Welcome to Moss Moor


Welcome to Moss Moor the home of our Third to Upper Sixth Form girl boarders.  The girls board across three houses, Endways, Moss Moor and Green Wing.  Each boarding house has its own kitchen and common room areas, but we all come together in our main common room in Moss Moor each evening. Moss Moor girls thrive in their interactions with each other, which cross over the full age range and really do have the feel of a large and well-functioning family.

Clare Furnival joined Denstone in September 2010 as a teacher of Mathematics. Since joining, she has had various roles; Head of Learning Support, Woodard House, and Mathematics, and since September 2019, Clare has had the pleasure of looking after the girls in Moss Moor.  

Clare’s two sons, William and Ben, came to the College in 2007 and loved it here, Clare was then lucky enough to join the community a few years later. In her spare time Clare enjoys reading, running, golf and, when possible, skiing.  

She says “Our aim in Moss Moor is to create a sense of warmth and community, a home from home atmosphere.  The girls are encouraged to work hard, play hard and to be the best they can be in everything they take on.   

Together with my superb tutor team and Ginny (our resident dog), we would be delighted to welcome you to Moss Moor and have the opportunity to show you around.”


Head of Moss Moor: Clare Furnival ([email protected])

Assistant Head of Moss Moor: Xzena Hawksworth ([email protected])

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