Welcome to Mount Kelly

Mount Kelly, a top independent school in the West of England, is a boarding and day school for girls and boys aged 4-18 offering Reception to Sixth Form. If you like the outdoors, have a sense of adventure and are keen to take advantage of every opportunity that comes your way then Mount Kelly is the school for you. Come and visit to find out about our performance swimming programme, girls’ football academy (in association with the Chelsea FC Foundation) and our award winning chamber choir.

Our spectacular location means that we are well known for our strong commitment to extra-curricular activities and we encourage all pupils to take part whether it be camping out on the moor, paddling a canoe or riding the waves on a surf board. We call it the ‘Mount Kelly Spirit’ an attitude to life that develops here, one that allows pupils to really experience the life-defining educational experience that we promise.


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"Teens who love the outdoors will be in their element in this stunning location on the edge of Dartmoor." The Good Schools Guide 2023
“I was really over the moon with my Geography grade yesterday, I really did do far better than I thought I would. So, I would just like to take this opportunity to express my gratitude for your support and guidance throughout the duration of the Geography course, it truly made a difference.” Year 13 pupil
“I have to express the school is astonishing in not only the teaching but the pastoral care. The extra curriculars from LAMDA, Ten Tors, Devizes to Westminster Canoe Race, Rugby Exchange and many more certainly helped with the character building. All three of my children have blossomed, the boys in their successful careers and this is a credit to the school." Parent
"I have fond memories of being greeted by the Admissions Manager and her kind, reassuring words in introducing us all to Mount Kelly and seeing Admissions with new families doing their tours always makes me smile at the knowledge of those new pupils should they be accepted have this life changing experience.” Year 13 Pupil
"Your school is FANTASTIC. And the whole team. A huge bravo. Really huge bravo." Parent
"Throughout the School, pupils are articulate and express themselves well, encouraged by the School culture to speak in public both in class and to a wider audience." ISI 2021
"The positive relationships that the pupils form between peers, with their teachers and in boarding are clear strengths of the School." ISI 2021
"Mount Kelly offers some of the best aspects of traditional private schooling but is not weighed down by history or excessive grandeur. A nimble school that's heading towards the premier league unhampered (thank goodness) by snobbery and over-sophistication. Just what the West Country needs." Good Schools Guide 2020

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Examination Results

A Level 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
A* – A 39% 36% 44% 54% 51% 32%
A* – B 65% 56% 67% 71% 68% 52%
A* – C 85% 78% 87% 89% 86% 78%


GCSE 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
9 – 7 43% 41% 51% 47% 53% 36%
9 – 5 81% 80% 89% 83% 90% 79%
9 – 4 93% 92% 99% 96% 97% 92%

School Fees (per term)



Day from £2,850 to £5,550
Boarding £7,580 to £8,500
International £10,040


Day £6,850
Boarding £12,260
International £12,750

Sixth Form

Day £6,990
Boarding £12,320
International £12,810


£50 per night

Scholarships & Bursaries

At Mount Kelly it is our policy to encourage and acknowledge excellence through the awarding of scholarships to applicants showing exceptional aptitude in their chosen area. The purpose of these awards is to facilitate admission to Mount Kelly for gifted individual who, through their dedication and enthusiasm, will inspire those around them.

Scholarships and Bursaries are offered for Academic excellence, and for excellence in Sport, Girls’ Football, Swimming, Music & Choral, Art & Design Technology.

Register for an Open Day


We are looking forward to holding our Open Days 2024
Please register your interest by clicking the button below

Friday 20 September 2024 | 14:00 – College Open Day

Friday 27 September 2024 | 09:30 – Pre-Prep & Prep Open Day

Saturday 5 October 2024 | 14:00 – Sixth Form Open Day


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Virtual Tour

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Contact Us

If you would like to arrange a visit or to just chat to our Admissions Team please contact us on:


01822 813193