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FC United launch their Kickers Academy at CAM!

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We are pleased to announce that FC United of Manchester have chosen CAM to be the venue of choice for their brand new Kickers Academy! The Kickers Academy delivers football training sessions for 6-8 year olds every Tuesday between 5pm and 6pm in our Sports Hall. The first session is free,…

Launching the academy's charity of the year

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On 31 March 2017, our students will once again be gracing the catwalk at Runway on the Runway - a prestigious fashion extravaganza held at Manchester Airport's Concorde Conference Centre. CAM is one of only ten Manchester schools that has been invited by the organisers to take part in the event,…

Our students to perform Macbeth at the Contact Theatre

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CAM students will be performing Macbeth as part of the Shakespeare in Schools festival at the Contact Theatre in the heart of Manchester's university district. Tickets can be booked via the Contact Theatre's website, where you can also find the full programme of all schools participating - click here.  Ms…

Could your business take flight here?

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Blackley & Broughton MP Graham Stringer officially opened The Hive on Friday 15 January. The Hive is a building owned by The Co-operative Academy of Manchester and offers a range of opportunities to local adults. Affordable, all-inclusive office space for entrepreneurial start-ups, freelancers and small businesses The Hive has 5 pods…

Our students host a Senior Citizens Christmas Party

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On Wednesday 9 December, 25 of our students gave up their evening to host a Senior Citizens Christmas Party for over 100 local residents. Our students served a full Christmas dinner with all the trimmings, handed out tombola prizes, kept our guests topped up with drinks and had a dance with…

Introducing The Hive - an enterprise centre for Blackley

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The Hive is a new venture by The Co-operative Academy of Manchester and its partners, aiming to create a buzz about employment and entrepreneurship opportunities in Blackley and North Manchester. It has its own dedicated webiste at As well as preparing our students for a successful future, we are…

Healthy Lifestyles project launched with Family Fun Day

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On Wednesday 28 October, we launched our Healthy Lifestyles project with a Fun Day open to the whole community. Visitors came along to the Academy for our Healthy Lifestyles Fun Day. We invited them to drop in and: Join a community coach from FC United of Manchester for taster sessions in…

The Co-operative Academy stages Healthy Lifestyles Fun Day

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The Co-operative Academy of Manchester is staging an innovative healthy lifestyles fun day supported by BBC Children in Need. The fun-packed day, which promises to offer something for everyone, takes place during half term on Wednesday 28 October from 10am-2pm. People of all ages are being encouraged to go along to the…

Read our October 'Academy Life' magazine

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The October edition of our magazine, 'Academy Life', is now available online. Download below or click here to read in a web-viewer. This issue is packed full of interesting stories about our students, their amazing work and how the academy supports the local community. It was edited by Maya (Year 7)…

Parents & community consultation - expansion plans

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Dear parents and members of the community If you have been following the local news, or have family members that have been looking for a school place this year, you will no doubt be aware of the significant pressure on the availability of school places across the city.  Combined with our…

Applying for your child’s secondary school – tours available

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Families with children in Year 6 have until 2 November to complete the application process for secondary school. All applications for The Co-operative Academy of Manchester are made through Manchester City Council and the process is completed online. Link – Manchester City Council secondary school applications The academy held an Open…

Academy to host Futsal sessions for 7-11 year olds

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Bury Football Club Community Trust will be running Futsal sessions at the academy from Friday 15th November. Futsal is the South African style of football that has become increasingly popular. Students at the academy can benefit from these sessions for free between 2.45pm – 3.45pm. Each year group has been given 3…

All welcome to our next family fun bingo evening

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Everyone is welcome at our Family Fun Bingo Evenings - prizes galore! 5pm - 7pm Wednesday 16 October 2013 Refreshments are available from the Zest Cyber Cafe. You can push this event to your Outlook or Google calendar via the Events listings.

Half term activity blog: football, cheerleading, magic and more

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Find out what's been going on in the academy this half term in our live blog. We'll be uploading pictures and news as it happens. The February half term activity club took place at the academy on Monday and Tuesday 18th and 19th February. A range of activities were on offer…

Read the academy website in 64 languages

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We've now installed the Google Translate toolbar at the bottom of our website which means you can now view the Academy website auotmatically translated into 64 languages. Why not try it out and see how well it works?

Half-term activity programme announced

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The Academy's doors will be open to the local community of Blackley this February half-term with a range of activities for children and their parents, including all ability football, cheerleading, an ICT animation and games design workshop, a magic workshop, pop-up adveture play and cooking class. Download the full programme and booking form…

Year 10 students ‘on the ball’ when coaching local school children

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This week, four Year 10 students at the Co-operative Academy of Manchester completed a six-week programme of football coaching with Year 4 students at the E-ACT Blackley Academy. The students were excellent role models to the younger pupils and most of them were familiar with the school, having been pupils…

PSA Blog: animation with Crumpsall Lane Primary School

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The Academy is hosting a group of Year 5 pupils from Crumpsall Lane Primary School who will be learning ICT Animation skills on Wednesday 9th January. On this page we'll be keeping a live blog about how they find the lesson, and we'll upload their finished animations. We look forwward to…

Festive Concert for Camberwell Park

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The Academy's Big Band and Rock Band performed at neighbouring Camberwell Park Specialist Support School's Christmas Concert on Wednesday 19th December.  The pupils from Camberwell Park really enjoyed themselves whilst dancing and singing along to songs including 'Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer' and 'Jingle Bells'. Recently The Co-operative Academy of Manchester was also pleased…

PSA Blog: E-ACT pupils develop their foreign language skills

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Read our live blog from Thursday 13th December, which was updated as pupils took part in a Modern Foreign Language themed morning.   It's an exciting morning at the Co-operative Academy of Manchester today - we have a group of Year 5 students from E-ACT Blackley Academy visiting us to improve…