Welcome to your new Home from Home
We welcome students from all over the world, and at the heart of this is Boarding.
Boarders gain so much from the experiences and diversity within our Boarding family, not least an understanding of and a respect for cultural differences, which has never been more important in today’s global society.
The linguistic benefits are huge, as immersion in an English speaking environment makes perfecting the language a very real possibility.
We all care for one another, in the true spirit of a Jesuit Institution. Each student is celebrated for their own strengths and individuality.
What We Offer
Our GCSE course options pave the way for our higher line education, and our results are 20% above the national average for these qualifications.
The curriculum is broad and challenging, with a range of options to choose as additional subjects alongside the core of English, Maths and Sciences.
The A level curriculum is varied, and we offer additional qualifications such as the Extended Project Qualification to encourage independent study and research.
One in Five of all our results were in the top grade bracket this year, and many of our Sixth Form students go on to study at top universities such as Cambridge.
Students are assessed and recommended the EAL if it is believed to be beneficial to the student.
More information and details on the qualification can be discussed during the admissions process.
We have a broad musical programme; ranging from the choral to a vast array of instruments and music groups.
Our students have gone on to compose and play for the BBC Proms.
Music is the soul of our Mount Spirit, and is celebrated with vigour at the college.
We take immense pride in our sporting programme and facilities.
We have an Olympic-standard athletics track, swimming pool and gym, and numerous sporting pitches, and our successes in many different sports can be seen in our trophy cabinets.
One of the many benefits of boarding is that whilst your classmates are rising early to travel to school, you are already there! You are relaxed and ready for the day ahead, which typically looks like this:
7.30am Breakfast together in our refectory
8.30am School Lessons begin (morning break and lunch taken)
4.30pm School Lessons finish
4.30pm-5.30pm After School Activities (Boarders choose at least 3 per week)
Study and free time follow before lights out (time varies per year group).
Outside the Classroom
Life outside the classroom is busy but balanced for our boarders. They experience everything the Mount has to offer, with weekend excursions, activities, sporting fixtures, mass, and a bond with new friends that last a lifetime.
After lessons during the week, boarders can take full use of our on-site, fully equipped gym and swimming pool, and enjoy group sessions ranging from strategy games to gardening! You can choose a minimum of three activities at least three times a week. Options typically on offer include;
Weekend trips include outings to local national parks, cinema trips and days out at theme parks. These usually take place on Sundays after mass, as Saturdays are generally spent either participating in sports fixtures, or cheering on your peers with the true embodiment of Mount Spirit.
Students gain so much from the diversity in the Boarding Houses, not least an understanding of and a respect for cultural differences, which has never been more important in today’s global society. The linguistic benefits are huge, as immersion in an English speaking environment makes perfecting the language a very real possibility.
Boarding at the Mount means a home away from home. Our younger students typically share two to three per room, and this is where the foundations of lifelong friendships and connections begin.
Our boarding students say that the Mount is their family, and this is certainly how our boarding Houseparents. They provide a welcoming and nurturing environment for each student who walks through our door. We all care for one another, in the true spirit of a Jesuit institution.
"The Mount has given me a second family. It is lovely to see people from different countries having fun together. They made me feel so special and loved.“
Nicolo Milanesi, Boarder