Moor Park School Ludlow, Shropshire
Moor Park School
140 pupils, ages 3-13
Day and Boarding

Moor Park School

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‘Not every child can be good at everything but every child can be good at something,’ says Moor Park’s enthusiastic head Charlie Minogue. Small triumphs – a tricky football tackle, nailing a nerve-racking musical performance – are just as celebrated as the impressive number of scholarships to heavyweight senior schools that are won by leavers each year.

There is a sense of kindness that filters down from the top at this rural day and boarding co-ed, with Year 8 escorting pre-prep little ones to the classroom for morning lessons and Year 6 exchanging e-mail letters with pupils at Moor Park’s twin: DIL Mehran School in Karachi.

The setting is 85 acres of Shropshire countryside, which means a conker-fights club, plus orienteering, outdoor assault courses and bushcraft skills as part of optional Saturday Smash activities. There are plenty of chances for aspiring performers to take to the stage – the chapel choir is in demand at the local BBC radio station and actors can take part in the annual Hereford Performing Arts Festival – and the school is packed with all the sports facilities young players could want.

Children pack their bags for camping trips or for a week in France. Sustainability is on the agenda too: there is a biomass boiler; junior boarding house the Tree House is eco-certified; and locally sourced food is on the menu. Non-selective and with a broad intake and strong academic record, this is a prep where every pupil has the chance to excel.
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  • Senior school destinations

    Senior school destinations

    Ampleforth College x 1 Bromsgrove School x 3 Cheltenham College x 1 Eton College x 1 Hereford Cathedral School x 2 Malvern College x 4 Overseas x 3 Rugby School x 1 Shrewsbury School x 5 St Mary's Calne x 1

  • Scholarships for senior schools

    Scholarships 2020

    Academic2Rugby School and Malvern College
    Music1 Shrewsbury School
    Drama2 Ampleforth College and Bromsgrove School
    Sport3 St Mary's Calne, Bromsgrove School and Malvern College
    Art7 Shrewsbury School, Rugby School, Malvern College, Hereford Cathedral School, St Mary's Calne and Moreton Hall
    All Rounder1 Shrewsbury School

  • Fees and bursaries

    Day fees per term

    Year 1£2,445
    Year 2£2,445
    Year 3£4,510
    Year 4£5,975
    Year 5£5,975
    Year 6£5,975
    Year 7£5,975
    Year 8£5,975
    Boarding fees per term

    Year 1-
    Year 2-
    Year 3£7,405
    Year 4£8,870
    Year 5£8,870
    Year 6£8,870
    Year 7£8,870
    Year 8£8,870

    Moor Park operates a small bursary scheme that is available to both new applicants and existing families who would be otherwise unable to afford to attend the school. All awards are subject to a full financial history and are unlikely to exceed 50% of the total fees. The school also offers a flat fee reduction of 10% to families in the armed forces.

    For more information about the fee support options available as well as details for the Bursar, please see the school website:

    Bursary contact:
    Bursar Sarah Jones
  • SEND

    This school currently supports the following kinds of learning needs, health needs and physical disabilities:
    Dyslexic, Dyspracxic, ASD,

    This school currently delivers the following interventions to pupils in class and outside class to support their learning, health and/or physical needs:
    In class: differentiated tasks and teaching linked to IEPs; Extra Maths and English intervention sessions running alongside the normal provision; 1:1 support in class if required and agreed with the parents. Outside class: 1:1 sessions with our Head of Learning Support or SEN Staff; Liaison with outside agencies and specialist support as required.

    This school currently provides the following support for pupils' mental health needs
    On top of well developed systems of pastoral care and a culture that values care of the individual a school counsellor is available should children need more specialist input. Children can self-refer.

    Co-ordinator: Mrs Alexandra Moseley
  • Transport links

    Public Transport
    Nearest mainline train station: Ludlow
    Journey time to London by train: 240 minutes
    Nearest international airport: Birmingham (65 miles)

School Updates

  • Moor Park Pupil Editors: a letter to a prospective pupil

  • Fright Night at Moor Park

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Richards Castle, Ludlow , Shropshire SY8 4DZ

01584 876061


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