Mount Kelly

Head: Mr G. Ayling
Telephone: 01822 813100
School Address: Mount Kelly Parkwood Road Tavistock Devon PL19 0HZ


Number in School: 585
Number of Boarders: 215
Boarding Age: 7-18 Boarding Type: Day Boarding, Flexi Boarding, Full Boarding, Weekly Boarding - (Monday to Friday) School Type: Co-Ed

Head of Boarding: Mr D. Bott
Head of Boarding Email:
Head of Boarding Contact Number: 01822 813100

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 3 and Year 4 £6,040 Meals and many activities
Year 3 and Year 4 £7,090 Meals and many activities
Year 3 and Year 4 £7,990 Meals and many activities
Year 3 and Year 4 £10,190 Meals and many activities