Moorland School

Co-Educational & Boarding School


Moorland is a non-selective, co-educational school which teaches a combination of ‘Day Students’ within the Lancashire area and ‘Boarding Students’ from across the UK and overseas.

Our student intake has always been broad since we offer more than simply academic excellence.

Our main admissions criteria centre on favourable school reports, good behaviour, a positive outlook and a willingness to learn.

Our day pupils travel the length and breadth of Lancashire’s Ribble Valley, often using our convenient school bus service.

Many of our boarders come from forces families or have parents who work or travel abroad. In addition, Moorland also has a growing contingent of international students, broadening their horizons through an English education. It all adds up to a perfect mix.

Our Culture

With a long history of succeeding at the highest level, Moorland School achieves these standards by valuing every individual and ensuring that their potential is maximised.

Small class sizes, capped significantly lower than most other schools, allow us to offer close tuition for each student.

Every need is detected and served as opposed to being in an overcrowded environment where students can become lost amongst others.

Students benefit from having teachers that make every child feel valued and feeling a sense of belonging to a school where all enjoy their education without barriers. Every parent sends their child to an independent school to achieve and enjoy their education.

Our Pupils

This is a key feature of the success of every child at our school. The pastoral care system at Moorland is unique in its ability to ensure our students feel valued both inside and outside the classroom.

At Moorland School we are constantly striving to ensure we provide a rich and warm family environment.

Whether it is in the classroom, the playing fields or even the school canteen we want our students to feel at home.

All teachers benefit from being able to teach small class sizes which allow for a greater understanding between teacher and student.

This ensures that a Moorland education is tailored to each individual and each child leaves Moorland School equipped to succeed in their lives.


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Moorland International Ballet Academy shared Marie Claire UK's video.

Marie Claire UK
Earlier this year we were very privileged to have Northern Ballet Soloist, Rachael Shiow-wae Gillespie moderating our Moorland International Ballet Academy assessments. Her positive words of encouragement and attention to the individual students journey in training was inspirational and well received. In this short video, she talks honestly about the struggles a dancer may face and how genuine hard work and determination is the path to success.
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Lancashire Cup Final (U13) 2017
Moorland School Vs Broughton School
Date: Tuesday 23rd May (6pm KO)
Venue: AFC Darwen (The Anchor Ground)
Address: Anchor Road, Darwen, Lancashire, BB3 0BB
Phone: 01254 776193
Adults £2.50
Concessions £2
School Children £1
Parents, families, children and supporters can pay on the day at the turnstiles at The Anchor Ground.
There are no tickets available from the office at Moorland School in advance; it is pay on the day ONLY.
Please also note, there are no hospitality options available for this game.
Programmes will be available at the ground (£1 each).
Supporters are advised to arrive for 5.30pm in good time for the 6pm KO.
All at Moorland School wish the boys the very best in this prestigious fixture, and hope that many of our family and friends can attend this evening!
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Woodlands Sports Day

Woodlands Sports Day

May 25, 1:30pm - May 25, 4:00pm

Moorland School
Clitheroe,  BB7 2JA Map

Summer Course 2017

Summer Course 2017

Aug 13, 4:00pm - Aug 26, 4:00pm

Moorland International Ballet Academy
Ribblesdale Avenue
Clitheroe,  Clitheroe, Lancashire Map

One or two week options are available. Our Summer School offers both national and international students aged 8-18 the opportunity to improve their technique whilst working alongside other young dancers from around the world.