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Newsletter 17.03.23

Date: 17th Mar 2023 @ 4:08pm

Newsletter 10.10.23

Date: 13th Mar 2023 @ 3:20pm

School Closure 10.3.23

Date: 10th Mar 2023 @ 7:44am

Year 5 Become Published Authors

Date: 6th Mar 2023 @ 2:39pm

Our Year 5s are celebrating becoming published authors this month,  They were asked by Miss Begum to write a mini saga with an exciting twist in the story as part of the national 'Young Writers' compeition. Year 5 based their story on their class text ‘The Pirate Queen’ and looked at how they could turn aspects of the familiar story into an original piece of writing.  The children worked in groups to perform their mini saga, before using the dictation facility on their iPads to write up their story. They then edited their saga as they had to cut their story down to 100 words to adhere to competition rules. 

Shumaiya from Year 5 said, "I enjoyed the challenge of having to write in under 100 words!" And Ibrahim said, "I enjoyed changing a part of the story to make it my own."  Miss Begum (Year 5 teacher, Westwood Academy) added, “Watching the children’s imaginations come to life as they went through the writing process was a real privilege.” 

Mrs Wimperis is very proud of all of Year 5 and cannot wait to read the books when they are published.  All the children have received their certificate and they have even been in the local newspaper:



All children in Years 3-6 in Harmony Trust academies are given access to their own iPad as part of the Trust’s HTML scheme which ensures fair digital access for all children. 

Newsletter 3.3.23

Date: 3rd Mar 2023 @ 3:28pm

Strike Day 2 - No Closure

Date: 28th Feb 2023 @ 8:04am

Newsletter 24.02.23

Date: 24th Feb 2023 @ 3:31pm

Strike Day 2 - No closure

Date: 21st Feb 2023 @ 4:11pm

Newsletter 10.02.23

Date: 13th Feb 2023 @ 9:18am

Newsletter 20.01.23

Date: 20th Jan 2023 @ 4:18pm

Newsletter 13.1.23

Date: 13th Jan 2023 @ 1:23pm

UK Health Security Agency back to school advice

Date: 9th Jan 2023 @ 4:20pm

Parents/carers please read letter attached. 

Newsletter 16/12/22

Date: 16th Dec 2022 @ 3:57pm

Newsletter 09/12/22

Date: 9th Dec 2022 @ 3:56pm

Group A Strep Letter to Parents/Carers

Date: 7th Dec 2022 @ 2:22pm

Please download letter attached.

Consultation on Admission Policies 2024-2025

Date: 6th Dec 2022 @ 8:18pm

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.


Newsletter 02/12/22

Date: 2nd Dec 2022 @ 4:06pm

Newsletter 25/11/22

Date: 25th Nov 2022 @ 4:18pm

Newsletter 18/11/22

Date: 18th Nov 2022 @ 3:54pm

Newsletter 11/11/22

Date: 11th Nov 2022 @ 3:56pm

Newsletter 04/11/22

Date: 4th Nov 2022 @ 3:50pm

Westwood Academy: Believe, Achieve, Succeed

Middleton Road, Oldham, Lancashire, OL9 6BH

Miss S Wimperis: Principal

0161 627 4257


Harmony Trust

Alderson Street, Oldham, Lancashire, OL9 6AQ

CEO: Anthony Hughes

0161 260 0482 (ext 15)