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Well, that’s almost it for the Centenary celebrations at Moor Allerton. Last week we had our special open day for all our former pupils and staff followed by the Centenary summer garden party, and yesterday, it all culminated in the Centenary Spectacular “The Rhythm of Life” performed by the WHOLE SCHOOL and many of the teachers in two mega-performances at Stockport Plaza.

We’re sure everyone who went was thoroughly impressed with the efforts made by all involved resulting in the amazing array of entertainment on offer.

Most parents heeded Mrs Adams request not to take photos during the performance, but we from the Centenary website managed to sneak a camera out, and here are a few shots of the children thoroughly enjoying themselves during the grand finalé of the evening performance.

Well done, once again, to everyone involved. Who knows who will be looking at these photos in a hundred years time!

Centenary Spectacular 2014

Rehearsals are in full flow and costumes are being put together for the school’s Centenary Spectacular production on July 2nd at Stockport Plaza.

Moor Allerton regularly puts on productions at this marvellous theatre. Here. we’ve collected together some photos of the school production from 2009. That’s not so long ago, so hopefully if you are reading this, you’ll have some memories of this event. Tell us about it. What was the theme? Is that one of your children , or older brothers or sisters up there on stage?

Let us know in the comments box below.

A decade of Didsbury Festival Parades

June 5th, 2014 | Posted by ma100admin in 2000s | All work and no play.... - (0 Comments)

This first weekend of June sees Moor Allerton proudly joining the annual parade of the Didsbury Festival, as it has done for many years before.
Here are some pictures taken over the last ten years at the event.

Happy Centenary West Bridgford Junior School!

May 26th, 2014 | Posted by ma100admin in News - (1 Comments)

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!

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Centenary Celebrations – The Full Programme

May 13th, 2014 | Posted by ma100admin in News - (0 Comments)

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.



Headmaster’s Notes to Parents – 1960.

May 12th, 2014 | Posted by ma100admin in School publications - (0 Comments)

Here’s the 1960 Headmaster’s Bulletin  to Parents, again, kindly provided to us by a former pupil who was at the school between 1958 and 1962 and who got in touch via this website.

Headmaster’s Notes to Parents – 1959.

May 9th, 2014 | Posted by ma100admin in School publications - (0 Comments)

Here are the pages that comprise the 1959 Moor Allerton School Bulletin – a piece addressed directly to parents from the headmaster at the time Mr K. T. Tibbs (see point M on the fourth page: “Under no circumstances should this, or any similar paper, be given to the children to read for themselves”). The tone is very formal and direct, but it’s interesting to see that some issues change little over the decades, namely the cost and durability of school uniforms!

This item was kindly provided to us by a former pupil who was at the school between 1958 and 1962 and who got in touch via this website.

Football Crazy

May 7th, 2014 | Posted by ma100admin in 1960s | 1970s | 1980s | Photo archive | Sporting prowess | Sports teams - (0 Comments)

One passion which has run through the decades at Moor Allerton is that of football. The teams and squads best documented in the school archive are those of the middle decades, between the 60s and the 80s, and here you can see a gallery of teams from this period.

Only a few have records of the actual pupils. So if you are on those line-ups, or you recognise any of the faces, then please leave a reply and let us know.

Likewise, if you have any footballing photos from this or any other period of the school’s history, please let us have them so we can add to the gallery.

More Old Old Boys

May 5th, 2014 | Posted by ma100admin in 1910s | 1920s | Photo album | Photo archive - (0 Comments)

If you take a look at the previous posts Old Boys 1914–1924 Parts 1 2 3 4 5 6 and 7 you’ll discover fantastic original photos and details of some of Moor Allerton’s very earliest pupils, dating back almost a hundred years. Unfortunately, some of the pictures had become detached from the original album, so we can’t put names to faces or provide any more details for the following, but we thought we’d post the photos anyway …