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We understand the challenges that a Forces family can face and why having your children in a school that fully appreciates these challenges can be of great support, comfort and reassurance.
Moorland is a small family co-educational boarding school, which accepts children for boarding from ages 8 to 18 and has provided a caring and warm environment coupled with exceptional education for tri-service Forces children for nearly eighty years. We have over 40 Forces families, so your children will not feel isolated.
Our Military Liaison Manager, Carl Lightbown’s door is always open and our staff always available for any Forces parent needing a sympathetic understanding of his or her situation. You can be assured that our teaching staff, and particularly our boarding staff, understand the emotional needs of our children.
Our houseparents apply patience, experience, understanding, common sense and humour as they deal with the daily routine of boarding life. They read bedtime stories and play games with younger students; they apply firm but friendly persuasion when a bedroom needs tidying up; they understand when things are not going well, and all these help children settle and enjoy being boarders. Our large boarding community enables all children to find a strong group of friends and they know that very few places are more comfortable than boarding at Moorland.
Moorland School is a non-selective school and accepts students from a wide range of ability, but through having such a wide curriculum and variety of pathways, all students are able to achieve success. This is achieved through dedicated, professional teaching staff supported by committed house staff, facilities and extra-curricular activities that help students explore and develop their interests, and an ethos that encourages a positive and happy living and learning environment.
Moorland School is approximately 50 miles from Manchester airport but also close to Leeds/Bradford airport and Liverpool airport. We provide a free airport collection and drop off service through our own transportation and ensure that children are fully accompanied every step of the way.
Vicky & Scott Green
The Branch Family
The Forces’ Boarding Schools Allowance – Continuity of Education Allowance (CEA)
If you are entitled to claim the Forces’ Boarding Schools Allowance – Continuity of Education Allowance (CEA) you will be pleased to know that our school is on the approved list.
The allowance, up to 90% of the school fee, is for children who start in the school year in which they turn 8 years old, up to when they turn 18/19 years old.
Fees are approximately £70 per month for Junior boarding and approximately £90 per month for Senior boarding.
Children up to 18 years of age at school in the UK could also be entitled to three free return journeys a year to visit their parents serving on accompanied tours overseas. Please note that you must claim before your child reaches year 12, as new awards are not given to years 12 and 13.
For more information about the CEA and how your child could access a Moorland School education, please visit: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/childrens-education-advisory-service
We are one of the most affordable boarding school options for Military personnel within the UK despite having the biggest offering for children within our care.
We are also highly experienced, and can help to advise our families in regards to the completion of documentation for the application for CEA allowance. Please refer to the two links below for further support and guidance.