Mowden Hall School

Leading Co-Educational Independent Prep School For Children aged 3-13 Years



Set in the heart of Northumberland, 13 miles west of Newcastle, Mowden Hall provides an inspirational all round education for boys and girls aged 3 to 13 years. Established in 1935, Mowden Hall is recognised as one of the leading Prep schools in the North of England, with an excellent record of preparing children for a wide range of senior schools. We aim to nurture the children academically, morally and culturally to help develop their confidence and sense of independence. In turn, the pupils discover talents, interests and values that prepare them for the next stage of their education and which stay with them for life.

Mowden Hall has high academic expectations of the children and prides itself on its success. The stimulating and varied curriculum is delivered by enthusiastic and committed staff, enabling the children to continue their education at many of the country’s leading secondary schools. We place emphasis on good manners, teamwork, loyalty and generosity of spirit, thus fostering respect for peers and adults alike. We believe in allowing children to be children.

Achievement in the classroom is crucial, though at Mowden Hall we are not driven by academic results alone. The School gives children a rounded and broad education in which each child discovers their talents and fulfils their potential. We introduce children to a wide range of opportunities. In particular, there is a strong emphasis on music, drama, sport, art and outdoor pursuits. Mowden Hall has a good record of achieving a broad range of scholarships to senior schools. These include academic, sports, music, art, drama and all-rounder awards.

Boarding is central to life at Mowden Hall. We believe that boarding helps children achieve independence, gain confidence and above all learn the value and importance of being members of a community. 

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"The school really does put the children at the centre of all it does, it is an extremely happy, fun, energetic, hard working and busy environment where children are able to really flourish as children" 

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