School Notices

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School Menu

The school menu changes each term, although new menu items may be added throughout each term.

In general, breakfasts include Cereals, Toast, Fresh Fruit, Milk and Fresh Fruit Juice, along with two from the following breakfast items:

Croissants, Pancakes, Fresh Fruit Salad, Waffles, Bacon Sandwiches, 

Boiled Eggs, Scrambled Eggs, Sausages, Bagels, Fruit Teacakes

Filled Jacket Potatoes, Toasties and the salad bar are available at lunchtimes. New for this term we will be offering plated salads as well as a selection of hot pies on Wednesdays and Fridays.

Please note that where any menu choice is annotated with (H), this means that there are non-halal and halal options available for this meal.

Term Dates

Boarders ReturnMonday 7 September5.00pm
Day Pupils ReturnTuesday 8 September8.45am
Half Term BeginsFriday 16 October4.00pm
Boarders ReturnSunday 1 November5.00pm
Day Pupils ReturnMonday 2 November8.45am
Term EndsFriday 11 December4.00pm

Boarders ReturnTuesday 5 January5.00pm
Day Pupils ReturnWednesday 6 January8.45am
Half Term BeginsFriday 12 February4.00pm
Boarders ReturnSunday 21 February5.00pm
Day Pupils ReturnMonday 22 February8.45am
Term EndsFriday 26 March4.00pm

Boarders ReturnMonday 19 April5.00pm
Day Pupils ReturnTuesday 20 April8.45am
May Bank HolidayMonday 3 MayAll Day
Half Term BeginsFriday 28 May4.00pm
Boarders ReturnSunday 6 June5.00pm
Day Pupils ReturnMonday 7 June8.45am
Term EndsFriday 2 July4.00pm

On return from school holidays the boarding houses are open from 4pm onwards.  Should you wish to bring your sons or daughters back earlier than this time, please would you contact Miss Mosscrop (Willows boarders) or Mr Lyon (Oaks boarders) to discuss individual arrangements.  Those students returning from overseas and being collected by school transport will return to the boarding house by arrangement with the Boarding Managers and Transport Co-ordinator.

School Calendar

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The following links provide you with the necessary details for what school uniform items are required, what boarders should consider bringing and instructions on how to order school uniforms and a link to ordering Moorland Football Academy kit:

The Friends of Moorland PTA

The Friends of Moorland is our Parent Teacher Association and welcomes all members of the Moorland family – staff, parents and carers – who would like to get involved with events happening at School.

If you would like to join the Friends committee, and help with planning and organising events, that would be great.  If you would rather not be on the committee, but can help out at events, you will be assured of a warm welcome to the team.

School Transport Arrangements

To help our locally based day pupils, we provide a daily return bus service on eight routes, covering up to a 50-minute drive-time radius of the school.

Our routes cover the following areas:

  • Fence/Barrowford/Colne/Gisburn
  • Darwen Services/Haslingden/Rising Bridge/Great Harwood
  • Cliviger/Worsthorne/Burnley/Padiham
  • Skipton/Foulridge/Barnoldswick/Thornton in Craven
  • Blackburn/Brockhall/Whalley
  • Walton-le-Dale/Grimsargh/Ribchester
  • Bolton/Chorley
  • Nelson/Brierfield/Reedley/Read

Costs are £300 for Route 1 and £400 for Route 2.  To enquire about our bus service and understand whether your route is 1 or 2, please contact Lisa Kellow in the School Office at 01200 423833 or

Additional Points to Note:

  • Moorland Transport also offers an airport/train collection and drop-off service for boarders, at the beginning and end of each term and half-term holiday. There is no additional charge for this service.

Labor Omnia Vincit – Work Conquers All

Staff Contacts

Below is a list of each member of staff at Moorland School, what they do, and their e-mail address so you can contact them directly if you have any queries.

Staff will try to respond to your messages as quickly as possible. However, we ask parents to understand that teachers cannot always respond during the school day due to their classroom commitments.  Some teachers do respond to e-mails in the evenings or at weekends as part of their preparation for school but as you might expect, they do this from goodwill and of their own choice as to how they manage their workload.

As a guideline, teaching staff will aim to respond to all e-mails within a period of three working days during term time.

Senior Leadership Team

Early Years Team

Juniors Team

Seniors Team

Ballet Faculty

Football Academy Team

Matthew Baldwin

BTEC Sport Tutor

Boarding Team

Helen Rouse

Head of Oaks House

Admin Team

Deborah Frost

Assistant Headteacher – DSL


Office & Boarding Manager – DSP

Margaret Haydock

School Bursar

Major Michael Owens

Military Liaison Officer

Catering Team

Adam Worswick

Head Chef

Paul Rouke

Sous Chef

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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