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Celebrating Christmas with a virtual concert

We are delighted to be able to share our 2020 festive concert via YouTube, featuring performances from our choir of classic carols, and a special rendition of Fairytale of New…

Expressive Arts (Art/Drama/Music)

We Will Rock You! Record ticket sales for our epic production.

Record audiences helped us save live rock music during our epic school production of We Will Rock You, which ran for four performances between 6-8 February 2020. The musical, written…

Expressive Arts (Art/Drama/Music)

Stuff by Tom Wells

(March 2019) The Academy Theatre welcomed CAM Theatre Company as they took to the stage to present two previews of the one act play Stuff before it goes to the…

Expressive Arts (Art/Drama/Music)

Chicago: students put on our most ambitious theatrical production yet

Murder, treachery…and all that jazz! Hundreds of people came to watch our show, Chicago (High School Edition) for a hugely successful three date run in February 2019. The hit Broadway…

Expressive Arts (Art/Drama/Music)

“Grime gave me a voice.” Year 11 students lecture their teachers in a public speaking showcase

On Thursday 17 January, Year 11 students took to the stage to deliver entertaining and informative lectures to an audience of their parents, teachers and peers.

English, Expressive Arts (Art/Drama/Music), Humanities (History/Geography & RE), ICT/Computer Science/Business Studies, Maths, PE, Science, Technology

Christmas with Heart – our choir sing live on air!

It’s been a busy time for our choir and Big Band – not only have they played their own concert at the academy, but they have been spreading Christmas cheer…

Expressive Arts (Art/Drama/Music)

Our students stage a dramatic production to commemorate Armistice Day

On Monday 12 November, students from all Year Groups staged a powerful performance to commemorate 100 years since the end of the First World War.

Expressive Arts (Art/Drama/Music), Humanities (History/Geography & RE)

Academy supports new bee sculpture for the local community to enjoy

Our academy is proud to have been one of the sponsors of ‘Bee Blackley’: a major new sculpture for Plant Hill Park. It will be officially unveiled at a Family…

Expressive Arts (Art/Drama/Music)

Our new extension officially opened with a spectacular gala concert

Co-op Academy Manchester has doubled in size with the official opening last week of a new £18m extension, which has a 300-seat theatre, climbing wall, sports pitch and fitness suite….

Expressive Arts (Art/Drama/Music)

Year 9 perform their children’s theatre shows

Year 9 Drama students performed in front of a wonderful audience of Year 6 pupils at Blackley E-ACT Academy as part of their Drama course. The students had been creating…

Expressive Arts (Art/Drama/Music)