Moorland School was established circa 1920 as a leading co-educational day and boarding school. Our academic results at GCSE; BTEC and A-Level, places Moorland School within the top 1% of all British academic institutions (100% A-Level pass rate A to B grades 2016).
Moorland School is a highly competitive and commercially realistic organisation, where pupils are taught traditionally to become decent; hard working; respectful; pleasant and caring individuals, in preparation for the demands of adulthood and their working lives.
The Moorland Football Academy affords all students unrivalled football coaching of the highest level, whilst exposing players to Academy scouts on a regular basis. Moorland School are proud to be current ESFA National Champions and Lancashire Cup Regional Champions 2018. We currently have signed boys at Manchester City, Manchester United, Blackburn Rovers, Blackpool and Accrington Stanley.
Moorland School also boasts the internationally renowned Moorland Ballet Academy. Lynsey and Simon Kidd, Royal Ballet trained, nurture and develop our current outstanding dancing talent. Recently one of our graduates, Paige Bestington, has been professionally signed to the world famous Mariinsky Theatre (Russia).
The parents are highly satisfied with the education and support provided for their children.
Responses to the parents’ pre-inspection questionnaires show an exceptionally high level of support for almost all aspects of the work of the school, all of which were confirmed by the inspection findings.
The pupils’ behaviour, both in lessons and around the school, is exemplary.
All children are CAT scored (Cognitive Abilities Test) and academically assessed on arrival to ensure that our and parental expectations are realistically set. This policy along with exceptionally small class sizes allows my teaching team to create the perfect learning environment.
Our Culture and Ethos
‘Who We Are’
Moorland School has a strong tradition and reputation for academic excellence, high achievement in sporting competitions and for providing a wide range of extra-curricular activities.
With a long history of succeeding at the highest level, Moorland School achieves these standards by valuing every individual and ensuring that their potential is realised.
Small class sizes, capped significantly lower than most other schools, allow us to offer close tuition for each student.
Every need is detected and served as opposed to being in an overcrowded environment where students can become lost amongst others. Indeed, all of our students benefit from having teachers that make every child feel valued and feeling a sense of belonging to a school where all enjoy their education without barriers.
At Moorland, we regard ourselves as one big family. In essence, we believe the Moorland School family has a unique spirit with a sense of belonging and seeks to develop this each and every day.
When you make your first visit to Moorland School you immediately get a sense that it is more than just a school. The beautiful grounds and impressive facilities see to that, as does the real sense of purpose among every pupil and member of staff you meet.
Moorland is a non-selective, co-educational school which teaches a combination of day pupils from within the Lancashire area and the Ribble Valley locality, along with students from across the UK and overseas. Our student intake has always been broad since we offer more than simply academic excellence.
Our main admissions criteria centre on favourable school reports, good behaviour, a positive outlook and a willingness to learn.
Many of our boarders come from forces families or have parents who work or travel abroad. In addition, Moorland also has a growing contingent of international students from every corner of the globe, broadening their horizons through an English education. It all adds up to a perfect blend, where each individual is celebrated in equal measure.
Labor Omnia Vincit – Work Conquers All