Moreton Hall School

Location: Oswestry, Shropshire

Age of pupils: 0-18 y.o.

Gender: Co-ed (0-13 y.o.); Girls only (13-18 y.o.)

Boarding: Day, Weekly boarding, Full boarding

Pupils: 500

Head: Mr George Budd

Last updated 26.03.2021

Short description of the school

Moreton Hall School is an independent, boarding and day school in the village of Weston Rhyn four miles from the town of Oswestry, Shropshire in the West Midlands. It accepts girls aged 6 months to 18 and boys aged 6 months to 13.

The school is set in 100 acres of parkland on the beautiful Shropshire/North Wales border. From the moment you enter the school grounds, you can embrace the ‘Moreton Magic’ and discover the infectious positivity and energy which is threaded through the classrooms, across the sports pitches and onto the stage.

Moreton Hall School was established in 1913 by Ellen Lloyd-Williams. Today the school is made up of four parts:

  • First Steps Nursery for boys and girls aged 0–3
  • Moreton First (the Junior School) for boys and girls aged 3–13
  • Moreton Hall Senior School for girls aged 13 to 18.
  • Moreton Hall International Study Centre or boys and girls aged 13–17

The International Study Centre (ISC) was established in 2005 and takes up to 50 overseas students, both boys and girls. The ISC runs throughout the year, including holidays and is housed in a dedicated building called Mitchell House which includes accommodation, classrooms and common rooms. It prepares students for entry into GCSE and A Level courses.

The school motto : "Scholarship, Gaiety, Humanity". The school is a diverse community bound by a strong shared vision and mission.

The school is non-denominational but welcomes all faiths or none.

What makes this school different from others?

  • All Girls School
  • Small Class Sizes
  • Medical School Preparation
  • Accelerated Oxbridge Programme
  • Musicianship Programme
  • Leiths Certificate in Food & Wine

School strengths:

Strong music
Musicianship Programme - offers each music student a course that develops musical knowledge, understanding, creativity and rigorous musicianship skills.

Barbirolli Music Society - society has been created to extend the flourishing music department at Moreton by bringing a wealth of new and exciting opportunities to students. Moreton’s musicians will have the opportunity to further their studies to the very highest level through coaching from a series of masterclasses and workshops run by visiting professional musicians.

STEM and Medicine
Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) enjoy a high profile across the school. Over the last few years, an average of 65% of the girls have taken at least 1 STEM A Level, 37% have taken 2 or more; 22% 3 or more, and a hardy cohort of 4% study 4 STEM A Levels. There are 3 key reasons for this success. Firstly, Moreton boasts a rich mix of extraordinary teachers built around a core of experienced life-long educators together with some late arrivals to the profession, including an engineer and an RAF Navigator. Secondly, the Principal and the Governors have invested heavily in Moreton’s STEM facilities. The new Science Block is outstanding and its forerunner was completely refurbished to form a new Mathematics Block. The third, and final, reason is perhaps the most exciting. The enrichment programme at Moreton is exceptional and it includes a keen focus on STEM. A fortnightly series of evening lectures on subjects as diverse as Forensic Dentistry and Spinal Surgery; Science routinely draws sizable audiences. Weekly after-school activities
including the Jenner, Mendeleev and Brunel Societies (Medics, Chemists and Engineers respectively) are all extremely popular. At Moreton Hall: “Girls do STEM!”

Drama and Arts
Shortlisted for the Independent Schools of the Year awards in Drama 2020, Kate Howells, Head of Drama at Moreton Hall commented: “This really is a testament to the continuing hard work and passion that is so evident from within the Arts Department at Moreton. So many skillful and talented people work collaboratively to produce outstanding events and opportunities for not only Moreton pupils, but to the wider community. I am super proud of everyone and this couldn’t have come at a better time.” Moreton Hall has been recognised for the first class educational experience its pupils are receiving through the school’s transformative and innovative projects and programmes.

Moreton Hall is a destination of choice for vibrant and exciting Performing Arts across the
community. The popularity of its Face2Face performance academy attracts over 70 budding actors and performers from the community aged nine to eighteen and offers performances in professional theatres, workshops with TV and theatre professionals and competitions. The development of performing arts at Moreton has manifested in the creation of a £1.45 million Community Theatre, providing a cultural flagship extending arts, music and drama to surrounding areas.

Message from the Head of the school

Headmaster photoThis is who we are: a forward-looking and ambitious community that instils in all its pupils a desire to achieve, a confidence to tackle new challenges and a compassion for the world we live in. Moreton remains devoted to these values and provides the opportunities to nurture them in every pupil so that they can learn how effective they are in building self-confidence and wellbeing, resilience and relationships for life.

Our pupils achieve stunning success in examinations and we achieve some of the best results in the region with pupils making extraordinary progress. In addition to demonstrating academic ambition through our Bronwen, Jenner and Lady Barbirolli Societies, pupils imagine and realise their own publications such as Mad Scientist and The Historian. A genuine sense of fun, creativity and originality pervades the school from boarding house to Holroyd Community Theatre stage via circus big top. Our community seeks fulfilment through kindness to others, charitable work and community partnerships with over 30 local schools and organisations. It’s no coincidence that we are placed in the top 35 schools nationally for sport, which at Moreton is enjoyed by all, alongside punching well above our weight in national competitions.

Maps,addresses and directions

Moreton Hall2
Weston Rhyn
SY11 3EW

programmes and subjects

GCSE A Level
core subjects:

Art and Design - Fine Art

English Language and Literature Art and Design - Photography
Mathematics Art and Design - Textile Design
Separate Sciences or Coordinated Science Biology
subject choices: Business






Classical Civilisation


Drama and Theatre Studies

Food Technology



English Literature




Further Mathematics








Mandarin History of Art
Music ICT
Physical Education Latin
Religious Studies Mathematics
Spanish Music
  Physical Education
  Religious Studies

academic results

There are two grading systems applied in the UK. Grades in England are indicated by numbers from 1 to 9, where 9 is the highest grade.

System in Wales and Northern Ireland is evaluated using a letter grading scale from G to A*, where A* is the highest grade.

GCSE 2019-20
A*-A / 9-7 50%
B and below



A level 2019-20
A*-A 50%
B and below 50%


The school offers an extensive co-curricular programme:



Cricket Netball
Cross Country Squash
Equestrian pursuits Swimming
Fencing Tennis
Golf Yoga


Non-sporting activities

CCF (Combined Cadet Force)

Duke of Edinburgh Award


The School offers a tranquil environment in private and secluded grounds.

Facilities available

All-weather Sports Surface

Sports Fields
Amphitheatre (Outdoor) Sports Hall
Fitness Suite Swimming Pool (indoor)
Golf Course (9 hole) Tennis Courts
Lacrosse pitches Theatre
Music Facilities  

boarding options

Boarding at Moreton Hall School is available from age of 7 - 18 (Years 3-13).

Boarding Options

1+ nights: Occasional/flexi boarding
5 nights: Weekly boarding
7 nights: Traditional full boarding

How can I apply to this school?

The main points of entry to the Moreton Hall School are at ages 4, 11, 13 and 16, but the school also accepts applications for other year groups provided there are places. Boarders are accepted from the age of 7.

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Currency Converter:

2020-21 Academic Year

Year Age
Day fees
R 4-5 10,230 GBP NA
Y1 5-6 10,230 GBP NA
Y2 6-7 10,230 GBP NA
Y3 7-8 14,550 GBP 23,610 GBP
Y4 8-9 14,550 GBP 23,610 GBP
Y5 9-10 14,550 GBP 23,610 GBP
Y6 10-11 14,550 GBP 23,610 GBP
Y7 11-12 27,600 GBP 34,350 GBP
Y8 12-13 27,600 GBP 34,350 GBP
Y9 13-14 29,880 GBP 36,300 GBP
Y10 14-15 29,880 GBP 36,300 GBP
Y11 15-16 29,880 GBP 36,300 GBP
Y12 16-17 29,880 GBP 36,300 GBP
Y13 17-18 29,880 GBP 36,300 GBP

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