Admission Arrangements

Admissions Policy and Referral Procedures

Moat House provides education for 14-19 year old students who are either pregnant, young mothers or vulnerable KS4 learners struggling to access education, who would benefit from a bespoke personalised package to help them re-engage with learning. Moat House has an on-site nursery for their babies which is only open to mothers who attend Moat House School.

Referral Process and Procedures

Referrals and admission to Moat House is for those who:

  • KS4, Edge of Care/Cared for Children
  • Or will be at least 12 weeks pregnant at the time of their admission

Professionals wishing to make a referral to Moat House must contact the Headteacher to ensure the referral is appropriate.

Dual Registration

The majority of statutory school age students will remain on the register of their referring provision as Dual Registered Students.


For the majority of students no charge is made for their place at Moat House. There may be a charge for students of statutory school age who are currently placed in Stockport but are not registered at a Stockport Local Authority school. This charge will be the responsibility of their home Local Authority. Professionals, who wish to discuss the possibility of a place/charge, are asked to contact the Headteacher for further information.

The cost of a baby’s nursery place is usually covered by Care to Learn. This is a government scheme which pays for the cost of childcare for young parents who are in education or training. Applications for this will be made by staff at Moat House.

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.”