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  • Moira House Girls School
    Upper Carlisle Road
    East Sussex
    BN20 7TE
  • Head: Mr James Sheridan
  • T 01323 644144
  • F 01323 649720
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  • A mainstream independent school for girls aged from 1 to 18; boys and girls in the nursery
  • Boarding: Yes
  • Local authority: East Sussex
  • Pupils: 328
  • Religion: Christian Inter-denominational
  • Fees: Day £8,940 - £17,280; Boarding £22,515 - £31,065 pa
  • Open days: Termly. Taster Days available.
  • Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
  • ISI report: View the ISI report

What says..

Much of the teaching in 1960s blocks in the garden – not architecturally inspiring, to speak unreasonably kindly of them, but no one seems to mind. ... If we were to single out one quality of this school it would...

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What the school says...

The school places great emphasis on providing more than academic excellence by offering a secure, happy family atmosphere for all boarders and encouraging individual progress in all areas including sport, music and the performing arts.

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2015 Good Schools Guide Awards

  • Best performance by Girls taking Art & Design at an English Independent School (GCE AS level)
  • Excellent performance by Girls taking Chinese at an English Independent School (GCE AS level)

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What The Good Schools Guide says

Much of the teaching in 1960s blocks in the garden – not architecturally inspiring, to speak unreasonably kindly of them, but no one seems to mind. ... If we were to single out one quality of this school it would be the calm, not at all brassy, self-confidence of the older girls: ‘I can do it’, ‘I’ll give it a go’...


Since 2013, James Sheridan BSc MA. Grew up in Scotland and read mathematical sciences at university, followed by teacher training, postgraduate certificate in school leadership and MA in education. Taught in both day and boarding schools and spent more than 10 years teaching in the Middle East. Also an ISI Inspector.

Married to Elizabeth (head of maths at a local school) and they have three grown-up daughters, all teachers. He’s a classic car enthusiast, plays...

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Special Education Needs

Moira House has two qualified SEN Coordinators - one in the Junior and one in the Senior School. They assess and advise on a range of learning problems, including dyslexia.

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder
Aspergers Y
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders Y
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
English as an additional language (EAL)
Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory
Has SEN unit or class
HI - Hearing Impairment
Hospital School
Mental health
MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty
MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment
Natspec Specialist Colleges
Not Applicable
OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability
Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
PD - Physical Disability
PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty
SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health
SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication
SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty
Special facilities for Visually Impaired
SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
VI - Visual Impairment

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