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Moira House Girls' School

Type Day-Boarding

Age range 2–18

School head Mr James Sheridan


Moira House Girls School is a boarding and day school for 380 girls located in the attractive south coast town of Eastbourne. Moira House achieves excellent results at GCSE and A level through a combination of small classes and experienced, enthusiastic teaching. Each year, students move on to many of the UK’s top universities.

A busy academic timetable is supplemented by a programme of activities which offers something for everyone, especially in the fields of art, drama, music and sport. Most students are local, with about one quarter being boarders from all around the world. Boarders up to Year 11 live in the main building while Sixth Form students have their own boarding house, where the pattern of life is designed to prepare them for independent study at university.

Lessons in English as a second language are available at all levels, leading to a range of Cambridge examinations and to IELTS. A one year intensive Pre-A level course is specially designed for high calibre students who need to raise their level of English before starting a 2 year AS/A level programme.

Boarding : Great importance is placed on pastoral care, every girl is very much an individual and close communication between staff, parents and girls is encouraged. Boarding helps to develop self confidence and motivation. A greater sense of community spirit, an improved cultural awareness, and a respect for others come from living in a boarding community.

Activities : The daily extra-curricular programme complements academic work. It provides endless opportunity and it is the aim of the school that each girl should taste a new activity each term. As well as pursuing personal interests, girls can try, for example, trampolining, orienteering, salsa dancing and judo, in addition to swing band, drama workshop and arts and crafts.

The Arts : The performing arts have always been strong at Moira House and several major productions are staged each year. A love of music is encouraged and the high standard of our instrumentalists and singers is widely recognised.

Exam Results : The school recorded excellent results at GCSE with an outstanding 39.3% of all grades being A* and 69.9% A and A* and at A level with 61.7% of all grades being A-B.

Address Upper Carlisle Road, Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN20 7TE

Phone 01323 644144

Fax 01323 649720