Moorside Infant and Junior School
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"The school supports the achievement of its most-able pupils very well."

- 'Good' OFSTED REPORT 2017 - Moorside Junior School


Moorside Junior School inspected May 2017

Moorside Junior School was inspected on 16th and 17th May 2017 and has been awarded GOOD in all areas.

Area judged grade
Effectiveness of leadership and management Good
Quality of teaching, learning and assessment Good
Personal development, behaviour and welfare Good
Outcomes for pupils Good

The report was highly complementary of the work and provision at our school. We are all incredibly proud of our achievements and your children; their hard work and love of our curriculum really shone through. The inspector was very impressed by the standard of work in the children’s books and by the ‘strong progress’ that all children are making.

Some highlights from the Ofsted 2017 report:

The school has a tangible ethos that is positive and caring, putting the welfare and well-being of each pupil at the heart of all that it does. This is clearly seen in the friendly, happy and confident manner of the pupils in Moorside Junior School.

As a result of good teaching, pupils learn quickly and can apply their skills across all subjects. Current pupils are now making strong progress in their learning.

Pupils have excellent attitudes to learning, work well together and are motivated to succeed.

The behaviour of pupils is good. They have respect and care for each other, and display excellent manners.

The school’s curriculum is rich and balanced, and it is regularly reviewed to ensure that it meets pupils’ needs and interests. It is closely linked to the local culture and heritage, and is enriched by a range of trips and visits, as well as other outdoor learning opportunities. Creative use is made of visiting specialists, especially in physical education and art. Displays of pupils’ artwork are stunning. The curriculum enables pupils to consolidate and extend their basic skills in reading and mathematics, and especially in writing.

Pupils report that they feel safe at all times, including online.

Evidence from the high quality work in pupils’ books, matched by detailed information from the school’s current tracking system, shows unequivocally that current pupils are making strong progress in reading, writing and mathematics from their individual starting points in Moorside Junior School.

The school supports the achievement of its most-able pupils very well.

The full report can be found using the link below.

Moorside Junior School Ofsted Report 2017

Moorside Infant School inspected March 2016

Moorside Infant School was inspected on 8th March 2016.  The school was judged as inadequate in two areas and was placed into ‘Special Measures’.  Since September 2016, the Headteacher at the junior school has been acting as Executive Headteacher overseeing both schools.  There has been significant changes during the year to July 2017 and the school is making good progress to securing better outcomes for children.

In April 2016, the Department for Education placed an academy order on the school, meaning that it must convert to an academy as as sponsored school.  The Department for Education is currently looking for a suitable match with a sponsor.

School leaders met with parents in December 2016 to explain the process and answer questions.  The report and information from the evening can be found on this link.

Moorside Infant School Ofsted Report 2017

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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 L White

School Contact: Mrs C Rowett

General Email: [email protected]