Mount House School, Tavistock

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Mount House School
Arms of Kelly of Kelly, Devon
TypeIndependent school
Day and boarding school
MottoUt Prosim
(That I May Serve)
Religious affiliation(s)Church of England
FounderMiss Parker and Miss Tubbs
Head MasterPaddy Savage
Age3 to 13
Colour(s)Black, White, Grey
Former pupilsOMH

Mount House was a coeducational independent school situated in the outskirts of Tavistock, Devon; there was an associated preparatory school for primary school children. In June 2014, the school formally merged with Kelly College to form Mount Kelly School.[1]

The school had fifty acres, including playing fields, set on the edge of Dartmoor and including a stretch of the River Tavy.


Mount House School was founded in 1881 by Miss Parker and Miss Tubbs at Alton House, Tavistock Hill, Plymouth. In 1890 the school moved location to North Hill, Plymouth (now the site of St Matthias church hall[2]), moving in 1900 to larger premises at Mount House, Approach Road, Plymouth (Tubbs's birthplace). Plymouth was heavily bombed in World War II and the school re-located to a 50-acre site at Mount Tavy in 1940. The school became a charitable trust in 1984, becoming co-educational in 1996 with a pre-prep established for 3 to 7-year-olds.


Facilities that were available at Mount House:-

  • All-weather pitch
  • 6 grass pitches for rugby, football, cricket and rounders
  • 700 square metre indoor sports hall
  • 2 squash courts
  • Out door cricket nets
  • 3 cross country courses
  • Netball court
  • Tennis court
  • 9 hole golf course
  • 25m heated outdoor swimming pool
  • Theatre
  • Boating lake

Notable former pupils[edit]


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  3. ^ "Union marks beginning of new era".
  4. ^ "The Mount House School Association".
  5. ^ "Two of the Westcountry's most prestigious schools to merge". 17 March 2014.
  6. ^ "The University of Liverpool ~ SC&A ~ Home".