Mount House School, Tavistock

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Mount House School
Arms of Kelly of Kelly, Devon
Location
Information
TypeIndependent school
Day and boarding school
Co-educational
Religious affiliation(s)Church of England
Established1881
FounderMiss Parker and Miss Tubbs
Closed2014
Head MasterPaddy Savage
GenderCo-educational
Age3 to 13
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 School to form Mount Kelly School.[1]

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

History[edit]

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 (the birth place of Miss Tubbs). Plymouth was heavily bombed in World War II and the school re-located to 50 acre site at Mount Tavy in 1940. Mount House School became co-educational in 1996 with a Pre-prep established for 3-7 year olds ten years later.

Facilities[edit]

Facilities that were available at Mount House:-

  • All-weather pitch
  • 3 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
  • 9 hole golf course
  • 25m heated outdoor swimming pool
  • Boating lake

Notable attendees[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.westernmorningnews.co.uk/kelly-college-mount-house-school-announce-merger/story-21741010-detail/story.html
  2. ^ "Category:St Matthias' Church, Plymouth - Wikimedia Commons". commons.wikimedia.org. Retrieved 2018-02-03.
  3. ^ "Union marks beginning of new era".
  4. ^ www.whataboutawebsite.co.uk. "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".