Our News items

World Book Day - Thursday 7th March

Date: 28th Feb 2024 @ 9:40am



National Online Safety Award for Northmoor

Date: 24th Feb 2024 @ 2:57pm

We are delighted to share the news that Northmoor Academy has successfully completed a comprehensive online safety training programme demonstrating our commitment to keeping children and young people safe online.  This means we have received a National Online Safety Certified School Accreditation in recognition of our whole school community approach to protecting children in the online world.



We know that learning how to stay safe online is very important to all our children.  We also know that it’s important that parents and carers know how to do this too and we would like to thank all our parents and carers who undertook one of the short courses that helped us to achieve this award. 

If you would like to take the short, helpful course, please click here

Pictures from our lates Safer Internet Day activities are available on our class pages.  

Festive Events Dates

Date: 10th Dec 2023 @ 5:21pm


Anti- Bullying Week - Monday 13th November

Date: 6th Nov 2023 @ 12:16pm

Monday 13th November marks the beginning of anti-bullying week.

Come to school in odd socks and donate £1


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Learn English - Sign Up Wednesday 1st November

Date: 31st Oct 2023 @ 10:34am


Dear Parents/Carers,

We are holding another ESOL sign up session on Wednesday 1st November at 10:00am.

If you are interested in signing up to attend the free English classes, please come to the school office at 10am on Wednesday 1st November.

Please bring the documents below to ensure you can sign up.


Sir Lenny Henry Shares his Books with Harmony Year 4s

Date: 12th Oct 2023 @ 11:48am

Nearly 300 Year 4 children at six Harmony Trust academies across Oldham and Tameside were treated to an amazing visit from author Sir Lenny Henry.

Children from Northmoor, Richmond, Greenhill, Alt, Westwood and Greenfield academies attended a very special event led by Sir Lenny Henry at Northmoor Academy.   Over 800 Harmony Trust pupils from Derby also joined the event online in their classrooms.  Organised in conjunction with local booksellers, Madeleine Lindley as part of The Harmony Trust’s ‘Read, Achieve, Succeed’ strategy, Sir Lenny came and spoke to the children about reading, writing and his journey to becoming an author.  He went on to read excerpts from his book ‘The Boy With Wings.’

Sir Lenny told the children how reading was his best friend when he was a child growing up in Dudley and he credited his Auntie Pearl with opening up the world of reading to him by taking him to the local library.

The children were able to ask Sir Lenny about his writing process (which involved lots of Jammie Dodgers), Comic Relief, his books and his heritage.  They even created a story with him about a boy named Joe who lives underwater and has special, superhero powers.

Jessica Hainsworth, Director of Education for The Harmony Trust, and co-founder of the ‘Read, Achieve, Succeed’ strategy said: “The children had a fantastic time at the session and listening to Sir Lenny Henry’s description of his relationship with reading and writing has inspired our children to want to write more.  Diversity really does matter in children’s literature, and it was wonderful to bring Sir Lenny’s experience and stories to our children, who absolutely loved hearing about Tunde’s adventures.”

The children agreed with pupils from Greenhill Academy commenting:

Reem: “I like how Lenny's stories are set in a school, we could relate to this.”

Musa: “I liked that we found out what inspired Lenny to write his books.”

Madeeha: “I liked him as he was very funny.”

Rachelle Carter from Madeleine Lindley added: “We were delighted to work with The Harmony Trust to bring another author to visit the children, especially one as inspirational as Sir Lenny Henry.  We know that visiting authors add another dimension to reading for children and they can inspire children to look at literature in a different way.”

Our End of Year Awards

Date: 20th Jul 2023 @ 9:20am










Headteacher Award



Attendance Awards - Summer Term


100% Attendance - Full Year


Northmoor is a Wollstonecraft School again!

Date: 18th Jul 2023 @ 9:18pm

Safer Internet Day - 2023

Date: 20th Feb 2023 @ 12:06pm

On 7th February all the children at Northmoor came together to celebrate Safer Internet Day. The theme of the day was "Making Space for Conversations About Life Online."  This was all about making sure that our children can talk about all the good things about online life and also the bad things and ensuring they know how to ask for help if they see something online that makes them scared, worried or sad.  

Children from Reception up to Year 3 were read the story of Hanni and the Magic Window by Mrs Coleman and completed activities like creating their own magic window and playing board games that presented different online scenarios.  

Children in Years 4 to 6 took part in an online assembly with Ms Worrall and shared all their ideas on the dangers or the internet.  They also then took part in activities in class such as 'The Alpha-Net' and 'Where on the Line?'


National Online Safety

All our parents and carers have access to high-quality materials that help to keep your child safe online.  You can register by clicking on the logo below or here

Then select:

Annual Award in Online Safety for Parents & Carers of Children aged 3-7 OR

Annual Award in Online Safety for Parents & Carers of Children aged 7-11

Signhills Infant Academy - National Online Safety


UK Health Security Agency back to school advice

Date: 9th Jan 2023 @ 4:01pm

Parents/carers please read letter attached. 

Our Spring Curriculum Newsletters

Date: 21st Dec 2022 @ 11:03am

Each Year Group's 2023 Spring Curriculum Newsletters are now available on each of the class pages here, where you can also view recent pictures from your child's class or by downloading from below. 

Festive Wishes from Sign Language Club

Date: 13th Dec 2022 @ 11:35am

Our brilliant UKS2 British Sign Language Club would like to share their version of "We Wish You a Merry Christmas" with all our families!  We're very proud of them all.  

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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