Our new extension officially opened with a spectacular gala concert

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.

Principal Steve Brice said: “The official opening of the extension marks a very proud day for Co-op Academy Manchester.

“The academy sets very high standards for itself and all its students. We have some of the very best staff and students and the new extension will enable them to have access to some of the very best facilities to support teaching and learning.

“Staff and governors are committed to providing truly outstanding experiences and outcomes for all students and we are driven to improve the life chances of students and add value to the local community.

“The academy has gone from strength to strength in recent years. We are extremely proud of what we do at the academy and are delighted that the local authority approached us to extend the reach of this to even more young people in the city. The new building not only gives us much needed space to develop our offer, but also allows much larger intakes to benefit from what we do.”

The concert showcased the academy’s talented students and included performances from our choir, Big Band and highlights from our dramatic productions over the last few years.