important Information 

Our vision is to support young people to access education through the offer of a safe, positive, and nurturing environment in which they can grow academically, socially and emotionally.

Our Curriculum

Our Approach

At Moorfield Learning Centre, our curriculum is not just a set of courses – it is a pathway to a bright and successful future for all our students.

  • Range of Courses: Our curriculum offers a diverse range of courses to cater to the unique interests and talents of our students. We believe in providing opportunities for all students to succeed and acquire qualifications that will benefit them in the future.

  • Holistic Development: At Moorfield Learning Centre, we understand that education is not just about grades. We prioritise the holistic development of our students, focusing on their social skills, emotional intelligence, and cultural awareness. We believe in equipping our students with the skills and knowledge they need to thrive in all aspects of their lives.

As parents, you can rest assured that our curriculum is designed to ensure that your child receives a well-rounded education that prepares them for success in the future. We believe in fostering a love for learning and personal growth in every student.

our curriculum model

Our curriculum is aligned with our school's vision of providing a safe, positive, and nurturing environment for young people to grow academically, socially, and emotionally. We believe that by focusing on the holistic development of our learners, we can empower them to become confident, resilient, and successful individuals.

qualifications and courses

At Moorfield Learning Centre, we are dedicated to providing a comprehensive and enriching curriculum that nurtures the holistic development of our learners. Our curriculum is designed to offer a wide range of subjects that not only promote academic excellence but also focus on enhancing wellbeing, cultural capital, and social skills.

COURSES OFFERED AT KEY STAGE 3

Our curriculum at KS3 is designed to provide learners with a well-rounded education including English, Maths, Science, Humanities, Arts, and Physical Education. We also believe in the importance of experiential learning and offer plenty of opportunities in all of our settings for learners to engage in outdoor activities and educational visits. These experiences allow our young people to connect with nature, learn about the world around them, and develop important skills such as teamwork and resilience.


QUALIFICATIONS AND COURSES OFFERED AT KEY STAGE 4

GCSE

  • English Language
  • English Literature
  • Maths
  • Science
  • Art

FUNCTIONAL SKILLS LEVEL 1 AND 2

  • English
  • Maths

BTEC LEVEL 1 AND 2

  • Music
  • Cooking

ENTRY LEVEL CERTIFICATE

  • English
  • Maths
  • Science
  • History
  • Geography

We believe that offering this broad range of qualifications and courses allows our learners to explore their interests and talents, develop key skills, and achieve academic success. By providing a rich and varied curriculum, we aim to support each student in reaching their full potential and preparing them for their future endeavours.

For more information about our curriculum and the specific details of each qualification or course, please feel free to contact us or visit our school to learn more. We are committed to working collaboratively with parents to ensure the best possible educational experience for our learners.

SMSC Development

We place a strong emphasis on Spiritual, Moral, Social, and Cultural (SMSC) development at Moorfield Learning Centre. Our curriculum is designed to enhance Learners' SMSC skills through various activities and initiatives.

  • Spiritual Development: We provide opportunities for learners to explore their beliefs, values, and sense of identity. Through reflective practises, mindfulness exercises, and discussions on ethics and morality, we encourage our learners to develop a deeper understanding of themselves and the world around them.

  • Moral Development: Ethics and values are integrated into our curriculum to help learners develop a strong moral compass. We engage young people in discussions on social justice, empathy, and responsibility, fostering a sense of right and wrong in their decision-making.

  • Social Development: Collaboration, teamwork, and communication skills are nurtured through group projects, community service initiatives, and extracurricular activities. We encourage our young people to respect diversity, build positive relationships, and contribute positively to society.

  • Cultural Development: Our curriculum celebrates diversity and promotes cultural awareness. Through multicultural studies and global awareness projects, we aim to broaden learners' horizons and foster a deep appreciation for different cultures and traditions.

Our school day at Moorfield Learning Centre 

At Moorfield Learning Centre, our timetable is carefully planned to cater to the diverse needs of our learners. We understand that each young person is unique, and our timetable reflects this by offering a variety of activities and lessons to engage and challenge them.

Short Lessons for Optimal Learning

We believe in the power of short, focused lessons to optimise learning outcomes. Our learning sessions are designed to be interactive, engaging, and impactful, ensuring that the learners remain attentive and motivated throughout the day.

Regular Breaks for Refreshment and Relaxation

We understand the importance of regular breaks for learners to refresh and recharge. Our school day includes scheduled breaks to allow students to relax, socialise, and rejuvenate, ensuring they remain focused and energised throughout the day.


Please note: School finishes at 2.00pm on Fridays

Outreach hub learning Sessions

Morning Sessions:

  • Time: 9:30 am - 12:20 pm
  • Days: Monday to Friday

Afternoon Sessions:

  • Time: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  • Days: Monday to Thursday
  • Early Finish: 2:00 pm on Fridays

Our outreach hubs offer engaging learning sessions designed to cater to the diverse needs of our learners. These sessions are structured to provide a holistic educational experience that fosters growth and development in all areas.

attendance

Attendance is crucial for your child's academic success and overall development. Regular attendance ensures that they do not miss out on important learning opportunities and helps them stay connected with their peers and staff.

Reporting Absences: If your child is ill and unable to attend school, please notify us before 9:30am on the day of absence. This allows us to keep track of attendance records and provide appropriate support to your child upon their return.

We appreciate your cooperation in ensuring that your child attends school regularly and on time. Together, we can create a supportive learning environment for all our young people.

Safeguarding

‘It is essential that everybody working in a school or college understands their safeguarding responsibilities.’

Our Commitment

  • We safeguard students: Our staff undergo regular training to ensure they are equipped to recognise signs of potential harm and take appropriate action to safeguard our students.
  • Everyone's responsibility: Safeguarding is a collective effort that involves everyone in our school community - from staff and parents to students themselves.

Reporting Concerns

If you have any concerns about the safety or well-being of a young person at Moorfield, we encourage you to speak up. You can report any safeguarding concerns to a member of the Safeguarding Team, or contact the local Safeguarding Hub:

Westmorland and Furness Safeguarding Hub
Tel: 0300 373 2724
E mail: mailto:safeguarding.hub@westmorlandandfurness.gov.uk


If you believe a child is in immediate danger, please contact the police immediately.

School Policies and procedures

Please access our policies and procedures below

curriculum policy

Safeguarding and child protection policy

Send information report

complaints policy

ofsted report

TRANSITION SUPPORT

At Moorfield Learning Centre, we understand the importance of a smooth transition for learners moving to the new school setting. We offer dedicated transition support for those young people who may face challenges settling in.

Our Approach

  • Personalised Support: We provide individualised support to address specific needs and concerns of each individual.
  • Emotional Guidance: Our experienced staff offer emotional guidance to help students navigate the transition period with confidence.
  • Social Integration: We focus on fostering social skills and encouraging positive peer interactions to ease the transition process.
  • Academic Preparation: We ensure that learners are academically prepared for the challenges of secondary school.

INDEPENDENT SCHOOL

Moorfield Learning Centre is an Independent School for young people aged 11-18 who need additional support.