Founded in 1614, the School has a long tradition of knowing how they develop best. In every area boys are thriving: academically, in the arts and on the sports fields and on the river. We provide an environment in which boys prosper through academic tracking and pastoral engagement, using systems which are not the result of the latest whims of educational theorists, but developed from long experience. The School boasts superb academic and sporting facilities, including a new sports pavilion, 25 acres of sports pitches, sports complex, music school, sixth form centre, science laboratories, chapel, drama studio and a 500 seat theatre. Situated right next door to these sports facilities is The Grange, Monmouth Preparatory School, which in 2009 moved into a state-of-the-art building; complete with a science lab, an art studio, ICT and music suites. Monmouth School is nationally renowned for its sporting and musical achievements as well as its high academic standards, with 99% of school leavers going on to university and 10 per cent on average awarded places at Oxford and Cambridge. Boarding is an integral part of the richness of life at the School. There is a full programme of after-school and weekend activities, some of which are run jointly with the Girls’ School. Monmouth has its own Chaplain and Chapel. There is a choice of over 30 AS and A level subjects on offer through a co-ordinated timetable with Haberdashers’ Monmouth School for Girls. The tradition of sporting excellence is reflected in the fact that many boys play at county or national level, particularly in rugby, cricket, football and rowing, where Tom Lucy won a silver medal in the Beijing Olympics. The School is strong in music, drama and art, with a programme of artists and composers in residence. There is much participation in the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme, and in the voluntary, but highly popular, Combined Cadet Force.