Community spirit is at the heart of our school. Traditional values combine
with outstanding pastoral care providing the best possible educational
experience for our students.

We were established in 1799 by the Moravian Church and are one of the
oldest schools in the UK. Today, we retain links with our Moravian foundations through our Christian ethos, whilst welcoming pupils of all ethnic, religious and culturally diverse backgrounds.

We value the individuality of all our students. You and your child enjoy a
place within friendly and welcoming surroundings, offering academic rigour and variety. We welcome boarders and acknowledge the positive impact that boarding has on our overall community, increasing cultural diversity and adding to our friendly outlook.


We are consistently placed among the top schools in the region’s performance tables and are in the top tier of independent schools nationally. We are large enough to boast a broad curriculum with specialist staff members and modern facilities, yet small enough to retain a personal approach to teaching under which our students flourish.

Every year a large number of our pupils continue their academic  undertakings in higher education, often gaining entry to Russell Group Universities, a band of top-level universities internationally recognised for their academic