Moorland - Our School

Education for Military Children

A Stable Consistant Learning Environment

Children Can Live and Grow as Part of Our Boarding Family

Moving home often or relocating and changing a child’s school can have a detrimental effect on their learning journey, causing unnecessary disruption and difficulties. Considering a Boarding School can often provide an option for stability and deliver a consistent learning environment.

The MOD also helps to overcome this disruption, by funding an allowance (CEA). This allowance contributes to 90% of boarding school fees. This allows your family to move together but for the child to have a continuous education in a familiar location from the age of 8.

When selecting Moorland, we ensure your child feels like they are in a home away from home and are welcomed into our warm family environment. We have successfully nurtured generations of children from military families, acknowledging the challenges that families face, striving to help families overcome them in the most comfortable and academically positive way possible.

Mrs. Deborah Frost

Generations of Happy Children from Military Families

We have been able to welcome children from the Military community through our doors for over ten years, providing children with much needed stability and a familiar learning environment. Our school is a small, family co-educational CEA approved establishment. Meaning we can accept Armed Service Boarding School allowance. The small family environment we create at the school provides a nurtured, safe space for your child to feel at home. From ages 8 to 18, Moorland provides an exceptional level of education and pastoral care to Military dependant children with families based all over the world.

Providing the highest level of support and care to tri-service personnel is something Moorland prides itself upon. With a dedicated Military Liaison Officer, who works with Army Welfare Services to understand the needs of your family and help with the process and eligibility of CEA Funding.

Assistance & Advice

A Helping Hand Through The Admissions Process

Placing your child into a boarding school can be a daunting process, we are here to guide you every step of the way. Deciding on boarding school for your child provides a safe, stable and balanced educational journey with minimal disruption to their progress. Children arrive as young as 8 and are nurtured through a structured curriculum until they are 18. The bond they are able create with our house parents, teachers and staff is one that lasts a lifetime, providing confidence and a social safety for your child.

At any one time we have over 30 Military dependent children within our school, meaning that your child can easily integrate as part of the Moorland family, never feeling isolated because of their circumstances. Often we find children already know each other through parents being in the same or neighbouring regiments, this radiates familiarity and echoes the family feeling, ensuring your child is happy and comfortable in our school.


An Affordable Education

We are an affordable boarding school option for Military personnel within the UK and abroad. The MOD will fund 90% of your child’s school fees. We are highly experienced, and can help to advise families in regards to the completion of documentation for the application for CEA allowance in accordance with the Pay and Allowance Casework Cell.

If you would like to know more about sending your child to a Military approved Boarding school, please refer to the links below for further support and guidance, you can also refer to the JPA or contact our Admissions team for advice with the CEA process.

Success Stories

Academic & Sporting Achievements

Throughout our education and coaching, we aim for development levels that reach unparalleled levels of success. Our Football & Ballet academies have a rich history of producing professional athletes; whilst our education pass rates are some of the highest in the country.

Overseas Travel

Our team at Moorland are familiar with a large amount of overseas bases with current children from families located all over the world. This familiarity makes traveling home a smooth process for all families. We regularly provide transport to and from airports. Children are then chaperoned to their flight and our dedicated staff team do not leave the airport until the flight leaves.

As Military Dependents children are entitled to three free flights per year to the designated military base or travel expenses can be claimed back through JPA if you are based more than a ninety-mile travel distance away.


As a well established, Military approved, boarding school we fully understand the challenges that a serving forces family can face, this is why here at Moorland are aware of these challenges and provide the highest level of support, emotional comfort and reassurance.

Situated in the picturesque Ribble Valley, Moorland has close transport links to neighbouring cities such as Manchester, Liverpool and Leeds with local airports no further than 50 Miles away. This location provides an idyllic landscape for children to grow up in.


Producing Internationally Successful Ballet Dancers

Led by renowned Directors, Lynsey and Simon Kidd, our aim is to instil professional values within our students, by teaching etiquette, decorum and respect for the studio, the art form, the teachers and peers. These qualities implement professionalism, courtesy and respect for oneself.

Moorland International Ballet Academy encourages self-discovery and nurtures the development of each student’s unique artistic qualities. Students thrive on the positive and inspiring atmosphere created by the motivated faculty who value the importance of confidence and happiness. From classical training and modern dance to conditioning, choreography, and dramatic training, our multi-faceted approach helps our students reach new heights and pursue careers in the professional world of ballet.


A great History of Winning Regional & Nationally

Moorland School’s Football Academy & coaches are recognised at national and international levels as being the recruiting ground for many of the world’s leading clubs and academies. Head Coach, Charlie Jackson and our UEFA A & B Licensed Coaches are recognised as being of the highest level, working in prestigious & professional positions across the world of football.

Accolades for our Academy teams are impressive and numerous. Moorland Football Academy has long had a reputation for upsetting the odds in regional and national football tournaments. Moorland are the current Lancashire Cup and ESFA Trophy holders for U14s and have enjoyed other successes in the past 4-5 years in the prestigious ESFA, ISFA & Lancashire Cup tournaments. Our success has led to over thirty students signing contracts to professional academies such as Manchester United, Blackburn Rovers and Real Madrid.

Admission Tour

Book a Guided Visit to the School

Moorland School front view

At Moorland, we operate on an ‘open door’ policy in regards to parental visits. We understand that your child’s education is an extremely important decision, so we aim to offer an opportunity in which you can witness the quality of the teaching and learning that takes place at our school.

Our Admissions Manager is on hand to arrange these visits and personally guide you around our campus; ensuring any questions you may have are answered and you leave Moorland understanding our ethos and the education we can offer.


Apply for Admission at Moorland School

Moorland is revered around the world for its culturally diverse classes and exceptional academic achievements. We deliver a high quality education spanning all age groups, including our specialisation for international football and ballet.

Knowing that Moorland Private School is the correct education for your child should be an easy decision and our Management team will be on hand to ensure the transition to our school is a smooth, simple and happy process.