Headmaster’s welcome

I am extremely proud to be the Headmaster of Mowden Hall School. We are a vibrant, leading co educational preparatory school for children aged three to thirteen. At Mowden Hall, we aim to nurture the children academically, morally and culturally to help develop their confidence and sense of independence. In turn, the pupils discover talents, interests and values that prepare them for the next stage of their education and which stay with them for life.

Mowden Hall has high academic expectations of the children and prides itself on its success. The stimulating and varied curriculum is delivered by enthusiastic and committed staff, enabling the children to continue their education at many of the country’s leading secondary schools. We place emphasis on good manners, teamwork, loyalty and generosity of spirit, thus fostering respect for peers and adults alike. We believe in allowing children to be children.

Achievement in the classroom is crucial, though at Mowden Hall we are not driven by academic results alone. The School gives children a rounded and broad education in which each child discovers their talents and fulfils their potential. We introduce children to a wide range of opportunities. In particular, there is a strong emphasis on music, drama, sport, art and outdoor pursuits. Mowden has a good record of achieving a broad range of scholarships to senior schools. These include academic, sports, music and all-rounder awards.

Boarding is central to life at Mowden Hall. My wife, Nici, and I live in the very heart of the School and we are fully involved in all aspects of its life. We believe that boarding helps children achieve independence, gain confidence and above all learn the value and importance of being members of a community. The experience that the children gain by visiting Sauveterre in France for a term in Year 7 further reinforces these ideals.

A visit to Mowden Hall will reveal the School’s happy, purposeful atmosphere. Nici and I would be delighted to welcome you and introduce you to our best ambassadors – our pupils – who will tell you for themselves about their lives at Mowden Hall.

Neal Bailey
Headmaster

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