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The Prep School

Moor Park is a co-educational country prep school in a beautiful setting in the Shropshire countryside, combining outstanding academic and extra-curricular success, with a culture of kindness founded on Catholic principles.

The Prep School starts for children in Year Three and ends in Year Eight when children leave Moor Park to go to the senior school of their choice. The prep school is split up into the Middle School for Year Three to Five when children have a Form Teacher in charge of their pastoral care and academic progress and the Upper School from Year Six to Eight when children have a Tutor who guides them through the last three years of Moor Park. Each Tutor group is no bigger than ten pupils and is made up of children from Year Six to Year Eight.

The curriculum is broad, offering challenge and opportunity for all: confidence can often grow from success in a small part of school life. Year Three follows naturally from the Pre-Prep, with much emphasis on literacy and numeracy, taught by the form teacher. As the children rise through the school they develop greater independence, being taught by subject specialists, enjoying a broad curriculum which includes, for example, classics, It & Computing, and PSHEE/Citizenship. French is taught in the Pre-Prep but becomes almost a core subject as children reach Year Four.  Children start learning Latin in Year Five and Spanish is introduced in Year Seven.

Children go on overnight camps and trips every year with a week in France in Year Seven and a week of outdoor adventure in Year Eight.  It is our belief that residential trips enrich children’s education and personal development.

Year Eight is very special. Pupils are trusted and given responsibility, whether it be Head Girl, Captain of Cricket, or escorting the Pre-Prep children from the bus to the classroom in the morning. They are expected to take responsibility for their learning and to manage their own time. They flex their adolescent muscles in an environment that supports them through this sometimes difficult period of their lives.

Pupils leave for a wide range of nationally known Senior Schools – as individual as them. Almost without exception, they gain places at their first choice of school. A good number win scholarships which may be academic, artistic, sporting, musical, or ‘all round’.

In recent years our pupils have won academic Scholarships to Harrow, Rugby, Shrewsbury, Cheltenham Ladies’ College, Oundle, Malvern College, Moreton Hall, Christ College Brecon, Monmouth, St Mary’s Calne and Ellesmere.

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)
3
  • 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)
4
  • Kindergarten 'Stay & Play' session
  • Year 3 Parent/Form Teacher Meeting ~ Library
5
  • Headmaster's Drinks for Tick Tock – Yr 2 inc. Parents ~ Clock House
6
  • 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
7
  • West Midlands Triathlon at Lucton School
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9
  • 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
16
  • 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
17
  • 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)
18
  • Year 5 Experience Pentecost, Ludlow
19
  • 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)
21
22
  • Year 3 – Coast Trip - Aberystwyth
  • Early Years Woodland Ramble
23
  • 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
25
  • 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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