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Moreton Hall Prep

Moreton Hall Prep

Weston Rhyn, Oswestry, SY11 3EW, Shropshire

01691 776028



Moreton Hall Prep
School type Co-educational Day & Boarding Preparatory & Nursery
Founded 1913
Head Mrs Deborah Speakman
Co-ed Age Range 6 months-11 years
Number of pupils 140
Day fees per annum £11,535 - £16,380 per annum
Boarding fees per annum £26,550 per annum
Average Class Size 14
Associations BSA, HMC, IAPS, ISC

Our Prep School is an aspirational, joyous and nurturing independent preparatory school for children aged 6 months to 11 years old.

As an integral part of Moreton Hall, which was named TES Boarding School of the Year 2021, the Prep School is located in the centre of the school grounds, taking full advantage of the 100 acres of parkland and the extensive facilities of one of England's premier independent boarding schools, including our own farm.

Built on a solid foundation of teaching excellence, the Prep School shares the Senior School's high academic aspirations and uniquely joyous and nurturing family environment. Children are not only happy here, they flourish - academically, socially and personally. Our Prep School received the highest ranking of excellent in its most recent ISI inspection, with inspectors commenting: "The quality of pupils' personal development is excellent." Our teaching staff are exceptional and lie at the heart of the school's success. They are passionate about positive learning and skilled in teaching, bringing out the best in each individual pupil.

Our core teaching staff is augmented by specialists from our Senior School, including in sport, music, drama and spoken English, which is a hallmark of a Moreton education.

Moreton's liberal approach gives children the freedom to be themselves: playful, curious and confident. Instead of petty and punitive rules, we have a mutually beneficial loop of respect and trust between teachers and pupils. With small class sizes, every child is valued and understood. Our pastoral care is of the highest quality, ensuring pupils feel safe and are supported and encouraged to take on challenges, to persevere and find success and joy in all that they do.

Outdoor education, child-centred exploration and sensitive guidance are the keys to our success in the Early Years, Year 1 and Year 2. As children move along to the junior stage, they are encouraged to aspire to individual academic, creative and sporting goals. Our rich extra-curricular programme develops interests and resilience. Recognising the demands of modern, busy family life, we provide a variety of wrap around support, including after-school and holiday clubs, prep sessions and evening meals, as well as flexi and full-time boarding.

Located in beautiful north Shropshire, our Prep School’s central location means we are only one hour from three of England’s largest cities: Manchester, Liverpool and Birmingham, and 30 minutes from the market towns of Chester and Shrewsbury. We also welcome students from nearby North Wales, Wrexham and Herefordshire, as well as London. We warmly invite you to visit us and discover the Moreton Magic for yourself.