Skip to main content

What says..

A step back in time, at least for Londoners. A jumbled, flamboyant late Victorian house complete with turrets and towers in the semi-rural outskirts of Eastbourne. Comfortably scruffy in places with a welcoming and homely atmosphere. 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’. Unusual, and most heart-warming to see. Parents particularly struck by the…

Read review »

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.

What the parents say...

No comments received for Moira House Girls School

Please login to post a comment.

Thank the school

Parents and pupils often have cause to acknowledge the help and support they have received from their schools, for example in helping in the choice of further education or careers. "Say thank you" allows you to send a quick note of appreciation to the school in general or to an individual teacher.

This is a thank you to your school, teacher or careers adviser who helped you to get where you are now.

Please fill in the fields below, which we will transform into a letter of thanks from you to them.

Leave blank if you want to thank the school as a whole

Years you were there

Can be left blank but, if you can, think of a few words that will bring a smile.

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)

Other features

All-through school (for example 3-18 years). - An all-through school covers junior and senior education. It may start at 3 or 4, or later, and continue through to 16 or 18. Some all-through schools set exams at 11 or 13 that pupils must pass to move on.

What The Good Schools Guide says


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 golf and tennis and as a keen Celtic supporter, tries to get up to Glasgow when he can.

Academic matters

No setting or streaming in junior school and all classes are mixed ability – occasionally subjects are taught in mixed age groups.

French taken seriously and immediately: taught from nursery by a native speaker, and...

Subscribe now for instant access to read The Good Schools Guide review.

Already subscribed? Login here.

Subscribe now for instant access to data. Already subscribed? Login here.

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
Aspergers Syndrome [archived]
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders Y
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders [archived]
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
Delicate Medical Problems [archived]
English as an additional language (EAL)
Epilepsy [archived]
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

  Zoopla sale properties   Zoopla rent properties   Hide Zoopla markers

Powered by Zoopla

Subscribe for instant access to in-depth reviews, data and catchment:

30000 Independent, state and special schools in our parent friendly interactive directory.
 School exam results by subject and performance GCSE, Alevel or equivalent.
 Which schools pupils come from and go onto.
 Honest, opinionated and fearless independent reviews of more than 1200+ schools.
Comprehensive catchment maps for English state schools inc. year of entry.
School data comparison by A/B weighted, relative success and popularity.
 Compare schools by qualities and results.
 Independent tutor company reviews.

Try before you buy - The Charter School Southwark

The Good Schools Guide subscription

For a limited time get one month's Good Schools Guide subscription free with any purchase of The Good Schools Guide to North or South London.

Your subscription will activate on checkout

The Good Schools Guide London South

The Good Schools Guide to North London

GSG Blog >    In the news >


The Good Schools Guide Newsletter

Educational insight in your inbox. Sign up for our popular newsletters.

Perfect partners: Netmums and The Good Schools Guide



For a limited time get one month's Good Schools Guide subscription free with any purchase of The Good Schools Guide London North or The Good Schools Guide London South.