Moorlands School

Moorlands School

Day Yorkshire

Moorlands School is an IAPS school for boys and girls aged 2 to 11 in Leeds, West Yorkshire. We are conveniently located off the ring road, at Weetwood Lane, North Leeds, it is a beautiful building within leafy grounds and has ample off road parking. Hidden away from the busy roads but yet easily accessible from Wetherby, Harrogate and Otley as well as all the suburbs of Leeds, we offer a perfect location for your child to learn and play in a secure and picturesque setting.

About Moorlands School

Moorlands School was founded in 1898 in Headingley and is, therefore, the oldest preparatory school in Leeds. In 1967 the school moved to its current site in the Foxhills. The school building had, at one time, been the family home of the Tetley family. In 2012 Moorlands became a full member of the Methodist Independent Schools Trust securing its long term future and bringing the benefits of membership to a large network of independent schools, the nearest of which is Woodhouse Grove School. Whilst remaining independent of 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.

At Moorlands, we have a simple yet beautiful motto: ‘Intrepide!’, or ‘be brave’! In school we talk about how being brave or intrepid takes many forms. Being brave isn’t always a grand gesture; sometimes it simply means ‘having a go’, such as attempting that difficult question, offering an answer in class when you’re not quite sure or trying something new. This culture of intrepidness allows children to be brave and try new things in a safe, nurturing and stimulating environment.

Moorlands is a large enough school to have great facilities but with small class sizes and an excellent pastoral system, we remain small enough for all of the children to be known to the staff and each other. Alongside a broad curriculum, every child in Moorlands belongs to one of the school Houses. The House system provides an opportunity for every child to shine beyond the classroom, through competitions and events such as photography, music, drama and sports and ensures every child has an opportunity to reach their potential.


Our membership of the Methodist Independent Schools’ Trust enables us to deliver outstanding value for money. Unlike many other schools, our inclusive fees, for children in Reception (starting the term after they turn 5) to Year 6 include:

Supervised breakfast club from 7.30am and after-school care and a sandwich tea from 5pm-6pm.
Educational day visits which form part of the learning experience on the curriculum.
The choice of around 20 ‘free to attend’ clubs, which take place between 4pm and 5pm. Click here to see timetable of clubs available
Regular learning support sessions for those children who would benefit from it.
For KS1 and KS2, weekly bushcraft and outdoor learning sessions held within our extensive grounds, taught by Mr Hemingway, a bushcraft specialist.
For Reception, Forest Schools lessons held within the EYFS woodland area of the school grounds.
Weekly swimming lessons, held onsite in our indoor pool, with qualified instructors.
Specialist teaching in Music, Drama, Modern Foreign Languages and Art.

Acceptance / Confirmation fee – £250.00 per child ( refundable when the child leaves. )

Admissions Process

Please call the school number 0113 2785286 to make an appointment or email



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