Our vision

Our Old Moat ethos, #All different, all achieving, is what we are all about.  We believe that every child can excel and with a blend of rigour and flexibility, we shape each child's learning to achieve the very best for them.

Our Old Moat curriculum is designed to equip all children with the knowledge and skills that they require to successfully navigate their way through life as residents of South Manchester and as active global citizens.  We also want to develop custodians of the environment. 

All aspects of school life are underpinned by our six Trust values of Responsibility, Respect, Resilience, Fairness, Empathy and Kindness. Children are taught how to keep themselves happy and safe in the real and virtual world.  They learn to recognise how they should be treated and how they should treat others through the UNICEF Rights Respecting charter.  We follow the JIGSAW PSHE curriculum to teach children a sense of self and others and give them the tools they need to take care of their wellbeing and that of others. 

Our Trust name, Changing Lives in Collaboration, is behind everything we do to achieve excellence for all our children. 

"Pupils achieve well because all staff have high aspirations for pupils to succeed."