What Others say about Monkton
"Monkton really is a very special place, where else would you want your child to be"
Peter Tamblyn, Director of Music from Exeter School after adjudicating at the House Music Festival
What a joy that was, over the weekend. Many thanks for the invitation. I hope my 10 minutes … or was it 15 minutes, in the limelight was positive and useful in as many ways as it can be. This is a spectacular event to put on, and I must admit to being envious of the whole school ethos, the quality of the singing from every child, and the camaraderie shown. The team-work and musicianship for each student has clearly improved in leaps and bounds over the last three weeks.
I think a Music Competition Adjudicator has the brief to inspire the students. You and your staff have done that already, and I will have fallen short by a long way. My points about skilling students with numerous transferable skills, and helping them to hard-wire their brains for being superior learners may have fallen on some deaf ears. Please do refer sceptics to Susan Hallam’s report The Power of Music. I do. But I will now also be referring sceptics to your Music Department at Monkton Combe.
I was bowled over by the environment. Having no experience whatsoever of boarding school, and with rather negative pre-conceptions passed on by the members of the family into which I married, I was very pleased to go away with a totally different experience to what I expected. The children in your care are blessed indeed.
From Angela Findlay lecturer after visiting the school in September 2015
It is always a total pleasure to come to Monkton and Friday’s visit was no exception. I really do think it is credit to you and the ethos of the school that your students are so delightful and I know I have said this before, but you are top of my list of favourite schools to talk at. What a school this is.
From a paramedic working on Longmead Saturday 12th September 2015
'We work in lots of local schools and all over the area, but this school is different. The pupils here are so polite, boys and girls and all age groups, especially the girls though, they really stand out. When we treat pupils for injuries they are incredibly polite and thankful, even when they are in real pain, and it's all of them not just the odd exception. You're also incredibly organised and professional and the staff here are in a different league. You introduce yourself, smile and we know exactly who is in charge straight away. Not the case in most schools, where we are often ignored. Would you pass that onto your colleagues please, we love coming to work at Monkton.'
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