Our pupils’ well-being and happiness are at the centre of all we do.
Creating an environment where every individual is valued, enabled to flourish and given the confidence to know they can achieve is at the heart of The Mount School Ethos. We believe care and support are fundamental to pupils achieving their best. We are experts in understanding the challenges pupils and girls face as they grow up. We understand their needs, their friendship dynamics, their distractions and their ambitions.
Our pastoral system is devised to support and empower pupils to encourage confidence and self-esteem. Driven by our Quaker principles, we place an emphasis on respecting and valuing every individual. We provide personalised support, creating a calm and caring community in which our pupils flourish both academically and socially.
Our calm and caring environment ensures that our pupils’ school days are happy, secure and successful. In our recent ISI inspection in 2018 we were graded as ‘excellent’ for our pupils’ personal development, as the benefits of working within a Quaker ethos shone through in abundance.
“The ethos of tolerance and care for others is found throughout the school. Pupils are able to communicate with each other and their teachers very well. They exhibit particularly strong listening skills.” ISI Inspection 2018
Our staff passionately support and encourage our pupils. We know them well and provide, support and guidance tailored to each individual. Our pastoral care team includes Class Teachers, Personal Tutors, Heads of Years, and the Senior Leadership team. The Mount’s dedicated full-time staff nurse, provides expert health care for all ages in our on-site Health Centre.
It is not just staff who care but all our pupils show great kindness and compassion for one another. That is what makes The Mount community very special indeed. Mount pupils are taught to care and look out for each other. A system of Peer Mentors is in place throughout the School to help integrate new pupils and provide an additional level of support for any pupil who needs it.