Lucy Cooney Headteacher

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Moat House is a unique provision which supports KS4 students, of all genders, to access relevant and aspirational qualifications, mental health and wellbeing support and education. Many of our students come to us with a history of non–engagement in education; I believe our welcoming, nurturing approach enables them to feel safe and have a sense of belonging, allowing them to re-engage with learning.

All of the staff at Moat House are highly experienced and work hard to enable students to access qualifications which are appropriate, relevant and useful for them as they prepare for life beyond school, in Further Education, training and employment. The courses we offer include GCSEs, Functional Skills and Unit Awards, all in a broad range of subjects, alongside enrichment activities and non examined courses. We prioritise the emotional wellbeing and mental health of our students, who have access to daily on-site specialist support from our Mental Health and Wellbeing Lead worker if and when they need it. Our whole school Restorative Approach aims to provide an environment which promotes wellbeing, to allow students to thrive.

I believe that given the right environment, support and encouragement, young people can thrive and grow, and the experiences of previous students of Moat House supports this. I am very proud to be the Headteacher of Moat House and build on its amazing reputation and long history of supporting young people in Stockport. We have been recognised nationally for the work which we do and have never been rated less than Outstanding by Ofsted. Moat House has always offered educational packages to young parents, to help them to continue to study during the first challenging years of their baby’s life. We are privileged to have an on onsite nursery, also rated Outstanding by Ofsted, which enables mum and babies to attend together. This offer will remain, alongside the bespoke educational packages for students who have struggled to attend school for a variety of reasons, helping them to get back on track and attain the qualifications they need to move forward.

Lucy Cooney

Ofsted Outstanding“A culture of mutual respect and care in which students can thrive and make exceptional progress in their learning and wellbeing.”

“The behaviour of students is outstanding.”

Ofsted Outstanding
“Young parents feel very comfortable leaving their young children and speak extremely highly about the care provided.”