Haberdashers’ Monmouth School for Girls has always been proud of its strong links with forces families.

The build-up to this year’s Armistice Day was made particularly special when HMSG welcomed an inspirational team of wonder war veterans to the School.

Taking a well-earned break from their ambitious 1,000 mile charity walk across the UK, six veterans gave a humbling presentation following musical performances from the pupils.

The Walk of Britain 2015 team were representing national organisation ‘Walking with the Wounded’, which fundraises for the re-education and truing of injured servicemen and women.

Each veteran talked to girls and guests about how they had been injured in the line of duty, and how the charity has helped them to transform their lives.

Our CCF, which is coordinated with sixth formers at our sibling, Monmouth School, took great pride in hosting the event.

Knowing that charities like ‘Walking with the Wounded’ are looking after the people who lay their lives on the line for us every day means so much to our pupils, especially with many of our boarders belonging to forces families.

We are proud to guarantee that service families pay only 10% of the boarding fees if they are eligible for the Continuity of Education Allowance.

One of the concerns forces families have, is that they don’t want their children to feel unsure of where they belong.

But thanks to our committed boarding staff creating a strong family atmosphere and always organising plenty of joint weekend activities with Monmouth School, our pupils confidently refer to Monmouth as home.

At HMSG, we are dedicated to achieving the best possible exam results and helping girls to win places at their first choice universities.  But we are also lucky enough to have state of the art facilities geared towards helping pupils nurture their individual talents.

Whether they love music, art, drama, sport or hope to join the CCF, the possibilities are endless, and we look forward to offering these opportunities to forces families for generations to come…

Caroline Pascoe:
Headmistress of Haberdashers’ Monmouth School for Girls

*The schools have an established bus route covering the Thornbury area.

For more information, visit:  www.habs-monmouth.org or call 01600 710433 (Monmouth School) or 01600 711104 (HMSG).