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Moor Park

Richards Castle
Ludlow
Shropshire
SY8 4DZ

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ISC ID: 41219


Head

Mr Charlie Minogue (Headmaster)

Boys - age range:

Day: 0 to 13

Boarding: 7 to 13

Girls - age range:

Day: 0 to 13

Boarding: 7 to 13

Size

214 pupils

Moor Park case studies (2)

Big Sing

Partners

  • Moor Park
  • Pembridge CofE Primary School, Pembridge, Leominster
  • Performing arts and music
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Impact of partnership work done in 2021 (ISC annual Census 2022)

  • 5 state schools involved
  • 51-100 state school pupils involved
  • 35 staff hours given

Impact Statement

In the summer of 2018, children from local primary schools were invited to take part in a big sing event hosted at Moor Park and using our facilities and staff. The children will have benefited from specialist input, use of our facilities and benefits arising from music-making with a large number of children.
The various sports tournaments we hold are thoroughly enjoyed by the state school children and parents as they give them the opportunity to play and compete against children outside their usual catchment. Parents and staff from these schools enjoy the change in their regular tournament circuit and appreciate competing against schools in a competitive and friendly environment. From Moor Park's perspective, we benefit from parents and children seeing Moor Park and what it has to offer as well as our children being able to compete against different and often very talented children from the local area.
Our Head of History chairs a group of 8 local primary schools, whose teachers meet on 5 afternoons per year, culminating in a trip for all to Ludlow Castle where schools are paired off and move around various re-enactment stations. In addition, our Head of History leads a trip of 25 primary school children to Wigmore Castle.

Moor Park is committed to broadening access to its excellent education and facilities by offering an affordable education for a wide cross-section of its local community. This is achieved by offering means-tested financial support with school day fees to eligible parents/guardians.
 
Scholarships and bursaries are offered to existing parents and to new pupils.  Scholarships are based on academic or other achievement and bursaries are means-tested. Some pupils may qualify for both a scholarship and a bursary.
 
Bursaries are generally offered where required for pupils in Year 3 upwards to assist with day fees. For current parents this is likely to be offered where there has been an unforeseen change in financial circumstances. For both internal and external applicants, the percentage offered will be dependent on financial need or other extenuating circumstances as well as the ability of the school to pay for the discount.  The school uses the services of an independent company to assist in the assessment of need and the school has a Bursary Policy to help families to decide whether they may qualify for financial assistance. Detail of the school’s policy and how to apply for a bursary is available from the school’s Registrar on head@moorpark.org.uk.
 
In order to be assessed, full financial disclosure to the independent company is required. The independent company draw up a financial summary report for the school’s Governors to enable them to judge eligibility and suggest the level of any award.  Bursaries are usually granted for a defined period, but may be granted with the expectation of being long term. All bursaries are subject to annual means-testing and may be varied upwards or downwards depending on parental circumstances and financial information provided on review. We ask that any bursary offer remains confidential between the parents and the school. 
 
The school currently has two pupils in attendance on a 100% bursary. Other current bursaries vary from 10% to 60% of fees, with 28 children (22% of the Year 3 to Year 8 cohort) currently receiving some kind of means-tested bursary assistance.
 
External scholarships are offered on an annual basis each February/March for entry into the school in the following September. Internal scholarships follow the same timetable with any new award applying from the following September. Scholarships remain in place until the child leaves Moor Park. For more information on the scholarships process for September 2020 please contact the Registrar on head@moorpark.org.uk. The process involves the pupil attending an assessment day at school.

  • Academic scholarships
  • Art scholarships
  • Design scholarships
  • Drama scholarships
  • Music scholarships
  • Science/Technology scholarships
  • Sport scholarships
  • H M Forces discounts
  • Sibling discounts
  • Bursaries for new entrants
  • Hardship awards for existing pupils
  • Lump sum payment discounts