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Headmaster’s Welcome

A very warm welcome from Charlie Minogue, the Headmaster.

An education in the fullest sense of the word is one of the most precious things a child can receive. Moor Park, a co-educational prep school set in 85 stunning acres of Shropshire countryside, is almost uniquely placed to provide exactly that.

Moor Park children routinely transfer to an extremely wide range of schools including some of the very finest in the country.  There are no glass ceilings set here: Moor Park pupils are given every opportunity to fulfil their potential in the classroom, at whatever level. We are proud of our record of success in senior school entrance tests and scholarships which speaks for itself; please do look at the full list published on this website. However, education is far more than simply preparing for exams. Encouraging Moor Park children to think independently and creatively in and out of the classroom whilst helping them to avoid a fear of failure is at the heart of the process. This also makes learning fun; something we have a lot of here!

Not every child can be good at everything but every child can be good at something. It is our job to discover something for every pupil. Just as there are no glass ceilings set in the classroom, so we aim to ensure that children’s talents are maximised in whichever area they excel or show an interest. The number of all-rounder, music, art and sporting scholarships which are routinely won by Moor Park pupils speaks volumes but as important to us are those small individual triumphs: a tackle made when it might have been missed the previous week or a first public performance are all celebrated.

Moor Park staff pride themselves on really knowing individual children and in providing a huge range of opportunities for them to discover the interests, skills and passions that are so crucial in building a rounded young person. As important are the opportunities to simply enjoy the space with friends: building dens in the woods and other such activities should be part of every childhood. Boarding enables many children to make the most of their time here and our flexible approach to boarding suits many families; it is also huge fun.

Happy children are more likely to learn and develop and we take pastoral care personally; perhaps an extension of knowing individual children well. Visitors often comment on the openness and enthusiasm of Moor Park pupils. This is a kind school, rooted in Catholic principles but welcoming children and families of all faiths and beliefs.

I am passionate about prep school education and have always enjoyed working with parents to provide the very best for their children. Parents should feel part of a school community and I am told that it is fun to be a Moor Park parent too!

This website will give you a flavour of the school but please come and see us to get the full feeling for what makes this such a unique environment. My wife and I moved here because we felt that Moor Park would give our children the best possible start to their education whilst giving them a childhood. I hope that we can do the same for yours.

Calendar

May 2017

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
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  • Rounders U9 v Abberley Hall (A) U8 v Abberley Hall (A)
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  • Cricket 2nd v Lucton (H) Colts A v Hereford Cathedral Junior School (A) Colts B v Hereford Cathedral Junior School (A)
  • Rounders U13A v Winterfold (A) U13B v Winterfold (A) U11A v Hereford Cathedral Junior School (H) U11B v Hereford Cathedral Junior School (H) U10 v Hereford Cathedral Junior School (H)
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  • Kindergarten 'Stay & Play' session
  • Year 3 Parent/Form Teacher Meeting ~ Library
5
  • Headmaster's Drinks for Tick Tock – Yr 2 inc. Parents ~ Clock House
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  • Rounders U13A v The Elms (A) U13B v The Elms (A) U13C v The Elms (A)
  • Cricket 1st v The Elms (A) 2nd v The Elms (A) Colts A v The Elms (H) Colts B v The Elms (H)
  • Effort Grades: Years 3, 4, 5 & 8
  • Mini Explorers 'Pirate Adventure' Day for Early Years children and their families
  • Mass
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  • West Midlands Triathlon at Lucton School
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  • Year 6 trip to Shrewsbury Castle
10
  • Rounders U13A v Bedstone College (A) U13B v Winterfold (H) U11A v Winterfold (H)
  • Cricket 1st v Bromsgrove (H) 2nd v Bromsgrove (H) Colts A v King’s Hawford (A) Colts B v King’s Hawford (A)
  • Kindergarten 'Stay & Play' session
11
  • Year 5 Parents' Evening ~ Henderson Hall
12
  • 'Nearest Earthly Place to Paradise' Book Launch ~ Henderson Hall
13
  • Stonar One Day Event
  • Cricket 1st v Abberley Hall (A) 2nd v Abberley Hall (H) 3rd v Abberley Hall (A) Colts A v Abberley Hall (H) Colts B v Abberley Hall (A)
  • Rounders U13A v Malvern St James (A) U13B v Malvern St James (A) U13C v Malvern St James (A) U11A v Malvern St James (H) U11B v Malvern St James (H) U10 v Malvern St James (H)
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  • Year 1 ‘Bring your bike/scooter to school’ day
  • Year 4 sleepover – School House
  • Year 2 Trip to Blists Hill
  • Year 4 Parents' Drinks & Boarding House Tour
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  • Rounders U9 v Hereford Cathedral Junior School (A) U8 v Hereford Cathedral Junior School (A)
  • Cricket U9 v Hereford Cathedral Junior School (H) U8 v Hereford Cathedral Junior School (H)
  • Kindergarten 'Stay & Play' session
  • Moor Park Open Golf Championships
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  • Cricket 1st v Abberley Hall (H) 2nd v Abberley Hall (A) 3rd v Abberley Hall (A) U10 v RGS Worcester Tournament (A)
  • Girls’ Cricket U13A v Abberley Hall (H) U13B v Abberley Hall (H) U13C v Abberley Hall (A) U11A v Abberley Hall (A)
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  • Year 5 Experience Pentecost, Ludlow
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  • Headmaster's Drinks for Years 3, 4 & 5 Parents ~ Clock House
20
  • Camo Weekend
  • Cricket 1st v Prestfelde (A) 2nd v Prestfelde (H) Colts A v Prestfelde (A) Colts B v Prestfelde (H)
  • Rounders U13A v The Downs, Malvern (H) U13B v The Downs, Malvern (H) U13C v The Downs, Malvern (H) U11A v The Downs, Malvern (A) U11B v The Downs, Malvern (A)
  • U13/U11 Malvern College Aquathlon (Girls & Boys)
  • Mass (Ludlow)
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22
  • Year 3 – Coast Trip - Aberystwyth
  • Early Years Woodland Ramble
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  • Cricket U9 v Abberley Hall (H) U8 v Abberley Hall (H)
  • Rounders U9A v The Downs, Malvern (A) U9B v The Downs, Malvern (A)
  • Ballet/Jazz Dance Open Day (see Newsletter for class timings)
  • Ladies Team Doubles Tennis Tournament
24
  • Cricket 1st v Lucton (H) Colts A v Lucton (H)
  • Rounders U11A v The Elms (A) U10 v The Elms (A)
  • Pre-Prep Plant & Homemade Goods Sale
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  • Lucton Aquathlon Yrs 3 - 6
  • Team Photographs
  • Headmaster's Drinks for Yrs 6, 7 & 8 Parents ~ Clock House
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Moor Park
Ludlow
Shropshire SY8 4DZ

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