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Location: Kirklees, United Kingdom
Organisation: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age range: 11 - 16 years
Denomination: Non-denominational

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 also recognised as a Teaching School and a National Support school. Our Executive Principal, Ms Jane Acklam OBE is a National Leader of Education. Under these designations 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 915 students on roll. Our current capacity is 1000, we are currently in a natural birth rate fluctuation, however in 4 years we will be bursting at the seams as numbers in the feeder schools currently exceed capacity and children are being educated in other areas. 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’. Our vision is to become a world class centre of excellence for teaching and learning by 2015.

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.

Our school improvement journey is always determining new destinations and looking for new horizons. Our students are amazing; they have a thirst for learning, have fantastic relationships with staff and therefore attendance at school is high. We resource our subjects well, both with teachers and associate staff and the learning environment is a key element in student achievement.

We celebrated our 40th anniversary in 2012 and ‘Moor Enders’ from far and wide made contact and wanted to let us know, how the school and staff had influenced their lives. We really are making a difference.

I am sure you will read our Ofsted report, but for us the paragraph that sums us up is;

'Moor End Academy is outstanding. The very strong promotion of students’ spiritual, moral, cultural and social development, ensures that they thrive in the supportive and highly cohesive learning community. High aspirations, outstanding teaching and the rich curriculum results in outstanding achievement for all.'

As a staff, we are highly committed to staff improvement and development, if you choose to apply, you will receive excellent induction to our systems, structures and expectations.

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Awards

  • Ofsted 2011 - 2012 award image
  • National Support School award image
  • National College for Teaching & Leadership award image

Location & contacts

Dryclough Road
Crosland Moor
Huddersfield
West Yorkshire
HD4 5JA
United Kingdom
+44 1484 222233