Current and upcoming events, announcements and activities related to the Moor Allerton Centenary Archive.

This isn’t a Moor Allerton-related article, but we thought you might like to take a look at this fantastic video produced by West Bridgford Junior School in Nottingham – also celebrating their centenary this year.
This was done all in one take after only one test run, apparently. Superb effort!
Happy 100 West Bridgford! Here’s to the next! From us all at Moor Allerton!

Our Centenary year is now in full swing, and the school pleased to announce the following events which will be taking place during the second half of the summer term to mark this very special occasion:

Friday 27th June

Past Pupils Tour of the School

11.00am onwards

A chance for ‘old boys and girls’ to visit the school, meet old pals and staff members and be hosted by the current year 6 pupils in costumes from the past 10 decades.

Refreshments will be served.

If you are a former pupil and would like to attend please email Catherine Taylor [email protected] or call the school on 0161 445 4521.



Friday 27th June

Garden Party & Summer Fair


The centenary garden party and summer fair for past and present pupils, parents and staff. All the fun of the fair for all the family – with children in costume, barbeque and refreshment tents, stalls, games competitions – a hundred years of festivities packed into one evening.



Wednesday 2nd July

The Moor Allerton School Centenary Spectacular – “The Rhythm of Life”

At Stockport Plaza. Performances at 2.30pm and 7.00pm

Come and celebrate the centenary as the whole school takes to the stage at Stockport Plaza to perform “The Rhythm of Life” – a song-and-dance spectacular with music and choreography from the last hundred years.

Matinée and evening performances. Tickets are £5.00 each and are available exclusively from the school reception.



Did you know that Moor Allerton School was founded back in 1914? That makes 2014 our hundredth anniversary!

We will be marking this landmark centenary year with a programme of celebrations throughout  the academic year 2013/14, details of which we will be telling you about over the forthcoming months.

One of the key activities is the creation of a Centenary website created by the school and the PTA to a) chart the history of the school; b) present a snapshot of the school at this point in time; and c) create ‘living archive’ to which future pupils, staff and parents will be able to contribute for years to come – a celebration of Moor Allerton past, present and future and this is where you can help.

We are looking for all types of contributions from people connected to the school… from current and former pupils, parents of pupils, friends of Moor Allerton and staff members…

These could take the form of photographs, school reports, programmes of events, correspondence, newspaper clippings, drawings, artwork or pages from exercise books… whatever may be out there… the more diverse the better, in order to build up a fascinating collection.

We will welcome stories, recollections and memories of time spent at the school – written, audio and even video.

We’ll initially be collecting and displaying these items on the Facebook site, and once we get into 2014, we’ll be creating a specific, interactive website to which people will be able to send their contributions to directly.

We’ll be posting examples from the school’s archive currently being digitised as part of this project. We have some really interesting stuff, but we’re sure there’s even more fascinating bits and pieces out there.

Don’t worry if you don’t have a scanner or digital camera to capture your images and artefacts, or have the means of recording your contributions. If you get in touch with us via a message from this Facebook page or by dropping an email to [email protected] then we’ll see how we can help.

This should turn out to be a very exciting project and the more people are involved, the better it will be, so please ‘Like’ the Facebook page and posts and check out our Twitter feed and spread the word. If you know any friends of the school who maybe don’t have web access or don’t use the social networking channels, let them know and encourage them to get involved.