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Group A Strep Letter to Parents/Carers

Date: 7th Dec 2022 @ 2:09pm

Please download letter attached. 

Consultation for Admissions Policies 2024-2025

Date: 6th Dec 2022 @ 8:16pm

Consultation for The Harmony Trust Admissions Policies 2024-25

The Harmony Trust is an Admission Authority and we have a requirement for the Trust to consult on the admission arrangements for all our schools at least once every 7 years.

Therefore, we are undertaking a consultation relating to the Admissions Policies for 2024-25 for all schools within The Harmony Trust, this consultation will commence on Monday 5th December 2022 and will end on Tuesday 31st January 2023.  Each regional Hub has its own policy, the schools covered by this consultation are as follows:

Tameside Hub Derby Hub
Greenfield Primary Academy Alvaston Junior Academy
  Ash Croft Primary Academy
Oldham Hub Carlyle Infant & Nursery Academy
Alt Primary Academy Cavendish Junior Academy
Greenhill Primary Academy Cottons Farm Primary Academy 
Northmoor Primary Academy Hackwood Primary Academy
Richmond Primary Academy Reigate Primary Academy
Westwood Primary Academy Lakeside Primary Academy
  Village Primary Academy


Derby Hub – The proposed amendment to the Admissions Policies is to have one policy relating to all the Derby Academies within The Harmony Trust. The wording of the policy has been reviewed to ensure greater clarity for parents and carers and compliance with the School Admissions Code and in accordance with Derby City Council’s admissions criteria.

Tameside and Oldham Hubs - It should be noted that there are no changes to the oversubscription criteria. The wording of the policy has been reviewed to ensure greater clarity for parents/carers and compliance with the School Admissions Code.

The Consultation Process
We would welcome your views on the proposed admission arrangements.  The proposed Admission Policies for 2024-25 can be found here:

Derby Hub Proposed Admission Policy

Oldham Hub Proposed Admission Policy

Tameside Hub Proposed Admission Policy

Notification of the consultation is being communicated by the Trust to the following: 

  • The Local Authorities – including Tameside, Oldham, Derby
  • All parents and carers of pupils of the Trust 
  • Other persons who in the Trust’s opinion have an interest in the proposed admission policies.

If you wish to comment on the policies, you are welcome to respond by emailing comments to info@theharmonytrust.org or if you have any questions, please contact The Harmony Trust Central Office on 0161 260 0482 extension 15.  Any comments should clearly indicate which Hub policy it relates too.

At the end of the consultation process all responses will be collated and presented to the Trust Board for full consideration.  The Admissions Policy for 2024-25 must be approved and published by 28th February 2023.


Online Safety Workshop for Parents

Date: 23rd Nov 2022 @ 10:08am

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We're a Wollstonecraft School!

Date: 4th Oct 2022 @ 1:08pm


Northmoor Academy hosted the founder of The Wollstonecraft Society, Bee Rowlett on 28th September as she presented us with our certificate confirming our status as the very first Mary Wollstonecraft school.  Bee was very impressed with our children, saying that the children were "extremely talented" and that their song and dance made her "entire year!"

The children worked exceptionally hard to produce an assembly exploring the life and achievements of Mary in her search for equality.  The children discovered that despite facing many personal barriers, Mary was still a champion for others.   

The assembly culminated in a rousing performance of ‘The Power in Me’ performed by Jet class.  The children chose this song because they believe that Mary had the power in her to speak out for human rights. The children discussed what types of causes Mary would have supported in modern times and they agreed that Greta Thunberg and the Black Lives Matters campaign would have been important to Mary too. 


MW Presentation
Bee Rowlett Founder of the Wollstonecraft Society
Bee with Mrs Long and three of last year's Year 5 cohort

The assembly in full:


Jet Class - Power in Me

Coffee Afternoons - Start from 7th October

Date: 20th Sep 2022 @ 9:52am

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Parent Forum - Thursday 29th Sept - 2:30pm

Date: 17th Sep 2022 @ 8:33pm

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Uniform Bank Launched

Date: 17th Sep 2022 @ 11:24am

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A Message from our CEO - Queen Elizabeth II

Date: 9th Sep 2022 @ 10:04am

Yesterday marked the passing of Britain's longest serving and living monarch, Queen Elizabeth II, who provided continuity, stability, and reassurance during the many changes faced in this country over the past 70 years.  During this period of national mourning, there will be opportunity in Harmony to reflect with our children and our staff on: those changing times that span such crucial milestones in our personal and national history; of a life lived well and through values that unify; and on a life full of extraordinary public service and commitment to others.  The Queen's last act of public duty this week demonstrated the character that is the object of our Harmony education. 
This is a moment of great sadness, but it is also one to reflect on, and learn more about, the achievements and deep values of one of the most influential figures of modern British history and society.  Our Queen will be missed greatly.
Best wishes 
Antony Hughes
CEO - The Harmony Trust

Year 6 Leavers' Show - Tuesday 19th July

Date: 12th Jul 2022 @ 12:54pm

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Extreme Heat - Staying Safe Advice

Date: 12th Jul 2022 @ 9:26am


Dear Parents and Carers, 

Please click here for government advice on staying safe and well during periods of extreme heat. As you will know, the temperatures over the next three days are extreme (Thursday 28 degrees, Friday 33 degrees and Saturday 28 degrees) and we will all need to take great care and be vigilant on behalf of vulnerable friends and family; especially the young and elderly.   

More information giving advice is being posted on the 'News and Events' page on the school website.   Please stay safe - and please remember to ensure your children bring water bottles and hats toschool every day over the summer term - and that you apply sunscreen in the morning when needed.   

Many thanks to you all.

Please see the additional links for advice and guidance for keeping yourself and others safe during extreme hot weather. 

NHS Advice - How to Stay Safe in the Heat

Met Office - Tips for Keeping Cool in Hot Weather

Age UK - Advice for Staying Cool in a Heatwave


'Green News' Launch

Date: 11th Jul 2022 @ 11:08am

Northmoor Academy is part of The Harmony Trust’s “Green News” launched in conjunction with children’s author.

Our green-minded Eco Team have been busy working with their peers across The Harmony Trust over the Spring term.  They have teamed up with the wonderful author Katherine Wheatley, (who writes eco-friendly children’s books) to create their very own “green” newspaper, Green News to help all Harmony Trust children to learn more about green issues and spread the word on how we can all work together to look after our planet.

You can read the first edition of Green News at the bottom of this page.  

AH.jpgMr Hughes, CEO of The Harmony Trust says “I am so excited about this first edition of the Green News - it shows just how passionate our children and staff are about protecting the environment to safeguard all the benefits that the natural world brings for communities and the future.”


Katherine Wheatley says: “I am delighted to be working with The Harmony Trust to create and develop this paper which places Education KWheatley.jpg for Sustainability at the top of its agenda’ ‘Let’s make a difference together!”


Look out for Issue 2 in the autumn.

Diversity Day - Thursday 26th May

Date: 23rd May 2022 @ 6:29pm

On Thursday 26th May, Northmoor will be celebrating the our uniqueness, the languages we speak and the countries we are from. 

Diversity Day will be based around the text ‘All Are Welcome’ and parents are invited to take part in Diversity Day by sharing their own culture (food, dress, dance, music, language) with their child’s class. Parents who would like to take part should contact class teachers directly.  

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Did you know we are lucky enough to have over 20 languages spoken by the children and families at Northmoor? 

We look forward to sharing some of the activities on our Twitter account.

Royal Bake Off - Wednesday 8th June

Date: 23rd May 2022 @ 9:39pm

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Parents/carers we need you...

Date: 15th Mar 2022 @ 1:48pm

Dear Parent/Carer,

Parental feedback and input into our academies continue to be of great importance to the Harmony Trust.  We believe that parents can help us shape our strategies, address challenges, and share successes. 

Alongside our parent forums, we are looking for parents to help our research team evaluate the impact of Trust-wide projects on them and their children.  To ensure we can monitor changes over time, ideally we would like the same parents to respond each time.  If possible, we are asking that parents to sign up to answer these surveys 3 to 4 times per year. 

Our first project is to look at the impact of the 1-2-1 devices (iPads for all KS2 children) on children and their families through our Harnessing Technology Maximising Learning (HTML) strategy.   

The surveys will take around 10/15 minutes to fill in.  They will help us identify any changes we need to make and identify successes that we can share across our academies.   

Your data will be held securely and will be anonymous, although we will ask for the school and year group your child is in on each survey. 

If you would like to help, please click on the link below and complete the form to register your interest. 

Parent Recruitment Form

Thank you. 


Sumdog Launch

Date: 10th Feb 2022 @ 1:05pm

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Everyone at Northmoor Academy is delighted that all our children have now got access to Sumdog. It is an exciting and innovative piece of maths software that adapts itself to the child’s answers, increasing challenge when they are ready.

Your child has received their login from their class teacher and can access Sumdog immediately.

Did you know, that just 30 minutes each week increases your child’s maths fluency (being able to recall maths facts without thinking)? The questions all take the form of games and the children have loved earning coins and playing the games in their introduction to Sumdog. You can read more about the benefits of Sumdog here   or better still, ask your child to show you how it works.

Your child can log on to their account here


Odd Socks Day

Date: 9th Nov 2021 @ 12:37pm

On Monday 15th November, children can come to school in odd socks to celebrate their differences!  


Parent Forum - 14.10.2021

Date: 11th Oct 2021 @ 9:22am

On Thursday 14th October, we will be holding our first parent forum of the year.  It will be held online via Microsoft Teams at 2pm.  If you would like to be involved, please send:

  • Your name
  • Your child's name and that they attend Northmoor
  • Your email address to info@theharmonytrust.org by the end of the day on Wednesday.  

The theme of the forum is the 'Harnessing Technology, Maximising Learning (HTML) strategy and the rollout of the 1-2-1 devices scheme and Digital Lift Off days.  

We very much forward to seeing you.

Mrs Coleman



Read, Achieve, Succeed Event

Date: 25th Sep 2021 @ 11:28pm

On Monday 27th September we will be launching Read, Achieve, Succeed for the new year.  The children will be able to choose a brand new book from our friends at Madeleine Lindley who will be bringing a pop-up bookshop for us to enjoy.  Teachers have planned many exciting reading-themed events such as reading picnics, library visits and cosy reading. 

Everyone is school is very much looking forward to the event, which will be launched by Mrs Coleman, through our Read, Achieve, Succeed assembly, where the children will try to guess who the masked readers are.  See if you can guess with a sneak preview here:





Northmoor Age Range Consultation Sept 2021

Date: 6th Sep 2021 @ 2:01pm

Please see attached for a consultation letter regarding a proposal to change the age range of Northmoor Academy from 3 - 11 years to 2 - 11 years later in the Autumn Term.

A Warm Welcome Back to Northmoor!

Date: 2nd Sep 2021 @ 3:58pm

It has been a very busy day here at Northmoor, we are all very glad the children have all come back to school well-rested, eager to learn and with huge smiles on their faces.  The children have been busy meeting their new teachers and classmates today as well as exploring their new iPads, learning all about their topics for the next year and of course, finding some time to have some quiet reading.  

We are all very excited about what the next year has in store!






Out of this World - The iPads have landed!

Date: 6th Jul 2021 @ 6:44pm

By September, all the children in KS2 (Years 3 to 6) will have their own iPad to use to support their learning in class.  We are very excited about this exceptional project and are exploring where they might take us in our "Out of this World" event.  Follow us on Twitter https://twitter.com/Northmoor_HT for updates!



Letter to Parents re: Lateral Flow Testing 02.02.2021

Date: 2nd Feb 2021 @ 2:01pm

Dear Parents and Carers, 

Please find attached an important update from Antony Hughes, CEO, regarding Lateral Flow Testing.

Should you have any questions or comments please do get in touch.

Update: Monday 4th Jan 2021 School Closure Announcement

Date: 4th Jan 2021 @ 11:26pm

Dear Parents/Carers - please read latest urgent information regarding school closures.

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