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.

British Powerlifting Champion at Moyles Court!

Moyles Court has another National Champion! Jenny competed last weekend in the British Powerlifting Championships in the 57kg weight category sub junior and after lifting 65kg in the squat, 47.5kg in the bench press and an amazing 97.5kg in the dead lift, she was crowned British Champion! She will now potentially have the chance to compete with the best in Europe, whilst also concentrating on her GCSE exams in the summer.

Mr Milner-Smith comments: “This is a fantastic achievement from a wonderful young lady. Well done Jenny!”


U11’s Rugby Match vs Avondale – 24th February

Match Report

Moyles Court started off the first half in very good spirits against Avondale and were very quick in the tackle. Adbul and Alex were very skilful with the ball and produced some fine flowing passing and movement, with Bryan producing a series of good tackles in quick succession. Unfortunately, Moyles Court couldn’t capitalise on their early good play and went into the break 8-2 down, partly due to tiredness at the end of the first half.

The second half was a much more refined performance, with Tommy growing into the game and Captain Jack becoming more influential as the game neared its finale. Moyles Court were able to score three tries in a short space of time to bring the final score to 13-5.

Final score: Avondale 13 – 5 Moyles Court

Man of the Match: Alex for being very quick in the tackle and for some fine running with the ball in the second half. Abdul also had a fantastic game and is developing into an important player for the team.

U13’s Rugby 7’s Tournament at Durlston Court School – 24th February

Match Report

Moyles Court were drawn against 4 very strong teams in the group stages, Ballard, Durlston Court and Salisbury Cathedral School. In all of the games Moyles Court played some good rugby despite being outsized by our opposition in every game. Despite the opposition having a significant size advantage Moyles Court never gave up and in fact ran in a number of excellent tries in all of the games. Out of our 4 group stage games, we won one and lost the other two to close scores and therefore we did not progress to the semi-finals. Highlights of the tournament were a number of excellent tries scored by Max and Harry who were well supported by Richard, Joe, Leo, Roy and Oscar. The main tacklers were Richard, Oscar and Harry and Leo and Joe played well in the scrum and in the rucks and mauls. Also credit should also go to Jimmy and Bobby who both played well whenever they came off the subs bench.

Men-of-the-Match: Richard, Harry and Max

Y6/5 Football Match VS Buckholme Towers School – 10th February

Match Report

Buckholme Towers started strongly and had much of the early possession creating a number of goal scoring opportunities. Moyles Court sat too deeply, letting the opposing players dominate the midfield area and it was no surprise to be 2 – 0 down at half-time. In fact, if it were not for Bobby in goal, the opposition would have scored more goals.

However, the second half was more evenly contested and in fact both teams scored with Harrison and Rohan adding to Moyles Courts goal tally and Buckholme Towers scoring 2 in response. The match was played with great spirit from both teams and the sporting conduct displayed by both teams was a credit to all the players. Moyles Court ended up losing 4 – 2.

Man of the Match: Bobby


Moyles Court Invitation Cross-Country Event

On Wednesday, we held our annual Moyles Court Invitation Cross-Country event.  Due to the change in date we had less than half the entries of previous years, seven schools in total, but with a promise of all the usual schools entering next year, we were blessed with a cool but sunny afternoon.

Both the junior boys and girls races were won by St. Francis School but Baden Powell and Leehurst Swan schools ran them close in both races.

Moyles Court School’s highest placed runners were Alex in the boys’ race, he finished 18th and Lea who finished 20th in the girls’ race.

Again, in the senior races, St. Francis School won both the boys and girls team races, although the girls’ race was shared with Talbot Heath.  However, Moyles Court senior boys’ team did well to finish second – so well done to Max 6th, Archie 7th and Richard 8th.

In very competitive races all the runners from Moyles Court managed to complete the course and I am sure they will have learned a lot from their experiences.

A great afternoon was had by all – a huge well done everyone!