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"As a result of good teaching, pupils learn quickly and can apply their skills across all subjects."

- 'Good' OFSTED REPORT 2017 - Moorside Junior School

Our School

In April 2019, Moorside Infant and Junior schools amalgamated to become Moorside Primary School and Nursery.  This arrangement has ensured that good practice is shared and children experience a consistent education throughout their time at Moorside.

The school is based on the south side of the historical city of Ripon and serves the local community to the west of Harrogate Road.

Built in the 1960s the school building is undergoing an extensive refurbishment to improve our well resourced, stimulating and challenging learning environment, where children are nurtured. Our grounds are extensive with mature trees, wildlife areas, forest school areas, an orchard, raised beds, two 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.

Reviews from the Children

Gracie, Year 6

"My favourite thing about school is the teachers because they are so kind and helpful".

Andrew, Year 6

"I enjoy when we have Forest School because we have the best hot chocolate and marshmallows and find animals".

Emily, Year 6

"I enjoy doing art with Mr Moss and Forest School. The most enjoyable thing is going on residential trips like Marrick".

Evie, Year 3

"I like Literacy because it makes my writing better. I also like PE because we learn new skills that we don't know yet".

Ethan, Year 3

"I enjoy our big field as we can play on the play equipment".

Liam, Year 3

"I like PE as we get to learn with Mr Doey".

Xander, Year 3

"I like Forest School as we get to eat Marshmallows!"

Kolby, Year 3

"I enjoy play times as I get to play with my friends".

Beatrice, Year 3

"I enjoy reading because we learn new things from books".

Edward, Year 3

"I like Maths and Topic. In Topic, we find out about different Countries".

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Key Worker Registration

As you will have heard, schools are to remain partially open for specific groups of pupils over the coming weeks.  To help us collate a weekly list of children who will be in school so we can manage appropriate staffing, we ask that you complete this form EACH WEEK if you feel that you fall into a 'key worker' category and you require childcare for the following week.


Please make sure this form is completed by the Thursday prior to the following week you require childcare.