School Life

School Life

The specialist intensive learning environment at The Moat School bridges the gap between potential and performance one school day at a time.  Many are involved in this process, including specialist teachers, a therapeutic team, support staff, Governors, student mentors and a dedicated Parents’ Association.  Each day, and through individual timetables, we foster talent, challenge, encourage and achieve.

National Curriculum and the GCSEs

The Moat School is mainstream in structure but specialist in nature.  Predominantly, we follow the National Curriculum with the exception of Modern Foreign Languages, although there are opportunities to study languages as part of our Enrichment Programme and  we can facilitate language GCSEs (for more details see ‘Our Curriculum’).  Thus, though we are a small school we provide big opportunities and a wide reaching curriculum.

Enrichment and Extracurricular Activities at The Moat School

We emphasise emotional wellbeing as well as academic success. With this in mind, we are particularly proud of our comprehensive extracurricular Enrichment Programme that is built into our school day.

We place importance on residential and curriculum based trips.  These include visits to London’s wealth of museums, theatres and galleries, as well as attendance at workshops and local areas of interest. Residential trips take place in Year 7, 8 and 9 during the Summer term, and include an exciting range of team-building activites and outdoor experiences. It is often outside the boundaries of the classroom that our children truly achieve success.

The Moat School Parents’ Association

We have a talented group of committed parents who assist us with events and fundraising projects.  Our current structure includes a ‘lead’ parent within every year group who acts as a liason.  Parents meet for informal and formal events, effectively creating a strong network of support.

Community Projects and The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award

We encourage participation in community projects such as working with Fulham Palace. We also offer the nationally recognised Bronze Duke of Edinburgh’s Award for all Year 10 students.   This achievement is based on personal development and promotes self-reliance, wellbeing and confidence; qualities closely aligned with our ethos. We seek to develop well rounded pupils who value themselves and know their own worth.

School Life

Below please find a list of dates for the Autumn, Spring and Summer Term at The Moat School in 2015-2016. We’ve also listed school and bank holidays, including those that are particular to The Moat School, such as our Founders Day and Founders Holiday, which take place in September.

2016

Summer Term 2016
  • Term starts for staff: Wednesday 13th April
    Term starts for pupils: Thursday 14th April
  • May Bank Holiday: Monday 2nd May
  • Pupils & staff finish school for half term: Friday 27th May 3:45PM
  • Pupils and staff return to school: Monday 6th June
  • Term ends for pupils: Wednesday 13th July at 1PM
    Term ends for staff: Thursday 14th July
Autumn Term 2016
  • Term starts for Staff: Tuesday 6th September
    Term starts for Pupils: Thursday 8th September
  • Founders Day: Friday 23rd September
    Founders Holiday: Monday 26th September
  • Pupils and Staff finish school for half term: Wednesday 19thOctober at 1545hrs
  • Pupils and Staff return to school: Monday 31st October
  • Term ends for Pupils: Tuesday 13th December at 1545hrs
    Term ends for Staff: Wednesday 14th December

2017

Spring Term 2017
  • Term starts for Staff: Wednesday 4th January
    Term starts for Pupils: Thursday 5th January
  • Pupils and Staff finish school for half term: Friday 10th February at 1545hrs
  • Pupils and Staff return to school: Monday 20th February
  • Term ends for Pupils: Thursday 30th March at 1545hrs
    Term ends for Staff: Friday 31st March
Summer Term 2017
  • Term starts for Staff: Monday 24th April
    Term starts for Pupils: Tuesday 25th April
  • May Bank Holiday: Monday 1st May
  • Pupils and Staff finish school for half term: Friday 26th May at 1545hrs
  • Pupils and Staff return to school: Monday 5th June
  • Term ends for Pupils: Friday 7th July at 1300hrs
    Term ends for Staff: Friday 14th July
  • Summer Term 2017
Autumn Term 2017
  • Term starts for Staff: TBC
    Term starts for pupils: TBC

For questions about our term dates or any of our school holidays, events or activities please contact The Moat School.

Uniform

The Moat School Boys Uniform
  • Grey School Blazer (with logo)*
  • Grey trousers (we are not being specific as to design of grey colour trousers, but insist on completely grey garment made of cloth. No jeans or tracksuits).
  • Grey school polo shirt*
  • Black school jumper* (crest emblazoned black jumpers for Prefects)
  • Black school gilet*
  • Plain grey or black socks
  • Black shoes (not boots) 

 

The Moat School Girls Uniform
  • Grey School Blazer (with logo)*
  • Grey skirt or trousers (skirts to be as close to knee length as possible).
  • Grey school polo shirt*
  • Black school jumper* (crest emblazoned black jumpers for Prefects)
  • Black school gilet*
  • Plain black or grey tights or plain black or white socks
  • Dark shoes with low heels (not boots)
  • Hair may be secured by accessories of any chosen colour and belts of any colour can be worn at your discretion.  We reserve the right to ban items with studs or dangerous protrusions incorporated.
The Moat School Sports Kit
  • House colour polo shirt
  • Plain black shorts/tracksuit bottoms
  • House colour sweatshirt
  • Trainers
  • White socks
Other
  • Pencil case, pens, pencils and colouring pencils
  • Geometry set
  • Simple calculator
  • School bag and games bag
  • Laptop bag (details given at the start of Autumn Term)

*All items marked with an asterisk should be obtained from Sogans, 6 Greyhound Road, London SW6 8NX, 020 7385 1055

Parents Association

The Purpose of The Moat School Parents’ Association

The Moat School has a very active Parents’ Association. We welcome all Moat School parents to join us for fellowship, fundraising, and general support. Our Parents’ Association helps to build a connection between school and home. Through the help of a strong group of members we promote the interests of our pupils, work as a team with administration and get to know other like-minded parents.

Parental Involvement At The Moat School

Parental involvement at The Moat School has always been a key part of our success. The Moat is consistently looking for new members as, quite often, it is the parents who have the most innovative and successful fundraising and event ideas. With that being said, an initiative for the academic year 2015/2016 is to extend links with and harness the talent of our incredible parent body. A group of committed parents are working to assist us with events such as the Christmas Gala and miscellaneous fundraising projects.

The Structure of The Parent Teacher Association

Marie Ryan – Head of the PTA

The structure of the PTA is to have a ‘lead’ parent within every year group who is essentially the liaison. Parents meet for coffee mornings, events and other activities such as lectures; both within the school and externally, creating a support network for each other. There are a number of large and small ways that you can get involved with our Parents’ Association. It’s a great way to connect with other parents and to keep in touch with what’s going on at The Moat School.

The Chair of the Parent Teachers’ Association is Marie Ryan who has a son in Year 11.

Marie Ryan – Head of the PTA

Marie is a very active and valued member of the school. If you have any questions regarding The Moat School and her experiences, or for further information on how to get involved in the PTA, please contact her at ryan.teamlondon@gmail.com

Useful Links

Independent_Schools_Council

Independent Schools Council
 

School Trips

 

The Moat School pupils take part in regular day trips to local areas of interest, including workshops on forestry skills, historical cuisine and arts and crafts at Fulham Palace, located right next door. Visits to London’s wealth of museums, galleries and theatres are planned for all year groups by each of the subject departments on a termly basis.

Residential trips for pupils in Year 7, 8 and 9 take place in the Summer term each year, giving pupils the opportunity to involve themselves in an exciting range of outdoor activities and team-building experiences.