Our academy is a secondary school for ages 11-16. We are a comprehensive school open to applications from all young people from the local area.

Although academies can control their own admissions policy, Co-op Academy Manchester’s governing body has agreed to follow the Manchester City Council admissions code. This means that applications for your child to start in Year 7 in September are made through Manchester City Council. Full information on the process is available at

Manchester City Council publish details each year of the number of school places available, the admissions rules and how they will allocate places if we are oversubscribed. Please download the relevant document of admissions rules from their website.

Key dates for applications


For children who will start secondary school in September 2019:

Applications open in July 2018
The application deadline is 31 October 2018
You will hear whether your application has been successful on 1 March 2019

If you are thinking about our academy as your child’s secondary school, we suggest you read our prospectus and visit the academy. We hold an Open Evening in the autumn in which you will be able to see our facilities and meet our staff and students.

General Enquiries

Should you have any other enquiries which you would like to discuss with us before submitting your application, please contact Mrs E Atkinson at the academy using one or more of the following:


Please find full information on Manchester City Council’s appeals guide – what to do if you do not get offered a place at your preferred school.