Kings Monkton is an independent school for boys and girls between the ages of 3 and 18 years Located in Cardiff. The school was created in 1994 from the merger of two existing schools which both date back to the nineteenth century: Kings College and Monkton House. The school moved to its current site in Cardiff city centre in 1997.The location of the new premises offers the pupils all the benefits of studying in a capital city. While the school does take advantage of these benefits, Kings Monkton aims to offer a small community feel, where each individual pupil is important. The aim of the school is to develop well rounded, academically and socially confident young people. Since 2013, Kings Monkton has been owned and run by a private company, Heathfield Independent Schools.
The school does not have an entrance examination. In the infant and junior schools, prospective pupils are invited to attend a taster session, which gives them the opportunity to meet the teacher and other pupils in the class that they would be joining. A report from the child’s current school may be required. Senior school pupils do need to sit two assessments: MidYis and YELLIS. The school is keep to stress that they are not entrance examinations, but ways of assessing the pupils’ literacy, numeracy and non-verbal reasoning skills, so that the staff may determine the best way to help each individual pupil. Entrance to the Sixth Form is dependent on the pupil gaining a minimum of 5 C grades at GCSE. A report from the pupil’s existing school may also be taken into account.
Kings Monkton welcomes international students as well as those from the Cardiff area. It is registered as a Tier 4 school, which means it can accept pupils who have entered the UK on a child student visa. This adds to the diversity and inclusivity of the school community.
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