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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…

Year 9 parents -please trial our Parents' Evening online system

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Year 9 parents and carers are invited to trial our online appointment booking system: Parents's Evening for Year 9 is on Tuesday 28th March. Appointments can be made from 4pm to 6pm and staff will be available until 6.30pm if you stuggle to find a suitable appointment slot.

Year 9 win Best Entrepreneurial Idea in the MAG Dragon’s Den

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Mr Hall explains the Dragon’s Den project some Year 9 students took part in, organised by Manchester Airport Group: Between October and December, seven Year 9 pupils were selected to represent the academy to come up with a new initiative idea to sell to the community, in order to make…

CAM students tackle discrimination for anti-bullying week

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Greater Manchester Police and Crime Commissioner Tony Lloyd dropped in to see an anti-bullying workshop being delivered to Year 9 students at The Co-operative Academy of Manchester. The workshop was one strand of our anti-bullying week programme of activities, which also included assemblies and tasks in Tutor Time. At the academy…

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…

Year 9 get enterprising

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In June, eleven Year 9 students went to Manchester Metropolitan University for a business enterprise day alongside students from other schools. They were given a budget of £200 million, and the challenge of constructing an airline from scratch. The group very much enjoyed this challenge, and all group members were working…

Academy Life - spring 2016 magazine out now

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Click here to read our latest newsletter in a web viewer. In this edition: Photos from our fantastic academy production of Hairspray Gold! Our careers education recognised with a gold award. We celebrate Fairtrade Fortnight and more Alternatively find a downloadable version on our website here.

Independent Learning Tasks now online for February - April

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Independent Learning Tasks are now online for half term 4 (22 February - 1 April). Parents and carers can support their child’s learning by accessing downloadable copies of their child’s planner. The planner contains the Independent Learning Tasks that students must complete out of lesson times. Click here for the new…

How will changes to GCSEs and gradings affect my child?

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We are holding an Information Evening for Parents and Carers of Year 9 and Year 10 students on Tuesday 26 January, 4pm - 6pm. This will cover the government's changes to GCSEs and the grades they will receive, which will be numbered from 1 - 9 rather than traditional letters A*…

The Great British Science Bake-off

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Students in Years 7, 8 and 9 have really risen to the challenge this half term. The Science teachers set all three year groups a super challenge as part of their Independent Learning Tasks to “bake a cake inspired by a topic covered in Science this term! What better way to…

Ms Wrigley's Blog, June 2015

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I am Mrs Wrigley and I have been the LPSO for Year 9 this year. The Year 9’s have now all chosen their options and are all looking forward to becoming Year 10. Some of our Year 9’s have also have took a exam and gained a Level 2 ECDL in…

Welcome back - new planners and Independent Learning grids

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Welcome back to all students after the half term break, and well done to those students who came in during the holidays for extra exam revision. Students in Years 7, 8 and 9 will be receiving their new planners as the new half term starts. These planners contain printed versions of…

Student journalists interview our local MP ahead of general election

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A general election will take place in May 2015, with adults choosing who they want to govern the country. Whilst our students are too young to vote, three students (Megan Carline, Asa Riley and Vivien Griffin) tackled the issues in their interview with Blackley & Broughton MP Graham Stringer. You can…

End of term letter from the Principal

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Academy Principal Mr Brice has written and end of term letter to parents and carers, and this is available below.

Year 9 Options online website opens

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In September, our current Year 9 students will be starting some of their GCSE courses. This period of a student’s school life is called Key Stage 4. Students at the academy follow the National Curriculum and, as they move into Year 10, have some choice in the subjects that they would…

Flexible Learning Morning round-up

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In the last week of each half term, we take a break from our normal schedule for a ‘Flexible Learning Morning’. These mornings give our students opportunities to look at topics related to Citizenship and Personal, Social & Health Education which might not fit into their usual subjects. These topics also…

A big move up for our new Year 9 students, starting some of their options in September 2014

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Hello My name is Ms Wrigley, I am the new addition to the LPSOs. My role will include covering staff absence and day to day support coving all years. My interests are sport and cycling. For the past 10 weeks I’ve been LPSO for Year 8 as they finish their second…