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"The school has high expectations of pupils behaviour and for what pupils can learn"

- 'Good' Ofsted Report 2023 - Moorside Primary School and Nursery

Welcome from our Headteacher

We are a friendly Community Primary School and Nursery in the city of Ripon.  Our school serves a unique and diverse community and the educational experiences that we offer our children are therefore unique. Learning is built on the foundations of nurture.   In our environment, where children feel safe and happy, they succeed, achieve and thrive.

We believe that every child is special and that all children can succeed given the opportunity.  Our staff are committed to ensuring our pupils receive quality teaching and the best care, guidance and support. We have high expectations for what the future holds for all our children and indeed this begins at our school where ‘the sky is the limit’.

Our curriculum is designed to meet the needs of all our pupils, using the rich opportunities in our local area as well as extending their knowledge and understanding of the wider world and culture through our foundation subjects.  Our intent is that all children have extensive learning opportunities with specialist teachers through Forest Schools and outdoor learning, Sport and Competitions, Nurture and the Arts.  We welcome visiting specialists and plan educational visits to enhance and enrich children’s learning

To broaden our children’s learning experiences further, we offer a range of cross curricular clubs and activities after school, as well as wrap around care through our Moorside Buddies Club, which is open from 7.45am until 5.30pm.

We strongly believe that education is a partnership between home and school and a close working relationship is vital to maximise the outcomes for our children.  Our staff team are friendly and welcoming.  If you need to discuss any aspect of your child’s education or well- being, please do not hesitate to contact us. We welcome interest from prospective parents and are happy for you to visit the school at any time.

Mrs Claire Rowett

Reviews from the Children and Parents

School Visitor

Lauren's Assembly in April 2022 "Thank you for such a warm welcome, for the children's excellent behaviour and such thoughtful questions".

Y6 Parent

Reading at Moorside "I think the teachers are doing a fantastic job with reading. I believe the access children have to other forms e.g. Reading Plus etc means they are less likely to be bored and then choose to read a book as entertainment".

Mason, Year 3

Reading at Moorside "I love hearing stories from my teacher and choosing books out of the library".

Reception Parent

Reading at Moorside "I appreciate all the effort that goes into current Reading initiatives, the library visit was fantastic!"  

Y6 Parent

Marrick Residential Trip 2022 "Massive thank you to Team Moorside for all the hard work and effort which goes into trips such as these".

Marrick Residential Trip 2022 "Amazing photos, great memories.... As always you and the team have gone above and beyond. It's nice to be relaxed knowing they are so well looked after..... Thank you".

Y6 Parent

Marrick Residential Trip 2022 "Some fantastic memories made for our children, can't wait to hear all about their week away".

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".

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