouth School. From the annual adventure break to stunning Pembrokeshire, designed to help Year… Read more

HEAD ON… Indian Summer

October 14th, 2016

Helping pupils achieve the best academic marks they can is a top priority for us – but there is so much more to an HMSG girl than good grades. Alongside co-curricular lessons in music, drama, sport or CCF, we teach our… Read more

HEAD ON… Leagues Ahead

September 2nd, 2016

Monmouth has just been listed at number 14 in The Times’ independent boys’ school A level league tables. Reading this was a very proud moment for me. Thanks to the incredible hard work and dedication of sixth formers and staff, almost one… Read more

As the author Napoleon Hill once said, “Effort only fully releases its reward after a person refuses to quit.” With GCSE and A level examinations just around the corner, boys at Monmouth School have these inspirational words in mind, spurring them on to succeed…. Read more

As a Headmistress watching girls develop into strong, innovative and independent women, I’m often reminded of that saying. But this time it’s on my mind thanks to the imminent arrival of the third annual Monmouth Literary Festival, organised from its conception by pupils from… Read more

Last month, we were finally able to announce the exciting news – that Estyn (Wales’ version of Ofsted) had rated our school as “excellent” in every aspect of its work. According to inspectors who visited in December, HMSG and its preparatory school, Inglefield… Read more

HEAD ON… Coding a bright future

February 12th, 2016

I have heard it said that coding is the literacy of the 21st century. With so many elements of our daily lives – every website, smartphone app and even microwave – powered by code, computing students are future architects of the digital age…. Read more

I recently heard the phrase ‘town and gown’ used to describe an independent school’s relationship within its community, and winced at how divisive it sounded. The stereotypical ‘them and us’ culture can be unnecessarily destructive, building walls between teachers, parents, pupils and local residents… Read more

HEAD ON… Force for good

December 1st, 2015

Haberdashers’ Monmouth School for Girls has always been proud of its strong links with forces families. The build-up to this year’s Armistice Day was made particularly special when HMSG welcomed an inspirational team of wounded war veterans to the School. Taking… Read more

According to the outstanding exam results achieved by rowers, taking up the sport at school has proven to be a real stroke of genius. I firmly believe that striking a balance between sporting ambitions and academic work teaches pupils invaluable time management… Read more

A real buzz has been created around science and engineering at HMSG – especially thanks to the outstanding success of two of our girls recently. On March 12, sisters Sky and Kia, aged 12 and 13, were crowned the UK’s Junior Engineers of… Read more