Rougemont School如耶蒙特中学，如耶蒙特学校 Llantarnam Hall,
Malpas Road, Newport NP20 6QB
Tel: 01633 820800 Fax: 01633 855598
• CO-ED, 3–18, Day
• Pupils 739, Upper sixth 34
• Termly fees £1533–£2373
• Enquiries/application to the Registrar
What it’s like
Founded in 1920, the school was established as a co-educational junior school to
feed local grammar schools. The present school took shape after a parental
buy-out in 1974 and a charitable trust was formed. The first sixth form opened
in 1981. Recently most of the school moved to a new site at Llantarnam Hall,
where it offers education from 3–18. Examination results are good. High
standards are achieved in music, drama and art. Sport is good with several
county and national representatives. A most impressive record in the Duke of
Edinburgh’s Award Scheme.
Pupils & entrance
Pupils: Total age range 3–18; 739 day pupils (380 boys, 359
girls). Senior department 11–18, 402 pupils (205 boys, 197 girls).
Entrance: Main entry ages 3–4, 11, 13 and 16. For sixth-form entry, 5
GCSEs at least grade C, including sixth-form subjects. No special skills or
religious requirements. 20% of senior intake from state schools (plus 10% to
sixth form); many from own junior department.
Scholarships, bursaries & extras 6 pa scholarships (awarded at age
11), value 25% fees. Variable number of bursaries. No extras.
Head & staff
Head: Dr Jonathan Tribbick, appointed 2002. Educated at The Cedars
School, Leighton Buzzard, and the universities of Hull (classics) and London
(classics and law). Previously Vice Principal of Newcastle-under-Lyme School and
Head of Classics at Hampton School.
Teaching staff: 57 full time, 7 part time. Annual turnover 3%. Average
GCSE: In 2003, 67 pupils in upper fifth: 79% gained at least grade C in
8+ subjects; 18% in 5–7 subjects. Average GCSE score 55 (over 5 years).
A-levels: 39 in upper sixth: 95% passed in 3+ subjects; 3% in 2 subjects.
Average final point score achieved by upper sixth formers 350.
University & college entrance 100% of 2003 sixth-form leavers went on
to a degree course (10% after a gap year). 22% took courses in medicine or law,
40% in science & engineering, 32% in humanities & social sciences, 6% in art &
Curriculum GCSE, AS and
A-levels: 16–18 subjects at GCSE, AS and A-level.
Sixth form: Most sixth formers take 4 subjects at AS-level (some in
contrasting subjects), 3 at A-level; general studies not taken. AS-level
critical thinking offered. 30% take science A-levels; 35% arts/humanities; 35%
Vocational: Work experience available.
Special provision: Individual tuition on withdrawal basis. Dyslexia unit.
Languages: French and German offered to GCSE, AS and A-level. German
exchange, with a school in Lahnstein.
ICT: Taught both as a discrete subject (1 hour/week in Years 5–9) and
across the curriculum. 100 computers for pupil use (8 hours a day), majority
networked and with email and internet access.
Music: 30% of pupils learn a musical instrument; instrumental exams can
be taken. 3 musical groups: orchestra, chamber, choral.
Drama & dance: Both offered. GCSE drama may be taken. Majority of pupils
are involved in school and house/other productions.
Art & design: Offered at both GCSE, AS and A-level. Provision is made for
a full multi-disciplinary curriculum.
Sport & activities
Sport: Rugby, soccer, cricket, netball, rounders compulsory. Optional:
tennis, squash, cross-country. RLSS, AAA and ARA exams may be taken. Pupils have
been in Welsh national teams: badminton (U16), swimming (U16), hockey (U19),
cricket (U13, U15 and U19), table tennis (U16).
Activities: Pupils take bronze, silver and gold Duke of Edinburgh’s
Award: 29 gold awards over the past 10 years. Community service optional.
Numerous clubs, including chess, computing, debating, environmental care.
Uniform: School uniform worn throughout.
Houses & prefects: Competitive houses. Prefects, head boy/girl, head of
house and house prefects, appointed by the Headmaster, with staff consultation.
Social: Three sets of debating competitions (Rotary, Business Women,
English Speaking Union). Organised trips abroad each year. Pupils allowed to
bring own car/bike/motorbike to school. Meals self-service. School shop.
Discipline Pupils failing to produce homework once would have to do
the work and their omission would be noted; a pupil smoking cannabis on school
premises should expect expulsion.