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Year 7 students develop their ‘Big Voices’

Just before February half term, a group of ten students from Year 7 graduated from our Big Voices project at a celebration event attended by Principal Mr Brice and the…


Urban Care – our Young Enterprise group makes a difference to local people

Urban Care is our Year 10 Young Enterprise group. Urban Care runs as a social enterprise whose goal is to send care packages to the homeless. The students decided that…

ICT/Computer Science/Business Studies

Chess Club holds exciting tournament

Each week staff from around the academy, including the Maths Department, run a popular Chess Club. It’s open to any students who want to attend, from beginners to experts. Chess…


Tech Club

Our after-school tech club for Gifted, Able and Talented students is now in its third year. Three students lead the club this year and mentor three younger students. Recently, the…


Stylish designs inspired by a fellow Mancunian

Our Year 10 Product Design students have been taking inspiration from Manchester’s Matthew Williamson to create their Acrylic USB Powered Light Project. Matthew Williamson is internationally renowned for his signature…


Our students meet the Medical Mavericks

On Tuesday 6 February, our students met the Medical Mavericks. The aim of the visit was to raise awareness of careers within science, especially medical science. Many students aren’t aware…


Visit to the International Slavery Museum in Liverpool

Year 8 recently visited the International Slavery Museum in Liverpool, which is dedicated to letting people ‘hear the untold stories of enslaved people and learn about historical and contemporary slavery.’ Students…

Humanities (History/Geography & RE)

Silver award for our student Eco Club

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…

Humanities (History/Geography & RE)

Pompeii, pizza, proud: three words to describe our trip to Italy

In the October half term a group of Year 10 Geography students travelled to Naples in Italy. Miss North was extremely proud of the group who were fantastic ambassadors for the…

Humanities (History/Geography & RE)

Our students get a Science lesson from a Nobel Prize winner

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…