Boarding and Day
Moreton Hall is predominantly a boarding school although the school welcomes approximately 80 day girls, many of whom board regularly. Boarding can start for both boys and girls in Moreton First in Year 3. At the age of 11 about 60% of girls are full boarders and this rises to 80% at 13 years of age and over 90% in Moreton Sixth.
As students mature and develop, so they move up through the various Houses of the school. Day students have study space in the house so they feel as much a part of house life as the boarders; many of them choose to stay one or more nights per week.
Boarding has come a long way in British schools in the past generation. Far from parents and children being separated for weeks on end, today’s boarding aims to offer the best of both worlds to a family. Teenagers can develop in a safe and caring environment with supportive friendship groups, house parents and tutors.
Boarders are able to go home at weekends after Saturday classes, although they find that the range of activities, trips and social events going on at weekends proves to be a strong incentive to remain in school. On target weekends all boarders stay at school.
Parents join in school life by visiting their daughters, attending sporting fixtures, concerts and exhibitions. All students have access to email and each house has pay phones. The use of mobile phones is encouraged – at the right time and for the right purposes - so that families can keep in contact.