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Mount Carmel - College for Girls

Why Mount Carmel is the

Best Choice for your Daughter?

This page has been created to help you as a parent decide whether Mount Carmel is the right school for your daughter. Key information about the College is provided below with links for further information.

Not just a Catholic Secondary College

Mount Carmel is an inclusive faith community, where students and staff from other faiths are welcome and contribute to the College and our understanding of the complex society we live in. There is a spirit of community at Mount Carmel that fosters love, kindness and forgiveness: the Gospel values at the heart of our ethos. 

Click here to find out more about our values and ethos

Refurbished College

The college was transformed in 2013 thanks to extensive refurbishment and new build work as part of Islington's £140 million Building Schools for the Future (BSF) programme.

The college has been completely refurbished and remodelled to provide state of the art teaching and learning facilities. There is also new reception, providing a welcoming and vibrant entrance and social space for the college.

Other highlights of the BSF work include:

  • All classrooms have been completely refurbished, including science laboratories and ICT suites
  • New drama and performance spaces, a food technology classroom and a fitness suite
  • New ICT infrastructure and equipment provided throughout the school
  • A new learning resource centre at the heart of the school opening onto a large concourse
  • New lifts, making all subject areas fully wheelchair accessible


Learning at Mount Carmel is an exciting process of explanation, discovery and achievement. Our lessons are interactive and practical with an emphasis on team work, participation and enjoyment at every opportunity. We offer a wide and varied curriculum at each Key Stage, backed up by superb facilities throughout the College.

Click here to find out more about the Curriculum

Events and Achievements

Mount Carmel offers an exceptional range of out of hours extra curricular activities for learning enrichment, nurturing talents and for sheer enjoyment. Everyone has fantastic opportunities for involvement at every level of ability. New experiences, new challenges and new achievements strengthen our students' confidence and have a powerful impact on academic performance.

Click here to see a wealth of events and student achievement that have taken place at the college 

Exam Results 2015

The students and staff at the College are celebrating great GCSE results as a result of a fantastic combined effort from all involved.

Click here to find out more about the college results

Family Atmosphere

The College has a strong family atmosphere where students enjoy their learning and achieve their full potential, whilst fostering an active and close partnership between home and College.  Parents are encouraged to work closely with staff to ensure that their daughters achieve their full potential. Our strong pastoral team ensures all our girls are fully supported.

Click here to view a short film from students speaking about their experiences of there first year at Mount Carmel

'Good' OFSTED Report

Mount Carmel has been rated as ‘good’ in the latest Government Ofsted Inspection Report March 2014. The report showed that the college provides its students with a good quality of education. Because of its small size, students are treated and known as individuals, and support is targeted well to ensure that all groups of students make good progress.

Click here to find out more about the OFSTED report