Moorside Infant and Junior School
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"Pupils have excellent attitudes to learning, work well together and are motivated to succeed."

- 'Good' OFSTED REPORT 2017 - Moorside Junior School

About us

Moorside Infant & Nursery School and Moorside Junior School share the same site on the south side of the historical city of Ripon and serves the local community to the west of the Harrogate Road.

Both schools were built in the 1960s as two separate schools.  The grounds of both schools are extensive with mature trees, wildlife areas, forest school areas, an orchard, raised beds, three large playgrounds and two well-equipped fenced areas for our children in early years.

Our classes are arranged into single year groups, with one class per year from Reception to Year 6.  We have our own nursery taking children from the age of 3 and also offer wrap around care before and after school.

Since September 2016, the schools have been led by an Executive Headteacher.  This arrangement has ensured that the good practice in both schools is shared and children experience a consistent education throughout their time in our schools.

From September 2017, the school Governors will be the same for both schools, although the schools are not federated.


Reviews from the Children

Year 6

“The best thing about this school is that our learning is fun and we have lots of trips to new places so we have many new experiences.”

Emily Year 5

“We get to go on great school trips.”

Year 2

“I can make hot chocolate in the woods.”

Year 6

“We learn to build shelters and climb trees.”

Angus Year 1

“I like playing football.”

Owen Year 1

“We get to play outside.”

Year 6

“I think the best thing about Moorside is we have a variety of specialised teachers for specific subjects.”

Freya Year 3

“We’ve got amazing teachers and the best art teacher, PE teachers and every teacher.”

Ben Year 4

“In the morning I'm really excited to see the teachers.”

Jack Year 6

“Your not treated as pupils – your treated as a family.”

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Head Teacher: Mrs C Rowett (Acting)

School Contact: Please contact the School Office

General Email: [email protected]