September 23, 2015

Fast improving Manchester Academy set to join Co-operative Trust

One of the most rapidly improving schools in Manchester is set to join the Co-operative Academies Trust.

Manchester Creative and Media Academy (MCMA) in Blackley will join the Trust, which oversees seven secondary and primary academies in Manchester, Leeds and Stoke-on-Trent, in the next few months.

Since Rebecca Smith arrived as Principal 12 months ago, MCMA has undergone significant improvements reflected in the fact that the Academy has seen a more than 10 per cent  increase in the progress pupils make in both English and Maths.

Frank Norris, Director of the Co-operative Academies Trust, said: “I am very proud of what all the Academies within the Trust are doing and how they are delivering the highest standards of education based on co-operative values and principles.

“We feel privileged that MCMA is joining us because I know that, like us, the staff and governors are committed to creating an outstanding learning community where all students can achieve their maximum potential.

Principal of MCMA Rebecca Smith said: “This is great news for the academy. I am convinced that with the support of the Co-operative Academies Trust MCMA can complete the transformation journey which we have already begun.

It is envisaged that the Academy, will join the Co-operative Trust within the next few months.