Headmaster’s Welcome

Andrew Daniel Headmaster of Monmouth School v2Welcome to the Monmouth School for Boys website.  The boys in our school, their parents and our staff are very proud of the many exciting achievements of our community, and I hope that this website gives you an insight into these.  We are a powerful academic institution, but we are not a hot-house: we celebrate our most able boys achieving top grades in examinations, and taking places in the most prestigious universities; yet we are equally proud of our boys who balance their academic work with distinguished accomplishments in a wide range of extra-curricular activities.  There is no such thing as a typical Monmouth School boy: our aim is that boys from a wide range of backgrounds, and with a wide range of aptitudes, can both achieve success and enjoy their time at Monmouth.

Our first teams in sport compete at an exceptionally high level, and our top athletes are renowned nationally and indeed internationally, but we are also passionate about the success of our B, C and D teams.  The achievements of our boys in music, art, drama and outdoor pursuits are extraordinary, with a vast array of concerts, theatre performances, expeditions and trips running throughout the school year.  The extra-curricular and academic opportunities available to our boys are further enhanced through our collaborative partnership with the Haberdashers’ Monmouth School for Girls, and with so much on offer we are confident that all of our boys can find activities to enjoy.

We aim to develop and enhance our school facilities regularly, and our teaching, extra-curricular and boarding facilities are the envy of other schools.  However, we have retained our fundamental ethos of providing value for money, and our fees are extremely competitive.  In Tatler’s School Guide, 2015, our fees were rated “among the best value in the country”, and, previously, Monmouth School was given the award of Best British Boarding School of the Year.   Allowing talented boys from many different backgrounds to join our school is an important objective for us, and therefore, we offer a wide range of scholarships and bursaries.

The latest inspection of Monmouth School for Boys graded us as excellent, the highest possible standard, in every single category.  However, this endorsement of our outstanding School has not made us complacent but ambitious for our boys in the future: our vision challenges us to “be renowned for the remarkable and disproportionate contribution that the pupils from a small town in Wales subsequently make to society across the world”.  This is a challenge that we take very seriously, and, as Headmaster of Monmouth School, I am hugely proud of the achievements of our boys, and of the outstanding work of our staff.  Our website can only give you a glimpse of our School, and I hope that you will consider visiting us.  You will be warmly welcomed.

Andrew Daniel
Dr Andrew Daniel, Headmaster of Monmouth School for Boys