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Mount St Mary's College

Mount St Mary's College

College Road, Spinkhill, S21 3YL, Derbyshire

01246 433388



Mount St Mary's College
School type Coeducational Day & Boarding
Founded 1842
Headmaster Dr Nicholas Cuddihy
Date Appointed 2014
Co-ed Age Range 11-18
Number of pupils 360
Day fees per annum £11,669 - £13,406
Weekly Boarding fees per annum £18,202 - £23,431
Boarding fees per annum £22,128 - £29,046
Average Class Size 15-20
Teacher/Pupil ratio 1:10
Associations HMC, CISC, BSA

Mount St Mary’s College is an independent Catholic day and boarding school for boys and girls, founded in the Jesuit tradition. Located on a beautiful campus in the heart of the Derbyshire countryside, the school offers high quality teaching facilities, outstanding sporting resources alongside broad and engaging extra-curricular opportunities. Students aged 11 to 18 are taught by highly qualified and dedicated teachers who ensure that care of the individual and the pursuit of excellence are at the heart of everyday life. Each student is taught that in order to achieve their very best, they must always strive harder, higher and with the service of others at the heart of what they do. Excellent examination results each year support this approach.

We proudly embrace the guiding principles of the Catholic faith and the Jesuit approach to teaching and learning. These core values have stood the test of time: they are simple, effective and universal.

Mount St Mary’s College in 2017 is a vibrant and growing school. Although much has changed in its remarkable history the Mount preserves and cherishes its Jesuit identity. It is true to its founding principles of developing ‘Men and Women for Others’ whilst ensuring they are prepared for the modern world they will soon take their place in. Whilst the majority of the students at the school are from the local area, travelling daily from Sheffield, Chesterfield, Rotherham, Doncaster, Mansfield and beyond, many using the fleet of school minibuses, students also come from many countries around the world. Students come to live alongside the British students from many European countries as well as many from further afield including Mexico, Chile, Fiji, the Middle East, Hong Kong, China and Nigeria to name a few. This creates a diverse, cosmopolitan environment, reflective of the wider world, where students learn to live and work alongside one another, preparing for all that comes next.

Sport has been a long standing area of strength at the Mount. And whilst rugby and hockey remain strong and successful sports, the Mount has moved with the times and offers a broad range of sporting opportunities in athletics, cricket, swimming, fencing, shooting, pentathlon, biathlon, fitness and much more. The investment in facilities and staff means the Mount offers a sports program that ensures that all students are able to access sport throughout their week, whether as a novice or at the elite level that a notable number achieve.

The reputation for excellence in Music is well established. Throughout the year the various choirs, individuals and ensembles create highlights for all to enjoy. Over 75% of students at the preparatory school Barlborough Hall play at least one instrument and more than 40% at the senior school do so. Concerts are performed each term and whilst the showcase Academy Concert tops the bill at the end of May, many other opportunities to perform are offered. Friends of the school and members of the wider community are always welcome to attend.

We warmly invite you to come and see what a Mount education could mean for your family at one of our open mornings, or for a private visit to see the school in action, meet staff and students and get an insight into life at Mount St Mary’s College. Please contact Victoria McAllister, Head of Admissions for further information on 01246 433 388 or email admissions@msmcollege.com