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Our Context

Our Academy Context

Moor End Academy serves a community with a high level of social deprivation. The “Index of Multiple Deprivation” banding shows 23.52% of our students in the “Worst 10% deprived category”, 52.74% of our students in the “Worst 10-20% deprived category” and 11.60% in the “Worst 20-30% deprived category.” A very low percentage of our students come from families who are regarded as being in the “Least deprived” categories.

  • Over 40% of our students are from Disadvantaged backgrounds

  • Over 20% of our students have a special educational need

  • Around 3% of our students have an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP)

Our Local Context (Kirklees)

  • The Crosland Moor & Netherton ward has one of the highest unemployment rates within Kirklees (3.7-4.7%) and significantly higher than Kirklees (3%), Yorks & Humber (2.5%) and Great Britain (2.2%)

  • 20% of the unemployed in Kirklees were in the 16-24-year-old category with 27% in the 25-34 category

 Starting points

  • Student’s Average Points Score (APS) on entry is on the whole significantly behind their peers nationally. However, despite students arriving at the academy with KS2 scores significantly below national (-3), including the proportion of disadvantaged students being significantly larger compared to national rates and deprivation indicators placing the academy in the 5% most deprived schools nationally, the academy continues to perform above national levels when it comes to the Progress 8 benchmark.

  • Our intake includes a range of students from the three prior attaining groups (High, middle and lower). Our curriculum therefore needs to support and challenge all groups so they can make excellent progress in their time at the academy.

  • The number of students who are identified as having an additional need (SEND) is twice that of the national at 22% putting the academy in the top 20% of schools nationally.

  • We have over 40% of students where English is not their first language against a national figure of 16% putting the academy in the top 20% of schools nationally.

  • On entry prior attainment at key stage 2 for our students is well below the national comparator for the following: Reading, Writing and Mathematics.