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Moor House is a non-maintained specialist school for day and residential students from age 7 to 19. Our students come from across the country, with places funded by Local Education Authorities.

Our school provides a mainstream curriculum which is differentiated for language. Speech and Language therapy is integrated throughout the curriculum through the consistent use of specialist systems such as the SHAPE CODING™ system, signing with grammatical markers and Cued Articulation.

Our approach ensures that our students achieve their learning potential, maximise their communication skills, and become happy, confident, independent and valued members of society.

Moor House is consistently rated Outstanding by Ofsted.

The impressive, collaborative, multidisciplinary approach ensures pupils make outstanding progress with their speech and language.

(Ofsted Report 2022)

Demand for places is growing because of the extraordinary difference we are making to the lives of young people with speech and language disorder.

In 2022, 73% of students gained at least 1 GCSE or equivalent qualification, whilst 100% achieved at least expected progress in English and Maths.

Our Values

Statement of Values for Students

 Moor House is a place where:

  • I can feel safe and happy
  • I can enjoy learning and be the best I can be
  • I can value myself and believe in myself
  • I can stand up for myself and tell people my ideas and feelings
  • I can understand what people say to me
  • People take time to understand what I say
  • I am listened to
  • People respect me
  • I can learn to do more things on my own
  • I can learn about other people’s views and feelings
  • I can learn about my strengths and who I am
  • People expect me to work hard and do well
  • I can succeed in lots of different things

Statement of Values for Staff  

Moor House provides an environment where students:

  • feel safe and happy
  • enjoy learning and reach their potential
  • value themselves as individuals and develop self- belief
  • are empowered to assert themselves, share their ideas and feelings
  • are communicated with, in a way they can understand and be understood
  • are listened to and respected
  • develop independence
  • develop awareness of themselves and consideration for others
  • find and develop their strengths and personalities
  • are set high expectations for learning /achievement
  • experience success and achievement   

Our Achievements

In the 2022/23 academic year: 

  • 83% of students gained at least 1 GCSE or equivalent qualification
  • 59% of GCSE entries gained a 4 (standard pass/ C) or above
  • 95% of students achieved at least expected progress in English
  • 95% of students achieved at least expected progress in Maths