Frequently asked questions


What is Dyslexia?

Dyslexia is a common learning disorder that involves difficulty reading, writing and spelling due to problems identifying speech sounds and the ability to learn how they relate to letters and words as the process of decoding. It is a language processing disorder which varies from person to person.

What is an SpLD?

An SpLD (Specific learning difficulty) includes diagnoses such as Dyslexia, Dyscalculia, High functioning autism, Asperger syndrome, Motor difficulties, developmental disorders and a very broad spectrum of other diagnoses. 

The term SpLD refers to anything that is affecting a pupils ability to access education in what is considered to be the average speed and success. 

These differences, however, often can create inventive and creative ways of thinking which pupils at The Moat are encouraged to pursue in order to find their own unique learning systems and profiles. 

What is an EHCP?

An Education Health Care Plan (EHC) plan is for children and young people aged up to 25 who need more support than is available through special educational needs (SEN) support. EHC plans are a legal document that identifies special educational, health and social needs and set out the additional support to meet those needs.

Does my child need an EHCP to attend The Moat?

A pupil is not advantaged or disadvantaged in receiving an offer of a place by the possession of an EHCP. Upon an admissions enquiry, we kindly request diagnostic paperwork including a current EP report (not more than two year old), additional educational information or assessments and recent school reports.

How much are the fees?

The Moat School- £34, 545

The Moat Sixth Form- £36, 894

How do I start the application process?

If you feel The Moat School would be an appropriate school placement for your child, we kindly request diagnostic paperwork including, if you have, an EHCP,  current EP report (not more than two year old), additional educational information or assessments and recent school reports. Our admissions team will review the paperwork you have provided and let you know whether we feel The Moat School would be able to meet your child’s needs, before we move through the admissions process. Please do not hesitate to get in touch with the Admissions Registrar, Amanda Rix rixa@moatschool.org.uk

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