Mount Kelly

City/Town: Tavistock

Mount Kelly combines academic excellence, an outstanding range of opportunities beyond the classroom and exceptional pastoral care. The School, for girls and boys aged 3-18, offers day and boarding and currently has 580 pupils. 

We have high expectations and encourage our pupils to believe in themselves, to be inquisitive, to be resilient and to show ambition both in and out of the classroom. Our pupils feel happy and valued, which gives them the confidence, social awareness and enthusiasm for life-long learning needed to succeed in a fast changing world.

With a high standard of academic schooling and a proven track record in public examination results over 85% of our pupils gain places at their top choices of universities. 

The School is well known for its strong commitment to co-curricular activities and pupils are involved with trekking, camping, sailing, climbing and horse riding. 

Our internationally recognised swimming programme creates a culture in which the level of commitment and dedication required to excel are not considered out of the ordinary but are qualities to which everyone can aspire. 

Respect for tradition and an openness to innovation are valued and we encourage our pupils to work with, and learn from each other, whilst also showing moral courage to stand up for what they believe. We are confident that we can challenge and develop all those who come to us at any age, stretching the most able whilst supporting those who occasionally need a helping hand