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About Mount House School

Co-educational excellence, where everyone is known, cherished and challenged.

Mount House is a small, co-educational independent day school with a highly nurturing environment for students aged 11 to 18, set in and around a Grade II listed mansion near Barnet on the outskirts of North London. With a maximum of sixty students in each year group, it gives every student a chance to participate and shine in a whole range of academic and co-curricular areas.

Established in 2017 as the successor to St Martha’s School for girls, Mount House School is both ambitious and aspirational in its philosophy. The School has an excellent reputation for the strength of its academic and co-curricular provision within a caring environment, and benefits from a strong financial base to be able to support a progressive programme of investment in its infrastructure and modern facilities.

In September 2020 our new Head Sarah Richardson joined Mount House and from her previous role as Deputy Head of the Perse School in Cambridge.  As well as making enhancements to the academic curriculum and co-curricular programmes, Mrs Richardson is soon due to announce exciting plans for the development of the school site including some elements of which we hope will be ready for the start of the academic year in September 2021.

The Mount House school building is a stunning Georgian house set in a green and leafy corner of London opposite Hadley Common.  Offering a countryside feel whilst still being close to train and tube stations is a really beneficial aspect of the school’s location.  The rare combination of being a small school in an idyllic location close to central London allows our students to gain confidence whilst realising all the incredible opportunities the city has to offer.

Education has been the main purpose of this beautiful building and its grounds since 1940 when Mount House became the Architectural Association School during the war and subsequently St Martha’s Catholic Girls School. In 2018 the transition to co-education was implemented and Mount House School was established.  From September 2022 Mount House will be fully co-educational.

Mount House teachers are truly three dimensional. With the academic focus you would expect, we encourage students to work hard, to ask for help and to be kind in all their interactions with others. We place great emphasis on the ‘all-round’ education of our students, and the creative arts, music and sport all play an important part role in school life. Pastoral care is truly exceptional at Mount House, and central in delivering that care are tutors working with small groups of students, enhanced by a supportive and enjoyably competitive House system in which all students participate.

A ‘small is beautiful’ ethos is the magic ingredient at Mount House, where every student is well known and supported to reach their true potential and where among the staff there is a close community feel and a supportive, collegiate atmosphere.

The Mount House Vision and Values

Mount House Characteristics

  1. A SMALL CO-EDUCATIONAL day school. Mount House is committed to maintaining small class sizes.
  2. Strong ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE. All the teachers at Mount House are experienced, highly qualified professionals with a strong track record of success.  Mount House has produced excellent, and rapidly improving, public examination results in recent years.
  3. A school to MAXIMISE POTENTIAL. At Mount House every child is motivated, enthused and supported to maximise their highest academic potential.
  4. A school that is serious about ART, DRAMA, MUSIC & SPORT. Art, drama, music and sport promote individuality, personality, self-confidence, self-discipline and team work.
  5. A school that fosters INDIVIDUALITY AND SELF-CONFIDENCE. At Mount House we recognise that each student is unique and our aim is to encourage and develop this individuality, whilst nurturing any talents and building upon them.
  6. A school that prepares students for the WORLD OF WORK. A Mount House education extends beyond the confines of the classroom. Our ‘skills for the future’ programme begins as students join us in Year 7 and continues until they leave us.
  7. A school with OUTSTANDING PASTORAL CARE. Mount House caters for those of all faiths and none. Its environment fosters mutual respect and tolerance. Mount House instils a sense of right and wrong and promotes excellent behaviour in all areas of school life.

It is a condition of employment at Mount House School that every applicant who accepts the offer of a job will be subject to criminal background checks through the DBS and will be required to provide documentary evidence to confirm their identity and right to work in the UK. The checks will be carried out at the School’s expense. References will be taken up, including those from previous employers.