Edith Moorhouse Primary School

Reach for the Stars!

Our School


Edith Moorhouse Primary School opened in September 1969, to cater for children residing in the western zone of Carterton.  The school roll is currently about three-quarters civilian children and a quarter children of Service Families from Royal Air Force Brize Norton.

The school is designed to encourage both co-operation and flexibility in our teaching.  We currently have twelve classes housed in four department units: 

  • There is a Foundation Stage Unit for pupils aged 3, 4 and 5.  In this unit we have three classes; an F2 Nursery class for our part time pupils and two F1 Reception classes.  
  • In the Key Stage One department there are three mixed Year 1 and 2 classes for pupils aged 6 and 7.
  • The Lower Key Stage Two department has three mixed Year 3 and 4 classes for pupils aged 8 and 9.
  • In the Upper Key Stage Two department there are three mixed Year 5 and 6 classes for pupils aged 10 and 11.

Each classroom area has its own carpeted area where the children may gather for story-telling or discussion and its own cloakroom and toilets.  There are also shared working areas in each department.

Outside there are adequate hard surfaces, a playing field, a Memorial Garden, and wild area as well as an Adventure Playground, Tyre Park and Activity Walk which were provided from School Association funds.