Moreton Hall School


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  • Category: Senior / Sixth Form
  • Pupils: Girls
  • Type: Day & Boarding
  • Religious Affiliation: Non-Denominational
  • Roll: 0 (Boys) 330 (Girls)
  • Age Range: 11 - 18 years
  • Founded: 1913


Moreton First is Moreton's own prep school of almost 200 girls and boys. At the age of 11 boys move on to other senior schools. Adjacent to Moreton's main site is the International Study Centre, Mitchell House, which prepares a limited number of students from all over the world for entry to 25 different UK boarding schools.

The new Centenary Science Centre and Medical Science Faculty enables the increasing number of girls who study Science at A Level - currently more than 50% - to develop their skills and talents in facilities of the highest quality. The environmentally-friendly building capitalises on Moreton’s exceptional record in biological and environmental studies. The Enrichment Programme is available to every girl in the school. Designed to challenge and stretch it includes the Biomedical and STEM Training Programme, Accelerated Oxbridge Programme and an Academic Programme for engineers, mathematicians, science and medicine and thinking skills. It aims to quench intellectual curiosity and prepares those girls applying to the most competitive Universities.

We have outstanding music facilities and an Indoor theatre and outdoor amphitheatre. As the world of technology evolves, we are constantly investigating ways that will allow us to be at the forefront of the use of ICT in teaching and learning. The generous ICT provision is integral to the teaching, learning and leisure time at Moreton. The two ICT suites, the library and the boarding house computers are accessible through the working day, in the evenings and weekends and the study bedrooms of the older students have internet access points.

Excellent sports facilities include a 25m heated indoor swimming pool, floodlit all-weather playing surface, Tennis and netball courts, 9 hole golf course, Sports hall (with viewing gallery), Fully equipped fitness suite and Lacrosse and hockey pitches. Athletes have access to Queensway Athletics Stadium in Wrexham. There is a great variety of additional sports on offer which include: Badminton, Basketball, Football, Aerobics, Pilates, Zumba, Volleyball, Cricket, Canoeing/Kayaking, Sailing, Fencing, Table Tennis, and Riding.

Learning Support is an important aspect of Moreton Hall. Pupils are generally taught on an individual basis but can also be taught in pairs or in small groups. As well as supporting pupils who have specific learning differences such as dyslexia and dyspraxia, we support all pupils in the school who need help, whatever their age or level of ability.

Moreton Hall is predominately a boarding school. At the age of 11 about 60% of pupils are full boarders and this rises to 80% at 13 years of age and over 90% in Moreton Sixth. There are six boarding houses offering a combination of single, twin, double and multi bedded rooms. We offer both en-suite and dormitory style living.

Open Days

2020. Whole School Open Day: Sat. 2nd May, 10am.



Boarding. Year 3 - Year 6: £7870 per term. Years 7 and 8: £11,450 per term, Years 9 - 13: £12,100 per term.

Day. Reception - Year 6: £3410 - £4850 per term. Years 7 and 8: £92000 per term, Years 9 - 13: £9,960 per term.

Overnight stay: £54 per night.


ISI Inspection 2015
ISI Inspection 2019

School Contact Details

Headteacher: Principal, Mr George Budd

Moreton Hall School
Weston Rhyn
SY11 3EW

[t]: 01691 773671

Location Description

The School is set in one hundred acres of beautiful parkland on the Shropshire – Welsh border. Steeped in history, parts of the original building date as far back as 1527. The School offers a tranquil environment in private and secluded grounds.

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School News

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Remove pupil, Hedy, has been crowned Oswestry Youth Music Festival’s ‘Young Performer of the Year 2020’.

Pianist Hedy competed against

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hundreds of performers including fellow Moreton student Kate having both won their 12 and under solo class earlier in the competition. Hedy’s performances were executed in a highly professional and committed way and gained her the prestigious, coveted title in the final round.

During the five-day music festival, Moreton musicians gained a record number of first places with some hugely impressive and breath-taking performances.

Moreton ‘swept the board’ in the Musical Theatre classes with Kate, Emma and Megan gaining top spot in their respective age categories.

Cici, Hedy, Kate and Tami all came first in their respective solo piano, brass and vocal classes.

Alongside studying for their GCSEs, Tara and Eloise, and Catherine and Jamie won the 18 and under instrumental and piano duet classes convincingly.

Helen Rayner, Director of Music at Moreton Hall, commented: “It was an absolute privilege to watch our students’ performances over the course of the Festival – every one of them performed with poise, professionalism and commitment.”

Helen continued: “Moreton Hall musicians wish to thank the organisers and Oswestry Town Council who continue to fully support this wonderful competition.

“We are extremely fortunate to have such a professionally run Music Festival in our local community and we wish to encourage all local musicians to take part in this very special annual event.”

Oswestry Music Festival dates back to the Queen’s Silver Jubilee celebrations of 1977 and is now well established in the County Music Calendar attracting entries from Shropshire, Cheshire, Wrexham and North and Mid Wales. The Festival includes a programme of individual, group and school opportunities linked with celebrity concerts, trophies, certificates and prizes.

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Moreton Hall was awarded first place in the Intermediate Heat of the Rotary Youth Speaks competition, held at Glyndŵr University. Their topic: Sexism Not Solved

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Just Changed.

The team consisted of Grace, Lottie and Eloise, all of whom contributed to the success.

Acting as chairwoman, Grace commented: “My role required me to introduce the topic of the talk. As a chairwoman you have to be spontaneous and respond to the judge’s comments and the audience’s questions.”

She went on to say, “ It was a tough competition: the judges were firm but constructive in their criticism. We are working on their advice for the next round.”

As keynote speaker, Eloise commented: “I gave a talk called Sexism Has Not Been Solved just Changed. I talked about LGBTQ rights and women’s rights tracking the development here in the UK from the Suffragettes to the ubiquitous MeToo Movement.

Giving the vote of thanks, Lottie added, “To conclude I thanked the hosts, the speakers and the audience. My role required me to improvise and to consider comments made on Eloise’s speech.”

Head of Spoken English at Moreton Hall, Merriel Halsall-Williams, enthused, “I am delighted at the girls’ success. They spoke with poise and charisma on a topical issue. They will now progress to the North West Regional Competition which is to be held on Saturday 23rd March.”

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Moreton Hall is renowned for nurturing young entrepreneurs, not least with the school’s student run business, Moreton Enterprises, so it was only fitting that enterprise

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and business were at the heart of a very special event to mark International Women’s Day on Friday: the inaugural Moreton Means Business Mini Conference.

The aim of the conference was to give students from Years 9 to 12, including those studying Business and Economics at GCSE and A Level, the opportunity to gain first-hand insight into the world of work and the realities of being a women in the workplace from some fantastic women in business, several of whom cut their own entrepreneurial teeth in Moreton Enterprises.

Opening the conference, OM Clare Downes, Owner of The Circle and Monkhouse Granary explained that behind the event were “Women who feel passionately that they wish to share all that they have learned with you, to support you with preparing for your future.”

Keynote speaker, Leanne Crowther’s talk took the girls on the journey of her meringue business, ’Flower and White’, from a home start up, into a renowned aspirational £2 million plus turnover brand. For Laura from Year 9, her talk was a highlight: “I found Leanne Crowther really inspirational. The way she had worked up from her own kitchen to running a successful business”.

Workshop sessions throughout the afternoon were an opportunity to focus on many key business skills including ‘working as a team’, ‘showing the world the best you’, ‘making life choices and being allowed to change your mind’, ‘turning a business dream into a reality’ and ‘the future is tech’’.

For Bea in Year 9, her favourite session was “a workshop about coming out of your comfort zone. I felt that even if we don’t plan to go into business that was a valuable life skill to take away.”

The conference ended with an Any Questions session in which the delegates reflected on their own experiences and shared their insights with the girls. According to Bridget in Year 9: “It was great to hear the women sharing their different experience, showing how they had experienced some of the same challenges as business women.”

Everyone, delegates and speakers agreed that it was a really inspirational afternoon and a great way to celebrate International Women’s Day.

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Upper Four students, Eloise, Maya and Lottie participated in the Intermediate ‘Youth Speaks’ competition at Glyndwr University. This is a National Public Speaking Competition for

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schools organised by Rotary International of Great Britain and Ireland.

Eloise delivered her speech on the topic of Anorexia, Maya was awarded the Best Chairperson of the evening award and Lottie gave the Vote of Thanks.

Head of Spoken English, Merriel Halsall-Williams commented: “The girls are exceptional representatives of Moreton Hall’s Spoken English programme.”

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It has recently been announced that Moreton Hall will host a ‘Road to Wimbledon’ qualifier event for budding sporting stars aged 14 and under in

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The tennis champions that excel at this event will progress to the regional final where they will compete for the chance to play at Wimbledon!

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Moreton Hall’s team finished in the top 2% of the UK at the National Final of the Senior Team Maths Challenge in London, on 7th

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January.  The team, comprised of Phoebe (U6) Pauline (U6), Vinna (L6) and Georgie (L6) excelled. This was the first time a Moreton Hall team had qualified for the National Final and the girls departed with the happy knowledge that they were already “Moreton’s best team ever”.

The final was the culmination of a competition involving over 1250 teams who battled through a series of regional finals until just 88 teams were left for the London final.

The details of the day were reported in real time by the Head of STEM, Sean Lang. You can catch up on the team’s progress through the day by click the link below.

The final result was a truly spectacular 24th place which puts Moreton Hall in the top 2% of entrants.

Six girls from Moreton Hall have been selected for the U19 Welsh Lacrosse Junior Elite Squad.

The squad is working on a performance programme to develop

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their skills as part of their training for the 2019 Junior World Cup. A and B teams are selected from the Academy, Talent and Development Squad and the Combined Training Squad to represent Wales at the annual Lacrosse 2016 Home Internationals Tournament in Surrey on the 15-17th April.

Serena Grace, Lower 6, and Clemmie Baynes, Year 11, have also been awarded Vice Captaincy of their respective teams. The girls have been training with the squad towards this tournament since the start of the season, and are all really looking forward to playing for their country, some for the very first time.

Kate Groves, Head of Sport comments: “It is an exceptional achievement to be called up for your country, and is something the girls should be extremely proud of. We are so pleased that their talent has been spotted and this selection really does highlight the standard and strength of Lacrosse at Moreton.”

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