Open Evening

Open Evening

Welcome from Ms Hands, Principal

A warm welcome to Co-op Academy North Manchester. We are incredibly proud to share with you our great school.

We have the highest expectations and aspirations for all our pupils and our vision – achieving excellence in all that we do so we can go onto have happy and successful lives has never meant so much or been so important right now.

Wherever and however you visit us, you will see our vision in action, whether in lessons or through our talented artists, musicians or sports people. Pupils at North Manchester speak of their extra curricular opportunities, their committed teachers and support staff and of the culture that values and respects each other. 

We very much value our pupils’ families and aim to find your child’s talent, expect the very best from them academically and develop their confidence through a number of rich and rewarding opportunities and strong, supportive pastoral care.

I hope you enjoy your visit, get to see our incredible  facilities, meet some of our wonderful staff and pupils and get to know Co-op Academy North Manchester.

To book a tour please complete one of the booking forms below, places are limited.

Our academy in action

“Pupils’ behaviour is good. They are courteous, happy and confident. Pupils’ conduct around school andattitudes to learning are positive”

Ofsted 2019


An engaging curriculum is more than a set of traditional subjects. It should include trips to museums, galleries and field trips and the opportunity to aspire in the future through University trips and valuable work experience placements. It should give pupils the chance to play sports, engage in extra-curricular clubs to pursue their interests and hobbies and to serve the academy community and the wider community through leadership and charitable opportunities.

The curriculum should ensure engagement with the arts and debate current affairs. The more pupils get involved with the broader aspects of academy life, with different activities and experiences, the more they enjoy their time here. This leads to happy and successful pupils within the academy.

Key Stage 3

In years 7, 8 and 9 pupils follow a broad and balanced curriculum. They encounter and  explore the powerful knowledge in each discipline so they can make meaning of the world around them, the world as it was before them and how it will be in the future. Pupils

experience a wide range of subjects and activities that nurture an interest in further study  they are then able to specialise in at Year 10 and 11.  Our personal development curriculum ensures that pupils can develop and discover their interests and talents and supports the physical and mental health of pupils. This part of our curriculum also focuses on developing resilience, confidence and independence.

Our extra-curricular curriculum is comprehensive and provides opportunities for  pupils to learn in different contexts, develop different characteristics and enjoy experiences which are new and exciting. Our Student Council and mentoring programmes are extremely popular and what pupils learn during key stage 3 goes far beyond what happens solely in the classroom.

Key Stage 4

In years 10 and 11 pupils are able to select the subjects they want to study further. Every pupil chooses from a wide range of academic and vocational courses including GCSEs and Each year pupils undertake extra qualifications such as the musical instrument exams and the Duke of Edinburgh Award. All pupils are supported during their time at the academy and more support, if needed, is put in place to make sure all pupils have every chance of success. Our Academic mentors provide invaluable support to learners in all year groups, particularly when addressing gaps in knowledge and catching up learning. Daily homework clubs are always very well attended and valued by our pupils.

From Year 10, all students study English Language, English literature, Mathematics, Science, Physical Education, Religious Studies and Personal Development.

Pupils also choose four more subjects to study. These are down to their own personal preference and an extensive guided options process facilitates pupils to make informed choices with the subjects they choose. Pupils also attend talks and taster sessions for new subjects which they are less familiar with and from Years 7-11, all pupils have a careers package to support them.


Here at Co-op Academy North Manchester we offer over 80 extra-curricular clubs, trips and visits that pupils can be involved in over the course of the year. There are clubs which are  directly related to subjects that they study, and those which are not. The variety on offer makes sure that the interests and needs of all our pupils are catered for. We are sure that they can find a club that they love!

Leadership Opportunities

Leadership opportunities enable pupils to develop key skills that they need to be able to flourish in their futures.  We have a strong focus on Student leadership across our academy and many opportunities arise for pupils, from all year groups, to develop leadership skills.  Pupils will be expected to take up at least one leadership opportunity within our academy during their time with us. All our leaders are role models for others and will also support other year groups.

Pupils can choose from a range of leadership opportunities such as:

  • Anti-bullying Ambassadors
  • Digital Leaders
  • Eco Ambassadors
  • Language Leaders
  • Library Leaders
  • Mental Health Ambassadors
  • Orienteering Leaders
  • Student Council
  • Sports Leaders
  • Peer Mentors
  • Student Leaders

“Pupils’ social, moral, spiritual and cultural development is a strength of the school. Pupils develop a strong sense of the world in which they live. They understand and value differences, and say that they feel confident and safe to be who they want to be”

Ofsted 2019