The Mount School York

Pupils in lessons were exuberantly confident.” Girls at The Mount are exuberantly confident because they know they can be.

We are leaders in educating girls and understanding their needs, inspiring and empowering confident young women, enabling them to believe nothing is beyond their reach.

The Mount School York is an exceptional independent day and boarding school for girls aged 3 -18, based in the heart of York. We have been at the forefront of providing an exceptional education for girls since 1785. Our Quaker founders knew that girls excel within an all-girls environment and we still believe they do today. Creating an environment where every girl is valued, enabled to flourish and given the confidence to know they can achieve is at the heart of The Mount School ethos. We are committed to bringing out the best in every girl in all that she does. We empower girls to be who they want to be. We know girls can, and girls do at The Mount.

Mount School girls learn to think for themselves, developing both resilience and empathy. We foster and promote creativity and encourage girls to be ambitious in their aspirations. We will support your daughter to grow and develop as an individual, achieving her potential beyond her – and your – expectations. Your daughter will leave The Mount intellectually curious, emotionally confident and socially responsible, with a lifelong love of learning.

The School’s ethos reflects the Quaker values of: Simplicity, Truth, Equality, Peace, Social Justice and Sustainability. These values are central to our School community – they influence and underpin everything we do. At The Mount girls develop their academic and social talents to the full, within a happy and supportive community. Our Quaker tradition is combined with dynamic and forward-thinking teaching to equip girls with the skills, ambition and confidence to succeed.

The Mount School York benefits from a spacious 16 acre campus providing girls with a safe and secure place to learn. Specialist Classrooms, ample outdoor space and forest area sparks girls’ curiosity through exploration and play. Expert teaching and dedicated facilities provide girls with opportunities that stretch them to think, collaborate and grow.



  • Head David Griffiths
  • David Griffiths
  • Age range 3 - 18
  • Day / Boarding
    • Day
    • Full Boarding
    • Weekly Boarding
  • Religious affiliation Quaker
  • Exams
  • 14+ GCSE
  • 16+ A Level
  • Fees (per term) September 2020 - July 2021
  • Prep/Junior School
    • £2,075 - £3,140
  • Senior School
    • £5,270 - £6,100
  • Sixth Form
    • £6,100
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Bursaries & Scholarships

At The Mount Senior School we offer a number of Scholarship Awards to girls who show excellence and potential in a range of disciplines. These currently include: Academic, Art, Drama, Music, Performing Arts and Sport. Scholarships are available for entry into Year 7, Year 9 and Year 12. Apart from Music Scholarships all Scholarships are honorary, however all Scholarships including Music can be applied for a means-tested bursary.

The Mount School has a long history of providing financial assistance to pupils and their families through bursaries. The awarding of bursaries is embedded in The Mount School’s culture and is something in which we passionately believe. Bursaries are available for entry into Year 7 and above. It is our aim to reach out to those children whose families cannot meet the cost of fees unaided and offer them the opportunity to receive a Mount School education in the Senior School years.

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Scholarships & Bursaries offered
  • Academic scholarships
  • All Rounder awards
  • Art scholarships
  • Bursaries for new entrants
  • HM Forces discounts
  • Music scholarships
  • Sibling discounts
  • Sixth Form scholarships
  • Sport scholarships


Disclaimer: Data is provided by the school, the GSA is not responsible for inaccuracies.

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