Fun and Games at the Festive Fair

10th December 18

Saturday’s Festive Fair, organised by the Friends of Mount House was a huge success, enjoyed by all who attended and raising money for our exciting summer garden party in June 2019. From hand painted gifts and jewellery, to chocolate and wine tombolas and an incredible raffle with an Amazon Echo up for grabs, there was…

Danni’s Design in Print for Christmas!

10th December 18

Year 12 Pupil, Danni Yao’s stunning painting of a silhouetted Santa’s Sleigh flying over Mount House School in the moon-light,  has been chosen as this year’s winning Christmas Card design. The entries were of such a high standard this year and the judges (from our Art and Marketing depts) had the unenviable task of deciding…

Curtain up on Bugsy!

5th December 18

Splurge guns, gangsters and crooning broads came together in style last night for the debut performance of Bugsy Malone. Harriet Mollison and Talia Ormrod shone in their lead in their lead roles as Bugsy and Blousy, along with a huge cast of all ages and talents. We were treated to some incredible choreography and musical…

First term for the Trailblazers

15th November 18

Our first male cohort joined us in years 7 and 12 this September and have settled in quickly and effortlessly. In this specially produced, one-off newsletter: Trailblazers , find out how our boys have enjoyed their first term here and how we plan to continue to support them through their school careers at Mount House.

A festive date for your diaries

15th November 18

Mount House is delighted to announce our Christmas Fayre, taking place at the School on Saturday 8 December from midday. Everyone is welcome to join us for a some festive fun and gift shopping with attractions including a virtual reality pod (which proved a huge success with the pupils at our summer fair), chocolate tombola…

Private schools are gaming the new GCSE system says Richard Cairns, Brighton College Headmaster, in a letter to The Sunday Times.

13th November 18

He says that instead of doing the new ‘harder’ GCSEs, many independent schools have opted for the IGCSEs which are unregulated by Ofqual and which still include ‘discredited’ coursework. Mount House, like many other schools, has used a mixture of the new GCSEs and IGCSEs. We pick the courses that we think will bring the…

Top schools call for end to unconditional offers

4th October 18

At the risk of sounding like a ‘scratched record’, I cannot for the life of me understand why universities are so entrenched in their opposition to post qualification applications. Today’s headline in The Times expresses the frustration of many independent school Heads at the increasing trend of offering places to applicants through unconditional offers. The…

Equality of opportunity for all school aged children

10th September 18

A few weeks ago, in a Guardian podcast, Melissa Benn (daughter of Tony Benn) put ‘the case for abolishing private schools’ in the UK. The thrust of her argument was not new. That equality of opportunity for all school aged children could not be achieved, she argued, whilst those with more money enjoyed the advantages…

Private schools are gaming the new GCSE system says Richard Cairns, Brighton College Headmaster, in a letter to The Sunday Times.

29th August 18

He says that instead of doing the new ‘harder’ GCSEs, many independent schools have opted for the IGCSEs which are unregulated by Ofqual and which still include ‘discredited’ coursework. Mount House, like many other schools, has used a mixture of the new GCSEs and IGCSEs. We pick the courses that we think will bring the…

The headline in today’s Times

17th August 18

The headline in today’s Times highlights only too well some issues that remain within our examination system. Michael Gove pushed through a return to linear A level examinations, with the intention that we would see an end to grade inflation and the perceived decline in standards. The removal of the modular examinations was seen as…

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