Welcome to Moorland

The biggest decision you can make as parents is in confidently choosing the right school and environment in which to socially and academically educate your children.

At Moorland, every day is an open day, with the children being at the very centre of everything that we do, and this ethos ensures that children return home from school happy.

We welcome children at any point within the academic year. There are no formal entrance examinations. We prefer to meet each child individually, and to invite them to spend a day or a week with us to ensure that the School, the parents and the child are confident that their educational needs can be met.

All we ask is for previous school reports, as our only admissions criteria are based upon behaviour. We pride ourselves on creating a family, caring and nurturing environment, upon where all children can develop and achieve their true academic and social potentials in confidence and happiness.

To learn more about Moorland School, you may download our prospectus or feel free to email me if you have any questions.

However, what better way to help your decision-making process than to visit us and see for yourself the difference an education at Moorland could make for your child. This can be arranged through one of our regular open days or an organised personal tour.

Carl Lightbown

Carl Lightbown

Admissions Manager
Military Liaison
clightbown@moorlandschool.co.uk
+44 (0) 1200 423 833

Arrange a Visit

Please feel free to make an appointment with me at your earliest convenience as I would relish the opportunity to show you and your family around our lovely warm, and small family coeducational day and boarding school and answer any questions you may have.

Simply complete and submit the form on this page and I will contact you to arrange a convenient date and time. Alternatively, you may call me.

Open Days

Open Days allow visitors to touch and feel the energy and excitement of a normal Moorland School day. Our skilled, experienced and dedicated teachers will be on hand to answer your questions; however the real stars of the show are our enthusiastic pupil guides.

In the Junior School, Parent Guides are on hand to offer advice and share their experiences with you.  The Senior School tours also offer an opportunity to have an informal chat with some of our current students and their parents.

Individual Tours

Individual tours take place on weekdays during term time and offer an opportunity to meet with Admissions, teaching staff and take a tour of the school.

There is also an opportunity to witness the quality of the teaching and learning that takes place here at Moorland School.

Individual tours are made by appointment and usually take around 1-2 hours.

Download our Prospectus

Have an Enquiry?

To learn how your child can enrol, please complete the following details and we will be in touch.

Life at Moorland

Our son Tiaan has been at Moorland Juniors since he started in reception. He can’t wait to get to school in the mornings…he loves it and so do His friends. His class is smaller than in any other local school and he has the space to grow in his confidence and ability because of this. His teachers have stimulated his love for maths and he takes pride in the work he does in class.

Moorland creates an environment where children can be children. There is a feel of freedom and exploration. They play and learn outside as part of Forest School and they have the desire to learn, rather than feeling they ‘have to’. Tiaan definitely sees Moorland as an extension of his family and he is a very happy boy.


Jane Viljoen Junior Parent

From the moment our eldest daughter attended her taster sessions at Moorland School, we were all hooked! She felt immediately welcomed by both the pupils and the teaching staff. Fast forward a year and half and she is thriving.

Moorland is honestly like a family, the way the days are constructed to balance the right amount of learning with social and life skills is amazing and every day she can’t wait to go and comes home with a huge smile on her face full of stories about the day – this ranges from what she’s learned academically to the myriad of clubs she can attend. The teaching staff are simply wonderful and they create an amazing atmosphere for the children, which also extends to the parents – they are always willing to answer any questions you have, no matter what these are.


Joanne and Steve Carlin Junior Parents

Being a military family, we have moved around a lot at the cost of our children’s education. Being part of the moorland family has seen our child grow from strength to strength not just educationally but personally as well. For the first time she is settled and is enjoying school and making friends that will last a life time.

The decision to send our children to boarding school was not a decision we took lightly, but as each day pasts and we see her grow and enjoy every element of Moorland life, From the unique teaching styles, extra-curricular clubs, evening events in the boarding house and the fun packed weekend trips we know we made the right decision in choosing Moorland School.


Vicky and Scott Green Military Parents

Moorland is like a second family to me. They help me make friends for life. The staff especially the teachers and house parents always know when something is wrong and they will do their best to help me.


Chloe Green Boarding Pupil

My four children aged 8, 8, 4 and 3 all attend Moorland School, Preschool and Nursery respectively. When my husband and I visited the school for the first time, we were struck by the affection the children showed to their teachers. The nursery, pre-school and juniors have a warm and easy going atmosphere. The atmosphere the children enjoy is very much a home from home experience. Teachers are empathetic and approachable, friendships are nurtured alongside gentle discipline and children are given appropriate responsibilities and strive to meet their teacher’s expectations of good behaviour. Children’s thoughts and opinions are listened to and respected, and self-directed learning is encouraged. They are not overburdened with homework and an emphasis on learning through play is fostered before age 7.

My children have thrived and blossomed at Moorland, and I doubt I can find another school locally which can match Moorland in terms of facilitating a love for learning and creating that family atmosphere in the classroom.


Iona Connor Junior School Mother

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