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Moat house primary school

Moat house primary school

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Headteacher Welcome

We are a vibrant, good school where children enjoy their learning.

It is a privilege to be the Head Teacher of Moat House Primary School. We are a Community School offering the children in the north-east of the city a good education within a caring school community.  All of my staff (teachers, teaching assistants and learning mentors) are committed to serving the needs of all of our pupils in order that they achieve their potential, supported by an active Governing body.

Our success depends not only on our efforts, but in the partnership we establish with parents and the community as a whole. As we go through each school year, we keep parents informed of their child’s progress through regular meetings and written reports at the end of the school year and publish a weekly newsletter to keep parents even more in touch with the activities of the school and the children generally.  If you are worried about your child’s progress don’t wait for an official invitation – please make an appointment to come and see us. Ofsted commented (September 2019) that "Pupils are proud to attend Moat House Primary and they enjoy welcoming visitors to their school." You are welcome to visit to see for yourself! I was very pleased with the outcome of the inspection in July 2019 where the inspectors reported that we are a good school. The full Ofsted report is available through this website.

The teaching and support staff at Moat House Primary School are a team who have high expectations of all our pupils.  As children progress through our school, they learn a range of skills in English, Mathematics and Science but we also develop the “whole growth of the child” in terms of respect for others, tolerance and independence. We also believe that it is important that children learn how to become successful learners.  


Our school motto is: 

“Working together”

This sums up our approach and commitment to partnership between home and school. We welcome prospective parents to visit us to see what we have to offer.  You will see an “open” school which responds to individual needs and equips children with the skills to cope with the challenges of the 21st Century. 


Alasdair Black
Head Teacher

Working Together