Our School

Moorlands is the oldest prep school in Leeds, founded in 1897. The school moved to its current superb location in 1967.

In 2012 Moorlands became a full member of the Methodist Independent Schools Trust bringing with it the benefits of membership to a large network of independent schools, the nearest of which is Woodhouse Grove. This relationship allows the pupils of Moorlands access to many of the facilities of a large school whilst remaining in a smaller prep school environment.

The history and traditions of Moorlands entwined with the Methodist values and access to the facilities and expertise of our partner school provide a perfect, all round education.

Meet the head

Jacqueline Atkinson

Meet the head

Head Teacher, Jacqueline Atkinson joined Moorlands in January 2017.

“I was delighted to join Moorlands School at such positive time and the school has gone from strength to strength. As a school, Moorlands is the ideal size – large enough to have great facilities but small enough for each child to be known and nurtured to be the best that they can be.”

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First Steps: 2-5 years

When a child steps through our doors we aim to take them on an exhilarating journey of learning, growth and discovery.

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Picking Up Pace: 5-7 years

Moorlanders are encouraged to be independent, critical thinkers with enquiring minds and a love of learning. Throughout, we emphasise the importance of kindness, respect and maintain high expectations of behaviour and good manners at all times.

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Maintaining Momentum : 7-11 years

We offer our children many leadership and teamwork opportunities to build their confidence and prepare them for future challenges.

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Every Moorlands pupil has the opportunity to enjoy a wide range of competitive and non-competitive sporting activities under the expert guidance of specialist staff.

We see sport at Moorlands as key to the physical and social development of our pupils, fostering confidence, leadership, sportsmanship and teamwork. Pupils at Moorlands are encouraged to try new sports and really enjoy their exercise.

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Performing Arts

The Arts are at the very heart of Moorlands, adding a warmth and energy to school life.

Moorland pupils have numerous performance opportunities throughout the year to showcase their music and drama skills – to a typically very enthusiastic parent audience!

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Life beyond our walls

Beyond The Classroom

As our children make their way through Moorlands, we aim to prepare them for life beyond our walls.

We teach our students that they can each have a positive effect on the world around them – be it at school or further afield.

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Virtual Tour

We love to welcome visitors to Moorlands and believe that experiencing the school for yourself and meeting the staff and pupils is the best way for you to understand just what makes Moorlands so special. Click here to arrange a visit.

In the meantime, here is a taste of what to expect…

Virtual Tour