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.

In response to this website, ‘1960s Boy’ writes with the following high praise for the school and his time here:

“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.”

Thank you very much for telling us about your time at the Moor Allerton. If any other visitors to this site have their own recollections to tell us about, then this is exactly the kind of material we need to add to our ‘living archive’ of the school, in this, its centenary year.

Please submit your stories in the panel below, or email [email protected]

Just in time for twelfth night, with Christmas seeming such a long time ago, here are some pictures taken at Moor Allerton’s 1961 nativity play.

Sports-day-1963With our minds on the up-coming sports day(s) during the summer term, here’s a great selection of photos showing how they did it 50 years ago at Moor Allerton in 1963.

Among the athletes shown are Peter Phillips, Malcolm Gow, Ric Burslem, Henry Pugh, Colin Pugh and Ian Slater. If you are, or know any of these boys, then we’d love to hear from you and your memories of the day.