Mount Kelly College, set on the edge of Dartmoor National Park, is a coeducational day and boarding school. Its roots can be traced back to the late 1860s, when Admiral Benedictus Marwood Kelly initiated the founding of a school for the ‘sons of naval officers and other gentlemen’.
The curriculum comprises geography, history, art, Latin, drama, design technology, computer science, philosophy, religion & ethics, music and PE, in addition to the core subjects.
The extra-curricular activities at Mount Kelly complement the core academic curriculum through drama, music, art, sports, Combined Cadet Force, Duke of Edinburgh, journalism, debating and public speaking, along with the Ten Tors Challenge, the Exmoor Challenge and the Devizes to Westminster Canoe Marathon.
Mount Kelly nurtures compassion, kindness, integrity, generosity of spirit and a commitment to service amongst pupils, whilst preparing them for the challenging and rapidly evolving world beyond school. Underpinned by a determined dedication to academic excellence, the school offers a wide range of opportunities, which, coupled with exceptional pastoral care, helps students to develop into intelligent and resilient adults.
Address: Mount Tavy Road Tavistock Devon PL19 9JL
Admissions info: [email protected] or 01822 813193
School Type: Independent co-educational boarding and day school
Number of Students: 310 (approx.)
Open day: September, October
11+ Exam Type / Board: School’s own
The school’s Open Days are set in September and October each year. They include a tour of the school and meeting with the Head and teaching staff. You can also visit the school at any other time that suits you, although it is recommended that you visit during term time.
For more information, please reach out to Admissions.
Following the visit to the school, if you wish to register your child for Year 7 entry, you should fill in a Registration Form available on the school’s website. This form should then be sent to the Admissions Manager along with the Registration Fee of £75.
The school will also seek evidence of good conduct from your child’s present school in the form of a report. Upon receipt of a positive report, they will be invited to sit entrance examinations.
The results of the examinations, in conjunction with the school reports, will determine whether or not your child will receive an offer of a place.
Academic scholarships are not available to Year 7 entry applicants. Means tested bursaries are offered to help families experiencing an adverse change in circumstances, or to new pupils who are awarded a scholarship and would not otherwise be able to afford to attend the school.
All awards are confidential and reviewed annually. For more information, please visit the school’s website.
The Mount Kelly Prep School entrance assessment consists of written tests in the following subjects:
The English paper examines comprehension and writing skills, whilst the maths exam assesses your child’s problem-solving abilities and arithmetic skills.
Please see below for further details and recommendations on how to prepare for the Mount Kelly Prep School 11+ entrance examinations.
Our practice tests help students become familiar with the style and layout of the Mount Kelly Prep School exams, which can help boost their confidence in the lead up to the big day. They cover all the question types that could be asked in the entrance exam and can be used to identify any weaker areas that require additional work.
Once you devise a specific study schedule and a structured approach towards 11+ exam preparation, you will be able to remove unnecessary stress from the preparation process and make it more manageable for your child.
We highly recommend that students take our practice tests under timed conditions to get used to answering questions quickly and under time pressure.
Our practice tests are age-appropriate, yet still challenging, corresponding perfectly with the demands of a competitive independent school’s 11+ entrance exam. They are available for immediate download, print and use after purchase.
Please see below our recommended packs to help you prepare your child for the Mount Kelly Prep School 11+ entrance exam.
Recommendations for each section of the Mount Kelly Prep School 11 Plus exam can be found below:
We highly recommend the following packs to prepare successfully for Mount Kelly Prep School’s 11+ English paper. They will help improve your child’s comprehension skills, such as inference, and writing skills, including spelling, vocabulary and punctuation:
We highly recommend the use of the following packs to help develop your child’s arithmetic and problem-solving skills within the examination context of Mount Kelly Prep School’s 11+ maths test:
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Our practice tests aim to show what sort of questions were included in the Mount Kelly Prep School 11+ past papers. The information provided about Mount Kelly Prep School was believed to be correct at the time of publishing. However, please be aware of future changes. We advise you to contact the school directly if you are unsure of anything. School contact details are provided within the post.
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