School Type: Co-Education
Location – Ringwood, Hampshire – near the south west coast of England
Address – MoylesCourt School, MoylesCourt, Ringwood, BH24 3NF
Moyles Court School is well-established with a history of more than 50 years as a school and is housed in a 16th Century Manor house within the beautiful New Forest National Park. It is a day and boarding co-ed school taking pupils from 2½ to 16 years. It offers individualised learning, affordable fees and traditional core values developed by a dedicated team led by Headmaster Richard Milner-Smith.
It is a school with a high academic standing as evidenced by ranking 40th overall in the Times Parent Power Schools Guide for Small Independents (23rd in a specific comparison with other mixed/co-ed schools). A small number of scholarships are available to outstanding students.
The school is located close to Ringwood, a market town near the south west coast of England. It is close to all major rail and road links and within 1 ½ hours to international airports. Whilst benefitting from being near the transport links the school is in a peaceful 14 acre setting, surrounded by woodland streams, lakes and forest ponies. It is a safe and beautiful rural environment in which to live and study.
Curriculum and Qualifications
Class sizes are small and the average class size is 15. In the Senior School, Years 7-9 students follow a broad and balanced curriculum that provides a strong foundation for GCSE, which is studied in Y10 & Y11.
For International students, the school can offer intensive English support in the form of additional English lessons that sit alongside their academic programme of study. The small class sizes allow teachers to provide a high level of individualised care and attention for every child. Moyles Court provides an all-round education which comprises of both excellent academic teaching and a wide variety of extra-curricular activities.
The excellent teaching and individualised learning environment enables all pupils to make huge academic progress. The school is always immensely proud of our pupils’ GCSE results each year where excellent performance, significant ‘value added’ and achievement across the full ability range and beyond is a treasured characteristic of annual success. In recent years the GCSE results have seen an increasing number of pupils achieving A* and A grades. For example, an international student from Hong Kong recently achieved 8 A*’s, 3 A’s and one B grade to secure an Academic Scholarship at Gordonstoun, a top Independent school in the UK.
The school has also been recently recognised by the ISA (independent Schools Association) for ‘excellence in the Arts’ following consistently high results in Art, Design and Technology, Textiles and Photography.
Accommodation and care
The boarding environment at Moyles Court School aims to provide a welcoming and supportive setting where boarders can flourish and develop within a safe campus environment. Boarders are given opportunities to develop a positive attitude to study, and also to be aware of how important it is to contribute to their local community. Support of other boarders is strongly encouraged and students of all ages develop solid bonds with each other and also with the Houseparents’, which can last for many years after they leave Moyles Court.