Have the parents of current pupils at the school been enjoying the latest batch of school photos which have been arriving in various formats and media over the last few weeks? Well here’s a couple of examples of how the whole school looked in the past. Are you or any of your family or friends in these line-ups? Please let us know.

Whole School Photograph – 1953

Whole School Photograph – 1953

Whole School Photograph – 1981

Whole School Photograph – 1981

 

Moor Allerton School photo c.1914

Moor Allerton School photo c.1914

Moor Allerton School photo c.1920

Moor Allerton School photo c.1920

We’ve been trawling the Moor Allerton School archive and these are two of the very first school photographs we’ve uncovered. They date from the first few year’s of the school’s existence.

The school was founded in 1914 by Mr Wilfred Keble Rhodes and his wife (shown in the first picture) with approximately 6 children on the first register. The original school building stood on Palatine Road. During the War years, premises at the Ryleys School and Pownall Hall School were used and the school before moved to its current home on Barlow Moor Road.

Moor Allerton School originally prepared boys for entrance to independent boarding schools at the age of 13, and to grammar schools at 11. Girls weren’t admitted until 1981 when nursery and infant classes were also introduced.