A note from our admissions team:
Welcome to Admissions and thank you for your interest in The Moat School.
The Moat School is pleased to be able to open our doors and welcome our prospective parents.
We ask that you do not attend your appointment and to let us know as soon as possible if you display any signs of coronavirus; high temperature, cough, shortness of breath or are in close contact with a person who has tested positive for COVID-19.
We also ask that upon your arrival we will ask; to wash your hands or clean with hand sanitiser before and after your visit.
Please note if we become aware of any local outbreaks/lockdowns, this guidance will be reviewed and tours may be cancelled at short notice.
Please make contact with our Admissions Registrar who will answer any questions about the nature of The Moat School’s specialism, facilities, curriculum and ethos.
If you are satisfied that The Moat School may be an appropriate placement, please submit copies of diagnostic paperwork, including a current Educational Health Care Plan (EHCP) if appropriate, an Educational Psychology (EP) report (not more than two years old), plus any other additional educational information and the most recent school report. Our admissions team will review the paperwork you have provided and if we feel The Moat might be able to meet your child’s needs we can then arrange for a meeting and tour with the Headmaster and Registrar.
The pupil may then be invited in for two ‘Acquaint Days’. The pupil will be invited to join an age appropriate teaching group and class teachers will set a number of tasks to establish the pupil’s current level of functioning in a variety of subjects including Mathematics and English (including literacy). The aim of the acquaint day/s is to gain a greater understanding of the pupil’s functional skills and the potential they have to progress in our specialist setting.
The SaLTs and a Specialist Teacher will also meet the pupil in a 1:1 environment to carry out a low impact Speech and Language and Literacy screening. This does not form a formal diagnostic assessment for general release but takes place to corroborate or enhance the current diagnostic information available. If the pupil has OT needs outlined in any professional reports, an informal OT assessment will be carried out by the OT. All staff who have contact with the prospective pupil during the day then feedback to the Head about the child’s performance throughout the days, including behaviour and interaction with other pupils.
After the acquaint day/s the reports from the day along with diagnostic paperwork are further scrutinised by members of the Admissions Committee (Headmaster, Speech and Language Therapists, Deputy, SENCo, Registrar, OT) where a formal decision will be made as to whether The Moat provision is suitable and can meet the child’s educational needs. Further information or confirmations of reports may be sought or requested by the school at any stage of the process. We will write to you with the outcome of our decision and appropriate notification is made to the LA concerned when the child is accepted (or a child is removed) outside of standard transitions.
If you wish to register your child for a place at The Moat School please complete the Registration Form and return it together with the registration fee of £195 to The Moat School, Bishops Avenue, Fulham, London, SW6 6EG. Cheques are made payable to The Moat School.
The Moat School Fees for the Academic Year 2020/2021
Registration Fee following successful application: £195
The Moat School Fees for the Academic Year 2021/2022
£11, 975 (per term; 3 terms- Autumn, Spring and Summer)
£35, 925 (per annum)
The admissions process operates thereafter on a first come first served basis. The Moat School will consider a pupil for placement outside of their chronological age group if there exists compelling educational or social reasons for doing so. It is the School’s policy that we do not admit pupils into Year 10 past the first academic half term or into Year 11. There will be careful consideration when it comes to pupils joining A-Level or BTEC Level 3 courses at Sixth Form into Year 13.
Once a decision has been reached whether we are able to meet your child’s needs, this is final. We welcome another enquiry 9-12 months following this.
For more information please contact:
Tel: 020 7610 9018
The Moat School offers specialist support for pupils with dyslexia from Year 5 to Year 13. We want you to make the right decision for you, your child and your family and we are here to help with this. We welcome applications throughout the year and our Admissions Team will guide you through the admissions process.
The School has a well-developed process of admission designed to select pupils whose primary needs encompass either or both dyslexia and dyspraxia or pupils who require a small, nurturing environment; these criteria form the basis of the selection process. With co-morbidity, we may accept pupils with similar Special Learning Difficulties (SpLDs) who would benefit from the practices of teachers with a dyslexia specialism.
The nature of our provision and pupil support structure means that we are unable to accept pupils with emotional and behavioural difficulties or significant learning difficulties. Due to the nature of teaching and learning, pupils with English as Additional Language (EAL) are required to be fluent in English.
Pupils’ needs are complex and inter-related. We meet the needs of a wide range of pupils including but not limited to:
Pupils with Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD): dyslexia, dyspraxia, dyscalculia, dysgraphia, ADHD;
Pupils with speech, language and communication difficulties;
Pupils who require Occupational Therapy (OT) support in achieving age appropriate functional skills;
Pupils with higher functioning Autistic Spectrum Disorders (ASD);
Vulnerable pupils who have sensory processing difficulties impacting on emotional regulation, attention and concentration managed with basic self-regulation strategies;
Open Days and Evenings
Each term the school holds two Open Days where prospective parents and associated professionals are welcomed. Tours of the school take place in small groups, escorted by current pupils, these provide an opportunity to see teaching and learning in action. There is an opportunity to meet with the Headmaster, Senior Leadership team and Registrar in an informal setting on concluding the tour.
Contact our office to arrange a school visit
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a place