Wharfedale Lodge, 11 Ben Rhydding Road,
Ilkley, West Yorkshire LS29 8RL

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Academic Success

Academic Success

Moorfield's newly appointed Head, who will start at the school in September 2018, endorses the school's ethos, which places a child's wellbeing and happiness at the core of its educational philosphy.  The school's enviable academic success is achieved through teachers dedicated to enabling the best outcomes for each individual child.

Our successes in entrance exams for senior schools have endorsed our approach to teaching and learning, with a 100% success rate in pupils achieving their first choice destination. We are the only prep school in Ilkley to enjoy this record of achievement.  

We believe we strike a happy balance between a broad curriculum and true academic achievement, a belief which is endorsed by senior schools with whom we foster excellent relationships.

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Like the vast majority of highly regarded independent schools, we do not spend our time preparing for and taking SATS.  We use the rigorous and highly regarded GL assessment tests to monitor our pupils’ progress both individually and in comparison with national standards. Our results show that our pupils perform well above the national average as shown in the table below.   

2017 (Average  Key Stage 2 Results - Year 3 to Year 6)

Subject

Moorfield Average

National Average

Difference

English

74%

56%

+18%

Maths

82%

58%

+24%