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.