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Read our latest Academy Life magazine

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Please read our Winter 2017-2018 Academy Life magazine to see how our students have been succeeding over recent months.

Bee busy, be a success!

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"Bee busy, be a success" is a project that aims to encourage children in the academy's local community to try something new, and help give them an understanding of why hobbies are important and the opportunities they can lead to. Over this coming school year, we will be offering free activities…

Read our Summer 2017 Academy Life magazine

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In this issue: A trip to Germany: our musicians go on an unforgettable journey Getting the job done: Year 10 impress on their work experience placements Inspiring the future: Paralympian brings his medals to the academy and more! 

Visit our Open Day (for those starting high school or Sixth Form in 2018)

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The academy will be hosting a summer Open Day on Wednesday 12 July. Come straight after school for the event between 3.30pm and 5pm. As well as chance to look around and meet our students and staff, there will be a variety of exciting activities to take part in. Have a…

Welcoming back Year 10 from work experience

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Today Year 10 students are returning from their two-week work placements. They now join our Family called 'Tenacity' as we prepare them for their time in Year 11. The reports from employers have been fantastic, with our students displaying good timekeeping and a positive attitude to work, and utilising their skills…

Drop in on our Play-a-thon (8 hours of music!)

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Saturday 10th June 10am-6pm To help raise funds for our Germany trip, join us for  a fun packed 8 hour play-a-thon including: Big band, choir, rock band & soloists Activities at various times throughout the day include: Tombola - £1 per strip – all day Face painting - £3 – from…

Read our latest 'Academy Life' magazine

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Click to read online  In this issue: Students hit the catwalk for charity fashion show! CAM Challenge 2017: students battle it out in our fun academic event Amazing photos from our recent shows and more!

The Monstrum - a creepy new play from Year 9

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Year 9 students will be performing a preview production of The Monstrum on Wednesday 29 March. This spooky tale will begin at 7pm and should be finished by 8.20pm. All are welcome.  Tickets are £2 on the door and all money raised will be donated to the Teenage Cancer Trust.  For…

Grease tickets now on sale - get yours now!

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Students at The Co-operative Academy of Manchester proudly present Grease Wednesday 8 February Thursday 9 February Friday 10 February 2017 Time 7pm (Doors 6.30) Tickets: £4 Adult, £3 Concession, £13 Family Ticket (2 adults, 2 concessions) Tickets available from the academy or from  Students can access the Box Office (Ms…

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…