Co-op Academy North Manchester

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About Co-op Academy North Manchester

Name Co-op Academy North Manchester
Ofsted Inspections
Ms Sharon Hands
Address 300 Victoria Avenue East, Blackley, Manchester, M9 7SS
Phone Number 01616811592
Phase Academy
Type Academy sponsor led
Age Range 11-18
Religious Character None
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 1182
Local Authority Manchester
Highlights from Latest Inspection

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school Senior leaders, including those of the Co-op Academies Trust, have provided expert and determined leadership to secure the good quality of education provided at the school. Leaders promote positive values clearly and consistently. They support a culture where pupils are confident, considerate of others and hard-working.

As a result, pupils enjoy school, attend regularly and learn well. Senior leaders, including governors, know the school well. They recognise its strengths, but are not complacent.

They are determined and well-equipped to improve pupils' outcomes further. Leaders have very clearly demonstrated the capacity to realise their ...ambition to improve the school further. They have transformed pupils' attendance and conduct.

Teaching is good across a range of subjects, including English and mathematics. Although teaching in science is improving, it is not as strong as other subjects. Subject leadership is effective.

Subject leaders have played an important role in improving teaching. Leaders' work to strengthen the curriculum is effective. As a result, teachers provide pupils with opportunities to think about, deepen and extend what they know and understand.

Pupils are provided with regular opportunities to develop their literacy. As a result, they read, speak and write with impressive confidence. Pupils' outcomes require improvement.

Some pupils suffer from a legacy of weak teaching or poor attendance. As a result, despite making better progress than previously, these pupils are not consistently working at the standard of which they are capable. This is most clearly seen in science, for some boys and for the most able pupils.

The management of the additional funding provided for disadvantaged pupils is good. These pupils attend school regularly, participate fully in the wide range of extra-curricular activities which the school provides and make good progress. Pupils' behaviour is good.

They are courteous, happy and confident. Pupils' conduct around school and attitudes to learning are positive. 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. A strong culture of safeguarding exists throughout the school.

Pupils say that staff know them and care about their well-being.

Information about this school

The school opened in March 2016. It is part of the Co-op Academies Trust.

The proportion of disadvantaged pupils is nearly twice the national average. The proportion of pupils who speak English as an additional language is above the national average. The proportion of pupils with SEND is broadly in line with that of other schools.

The proportion of girls at the school is above the national average. Where it is appropriate, the school uses alternative provision for some pupils. The school works with the following providers: Harpurhey Alternative Provision School and Greater Manchester Alternative Provision.

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