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Moor Park

Moor Park

Richards Castle, Ludlow, SY8 4DZ, Shropshire

01584 876 061



Moor Park
School type Co-educational Day, Full & Flexi Boarding
Founded 1964
Headmaster Mr Charles G O'B Minogue
Date Appointed September 2015
Co-ed Age Range 3-13 years
Number of pupils 201
Number of boys 107
Number of girls 94
Day fees per annum £2,140 - £5,975 per term
Boarding fees per annum £7,405 - £8,870 per term
Average Class Size 14
Teacher/Pupil ratio 1:8
Associations ISCis,BSA,IAPS

Many schools claim a sense of togetherness but Moor Park is more than just a school: it is a community of people working together to create something very special. Children, staff and parents all play their part to deliver a unique feeling of community.

The recent ISI report highlighted that Moor Park pupils 'display high levels of resilience, self-discipline, independence and self-confidence', 'Pupils are typically articulate and extremely confident when speaking to others' and 'Listening comes easily to the pupils: they want to learn, not just from their teachers but from each other; and in assemblies the stillness of their concentration as they listen to members of staff or other pupils is palpable'.

Pupils are given every opportunity to fulfil their potential in the classroom, at whatever level. Encouraging Moor Park children to think independently and creatively in and out of the classroom whilst helping them to avoid a fear of failure is at the heart of the process. Moor Park Mindsets have become ingrained into the core teaching and culture of the school. The children are prepared mentally, emotionally and physically to move on with confidence to their secondary schools. The number of scholarships which are routinely won by Moor Park pupils to a wide range of schools, including some of the very finest in the country speaks volumes.

Staff pride themselves on really knowing individual children and in helping them to discover the interests, skills and passions that are so crucial in building a rounded young person. As important are the opportunities to simply enjoy the space with friends: building dens in the woods and other such activities should be part of every childhood.

Happy children are more likely to learn and develop. Visitors often comment on the openness and enthusiasm of Moor Park pupils. It is a kind school, rooted in Catholic principles but welcoming children and families of all faiths and beliefs.