U11 Football vs Leehurst Swan – 14th September

Moyles Court started well and attacked the ball well. Unfortunately Leehurst Swan scored two excellent early goals, and Moyles Court saw a Harrison’s free kick thunder off the crossbar, before a goal mouth scramble came agonisingly close before the opposition were able to clear.

As the match progressed Lewis made some good saves.  Tommy and Rohan worked tirelessly right up until the end and the entire team deserve credit for their enthusiasm and hard work. Things could have quite easily gone their way with a bit of luck earlier in the match.

Final score: Leehurst Swan 7 – Moyles Court – 0

U11 and U10 Hockey v The Park – 14th September

Match Report

 Today was the first hockey fixture for the season, the first fixture for our year 5 girls, and the first fixture for the year 5’s and 6’s together.  The girls had only 2 hockey lessons prior to the match and they played fantastically.

The new Year 5 girls have learnt quickly how to play in a competitive situation, with Phoebe and Ruby supporting Izabella brilliantly in defence, clearing the ball time and time again to stop The Park girls scoring.

We were playing on a very different 4G pitch which is not what our girls are used to, and although they found it difficult to get a lot of power behind their passes, Amelie and Victoria were able to both score for Moyles Court, and Lola was unlucky to have a further goal uncounted  during the second half.

A fabulous start to the season, and I look forward to seeing this team progress over the term.

 Final Score  U 11 Moyles Court – 2 The Park – 4

Captain : Lola Cuckney

 Players of the Match: Amelie and Victoria

Students at Moyles Court School are celebrating academic success

Moyles Court is celebrating a year of wonderful academic achievement. The 2016 GCSE results continue to show the significant improvements being made at the school in recent years with 93% of pupils gaining 5 or more GCSE’s at A*- C.

Head Girl Jenny Hancock achieved 5 A* grades, 1 A and 4 B’s, Bradley Homer achieved 2 A* grades, 4 A’s and 2 B’s and Adam Haycox achieved 1 A*, 5 A’s and 5 B’s.

Headmaster, Richard Milner-Smith is delighted with the improvements that have been made.

“I am thrilled 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 I am delighted to see such great progress being made in this area.”

“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.

Moyles Court GCSE press release photo

Moyles Court School is holding an Open Morning on Saturday 1st October, 10am-12.30pm, an opportunity to come and learn more about what we can offer your child.

U11’s Cricket Match vs Avondale School – 8th June, 2016

Match Report

On a blazing hot summer’s afternoon, Moyles Court’s U – 11’s proved that hard work pays off and that they have all, to a man, made great improvements since the start of the cricket season.

Jack and Alex opened the batting and showed patience as they dealt well with a quick and strong opening bowling partnership. Once Jack was dismissed Harrison came to the crease but had to retire hurt two balls later after receiving a vicious beamer straight to the side of his helmet.

Bobby and Lewis were out quickly to the same quick bowler, but Evan played some tremendous shots during a brave innings that saw him refuse to be intimidated by the lively pitch and the fast bouncers flying inches past his nose. Tommy and Rohan also played well and Alex batted throughout the innings to help leave Moyles Court with their best ever total of 58 off the full 16 overs.

When bowling Jack got two wickets in two balls, and Moyles Court took numerous catches in the field, not dropping or missing a single opportunity that also included two run outs. Lewis and Tommy worked hard behind the stumps and showed improved concentration and technique. Harrison returned from his injury to bowl well, and he formed good partnerships with Evan and Bobby. Adam and Abdul also fielded well and were valuable additions to the team.

Finally, with several wickets down and just a few overs remaining, the opposition formed a tremendous partnership and just scraped over the line with a few balls to spare. Despite not winning, Mr Hosking couldn’t be prouder of the U11 team, their improvements, sporting attitude and desire to support each other. They deserved to win, but sometimes a close loss, played in the right way, can be even more satisfying than an easy win.

Men-of-the-Match: Alex and Jack

Y6/5 Cricket Match vs Buckholme Towers – May 25th 2016

Match Report

An energetic and enjoyable game saw Moyles Court excel at their improved running between the wickets. They scored an impressive total that saw Evan and Harrison Hughes form an impressive partnership.

With the ball, Moyles Court made some excellent catches, and Tommy was able to bowl an opposition player for his first competitive wicket with the ball in hand.

This enabled Moyles Court to triumph by 44 runs, and gave them their second victory in three games.

Man of the Match: Tommy

Under 13/14 Rounders v B.C.S and Ballard – 25th May

This was a triangular match against both B.C.S. and Ballard, each school playing the other two.  In the first match against B.C.S. the 2 teams were quite evenly matched but with some changes in Moyles Court team positions, to allow everyone to play, we just lost the edge and narrowly lost.

The second match saw B.C.S. loose to Ballard meaning that if Moyles Court could win the last match against Ballard this would stop them winning all the matches.

In the last match, Moyles Court were much more focused and changed their form of play. This paid off and with some strong batting from most of the team and some inspired fielding from some individuals Moyles Court deserved to win.

After a good 2 hours of non-stop play the result was 4 points to each school making a three way draw!

Final Score:

B.C.S. – 13  rounders      Moyles Court –  10 rounders

Ballard beat B.C.S.

Moyles Court – 11.5              Ballard – 9.5

 Players of the Match:

Given by B.C.S. –  Farah for fielding and Tatum for batting

Given by Ballard –  Nia for fielding and Tatum for batting

Given by Umpire – Rachel for determined play all round

U11’s Cricket Match vs Bournemouth Collegiate School – 4th May, 2016

Match Report

Moyles Court showed terrific improvement since their victory in the opening game of the season. Their bowling in particular was more consistent and the opposition openers found it tricky to score during Jack and Alex’s opening spells.

Alex caused the opposition’s star player to sky a ball high into the air, but despite a tremendous and brave effort in the field Moyles Court were unable to hang onto the catch. The opposition player went on to top score with over 30 runs, and a lack of application of the recently learned “long-barrier” meant that despite a good amount of effort in the field, Bournemouth Collegiate posted a good score of over 90 runs. Harrison and Evan in particular deserve praise for the improvements they showed with their bowling, and both of them nearly picked up vital wickets. Jack also yorked a batsman with the ball of the innings, and Moyles Court can feel proud of their work with the ball. Tommy also showed improved concentration behind the stumps.

When batting our players were patient and again showed terrific improvement. Perhaps a lack of aggression is something to address for future matches, but against great bowling Moyles Court lost only three wickets and posted an impressive score of nearly 50 runs.

Men of the Match: Alex and Jack

Moyles Court hosts Rotary Club Inter-School Photography Exhibition

Moyles Court School was honoured to host the exhibition and presentations of Awards at the annual local Inter-School Photography Competition 2015-16, supported by The Rotary Club of Ringwood.

The competition, entitled ‘Life Through a Lens’, has four categories or age groups: 7 to 11 years old, 12 to 16 years, 17 to 18 years and an Adult category. The participating schools include Moyles Court, Ringwood Junior School, Ringwood Senior School, Poulner Infants School and Downton Primary School. This year 850 entries were submitted and judged.

Stuart Fielder, Head of Photography at Ringwood Senior School comments:  “An outlet for creativity amongst young people is such a powerful thing, and the accessibility of Photography in particular holds such democratising appeal.

The opportunity for children from a range of abilities and from a range of schools to compete on an even playing field, and ultimately have their work celebrated on such a wonderful evening is something everybody involved should be hugely proud of.  Viewing over 850 entries was never onerous because of the enthusiasm that you could sense in every entry, it was a privilege to be involved.”

The award ceremony and exhibition took place at Moyles Court School on Friday 29th April.  Mr Richard Milner-Smith, Headmaster comments: “We were honoured to be asked to host this year’s award ceremony as it a very important event in our school calendar. The quality of the photographs was extraordinary and all the pupils should be very proud of the fact that their work made it to the exhibition.”

Mr Geoff Ridgeway, Past President of The Rotary Club of Ringwood adds: “Stuart has always had great aspirations for this competition and his enthusiasm has proved infectious!  The event has certainly blossomed over the last 4 years when it was established – we now have the most amazing inter schools photographic competition, involving 5 schools and 850 entries this year.  We are very grateful for the support of our sponsors, the Ringwood Camera Club, Ellingham House Day Nursery and Wessex Photographic and look forward to supporting this competition again next year.”

Georgia Vitty, a pupil from Moyles Court and Runner-up in the age 12-16 age group says: “My Dad got me interested in photography and when I was visiting Blenheim Palace in High Wycombe, I was inspired to get the camera out. Getting through to the final and seeing my photograph displayed at the exhibition was enough for me but then to hear my name being announced as a runner-up in my category was just amazing!”

Group winners  Georgia Vitty



U11 Cricket vs Leehurst Swan – 27th April

On an overcast afternoon Moyles Court showed great depth in their batting line-up, only losing two wickets after twelve overs of poor bowling from the opposition. Alex top scored and produced an excellent shot for four, and Evan looked very comfortable at the crease and produced a pull-shot of equal brilliance to help leave Moyles Court on 48/2.

Unfortunately, a painfully slow over rate from the opposition bowlers meant that only 12 overs could be bowled in the innings.

When bowling Moyles Court went for just 3 runs off three overs thanks to some tight and accurate bowling from Jack.  However, before Moyles Court could assert their clear superiority a hail storm hit and the match had to be abandoned.  Given the quality of the Moyles Court bowling attack it was clear though that the opposition would have struggled to match the total of 48.  The Moyles Court boys showed great enthusiasm despite playing in terrible conditions and faced with the lethargy of the opposition’s bowling and fielding attack.

Winners; Moyles Court on Duckworth – Lewis.

Man of the Match – Alex

Moyles Court School partners with Broadway Education

Moyles Court School in Ringwood partnered with Broadway Education during April in order to further capitalise on Moyles Court’s success under the Headmastership of Richard Milner-Smith.  The new strategic relationship complements Broadway Education’s portfolio of schools and allows Moyles Court to build on its momentum, which culminated in the best results in the school’s history and a place in The Sunday Times Top 50 small schools.

Moyles Court found Broadway Education an attractive proposition, because it shares the same values and ethos and is a stable and experienced partner.  Broadway Education, owned by Lymington family Mark and Jo Broadway, has a portfolio of three schools; Talbot House Preparatory School in Bournemouth, a successful feeder school for Bournemouth and Poole Grammar Schools, St. Michael’s School in South Wales and Bosworth Independent College in Northampton, both of which are listed in the Telegraph Top 100 ‘A’ level rankings for 2015.  All are respected schools with their own strong identities and leadership teams, and each has a strong reputation for a high standard of learning.

Moyles Court had impressed Broadway Education with its strong leadership team, its committed individualised learning strategy and both schools saw an instant synergy.

Emma Haworth, Headteacher at Talbot House School commented: “Walking through the door of Moyles Court was like walking into any one of our schools; happy, smiling faces yet with a diligent focus on the task in hand.  We share Richard’s view that happiness at school begins in a caring, nurturing environment, children can then thrive, grow and become successful in their own way.”

Richard Milner Smith has struck a chord with the press over the last couple of years with his very firm commitment to individualised learning at an affordable price: “Finding a strategic partner who empathised with our ethos was a gem of a find.  It will enable our school to flourish at a much faster rate as we proceed, business as usual, towards our vision of being the exceptional school in the region.   I look forward to continuing at the helm of Moyles Court and taking on a bold, new chapter.”

Moyles Court School is holding an Open Morning on Saturday 14th May, 10am-12.30pm, where you can learn more about the new partnership.

Moyles Court School is well-established with a history of more than 50 years as a school and an even longer history as Moyles Court.  The school is a day and boarding co-ed school taking pupils from 2½ to 16 years.  The school is located on a generous site of 14 acres near Ringwood and within the New Forest.

Mark Broadway and Richard Milner-Smith


For more information contact

Catrin Milner-Smith Moyles Court School 01425 472856

Jo Broadway, Broadway Education




Notes for the Editor

Broadway Education has a proven track record in nurturing individual schools to academic success with Chief Executives, Mark and Jo Broadway at the helm.  Mark himself has been Headmaster of two of his schools and now looks after the strategic element of the Group, along with Chairman Mike McQuin, a highly experienced individual well-respected within the education sector.  Jo Broadway heads a team of experienced teachers, marketing and support staff and brings a listening, caring and innovative approach to people management.