The Co-operative Academy

Address Plant Hill Road
Higher Blackley
M9 0WQ
Contact Info. T: 0161 795 3005
E: General Email
Type School
About Us

The Co-operative Academy of Manchester is
an 11 – 19 academy specialising in Finance and
Business. The academy is situated in an area of
high levels of social and economic deprivation.
Students on entry have low levels of attainment,
particularly in literacy. Forty-seven per cent of
our students are eligible for free school meals.
It is a fully inclusive school with 23 different
languages spoken. The predecessor school
closed in August 2010 and suffered from falling
roll numbers, poor examination results in 2009
(16% 5 A* - C including English and Maths)
with the highest truancy rate in the country in
2010. (24.8%).

The new state of the art £23 million build
opened in September 2010 and was built at
its nearest point just 15 metres away from the
predecessor school. This ‘‘new beginning’’
often spoken of as long ago as 2005 did
not materialise for the students and local
community until now. When the old building
was demolished before our very eyes it signified
our journey had at last begun.