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Moor Park
  • Moor Park
    Moor Park
    Richards Castle
    SY8 4DZ
  • Head: Charlie Minogue
  • T 01584 876061
  • F 01584 877311
  • E [email protected]
  • W
  • An independent school for boys and girls aged from 0 to 13.
  • Boarding: Yes
  • Local authority: Shropshire
  • Pupils: 224
  • Religion: Roman Catholic
  • Fees: Day £6,675 - £18,645; Boarding £23,100 - £27,675 pa
  • Open days: Open Mornings - October and March. ‘Every day is an open day’. Tours are arranged to suit each family be they weekday, weekend, morning or afternoon.
  • Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report
  • ISI report: View the ISI report

What says..

The real magic happens out back, within a courtyard of multicoloured, single storey wooden huts, each displaying its own individual subject interest. Granted, this teaching space is not nearly as polished as the main house, but no corridors means everyone gets a breath of fresh air between lessons. Parents tell us ‘it’s rougher round the edges in terms of facilities than some schools, but has a lovely feeling.’ Sport timetabled daily, with fixtures and clubs on top. Teams ‘punch well above our weight on the circuit’. A teams are selective, B and beyond mixed ability. ‘Everybody is in a team’. There’s a deliberate culture of inclusivity. ‘We find an avenue’ for those who are less keen. Admirable, assuming you…

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What the school says...

The school enjoys an excellent record of scholarships with awards won to Stowe, Cheltenham Ladies' College, Malvern College, Ampleforth, Shrewsbury and Winchester, in the last few years. Moor Park's distinctive atmosphere and ethos continue to make it a happy and successful educational community. It's focus on mindsets, kindness and fun to instill learning were acknowledged and recognised by the ISI inspection which took place in June 2019 and awarded Moor Park the highest grade possible in every area. ...Read more

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Unusual sports

Equestrian centre or equestrian team - school has own equestrian centre or an equestrian team.



What The Good Schools Guide says


Since 2015, Charlie Minogue BSc (biology), PGCE, MEd. Previously deputy head at Aldwickbury. Landed at Moor Park after family decision to up sticks and quit the commuter belt in favour of the ‘more centred’ culture of rural Shropshire. Less of an obvious frontman than some heads, he emits a relaxed, informal politeness. No stiffening of bodies or sudden hushed conversations in corridors when he passes. Children unhesitatingly bound up to him to share their enthusiasm. ‘We all got smelly stickers in drama!’ gushed an obviously delighted year 6 as we passed by. Described by parents as ‘fair’, ‘level-headed’, consistently highly encouraging of his staff (‘There was a good staff when I arrived, now it’s exceptional’) and, most importantly, ‘always around’.

Head’s multitalented wife also totally immersed in school life, organising social...

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Special Education Needs

We have an excellent learning support department, staffed by one full-time member of staff and several part-time specialists. Teaching is normally on a one-to-one basis but there is some paired group work. Support may be given for gifted children, dyslexia, dyspraxia, extra help with literacy/reading, numeracy, study skills, and ESL. The school is proud of its attention to the individual and the Learning Support Department embodies this.

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder Y
Aspergers Y
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders Y
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
Dyscalculia Y
Dysgraphia Y
Dyslexia Y
Dyspraxia Y
English as an additional language (EAL) Y
Genetic Y
Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory
Has SEN unit or class Y
HI - Hearing Impairment Y
Hospital School
Mental health
MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty
MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment
Natspec Specialist Colleges
OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability Y
Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty Y
PD - Physical Disability Y
PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty Y
SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health Y
SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication Y
SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty
Special facilities for Visually Impaired
SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty Y
VI - Visual Impairment Y

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