Y9/8/7 Football Match vs Forres Sandle Manor – 30th September

Match Report

This was a very encouraging team performance and all the players made a significant contribution to an excellent victory. Max scored an excellent goal with a long range effort, Harry added another after a well worked passing movement, Pedro added another two individual goals and Roy top scored with a hat-rick of well taken goals.

Any chances created by FSM were well defended and we competed well for possession in midfield. The final score was 7 – 0 in favour of Moyles Court.

Man-of-the-Match: Pedro

Y11/10 Football Match vs Ballard School – 1st October

Match Report

In what was an evenly contested game Moyles Court took an early lead through an angled shot across the penalty area from Adam. Despite opportunities to add to our 1 – 0 lead, we were made to rue lost opportunities when Ballard came from behind to score 2 goals of their own to take a 2-1 lead into half-time.

We had a poor start to the second half by conceding 2 early goals to sloppy defending to go 4 -1 down. However, opportunities were occurring regularly and only poor finishing stopped us from getting back into the game that was until Adam scored again from the penalty spot to bring us back to within 2 goals. But no sooner had we brought the game back, we once again conceded another poor goal. Once again Adam was on hand to bring the score back to 5 – 3.

Unfortunately, we conceded another goal right at the end of the game when the Ballard goalkeeper cleared the ball from his own penalty area, to then see our goalkeeper in attempting to clear the approaching bouncing ball, slice it into his own net. This game could easily have been a draw if we had converted more of the goal scoring opportunities we had, instead we ended up losing 6 – 3.

Man-of-the-Match: Adam

Y6/5 6-a-side Football Tournament at Bournemouth Collegiate School – 30th September

Game 1 vs Stroud

Moyles Court started off confidently and moved the ball well in the opening stages of their first game. The team shape looked secure and Rohan was at his best at the heart of the Moyles Court defence. As the game continued, Moyles Court failed to carve out any clear cut chances and were made to pay the price by two quick fire goals from Stroud. Moyles Court struggled to get their attackers into the game and were unable to respond. The final scoreline was perhaps harsh on a team that were in good spirits and who were in the game for the vast majority of the match. Final score: 2-0 to Stroud.

Man of the Match: Rohan


Game 2 vs BCS A Team

BCS started off very brightly in the opening moments of the match and tested Lewis, in goal for Moyles Court, with a series of long and close range attempts. Lewis was up to the challenge and almost single-handedly kept Moyles Court in this match. The defence soon tightened up and began to frustrate the BCS attack, who were beginning to become a little sloppy at the back. Harrison tested their pace on the wings and was almost successful on a number of occasions, if not for some strong defending from BCS. The opening goal eventually came for BCS and they quickly added a second following a counter-attack which originated from a Moyles Court corner kick. Moyles Court defended well for long periods and were able to keep BCS at bay for long periods of the match. However, they again struggled to create chances of their own and it would always prove to be difficult against such tricky opposition. Final score: 2-0 to BCS.

 Man of the Match: Lewis


Game 3 vs Castle Court

Moyles Court School started off very slowly in this match and were beginning to feel fatigued from the previous two high-energy football matches. Castle Court started off strongly and scored thanks to a long range effort that perhaps should have been blocked by the Moyles Court midfield. This was quickly followed by a second Castle Court goal. Heads began to drop in the Moyles Court ranks as they were overrun and were struggling to break down Castle Court. Moyles Court then conceded a third and fourth goal due to some sloppy play in midfield, with passes going astray and players not tracking back when needed. A shift in defence with Alex moving alongside Adam  did help Moyles Court to get a grip on the game and they were noticeably better once this change came into effect. Both Adam and Alex communicated well and were able to prevent any further serious attacks from Castle Court. Final Score: 4-0 to Castle Court.

Man of the Match: Alex


Game 4 vs Hampshire Collegiate School

Due to the results in the group stages, Moyles Court entered the Plate Trophy competition and were drawn against Hampshire Collegiate School. After a long wait following the previous matches before this fixture going to both extra time and penalties, Moyles Court decided to implement a new strategy and aim to test the opposition goalkeeper from distance. However, it was HCS who struck first from distance, shooting past Lewis as he could do very little to block their attempt. HCS tried a similar tactic straight after the kick-off, with Lewis only able to parry the ball into the path of an opposition striker, who tucked the ball away to make it 2-0 to HCS.

Unlike the previous game against Castle Court, Moyles Court rallied and the trio of Rohan, Alex and Harrison dragged Moyles Court back into the game. The pressing from midfield was much better, tackles and blocks were beginning to frustrate the HCS attack and Moyles Court looked dangerous on the counter. Jack saw his first time shot saved by the goalkeeper. Harrison tested their keeper from distance. Moyles Court were edging closer towards grabbing a goal and perhaps a way back into the game. Finally, their perseverance had paid off after Harrison attacked with pace down the left hand side before firing in from the edge of the box to make it 2-1. Within minutes, Harrison had scored a second; swivelling his body on the edge of the box to bury the ball into the bottom corner of the goal. HCS were stunned and Moyles Court were now in the ascendancy. They were the better team and were beginning to push for a winner, with Harrison desperate to complete his hat-trick. However, barely minutes away from time, HCS scored thanks to another long range effort that Lewis Dyer could not reach. It proved to be decisive and Moyles Court were knocked out with a final result of 3-2 to HCS. The scoreline indicates how close the encounter was, even though Moyles Court were desperately unlucky to not at least draw in this match.

Man of the Match: Harrison with one of the finest performances ever seen in a Moyles Court shirt.



Y9/8/7 Football Match vs Ballard School – 23rd September

Match Report

Although Moyles Court enjoyed some periods of possession in the first half we somehow found ourselves 5 – 1 down at half-time through defensive frailties. However we were a much more positive team in the second half and we came back to score 3 goals; 2 from Pedro and 1 from Harry, that brought us right back into the game. However the loss of another goal just before the final whistle, meant that the score finished 6 – 3 in favour of Ballard.

A special mention should go to Tyler who defended heroically and to Harry, Pedro and Roy who were great up front. Also, well done to Oscar, Leo and Bobby who turned in promising performances in their first games for Moyles Court.

 Man-of-the-Match: Tyler

Y6/5 Football Match vs Leehurst Swan – 23rd September

Match Report

A challenging first fixture of the season saw Moyles Court U11’s battle through adversity in the first half to achieve a much improved second half performance.

Despite being well organised and determined to close the opposition down, Moyles Court lost five quick goals in the first half through excellent play by the opposition. Harrison Hughes worked tirelessly moving the ball up the field, and Adam’s fantastic concentration and tackling at the back ensured Moyles Court had much more control of the game than the scoreline would suggest.

In the second half a brilliant piece of tactical nous by the Moyles Court coach saw a change in formation that wielded instantaneous results. Harrison scored a good goal to cap off an excellent move, and Moyles Court controlled the midfield for much of the remaining time in the game. Unfortunately we switched off at corners and conceded three late goals as legs began to tire, leaving the watching crowd perplexed as to how the equal share of possession could produce such an uneven scoreline.  Final score 8-1 in favour of LHS.

Man-of-the Match: Adam

Y4/3 6-a-side Football Tournament at Bournemouth Collegiate School – 23rd September

Match Reports

This was the first football tournament that this team had ever taken part in, so the team were in high spirits and positive going into each match.

Match 1 – Moyles Court vs. Park School A Team

Moyles Court withstood early pressure but ultimately succumbed to the multitude of chances that Park School created and let in a goal that was attempted from distance. Moyles Court struggled to create chances of their own, but did threaten to cause trouble on the counter. Unfortunately, Park managed to score a further two goals to bring the final score to 3-0 to Park.

Man-of-the-Match: Finley

Match 2 – Moyles Court vs. Ballard

The match started off as an even contest and Moyles Court attempted to get the ball further up the field. There was some strong defending from Oliver, who defended magnificently and stood up to the Ballard team, despite the height and age disadvantage. Ballard were able to score from close range and did so again very soon afterwards. There were several small passages of good play from Moyles Court and the team were beginning to gel together, although they still struggled to create chances. Final score: Moyles Court 0 – Ballard 3.

Man-of-the-Match: Oliver

Match 3 – Moyles Court vs. Castle Court

Moyles Court started off the match in confidence and aimed to pass and move the ball forward in an attempt to score that much needed first goal. They had grown in confidence throughout the tournament and were starting to bond as a unit. Castle Court were able to soak up pressure from Moyles Court and hit them on the counter attack to score the first goal of the game. As Moyles Court pressed forward, Castle Court were able to score and soak up pressure from Moyles Court and hit them on the counter attack to score the first goal of the game. As Moyles Court pressed forward, Castle Court were able to score several goals in quick succession, partly thanks to some lacklustre defending from Moyles Court and from goal kicks that ended up directly in the feet of the opposition. Final score: Moyles Court 0 – Castle Court 5.

Man-of-the-Match: Evan

Match 4: Moyles Court vs. BCS C Team

Moyles Court were eliminated from the group stages of the tournament and were now due to compete for the Plate against BCS C Team. Moyles Court went into this match positively and with a game plan of being more aggressive, quicker and tougher to beat than previously. The plan worked and immediately Adam and Abdul were quick in the tackle and forced BCS back to the edge of their own box. BCS struggled to create chances as Moyles Court piled on the pressure. Some excellent play from Tommy and Finley ended up with the ball landing at Adam’s feet just inside their box. He fired the ball into the back of the net to score Moyles Court’s first goal of the tournament and suddenly there was new life in the team. Moyles Court had a free kick to the right of the BCS penalty area, which Tommy took. The ball ricocheted in box and ended up in the back of the net thanks to a deflection from a BCS defender. Final score: Moyles Court 2 – BCS 0.

Man-of-the-Match: Adam

Match 5: Moyles Court vs. Forres Sandle Manor

Moyles Court were now in the Plate Semi-Finals and appeared to be much more confident than previously. However, the experienced Forres team were able to force Moyles Court into making uncharacteristic and basic errors which gifted them a 2-0 lead in a matter of minutes. The Moyles Court defence and midfield were not as quick or aggressive as in the previous game and they struggled to stop the Forres attacks. In terms of attacking, Moyles Court fashioned several chances of their own and had come a long way in this regard compared to the start of the tournament. Unfortunately, FSM’s experience and determination proved to be the decider as they emerged victorious in a 4-0 victory.

Man-of-the-Match: Adam


Under 11 Netball vs Leehurst Swan

Match Report

On the day, our squad of 10 was reduced to 7, with reserves required to play. Consequently it took Moyles Court a while to settle into a different team arrangement, thus allowing Leehurst to pull ahead early into a 6-1 lead.

Moyles Court however, began to realise what was required of them and started to play with more confidence and determination. This, along with better footwork skills than the opposition, enabled them to score 1-0 in the next quarter.

In the second half, the score was close, 1-2 to Leehurst. So although the overall score was 8-3 to the opposition this did not reflect the improvement by Moyles Court as the game went on.  Well done girls, excellent performance from you all.

Final Score: Moyles Court – 3   Leehurst – 8

Player of the Match: Amelie, for good defending in her first ever match!

Y6/5 Football Match vs Bournemouth Collegiate – 9th September

Match Report

Bournemouth Collegiate brought two teams. In the first game against the B team Moyles Court enjoyed lots of early possession and created several chances before Harrison scored an excellent goal with a superb strike from outside of the penalty box that gave Moyles Court an early lead. However, Bournemouth Collegiate came back into the game and soon equalised. As the game progressed the opposition continued to dominate possession and in fact they went on to score 4 more goals. The final result in this first game was 5 – 1 to Bournemouth Collegiate.

In the second game against Bournemouth Collegiate A team, Moyles Court were able to keep possession and in fact had several opportunities to score. However it was Bournemouth Collegiate that took a 1 – 0 lead into half time and in fact they added a second early in the second half. Despite opportunities to come back into the game we ended up losing the second game 2 – 0.

Men-of-the-Match: Alex Dunkley and Harrison Hughes

The shines for our Family Fun Day!

What a fabulous fun filled ‘Family Fun Day’ we enjoyed on Saturday. The sun came out and competition was fierce as the Houses battled it out as they tackled, bounced, stuck, popped, and planked, just to name a few of the activities!


Mr Milner-Smith comments: “It was wonderful to hold this event again this year and to see so many families take part with such tremendous team spirit. Huge thanks as always to those people who made the event happen and to all the helpers and participants – your support and generous donations are always greatly appreciated.”


The staff team did themselves proud and won the football tournament.  The winning team incuded Mrs Ullah , Mr Barbur, Mr Crist, Mr Colston, Mr Milner-Smith and Mr Hosking in goal. The Dad’s team also displayed some incredible talent and they are already looking forward to a re-match next year!?  The Old Boys team were also fiercely competitive against their former teachers and Mr Milner-Smith added, “It is lovely to welcome back past pupils and  with many of them now off to University, it’s a great way to catch up and keep in touch. They certainly seemed to enjoy the opportunity to try and beat us!”


Mr Mawer is delighted to announce the final results: 1st – Dockens, 2nd – Linford and 3rd Latchmore. Congratulations Dockens!

Football Tournament results:

Dads vs Staff: 1-2

Dad’s vs Boys: 5-3

Staff vs Boys: 3-1

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Students at Moyles Court School are celebrating academic success

Moyles Court  is celebrating a year of wonderful academic achievement. The 2015 GCSE results show a significant improvement on recent years with 80% of all grades at grade C or above. 71% of students who receive Learning Support at the school achieved 5 or more grades at A*-C, with 100% of the remaining pupils achieving 5 or more grades at A*-C. Lucy Phillips was the pick of the students with 5 A*grades, 4 A’s and 1 B grade. Overall, each student achieved just over one grade higher than they would normally be expected to achieve.

Headmaster, Richard Milner-Smith, at the end of his first year in post, is thrilled with the improvements that have been made. “I am delighted for our Year 11 students who have worked so very hard to achieve these wonderful results. They have been brilliantly supported by all the staff at our school, who also deserve enormous credit. One of my key targets as the new Head was to raise the academic profile of our school and we have got off to the best possible start.”

Not only have the Year 11 students performed well this year. Year 9 pupils passed their FCSE examinations in French and Spanish with 79% of all pupils achieving the highest possible grade, whilst the Junior School boasted a 100% pass rate for all those pupils who sat the 11+ examination for the nearby Grammar Schools.

“Our small class sizes, a dedicated staff, and not to mention our glorious location, all help to create a fantastic learning environment for our pupils. It has been a wonderful year for the school and we look forward to building on this success over the next few years,” said Richard Milner-Smith.

GCSE students at Moyles Court