Basic Information & Location
Moor Park is an IAPS, co-educational boarding and day school, set in 85 beautiful acres of woodland and parkland on the outskirts of Ludlow. We accept children from three months to 13 years of age. Children often start in our Day Care Nursery, Tick Tock. The secure environment and caring and professional staff provide an outstanding setting for our youngest children, who are always encouraged to find what interests them.
From here, children transfer to the Pre-Prep that encompasses Nursery to Year Two. Our Early Years provision has been graded as Outstanding by ISI. Our Prep School encompasses children from Year Three (7 years) to Year Eight (13 years).
Moor Park offers a wide, rich curriculum which challenges and supports all children. As a prep school, we are preparing children for life, not solely for exams, and our curriculum reflects this aim. Eton, Harrow, Winchester, Radley, Downe House and Cheltenham Ladies’ College are all senior schools to which Moor Park children routinely transfer, as well as more local destinations such as Shrewsbury, Malvern, Hereford Cathedral, Moreton Hall and Christ College Brecon.
Many of the top UK schools use the ISEB Pre-Tests as a pass/fail mechanism and Moor Park has developed a programme of courses – The Diamond Preparation Programme, to help intertiol children access these assessments, and other entrance tests, when English may not be their first language.
Pastoral Care & Boarding
At Moor Park we believe in the benefits of a boarding experience and the two Boarding Houses are an integral part of the school. Children may start boarding from Year Three in Tree House, a purpose-built house for younger boarders, and by Year Eight most boys and girls will have had some boarding experience in the Main House prior to moving on. Many children choose to board when there is really no logistical need: they may live locally and be planning to transfer to a day school at thirteen.
The fact that our boarding houses are so full on many nights is testament to the fun the children have and the dedication of the staff: Nerf wars, bake-off, capture the flag, gardening, debating, cooking on camp fires or simply relaxing with friends in 85 acres of space around the mansion house are all reasons why children are keen to board.
Extra-curricular & Personal Development
Sport is an integral part of life at Moor Park, and while we believe it is important to play to win, we also regard the taking part – the teamwork, learning to win and lose, the development of self-esteem and social skills, the healthy exercise, as well as the fun – as equally valuable.
The performing arts are a vital part of the Moor Park educational experience. Children grow in confidence through experiencing performance and this is a feeling they take into other areas of their lives. Every child in the school is given the opportunity to perform in front of their peers several times each year in productions, concerts, assemblies and on many other formal and informal occasions.