Head: Mr Guy Ayling
Telephone: 01822 813100
Head of Boarding Contact Information
Name: Mr Drew Bott
Telephone: 01822 813100
Number in School: 585
Number of Boarders: 215
Boarding Age: 7 to 18

Mount Kelly, set on the edge of Dartmoor National Park, combines academic excellence, an outstanding range of opportunities beyond the classroom and exceptional pastoral care. The School, for girls and boys aged between 3 and 18, offers day, weekly, flexi and full boarding places and currently has 585 pupils.

Children at Mount Kelly are nurtured, guided and inspired to develop their own skills and interests. With small class sizes and a comprehensive tutoring system, we produce happy, confident, well rounded and ambitious pupils.

Mount Kelly offers a high standard of academic schooling demonstrated by an excellent record of A level and GCSE results.

We are well known for our strong commitment to co-curricular activities and the majority of pupils are involved with the Combined Cadet Force, Duke of Edinburgh Awards, the Devizes to Westminster Canoe Marathon or the Ten Tors Challenge. Our Saturday School Programme, not compulsory for day pupils, gives the children a wide range of opportunity to explore their own interests with activities from kayaking to cookery. In addition our academic staff, in collaboration with our fully staffed onsite Adventure Centre, runs the innovative and unique Learning Outside the Classroom Programme utilising activities from coasteering to creative writing ‘on location.’

The school has an internationally recognised coaching facility for swimming. Our swimmers board and are taught alongside their contemporaries. This 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. The swimming programme has had alumni at the last five Olympic and Paralympic games.

Year Fee Extras included in fees
Year 3 and Year 4 £6,040 Meals and many activities
Year 5 and Year 6 £7,090 Meals and many activities
Year 7 and Year 8 £7,990 Meals and many activities
Year 9 to Year 13 £10,190 Meals and many activities

We have high expectations and this encourages 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 in turn fosters the confidence, social awareness and enthusiasm for life needed to succeed in a fast changing world.Guy Ayling, Head Master