- The Mount School, York
Infobox School | name = The Mount
motto = Fidelis in Parvo
type = Independent
principal = Diana Gant
free_label2 = Age Range
free_text2 = 3 to 18
location =Dalton Terrace,
YorkYO24 4DD United Kingdom
website = [http://www.mountschoolyork.co.uk/mount-parents.php mountschoolyork.co.uk]
The Mount is a
Quakerindependent day and boarding school in York, England, for girls aged 11-18. It was founded in 1831. Its preparatory school is called Tregelles, accepts both boys and girls and has a nursery department. There are two or three forms in Year 7 to 11 and College (Sixth Form). There are about 15 to 20 girls in each form.
The school was founded by Yorkshire Quakers in 1831.
The current headmistress is Diana Gant. The school motto is "Fidelis in Parvo", meaning "faithfulness in little things". The school day begins with a meeting for worship every morning, except Wednesdays and every other Tuesday is hymn practice. As part of meeting the school text is sung every Friday.
The Mount School has for many years been acknowledged as one of the top
Independent girls' schoolsin the United Kingdom. In The TimesLeague Table, the school ranked 2nd by A-level results in the York area, with the Bootham School, another Quakerschool, being the first.
Academically the school maintains traditional values and has developed ‘pillars of excellence’ in several subject areas: science, music, sports, art, drama and foreign languages.
2006, a 100% pass rate in A Level was recorded across the academic subjects. Over 33% of the year group gained three or more A grades, and four students were credited with 5 grade As, with three girls securing their places at the University of Cambridgein the following academic year. As for GCSElevel, 100% of pupils achieved a good GCSEgrade in seven or more subjects. Five students gained one of the top five marks in the country in various subjects.
The sporting facilities are comprised of 16 acres of pitches, an indoor heated swimming pool, a sports hall and a gymnasium. Girls may opt for activities such as orienteering and fencing.
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* Sturge, H. W. & Clark, T. "The Mount School". York, 1785 to 1931. (Pub. 1931).
* Smith, M. F. & Waller, E. A. "The Mount School". York, 1857 to 1957. (Pub. 1957).
* The Mount OSA. "A register of old scholars, 1931-1932". (Pub. 1932).
* "The Mount School Annual reports" (annual lists of pupils 1919-1940).
* "Old York Scholars Association Annual reports, 1887-1901". OSA Annual reports. (Pub. 1890).
* Sheils, S. (2007) "Among Friends", The Story of The Mount School, York. London: James & James
List of Friends Schools
* [http://www.mountschoolyork.co.uk/ Mount School Official Site.]
* [http://www.mountschoolyork.co.uk/tregelles-parents.php Tregelles Official Site]
* [http://www.mosafriends.co.uk/ Mount Old Scholars Association]
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