Manchester Academy
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

Secondary
PUPILS
1058
AGES
11 - 16
GENDER
Mixed
TYPE
Academy sponsor led
SCHOOL GUIDE RATING
Not Rated

How Does The School Perform?

4 1 1 2 3 4
NATIONAL AVG. 2.08
Ofsted Inspection
(18/3/21)
Full Report - All Reports
47%
NATIONAL AVG. 60%
5+ GCSEs grade 9-4 (standard pass or above) including English and maths



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Progress Compared With All Other Schools

UNLOCK Well Below Average (About 12% of schools in England) Below Average (About 20% of schools in England) Average (About 37% of schools in England) Above Average (About 17% of schools in England) Well Above Average (About 14% of schools in England)
Moss Lane East
Moss Side
Manchester
M14 4PX
0161 232 1639

School Description

This is a slightly below average size secondary school with almost twice as many boys as girls on the student roll. A much higher proportion of students than is usual starts the academy after Year 7, with many of these arriving from overseas. Over 85% of students are from minority ethnic backgrounds, with the largest group being of African heritage. A high proportion, over 65%, speaks English as an additional language. The percentage of students known to be eligible for free school meals, over 58%, is high. The proportion of disabled students and those with special educational needs is above average, although a below average number has a statement of special educational needs. The academy is sponsored by the United Learning Trust (the ULT). It has specialist provision for students with hearing impairment and is currently supporting six students to enable their full access to class lessons. The academy’s specialist subjects are Business and Enterprise and The Arts. The Principal was appointed on 31 October 2011 following the previous Executive Principal’s appointment to a national role within the ULT. The academy meets the current government floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for students’ attainment and progress. It has a number of awards, including Healthy School and International School accreditation.

Can I Get My Child Into This School?

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This pupil heat map shows where pupils currently attending the school live.
The concentration of pupils shows likelihood of admission based on distance criteria

Source: All attending pupils National School Census Data 2020, ONS
0161 245 7166

This School Guide heat map has been plotted using official pupil data taken from the last School Census collected by the Department for Education. It is a visualisation of where pupils lived at the time of the annual School Census.

Our heat maps use groups of postcodes, not individual postcodes, and have naturally soft edges. All pupils are included in the mapping (i.e. children with siblings already at the school, high priority pupils and selective and/or religious admissions) but we may have removed statistical ‘outliers’ with more remote postcodes that do not reflect majority admissions.

For some schools, the heat map may be a useful indicator of the catchment area but our heat maps are not the same as catchment area maps. Catchment area maps, published by the school or local authority, are based on geographical admissions criteria and show actual cut-off distances and pre-defined catchment areas for a single admission year.

This information is provided as a guide only. The areas from which pupils are admitted to a school can change from year to year to reflect the number of siblings and pupils admitted under high priority admissions criteria.

3 steps to help parents gather catchment information for a school:

  1. Look at our school catchment area guide for more information on heat maps. They give a useful indicator of the general areas that admit pupils to the school. This visualisation is based on all attending pupils present at the time of the annual School Census.
  2. Use the link to the Local Authority Contact (above) to find catchment area information based on a single admission year. This is very important if you are considering applying to a school.
  3. On each school page, use the link to visit the school website and find information on individual school admissions criteria. Geographical criteria are only applied after pupils have been admitted on higher priority criteria such as Looked After Children, SEN, siblings, etc.

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