Moreton Hall School
Going well beyond the National Curriculum, some 20 subjects are available at GCSE, varying from the traditional academic subjects, such as Latin and the sciences, to practical subjects, such as business, drama, dance and physical education.
Languages available include French, German, Spanish and Mandarin. A-levels in history of art, human biology, business studies and theatre studies extend the range of the curriculum. Information technology is a compulsory subject up to the sixth form, optional thereafter. Spoken English courses are a cornerstone of a Moreton education.
Moreton First takes girls and boys aged 3–11. Girls are admitted to the Senior School at the age of 11, either by Common Entrance or by the School’s entrance examination held at the end of January each year. Sixth-form entrance is by examination and interview, and numbers are limited. Moreton takes up to 10% overseas students.
A number of scholarships and bursaries are awarded to pupils at 11+, 12+, 13+. Sixth-form scholarships and bursaries are awarded to girls entering the lower sixth or to assist a pupil in the School to complete their education. Awards for music, drama, art and for outstanding sporting talent are made at 11+, 12+, 13+ and 16+. Means-tested bursaries can take an award up to 100% of fees. Bursaries for Armed Forces families are available.
Academic and leisure
Moreton is one of the UK’s highest-achieving schools at GCSE and A-level. It has also been ranked number one school in the UK by Durham University for value added on academic results for two years running. Proven academic excellence with an accelerated Oxbridge programme and a unique cultural and academic enrichment programme for all, with a specific programme for medical, dentistry and veterinary university applicants. Ninety-eight per cent of students enter the UK’s top universities.
A new centenary science centre and medical science faculy was opened in 2013.
An exceptionally well-equipped sports centre, comprising a sports hall, floodlit tennis courts, a heated, indoor swimming pool, an all-weather surface, a nine-hole golf course and playing fields, is set in 100 acres of beautiful parkland at the foot of the Berwyn Hills. The School offers a wide range of sporting options, including lacrosse, netball, hockey, cricket, tennis and athletics. Sailing and riding are also popular.
The School runs a full programme of extra activities daily and every weekend. The students are given many opportunities to go on trips outside school, including theatre and concert visits, adventure programmes and visits to local towns. The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme is very popular at Bronze, Silver and Gold Levels.
Moreton Enterprises, a group of companies managed by the Sixth Form, offers the students real business experience. This includes seven on-site retail businesses and a bank.
Learning Support is free of charge as is English as a Foreign Language.
Eighty per cent of students board. Boarding starts at the age of six. Younger girls are housed under the supervision of resident housemistresses, resident tutors and matrons. As pupils progress up the School, the dormitories are gradually replaced by double and single study-bedrooms. The sixth-form boarding houses offer modern, study rooms, complete with private en-suite bathrooms. Ninety per cent of students are from the UK.