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

Call: 01943 607285


Meet the Head

Welcome to Moorfield's website.  We hope it will give you a sense of the energy and vibrancy of our wonderful school in this beautiful part of Yorkshire.

After ten years as Head and sixteen at Moorfield, I will be retiring in the summer.  I am proud that Moorfield has attracted Paul Baddeley, an experienced Head of real calibre.  I have worked hard to make Moorfield the school it is today and I am excited by the new appointment - Moorfield will be in excellent hands.

Moorfield is a happy place with a sense of purpose.  Our focus is to provide every child at the school with an envigorating and fulfilling school experience and an outstanding education.

We start by ensuring that every boy and girl is nurtured, valued and appreciated.  This builds a deep sense of self-worth.  A large element of fun also gives children the space and opportunity to enjoy being young.

Our teaching is inspiring and imaginative.  We find that academic success develops naturally in pupils who are happy, well-motivated and encouraged to push themselves.  By the time they move on at eleven, our pupils are well placed to continue to thrive at their senior schools.  Moorfield pupils enjoy a fine reputation for their high standards of achievement, their good manners and their readiness to work hard to achieve their goals.

The quality and variety of the curriculum adds richness and excitement to each school week:  music and drama, bushcraft and cookery, sport every day -  all are taught by skilled specialists.  To quote a boy who started at Moorfield in Year 3: 'What I like is that there is always something to look forward to.' 

Care beyond school hours and through the holidays is the cherry on the top of a loving and caring school where the children's wellbeing is paramount.

At Moorfield, EVERY DAY IS OPEN DAY.  If you are interested to see what we could do for your child, you are welcome to visit at any time.  We look forward to meeting you.



Jessica Crossley, Head of Moorfield