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Virtual Tour

At Mount Kelly we understand that choosing the right school for your child is one of the most important decisions you will ever make. To help you in this process we would encourage you to visit the School whenever possible. If you can visit during term-time you will see the School in action and really get a feel for what goes on here.

If you are not able to visit we hope very much that the interactive map below will give you a good idea of the facilities at Mount Kelly and that some of the videos included will also help you understand some of the many opportunities that will be available for your child at the School.

Click on the markers to see more detailed information about each location, take the virtual tours and watch the 360 views, videos and images.

We hope you enjoy looking round our school and please contact us to book your personal visit.

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Conway House

Conway House is Mount Kelly’s Day House for boys in Years 9-13.

The House was refurbished in 2017 and is now a bright, modern and homely environment for all our day boys. With new common rooms, changing facilities and private study areas Conway has never looked better, and we believe that the House is ideally configured to enable your sons to thrive socially, academically and emotionally.

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Courtenay House

Courtenay House was built as part of the original plans for Kelly College in 1890 and mimics much of the grandiose style of the College. Today it houses boys in Years 9 – 13. Courtenay House boys are happy and well supported by their Housemaster and the team. This is achieved by high standards of behaviour and an expectation that all the boys will share the values that shape our community.

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Marwood House

Marwood House is home for girls in Years 9–13 where our boarders live comfortably in a happy and relaxed environment. Girls feel safe, secure and supported so that they can grow and develop into confident, independent-thinking individuals. The majority of the rooms are study bedrooms where the girls can work and relax; each room has its own character and charm. The house has common rooms, kitchens and day rooms, all giving the girls plenty of communal space as well.

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Newton House

Newton, a boarding house for boys in the Years 9 – 13, provides every boy with a safe and secure environment where they can develop the confidence to engage in new experiences and activities and to achieve their full potential. Newton House is a beautiful Georgian building surrounded by plenty of open space in which the boys can run, play ball games and generally let off steam. In addition to the dormitories there are light and spacious communal areas for working and relaxing and a kitchen area for boys to prepare snacks and drinks during the day and in the evening.

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Russell House

Russell House in Mount Kelly’s day house for girls in Year 9-13. With a series of dedicated common rooms for each year group and smaller studies for the use of our Sixth Form girls, Russell House has plenty of space for all our girls to come back to at break or lunchtime to socialise, relax and even catch up on a bit of prep.

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School House

School House for boarding girls in Years 9-13, is in the centre of the College and provides plenty of space for relaxation and study. The dormitories range from singles up to five in a room and are allocated according to year group. The majority of the rooms are study bedrooms where the girls can work and relax; each room has its own character and charm. The house has common rooms, kitchens and day rooms, all giving the girls plenty of communal space as well.

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Tavy House

Tavy House is the Prep boarding house and is set within the main building where boarders are well cared for by our team of Houseparents, matrons and residential staff. The dorms are bright and spacious with many of them offering unrivalled views across the Tavy Valley and Tavistock. Blessed with ample facilities, our boarders embrace all that is around them from the river, the playing fields, cricket nets, tennis court, the outdoor swimming pool, adventure playground and Sports Hall.

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Main School and Library

The main building, housing both the Library and the Chapel, was built in the 1870s following a bequest from Admiral Benedictus Marwood Kelly, to found a school for the ‘sons of naval officers and other gentlemen’. The classrooms have been refurbished and modernised with the latest technology whilst the Library and Chapel retain all the gothic splendour of the original design.

 

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College Science Block

The Science faculty have two laboratories for each of the three disciplines; Biology, Chemistry and Physics. The Department is staffed by seven specialist teachers and technical staff.

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Prep Science Block

The Science Department is housed in two spacious, fully equipped laboratories

The laboratories are used by the specialist science teachers and their classes, as well as by the Lower Prep for aspects of their IPC curriculum. The labs are supported and maintained with the assistance of a laboratory technician.

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Westall Centre

The Westall Centre is home to Design Technology, Art and Photography. The Centre is a popular hub for our DT and Art pupils and is often open until 21:00 allowing plenty of time to work on the portfolios required for GCSE and A Level.

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Prep Art

In a vibrant and lively Art Department, all pupils from Years 3-8 work in a wide range of media from drawing and painting to clay and textiles.

The Art Department runs a range of clubs at lunchtimes and after school as well as a Scholarship program for pupils with a real passion for the subject.

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Prep Design Technology

The newly appointed Design Technology Department is situated at the heart of the Prep, within the courtyard.

The department has been fitted with a band saw, scroll saws, pillar drills and belt sander to aid the learning journeys of children within this subject.

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Nursery and Pre-Prep

Mount Kelly Pre-Prep provides a purpose-built setting for children aged from rising 3s to 7 years of age.  The Nursery has an expansive room and secure outside area to allow creativity and learning at every opportunity. Teachers from all year groups interact with all of the children in the Pre-Prep, which promotes a special community feeling and ensures transitions from each year group are as smooth as possible.

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Big School

Big School is our performance hall where pupils from the College perform in both large whole school productions, and smaller more studio type productions. Musical and choral concerts are given each term and we welcome professional companies for workshops with the pupils and performances which can also be enjoyed by the local community. We have a professional sound and lighting booth and retractable tiered seating for 250 guests.

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Wortham Hall

The Wortham Hall is our performance area at the Prep where every year group will tread the boards in one of the many dramatic productions performed every year. The space is also used for musical concerts, assemblies and drama classes. Professional lighting and a large stage area all add to the professionalism of the productions.

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Music School

The Music School at the Prep is a fantastic resource with 14 practice rooms, each with a piano, and a large performance space. Pupils from Nursery to Year 8 have weekly Music lessons.

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Swimming pools

The Swimming Pool complex comprises of our 4 lane 25m pool, the 8 lane 50m pool and the Swim Performance Centre (SPC). Home to the highly successful Mount Kelly Swim Squad, the pools are also open to the public.

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All-Weather Pitches

All-Weather Pitch

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Multi Use Games Area (MUGA)

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The main full-size all-weather pitch was resurfaced in 2019 and the Multi-Use Games Area (MUGA) was installed shortly afterwards. Both fully floodlit these areas provide year round sporting opportunities for our pupils and are also home to Tavistock Hockey Club.

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College Sports Pitches

5 grass pitches for cricket, rugby and football.

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Sports Hall

The Sports Hall offers a fantastic range of sporting activities for the whole school. With 2 squash courts, indoor cricket nets, netball court, basketball court, badminton, table tennis and so much more, there is something for everyone here.

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Prep Sports Pitches

Sport forms a big part of life at the Prep, with our core values of Respect, Commitment, Teamwork, Sportsmanship and Humility at the heart of everything we do.

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Outdoor Pool and Lake

The outdoor swimming pool is a fantastic facility for our prep boarders who enjoy many a happy summer afternoon in the water. A new heating pump allows pupils to swim for even longer throughout the year.

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Chapel

Chapel lies at the heart of the School and was part of the original building, built as a school, which opened in 1877. The College meet twice a week for various types of service and Harvest Festival, Remembrance Sunday and Carols by Candlelight are important dates in the School calendar.

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College Dining Hall

A healthy mind and body are vital to success at school and developing a commitment to a healthier lifestyle is of lifelong benefit to pupils.

Thomas Franks runs the catering at Mount Kelly. The team serves delicious, fresh food (from local and family-owned suppliers wherever possible) to ensure your children have nutritious and flavoursome meals.

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Front Hall

Mount Tavy was built in 1786 and the Front Hall retains the beautiful elegance of the period. Now used for assemblies and recitals the hall provides the perfect setting for everyone to enjoy.

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