Our website can only give you a taste of this unique school. So, we do invite you to visit The Mount School to experience for yourself our unique ethos and genuine community. Many parents and pupils often say that they fell in love with The Mount on their very first visit, having felt the vibrant ethos and warm family atmosphere when talking to pupils and staff.
You and your family are welcome to come and look around at any time during the year; Mount girls take great pride in showing visitors around their school. Visiting The Mount School on a typical working day is an ideal opportunity to get to know us better. You can meet the Principal, Head of Junior School or other members of staff you would like to see such as Learning Support Staff, Sports Coaches or Music Teachers. To arrange an individual visit to the School, please contact our Admissions Department.
We understand that some families may not be able to visit the School in person. We are delighted to be able to host ‘Virtual Visits’ using Zoom. On these visits you will meet with the Admissions Team, go on a virtual tour of the School, hear from the girls and meet with the Principal or Head of Junior School. You can also meet with any other members of staff you would like to see such as Learning Support Staff, Sports Coaches or Music Teachers. To arrange a ‘Virtual Visit’ please contact the Admissions Department.
Open Events provide an opportunity to come along and view the School and meet the staff and pupils. These may take place in an evening, during a typical working day or at the weekend. A programme of upcoming events can be viewed here.
Taster Days are an excellent chance to experience life at The Mount School. Prospective pupils have the opportunity meet current pupils and staff, try out new lessons and learn about school life. Entrance Assessments can also take place during Taster Days, which can be arranged for any year group at any time of the year. An annual Year 7 and Sixth Form (College) Taster day takes place in November prior to September entry. Pupils registered with The Mount for Year 7 and Sixth Form will automatically be invited to attend these days.
By Rail – York is a major rail centre; London to York is one of Britain’s fastest rail routes at just 1 hour 46 minutes. Edinburgh, Manchester, Newcastle and Birmingham are similarly linked with high-speed routes. If you are travelling to York by train, The Mount is approximately 10 minutes on foot or 5 minutes by taxi from York Station.
By Air – We can be reached from several International Airports: Leeds/Bradford, Manchester, Newcastle and London airports. The onward journey to The Mount is under 2 hours from Leeds/Bradford, Manchester and Newcastle. Accessing The Mount from London Heathrow is only a 3 hour journey.
By Car – From the A1M, take the A64 for York and then the A1036 exit (signed York City Centre, Race Course and National Railway Museum). Keep left and follow the signs for City Centre. Take the second exit at the Tesco roundabout and after 1km you will pass the Knavesmire (York Race Course) on your right. 250m further on you will see the Elmbank Hotel on your left, take the left turn at the hotel and the School car park is at the top of the short hill.
Disabled Access – Disabled access to the School is via the rear entry. You will need to enter the School through the carpark which is accessed via Driffield Terrace.
Visitors – For Security and Health and Safety reasons all visitors must report to the main School Reception. Here you will be issued with a Visitors Pass.