Boarding Prospectus - Moyles Court School

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Find out more about our specific junior and senior boarding programmes.

Junior & Senior

Boarding


“Every child is different...

...boarding should reflect this”

Specialist boarding provision for students from 7 to 16 years old.

At Moyles Court School we believe that every child is unique and that

differentiation isn’t just a word reserved for the classroom.

Our Junior and Senior Boarding Programmes have been developed

on the basis that younger and older children need very different

areas of focus and support in order to thrive and develop as individuals.

From our dedicated boarding staff to our knowledgeable kitchen team,

when your child joins the Moyles Court family you can rest assured that

their safety and wellbeing underpin everything that we do.

We are proud to offer two carefully developed and distinct

programmes for our boarders which ensure that they have age

appropriate spaces, a suitable level of supervision and a carefully

constructed academic and social programme which enables each and

every child to flourish; even when far from home.

Richard Milner-Smith

Headmaster


“Junior and Senior Boarders interact through a mentoring scheme

that makes the boarding house feel like a close-knit community”



Boarding at Moyles Court School

The boarding houses provide a welcoming and supportive environment within

a safe and idyllic setting. Boarders develop a positive attitude towards their

studies and the mix of nationalities and cultural backgrounds creates a friendly

atmosphere on campus.

There are separate buildings for boys and girls and our experienced and caring

House Parents provide round-the-clock supervision. The School Nurse is on site

daily from Monday to Friday and our Resident Tutors ensure that children are

occupied during the evenings and on weekends with lots of games and activities.

“There is a high proportion of British boarders living on campus.

International students make firm friendships with their British

roomates that can greatly improve their fluency in spoken English

over a short time.”

Boarders have access to high speed WiFi outside of school hours in order to stay

in touch with their parents. Electronic devices such as phones and tablets are

locked away during the school day and during Prep Time to ensure that they are

focussed on their studies. Each boarding house has a phone which parents can

contact to speak to any students who do not have a mobile phone.

40%

UK Boarders*

*at time of printing

many different nationalities

Open during EXEAT weekends and HALF-TERM**

**additional cost for half-term


The Academic Curriculum

Key Stage

Key Stage

2 3

GCSEs

Year 3 Year 4 Year 5 Year 6 Year 7 Year 8 Year 9 Year 10 Year 11

Age 7 - 8 Age 8 - 9 Age 9 - 10 Age 10 - 11 Age 11 - 12 Age 12 - 13 Age 13 - 14 Age 14 - 15 Age 15 - 16

Balla Mousa, Y5 Ung-Pao, Y7 Eric Zhu, Y8 Darren Chan, Y10

Republic of Guinea

Thailand

China

Hong Kong

Balla started at Moyles Court

in Year 5 and spoke no English

at all. Following an intensive

six week English preparation

course he was gradually

integrated into regular subject

classes. He has developed a

passion for rugby and cricket

and is always excited to

particiapte in sports and

activities.

“My name is Ung-Pao, I am 12

years old and I’m from Thailand.

I love studying at Moyles

Court because the teachers

are very nice. Boarding is fun

because the houseparents are

nice and friendly. I enjoy the

opportunity to start becoming

independent knowing that help

is always there when I need it.”

“I like the friendly

atmosphere at the school.

My self-confidence has

improved and I can communicate

well with students from

England and other countries.

The teachers are very lovely

and have lots of experience.

They support all the students

in following the Moyles Court

way.”

Darren joined Moyles Court

in Year 8 after his brother

Dan served as Head Boy the

previous year. Darren’s strong

work ethic and positivity have

seen him gain a similar level

of popularity and respect from

staff and peers.

“I like studying in a small

school. The boarding

community is very friendly”

During Years 10 and 11 when pupils study for their GCSEs, they are offered a great deal of support in

selecting the most suitable school or college to progress to. This support can range from offering

guidance and advice on schools and courses throughout the country to accompanying students when

attending school open days or visits. Pupils can also take advantage of our annual Careers Week which

invites professionals from the local area to the school in order to discuss a variety of professions and

vocations.


Class sizes are small; with the average class comprising just 15

pupils. Pupils in our Junior School benefit from having the

expertise of our Senior School specialist teachers, who work

alongside the class teacher to provide a stimulating and

supportive curriculum. Not only does it foster a love of learning,

but it also provides a solid foundation for academic success at

secondary level.

In the Senior School, Years 7 to 9 follow a broad and

balanced curriculum that provides a strong foundation for

GCSE, which is studied in Years 10 and 11.

For our international students we are able to offer intensive

English language support where necessary. Students receive

five free weekly lessons with more lessons available for an

additional cost should the student require further support.

The small class sizes allow our teachers to offer a high level of

individualised learning to each student. Moyles Court School

is proud to offer an all round education, which comprises

both excellent academic teaching and a wide variety of extracurricular

activities.

GCSE & IGCSE Courses

COMPULSORY SUBJECTS:

English Language, English Literature, Mathematics,

Science (Double Award or Single Science option),

Level 2 Certificate in Personal Finance

and the Moyles Court ICT Qualification

OPTIONAL SUBJECTS:

Art & Design, Computer Science, Resistant Materials, Textiles,

French, Spanish, Geography, History, Music, Philosphy Ethics

& Religion, Photography and Physical Education

GCSE Results over a three year average:

23%

53%

93%

of students received an A*-A (9-7)

of students received an A*-B (9-6)

of students achieved an A*-C (9-4)

National Average 53%


Junior Boarding

Ages 7 - 11

Our junior boarders receive a high level of individual

care and supervision. After school they attend Prep Club,

where a teacher is on hand to provide academic support

and assistance. There is a clear focus on literacy and

numeracy during these evening prep sessions - which

last for just 30 minutes. There are however, many further

opportunities for learning through after school clubs,

reading circles and craft sessions.

For our younger students, the chance to learn through play and hands on activities

provides them with a creative outlet and sense of reward that they would experience by participating in

similar activities at home with their own families.


A Typical Day as a Moyles Court Junior Boarder

07:10 Boarders are woken up 14:00 - 14:10 Breaktime

07:40 - 08:00 Breakfast 14:10 - 16:00 Lessons

08:00 - 08:30 Daily room & uniform check 16:00 - 16:15 Registration with Houseparents

08:30 Boarders’ registration 16:15 - 17:30 Students join after school clubs

08:40 Boarders head to school 17:30 - 18:00 Prep Time: Supervised study

08:40 - 08:45 Registration with teacher 18:00 - 19:00 Evening meal time

08:45 - 09:00 Assembly or Tutor Meeting 19:00 - 19:45 Free time

09:00 - 12:00 Lessons 19:45 - 20:00 Prepare for bed

12:00 - 13:00 Lunchtime 20:00 - 20:15 Story time

13:00 - 14:00 Lessons 20:15 Bed time


Senior Boarding

Ages 12 - 16

Senior boarders receive the same high level of individual care and attention as the junior boarders,

however they are expected to learn to become more independent as they advance through each year

group. Our most senior boarders are expected to act as role models and mentors to the youngest boarders.

Each year a male and female pupil are nominated to the position of Head Boarder following a vote.

It is their role to represent the other boarders and to raise important boarding community issues with the

House Parents on a weekly basis.

Senior Boarders are taught a number of useful skills such as how to do their laundry and change their

bedding. They also learn some basic cookery skills which will prove useful as they continue to advance

through the education system and live independently at university.

At Moyles Court we want our Senior Boarders to learn the important life skills and morals that they would

learn at home from their parents and wider family.


A Typical Day as a Moyles Court Senior Boarder

07:10 Boarders are woken up

07:40 - 08:00 Breakfast

08:00 - 08:30 Daily room inspection

08:30 Boarders’ registration

08:40 Boarders head to school

08:40 - 08:45 Registration with teacher

08:45 - 09:00 Assembly or Tutor Meetings

09:00 - 12:00 Lessons

12:00 - 13:00 Lunchtime

13:00 - 14:00 Lessons

14:00 - 14:10 Breaktime

14:10 - 16:00 Lessons

16:00 - 16:15 Registration with Houseparents

16:15 - 18:00 Students join after school clubs

18:00 - 18:30 Evening meal time

18:30 - 20:00 Supervised & independent prep

20:00 - 21:30 Free time

21:30 - 22:00 Staggered bed time


Location

Located in the New

Forest National Park.

Wild ponies and deer are

often spotted roaming

near the school campus

Only 90 minutes

from London

Heathrow

The school is set in a

scenic 14 acre campus,

surrounded by woodland

streams and lakes.

London

Moyles Court School


“The school’s location makes it the ideal destination

for students with an adventurous nature. Sailing

and kayaking can be enjoyed on the nearby lakes

and many of our students participate in the Duke

of Edinburgh Award.”


Sports & Extra-Curricular Activities

Sport plays an extremely important role in life at Moyles

Court and every pupil is involved with sport on a neardaily

basis. They are required to participate in physical

education lessons and expected to engage in games sessions,

after school clubs and fixtures against other schools.

Younger pupils are also encouraged to enjoy playing with

each other outside in the school grounds during break and

lunchtime. By staying active and by engaging in sports,

pupils improve not only their self-esteem but also their

physical and mental development and cognitive functioning.

These are all factors which further improve their academic

progress. Sport and after school clubs are also a proven way

to help pupils make friends and communicate effectively

with their peers.


Facilities include:

• Modern sports hall

• Outdoor multi sports courts

• Extensive sports fields

• Astroturf cricket green

• Bouldering & abseiling wall

• Tennis courts

“At Moyles Court we believe that involvement in sport

helps to shape well-rounded, confident young people;

which is why we embrace them as individuals and do

everything we can to foster the talents of each and every

pupil.”

Mr. Padfield

Deputy Head & Head of Physical Education


Excursions

After School Clubs

Boarders at Moyles Court School benefit from

a diverse and packed activities calendar which

encompasses weekly boarders’ excursions,

day trips and school outings across the

UK and throughout the world. Weekly

boarders’ excursions take pupils off

campus to take part in a range of fun and

educational day trips throughout the south of

England.

These excursions are to major cities such as

Bath, Brighton, Southampton and London,

in addition to attractions such as theme

parks, outdoor activity centres, beaches, cinemas

and shopping centres.

In recent years students have also had the

opportunity to travel abroad to places such as

Germany, Borneo, Nepal, France, Iceland & Italy.

Moyles Court provides a broad range of

after school clubs and activities which cater for

most pupils’ interests. The school can also provide

music lessons for most instruments and there

is a school-wide musical production which is

performed every two years.

After school clubs include, but are not limited to:

• Pottery

• Cricket (Boys / Girls)

• Computer Club

• Tennis

• Yoga

• History Club

• Badminton

• Duke of Edinburgh

• Photoshop Club

• Dance

• Sailing

• Lego Club

• Ballet

• Trampolining

• Hockey

• Music

• Table Tennis

• Football


“Music provides opportunities to explore

and develop performing and composing

skills whilst collaborating with others and

building confidence and independence.”

Mrs. Corlett, Head of Music



Student Profile

Natapat Kirdwichai from Thailand, Year 11

Head Boy

Natapat joined Moyles Court School in September 2016. Currently in his final year at school he has

become a popular student and an excellent role-model for his peers. Natapat’s dedication to his studies and

his commitment to extra-curricular activities were instrumental factors in the decision to award him the

role of Head Boy.

Originating from Thailand, Natapat has also proved a positive example of how our international students

can thrive in a British independent school. Aside from his academic performance he also took on the

leading role in the school’s production of Beauty and the Beast last year.

His exemplary behaviour and contribution to life in the boarding house demonstrates the positive effect

that our international students can have on a British boarding school.

“The three years I have been at Moyles Court School, at the time that my IGCSE’s approach, all seem to

have gone in a flash. As a Year 11 and a boarder, I would love to share my experiences and thoughts of

something very close to my heart. I remember that my first day at Moyles Court was like a climb, as I went

through the day feeling as though I was alone, I started making endearing friendships one after another,

until I had forgotten that I was ever alone in the first place. From the beginning to where I am at now in Year

11, I have felt that each year at this school is its own endearing experience, separate from each other: from fond

memories of going to Germany with friends and exploring the German Christmas markets to small, joyous

moments in our classes.

In my opinion, I am endlessly grateful to the school for making me who I am now. It gave me the space and the

right environment in school and the boarding house to help me cultivate my passions and learn who I am. It is

always heart-warming when I go back to Thailand to hear my friends and family say how much I’ve matured.

I may have struggled occasionally but I have never regretted coming here.”


Moyles Court School

Moyles Court, Ringwood

Hampshire, BH24 3NF

0044 (0)1425 472856

www.moylescourt.co.uk

info@moylescourt.co.uk

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