Junior & Senior
“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.
“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.
*at time of printing
many different nationalities
Open during EXEAT weekends and HALF-TERM**
**additional cost for half-term
The Academic Curriculum
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
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
“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
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
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
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
GCSE & IGCSE Courses
English Language, English Literature, Mathematics,
Science (Double Award or Single Science option),
Level 2 Certificate in Personal Finance
and the Moyles Court ICT Qualification
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:
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%
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
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
Located in the New
Forest National Park.
Wild ponies and deer are
often spotted roaming
near the school campus
Only 90 minutes
The school is set in a
scenic 14 acre campus,
surrounded by woodland
streams and lakes.
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.
• 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
Deputy Head & Head of Physical Education
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
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:
• Cricket (Boys / Girls)
• Computer Club
• History Club
• Duke of Edinburgh
• Photoshop Club
• Lego Club
• Table Tennis
“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
Natapat Kirdwichai from Thailand, Year 11
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