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Pastoral care is excellent. Parents and pupils cannot speak highly enough of the attention to detail the staff give. Moorfield has much more than the standard primary classroom fare. We saw reception doing lessons on ‘where does pooh come from?’ before moving seamlessly into a discussion on the war with Ukraine and the refugee crisis. Many of the young people are very articulate. All years have one…

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At Moorfield we achieve the rare balance between academic rigour and creating a fun, friendly and caring environment where boys and girls can thrive. Pupils are nurtured as individuals and develop the personal confidence to be successful. All pupils proceed to their first choice of senior school. In a recent inspection (Jan 22) educational quality and personal development were both rated at 'excellent'.
Set at the foot of Ilkley moor, we make good use of our beautiful location whilst also having the benefit of being an easy walk from the centre of town.
Outstanding teaching from a vibrant and committed staff goes hand in hand with a broad and rich curriculum including exceptional music, plenty of sport, cookery and outdoor learning.
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Since 2019 Tina Herbert (50s). Has taught at Moorfield since 2011, becoming deputy head in 2017. Read English and theology at York before completing her PGCE at Bristol where she also taught in state primaries before returning home to Yorkshire in 1999. With both a daughter and husband who teach (he is also on the staff at Moorfield) she is an educator through and through. Calm, warm and welcoming, it is immediately apparent that this is someone with a deep understanding of children, how to nurture them in a safe environment yet still provide real challenge.
Hers is a no-nonsense approach that recognises the need to develop the whole child and – some might say – provide a bit of an antidote to the snowflake tendency. Having risen through the ranks, she knows...

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