Moor End Academy
Kirklees, United Kingdom
About Moor End Academy
Moor End is a converter Academy that opened on 17th August 2011. We converted as an outstanding school. Prior to this we were a community school. Moor End is a National Support school. Our CEO, Jane Acklam, OBE is a National Leader of Education. We play a leading role in the training and professional development of teachers and contribute towards the raising of standards across the school system through school to school support.
The Academy draws the majority of its admissions from the local area. We are held in high regard locally and regionally. The Academy’s mission is for all young people at Moor End to overcome their individual barriers to learning whilst enjoying and achieving highly. Attendance at the Academy is above the national average and attitudes to learning are very positive.
We are an 11-16 mixed comprehensive Academy with 938 students on roll. We serve a highly deprived area of Huddersfield, with 80%+ of our learners living in the 20% or below SOA. Over 65% of our students come from ethnic minority backgrounds and we usually have around 6% of our cohort who are either new arrivals to the country, asylum seekers/refugees or other foreign nationals. Eleven years in formal education should not be wasted. The majority of our learners stay in education post 16 at the sixth form and further education colleges within Huddersfield.
Moor End is an award winning Academy and has continued to be recognised by Ofsted as ‘outstanding’. We have good and often invaluable support from parents.
The Academy is an accredited ‘Thinking School’, the first to be awarded this status in the UK. We have worked closely with the Edward de Bono Foundation UK and Manchester Metropolitan University to become ‘An Edward de Bono Foundation UK Centre of Serious Creativity and Constructive Thinking’. Ofsted quote ‘The teaching of thinking skills have a distinctive contribution to the quality of learning’
At Moor End we have the secondary resourced provision for students with visual impairment, with a capacity for 12 students. We have Educational Teaching Assistants in all faculties who support teaching and learning in its widest sense and clerical support in all faculty areas too.