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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.

Annual parent/carer survey - chance to win a TV

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Please give us your feedback in our 2018 Parent Survey at  Your feedback is very important to us and the survey should only take you 10-15 minutes to complete. As a thank you for completing this survey you can be entered into a Trust-wide prize draw for a TV,…

Options Online - helping Year 8 students make the right choice

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Year 8 students and their parents/carers will soon be asked to choose the subjects they want to study at GCSE level, starting in September. . 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…

Year 11 & Year 8 Parents' Evening - book your appointments now

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Parents and carers of Year 11 students should have received a message explaining that their Parents’ Evening on Tuesday 16 January 2018 starting at 4.00pm to 6.30pm.  Parents and carers of Year 8 students should have received a message explaining that their Parents’ Evening on Tuesday 23 January 2018 starting at…

Apply for our Sixth Form and access internship opportunities

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Radio Club's festive broadcast - December 2017

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Radio Club have published their latest festive broadcast - including features on the religious meaning of Christmas and interviews with senior citizens about their childhood Christmases. 

Silver award for our student Eco Club

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Our student-run Eco Club recently achieved the Silver Eco Schools award. The award recognises the work done by the students and staff to create an action plan to make the academy more environmentally friendly. The students have recently created a noticeboard out of recycled materials to tell the whole academy about…

Students participate in FA Girls’ Football Festival

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Ms Atkinson was delighted to have been able to take a group of Year 7 girls to the FA Girls’ Football Festival at the Platt Lane complex in Manchester on 10 October. The young athletes had the opportunity to meet some of the biggest stars of the FA Women’s Super League…

Our students get a Science lesson from a Nobel Prize winner

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Three talented students from Years 8 and 10 had the fantastic opportunity to work with a Nobel Prize winning scientist. They visited the National Graphene Institute for a day alongside students from five other academies in The Co-operative Academies Trust. The day was made possible thanks to Co-op CEO Steve Murrells. …

Have you downloaded our parent/carer app yet?

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The academy's main method of communicating with parents and carers is through a smart phone app called My Ed. Have you downloaded it yet? MY SCHOOL - this section allows you to view information and keep up to date with what’s going on at the academy. MY STUDENTS allows you to…

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…

Could you be your own boss? Event for adults

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Our academy supports adults in the local area through The Hive - a building on our academy site. The Hive offers affordable office space for small businesses and startups. In addition, our partner agency Yes Manchester offers a drop-in service for anyone needing help finding work or training.  The academy and…

Over £300 raised for Macmillan Cancer Support

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We are delighted to have raised over £300 for Macmillan on Friday 29 September. Our Year 11 and Year 10 prefects iced a large selection of cakes which were available for all students on the Friday. All proceeeds of the cake sales will be passed to Macmillan. In addition, staff were…

Our new parent app - making life easier for our parents/carers

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From September 2017 the academy will be communicating with parents and carers through a smart phone app called My Ed. MY SCHOOL - this section allows you to view information and keep up to date with what’s going on at the academy. MY STUDENTS allows you to view key information about…

Come and visit our Open Day - Tuesday 26 September, 5-7pm

    • Leadership and management
Our autumn Open Day will take place on Tuesday 26 September 2017, from 5pm-7pm. Our doors will be open to the community, including those Year 6 children and their families who are choosing their high school for 2018. Open Day is a chance to explore our academy and meet our students…

Fantastic GCSE results to be proud of

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A huge congratulations to our Year 11 leavers who achieved a great set of results this year. It is always great to see the hard work and commitment throughout the year come to fruition in results that staff and students can be proud of.  Special thanks must also go to all…

Your guide to GCSE results day

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GCSE results will be issued at 10am on Thursday 24th August 2017.  Staff will remain on hand until 1pm for those students unable to attend at 10am. After this, results can be collected from main reception during normal opening times. Please read this guide on how GCSEs are changing and what…

Getting ahead - summer tasks for new Year 7s

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Students starting in Year 7 this September are encouraged to attempt the Maths tasks set for them over the summer. See the document below for details. 

Staying safe this summer

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As the academy closes at 12noon on Wednesday 19 July 2017, we wish all our students a happy and safe summer. Any students needing support over the holiday period should look at the sources available on the postcards handed out on the last day, and also available here.

Our school leavers dressed to impress for their prom

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Our school leavers looked amazing at their Prom at the Norton Grange Hotel, and our staff really enjoyed the chance to celebrate with them. Photos from the night can be found here  Mrs Hopwood-Ryan is happy to arrange for prints of photos at a cost of £1.50 for a 7"x5"…