Celebrating 100 years of Moor Allerton School. 1914–2014
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  • 1960s Boy says:

    I went to Moor Allerton in the 1960s. It was the best school I went to, but I had to leave because we moved away. You don’t always appreciate what you have until it’s gone.

    Mr Pugh was outstanding as a headmaster. Looking back I think he was a an educational entrepreneur, always trying new things and looking to expand and improve the school. The academic standards in maths and English were very very high though perhaps not so good in French and Latin. I think I owe Mr Pugh quite a lot in that respect. It was a bit disconcerting that he used to teach something and then move on before most boys (and we were all boys) had quite grasped everything about the topic. I remember him explaining that this was the right thing to do as if you went to the next stage you would grasp the previous one. It was good to have Mrs Amor for maths from time to time so that we could catch up!

    The staff were all very nice people, very down to earth and approachable: Mrs Savage, Mr Green, Mrs Wagstaff, Mrs Amor and of course the Mssrs Clark (older and younger). I did not appreciate this at the time, I thought all teachers were like that. This was not the case in the 1960s and probably isn’t now. At my next school they were straight out of the pre-war (probably the 1914-18 one) era. Above all Moor Allerton was a very happy, forward looking and independent (in the best sense of that word, i.e. not just fee-paying) school and having looked at the website it seems it has stayed in that tradition. Long may it flourish.



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