Moor End Academies Trust will run new primary school in Huddersfield.

The new school in Dryclough Road, Crosland Moor, will be operated by Moor End Academies Trust.

Due to the growing demand for primary places in south west Huddersfield, we are creating a brand new, 630-place school for children aged four to 11. It will welcome its first reception class in 2016.

The new-build school will be in the grounds of an existing secondary school – Moor End Academy – and be part of our work to meet the local need for places whilst also achieving the highest possible standards of care and education.

The new primary will be a separate school to Moor End Academy, which is also operated by Moor End Academies Trust and will continue as a secondary.

It is a government requirement that new schools are free (academy) schools. This means they are run by a ‘sponsor’ instead of the local council, but we will have a vital role in providing support to the new school at Crosland Moor.

Cllr Shabir Pandor, our cabinet member for schools and learning, said:

We warmly welcome the news that Moor End Academies Trust are sponsoring the new school.

While the final decision was made by the government, Moor End Academies Trust had our full support. After viewing their proposals, we had recommended them as sponsors.

This means a Kirklees provider which is already successful in the local area will be working with us to establish these new places, giving us a local solution to a local need.

Moor End Academies Trust have a clear focus on standards. They show ambition for local families and always have high expectations for what pupils and teachers can achieve.

As a council, we are hugely committed to excellence in education. Despite government cutbacks, we are creating places in several parts of Kirklees – and this project for a new-build school is another very significant investment.”

Jane Acklam, chief executive of Moor End Academies Trust, said:

We are delighted that the DofE has approved Moor End Academies Trust to sponsor this new provision in Huddersfield South West.

Moor End Academies Trust wants every student to have the best possible chance to achieve in school.

Stronger partnerships with families, local businesses, community agencies and universities are essential as we focus on a holistic approach to improving student outcomes.

We will work tirelessly to achieve our aims and deliver the highest standard of education to this community.”

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You can find out more about Moor End Academies Trust on their website

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