Multi Award winning Mainstream Dyslexia Specialist School for years 3 to 11

Our History

Moon Hall School's history started in 1985 when the school was set up by Mrs Berry Baker.

Mrs Baker recognised that local schools were not able to provide an appropriate and positive environment for her eight-year-old dyslexic son. They did not have the knowledge required to help him and meet his specific learning needs; although a bright child, mainstream schools did not understand his learning style, and he had not responded well to their teaching methods or provision. Mrs Baker was already a qualified teacher and encouraged by a friend, also with a dyslexic child, she established a school in her own home, Moon Hall.

Within four years she had twelve pupils, the maximum permitted for home teaching. With more applicants than places, a move was necessary. Mrs Baker and the other parents of the original Moon Hall students realised that the interests of the children would best be served if they could have all the skills of a specialist dyslexia school within mainstream education.

Moon Hall School Pupil on the Zip Line

These ideals were met when nearby Belmont School allowed Moon Hall to buy a 125-year lease of part of its extensive grounds in Holmbury St. Mary. In 1990 Mrs Baker and her husband donated the assets and goodwill of the school to a registered charity established under the same name, now Moon Hall Schools Educational Trust (MHSET). By September 1990, funds had been raised and a new building had been erected, equipped and was ready for use.

We educate the whole child; helping them to become motivated, independent learners and workers at school and beyond.

Encouraged by parents, MHSET purchased Burys Court Preparatory School in Leigh, near Reigate in 2005 in order to develop its vision for the education of dyslexic children on a site under its full control and in order to extend the age range up to GCSE.

Moon Hall School, Reigate is now well established on-site at Burys Court and provides a full GCSE curriculum together with a wide range of sporting and other activities.

Since the first lessons at the kitchen table, our ethos and values remain and over 1000 children have benefitted from a Moon Hall education. Our remit is to provide the environment, understanding and strategies to equip bright children with the confidence and ability to overcome the barriers they will face.