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The Moorland Family welcomes Yaya Touré!

The Moorland Family welcomes Yaya Touré!

Moorland School is no stranger to big names and guest coaches across our academies, but they come no bigger than the guest superstar we had the opportunity to welcome in the first week of November. A footballer who needs no introduction; whose accolades include previous three times Premier League, four times African Player of the Year, African Cup of Nations and Champions League winner; whose personality and kindness proceeds him everywhere he goes, we were incredibly pleased to welcome Yaya Touré to Moorland Football Academy.

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Children’s Hospital Pyjamas – From the Moorland Family to Another

Children’s Hospital Pyjamas – From the Moorland Family to Another

As a socially conscious organisation, we have selected Children’s Hospital Pyjamas as our way to give a little more to society this term. Children’s Hospital Pyjamas are a UK based charity, who collect donations of brand new pyjamas, from the public, and then donate to Hospitals, Hospice’s, School Hospital Teams and Women’s refuges up and down the country. These are then given to poorly or less fortunate children who are inpatients.

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Exploring the River Ribble, Clitheroe – Junior Day Out

Exploring the River Ribble, Clitheroe – Junior Day Out

Moorland School’s Juniors enjoyed an excellent trip in the great outdoors. They spent time learning about our local river, The River Ribble, luckily for us, the river is situated right next door to the school! 

Miss Walberg led the walk on the breezy sunny day, she focused on teaching the children about the features of the rivers and how they come to be formed.

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Our Juniors & Infants Explored on Learning Walks

Our Juniors & Infants Explored on Learning Walks

On Thursday Moorland Junior School took the opportunity to take a ‘learning walk’ around our local town of Clitheroe.

During the circular walk the students learned about the local history of Clitheroe. Touching upon Clitheroe Castle, the three wells, influential historic buildings and many other facts they previously wouldn’t have known about our town. The students were also able to enjoy a socially distant visit to Clitheroe Market.

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COVID-19 Precautions – BSA Covid-Safe Charter

COVID-19 Precautions – BSA Covid-Safe Charter

As a boarding school we will be following the Boarding School’s Association newly announced COVID-SAFE Charter. All member schools who have adopted the BSA Covid-Safe Charter confirm that they will comply with all government rules and guidance and will meet all necessary safety requirements to create the safest environment possible for all of their students.

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Significant Projects across the entire School

Significant Projects across the entire School

During the break we have carried out several refurbishments in our Junior School and Boarding houses, along with the provision of new desks, chairs and displays for our Senior School. Significant time and effort has gone into the refurbishment of our Junior School, Boarding Houses and Nursery.

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New Staff Additions for the 2020 School Year

New Staff Additions for the 2020 School Year

During the summer we have increased the size of our team with new additions to our Junior School, Senior School, Football Academy and Marketing Department. We are eager to introduce our new staff members and have collated a few notes to help you get to know them before you get a chance to meet.

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Continuity of Education Allowance (CEA)

Continuity of Education Allowance (CEA)

Many serving Armed Forces’ Personnel are incredibly mobile, often having to relocate to different military bases nationally and sometimes internationally.This can be incredibly disruptive to a child’s life, particularly when it comes to their educational attainment...

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STAFF SPOTLIGHT: Simon Kidd

STAFF SPOTLIGHT: Simon Kidd

From his experience working with leading choreographers and as a principal performer with the Northern Ballet, as well as being an international dance teacher, Simon has achieved great success throughout his career.

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Welcome to Reception Class

Welcome to Reception Class

Tuesday 27th November – 4.30 pm – 7.30 pm (Open door, no need to register). Come and meet the Moorland Family and see how we can help with one of the most important journeys of your child’s life.

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GCSE Results Success

GCSE Results Success

Moorland pupils exceeded national expectations by achieving top ‘value added’ scores and grade results, with an overall pass rate of 86% this year, despite the uncertainty regarding the new, tougher, GCSEs and the change to numerical grades.

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Moorland School’s New Website Launched

Moorland School’s New Website Launched

We are very pleased to announce the official launch of Moorland School’s new website at www.moorlandschool.co.uk. The website now brings together the academic, ballet and football components of the school within a modern, user-friendly and engaging platform.

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Football News

The Moorland Family welcomes Yaya Touré!

The Moorland Family welcomes Yaya Touré!

Moorland School is no stranger to big names and guest coaches across our academies, but they come no bigger than the guest superstar we had the opportunity to welcome in the first week of November. A footballer who needs no introduction; whose accolades include previous three times Premier League, four times African Player of the Year, African Cup of Nations and Champions League winner; whose personality and kindness proceeds him everywhere he goes, we were incredibly pleased to welcome Yaya Touré to Moorland Football Academy.

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How To Get Your Child Scouted For Football Success

How To Get Your Child Scouted For Football Success

Thousands of fans cheering as you score the winning goal in the Champion League Final, picking up the World Cup as your team pat you on the back.  These are the kinds of dreams many of us have had, and that very journey can begin by being scouted! So how exactly does...

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Football Academy FAQ

Football Academy FAQ

Dear Parents and CarersRe: Headteacher’s CommunicationI feel that it is important at the close of every academic year to discuss the whole school’s developments, successes and improvements, whilst at the same time taking the opportunity to share with you some of our...

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How To Get Into A Football Academy

How To Get Into A Football Academy

If your child has talent and truly excels at playing football, like many parents in this situation, you have probably considered how you can help them achieve their dream of becoming a professional football player. Naturally, it’s common for parents in these...

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Rover the Moon!

Rover the Moon!

All at Moorland School and the Moorland Football Academy are naturally thrilled for ex pupil and Moorland graduate Joe Grayson, who made his debut for Blackburn Rovers first team last night!

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How To Get Into A Football Academy

Cup Dreams & Plenty of Teams

The upcoming 2018-2019 season promises to be an exciting one for the Moorland Football Academy teams. We have much to look forward to as the new campaign looms large on the horizon.

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Ballet News

A Day in the Life of a Ballet Academy Pupil

A Day in the Life of a Ballet Academy Pupil

Two of Moorland International Ballet Academy Pupils told us about a typical day in the life of a ballet dancer. They also explain just how much dedication a career in Ballet takes from a young age. Niamh Alvey has been a boarding pupil at Moorland International Ballet...

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STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: Joshua Fickling

STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: Joshua Fickling

Ballet stardom! That is what awaits Moorland pupil Joshua Fickling. Incredibly, after being selected from 1000’s of talented young dancers from around the globe for the opportunity.

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Ballet pupils fly the flag for Moorland in France

Ballet pupils fly the flag for Moorland in France

Plié to pointe, what better location than Paris? Students from Moorland International Ballet Academy enjoyed a fantastic trip full of dancing and site seeing, whilst competing in the prestigious YAPG.Youth America Grand Prix, Inc. [YAPG] is the world's largest...

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Japan Bound

Japan Bound

Our Director, Mr Simon Kidd will have the honour of being on the jury for the 2019 ‘Pacific International Ballet Competition’ held in Japan.

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Our son Tiaan has been at Moorland Juniors since he started in reception. He can’t wait to get to school in the mornings…he loves it and so do His friends. His class is smaller than in any other local school and he has the space to grow in his confidence and ability because of this. His teachers have stimulated his love for maths and he takes pride in the work he does in class.Moorland creates an environment where children can be children. There is a feel of freedom and exploration. They play and learn outside as part of Forest School and they have the desire to learn, rather than feeling they ‘have to’. Tiaan definitely sees Moorland as an extension of his family and he is a very happy boy.
Jane Viljoen Junior Parent
From the moment our eldest daughter attended her taster sessions at Moorland School, we were all hooked! She felt immediately welcomed by both the pupils and the teaching staff. Fast forward a year and half and she is thriving.Moorland is honestly like a family, the way the days are constructed to balance the right amount of learning with social and life skills is amazing and every day she can’t wait to go and comes home with a huge smile on her face full of stories about the day – this ranges from what she’s learned academically to the myriad of clubs she can attend. The teaching staff are simply wonderful and they create an amazing atmosphere for the children, which also extends to the parents – they are always willing to answer any questions you have, no matter what these are.
Joanne and Steve Carlin Junior Parents
Being a military family, we have moved around a lot at the cost of our children’s education. Being part of the moorland family has seen our child grow from strength to strength not just educationally but personally as well. For the first time she is settled and is enjoying school and making friends that will last a life time.The decision to send our children to boarding school was not a decision we took lightly, but as each day pasts and we see her grow and enjoy every element of Moorland life, From the unique teaching styles, extra-curricular clubs, evening events in the boarding house and the fun packed weekend trips we know we made the right decision in choosing Moorland School.
Vicky and Scott Green Military Parents
Moorland is like a second family to me. They help me make friends for life. The staff especially the teachers and house parents always know when something is wrong and they will do their best to help me.
Chloe Green Boarding Pupil
My four children aged 8, 8, 4 and 3 all attend Moorland School, Preschool and Nursery respectively. When my husband and I visited the school for the first time, we were struck by the affection the children showed to their teachers. The nursery, pre-school and juniors have a warm and easy going atmosphere. The atmosphere the children enjoy is very much a home from home experience. Teachers are empathetic and approachable, friendships are nurtured alongside gentle discipline and children are given appropriate responsibilities and strive to meet their teacher’s expectations of good behaviour. Children’s thoughts and opinions are listened to and respected, and self-directed learning is encouraged. They are not overburdened with homework and an emphasis on learning through play is fostered before age 7.My children have thrived and blossomed at Moorland, and I doubt I can find another school locally which can match Moorland in terms of facilitating a love for learning and creating that family atmosphere in the classroom.
Iona Connor Junior School Mother

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