Meet the Headteacher

Mr Jonathan Harrison

Moorland is a family school, and it is essential that all pupils under my guidance share the same sense of warmth and happiness as I did at Moorland 20 years ago. Life can be incredibly tough at times, as we all know, and whenever I have felt overwhelmed Moorland has given me the inner strength and self-belief to overcome.

Founded around 80 years ago, Moorland is a thriving co-educational day and boarding school located in the historic town of Clitheroe within the picturesque Ribble Valley. We have an outstandingly beautiful site with more than 15 acres of grounds that are utilised for many activities and provide a serene learning environment.

The main building is an imposing stone-built mansion house that is over 100 years old. Other facilities have been progressively added to the site including a purpose built sports hall and our fabulous new classroom and accommodation block.

This applies equally to boarders, since Moorland provides pupils with the opportunity to settle in one place through to A – Level rather than moving from school to school.

Thanks to our Nursery, Junior and Senior schools, we are able to offer seamless education from birth through to 18 years, ensuring consistency of learning and pastoral care while at the same time eliminating the worry and stress that often accompany the transition from primary to secondary education.

Our enthusiastic teaching staff are committed to their roles as educators, mentors and carers while small class sizes ensure that all our students receive individual attention and support tailored to their needs.

Moorland School aims to build well rounded, responsible and hard-working individuals who strive to perform to the best of their abilities.

I have every confidence that both you and your child will see first hand the benefits of education at Moorland.

- Mr. Jonathan Harrison