Headmistress’s Welcome

HMSG Headmistress Caroline Pascoe with senior prefects`
HMSG senior management and prefects team after receiving excellent 2015 Estyn report
Estyn Inspection 2015

I am thrilled that you are interested in Haberdashers’ Monmouth School for Girls and hope that exploring this website will give you a taste of the diversity and quality of opportunity that we offer.

Energy, happiness and a sense girls can achieve extraordinary things are at the heart of HMSG and its prep school, Inglefield House. With a mixture of day and boarding pupils, aged 7 to 18, there is a genuine sense of community throughout the School.

Set in the beautiful Wye Valley, we aim to provide the finest education possible and we are pleased to announce the introduction of a Year 7 Sports Scholarship which girls joining in September 2016 will be eligible to apply for.

Inglefield House offers preparatory education for girls aged between 7 and 11, with boarding now from 7.  Situated on the same campus, Inglefield House benefits from HMSG’s extensive facilities, including science laboratories, theatre, music school and superb sports provision.  A strong House system integrates girls from age 7 through to 18.

Academic results are impressive, regularly appearing in the top 125 schools in UK league tables. In 2016, 41.9% of all GCSE examinations were graded A* and more than a third of pupils achieved at least seven A*s. Pupils also performed well in the more challenging IGCSE examinations. 82.6% of biology papers, 82.6% of physics exams, 73.9% of chemistry papers and 78.6% of history assessments were marked at A*/A.

With 100% pass rate at A Level now a regular achievement, most girls win places at their first choice universities to read subjects as diverse as medicine, law, languages, engineering and economics. In 2016, 56.1% of grades were A* or A – more than double the national average – and 83.2% of grades were A* to B.

A close link with our sibling, Monmouth School, provides a dynamic Sixth Form experience with seminar-style classes in preparation for university. Our new Sixth Form boarding house, Augusta House, further eases this transition between school and university.

HMSG offers far more than just good grades. Whether a pupil’s passion is for sport, music, drama, photography, dance or CCF, the School will encourage her to reach the highest standard. At all ages, your daughter will be encouraged to take personal responsibility, to think for herself and to understand service to the community.

Please do arrange an appointment to meet me and discuss your daughter personally. We would all be delighted to see you here and offer you a very warm welcome.

Dr Caroline Pascoe, Headmistress of Haberdashers’ Monmouth School for Girls

Headmistress's Biography

Dr Caroline Pascoe is the twelfth Headmistress of Haberdashers’ Monmouth School for Girls and took up her post in April 2014.

Dr Pascoe graduated with a BSc in Microbiology from the University of Bristol and was subsequently awarded an MSc in Educational Management and Leadership from the University of Leicester. She gained extensive teaching experience, initially as a Physics teacher and subsequently as Head of Science and Head of Year, before progressing to Headship at Truro High School for Girls. She has worked in both the maintained and independent sectors, day and boarding, and in both co-educational and girls’ schools.

A member of the GB Women’s Rowing Squad at the 1992 Barcelona Olympics and an Officer in the RAF Volunteer Reserve, Dr Pascoe also worked for a while in the Himalayas and continues to lead high-altitude trekking expeditions for schools and other organisations to that region.

To contact Dr Pascoe, please email her PA, Kate Potts, at kpotts@hmsg.co.uk

For information on Admissions please contact Mrs Karen Stafford-Smith on 01600 711104, email admissions@hmsg.co.uk