The Mount School
The Mount is the UK’s only Quaker school for girls. The School consistently performs well in league tables and was listed as York’s leading school for A-level results in 2013 by the Department for Education.
A strong Quaker ethos runs through the heart of the School, fostering self-belief, independent thinking and sensitivity to others along the way. Girls are encouraged to develop their curiosity, creativity, confidence, determination and potential whilst having fun at the same time.
Madeleine Taylor, College II (Year 13) on receiving an offer to study at Brasenose College, Oxford
‘The strong Quaker ethos in the School creates an environment in which everyone appreciates and values each other, fostering both independence and equality. The pupils thrive in this atmosphere of safety, confidence and trust. Behaviour across the whole School is excellent and relationships between pupils are strong and affirming.’
Independent Schools Inspectorate Report 2012
‘At The Mount I found teachers who supported us, who were always prepared to give up their time for us. We were encouraged to ask questions, to think for ourselves. Being here taught me to be comfortable in my own skin, to have confidence in myself. It taught me to be a team player, to listen to and respect others’ point of view, even if it differs from my own, but also to speak up when necessary. The Quaker ethos taught me about fairness and tolerance; it has given me the skills to be socially responsible and to make a difference, no matter what I go on to do.’
Olivia Bright, Head Girl 2012/13
‘I think the USP of the School is that it is very caring and really brings the most potential out of the students. It has often been mentioned that the School is a “family” and the interaction between the girls at the top of the School through to the very first years is endearing. Personally I really like everything about the School. My daughter has always had a sunny disposition but this has been magnified ten times since she moved here from London. She loves everything about it and even likes getting up in the morning to go there – amazing for a teenager!’
A current parent
People at The Mount really care about other people. Being part of a community that treats everyone as an individual has the wonderful effect of enabling girls to simply be themselves. A Mount girl is someone with the confidence to be herself, and isn’t afraid to take that risk of showing who she is to the world.
Holly Gardiner, Head Girl, 2013/14 on receiving an offer to study at Hertford College, Oxford