Manchester Communication Academy

Secondary

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Silchester Drive
Harpurhey
Manchester
M40 8NT
01612020161
Pupils
1122
Ages
11 - 16
Gender
Mixed
Type
Academy sponsor led mainstream
4 1 1 2 3 4
NATIONAL AVG. 2.06
Ofsted Report
(25/4/19)
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47%
NATIONAL AVG. 60%
5+ GCSEs grade 9-4 (standard pass or above) including English and maths
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The school opened in September 2010. It is a larger-than-average secondary school. The lead sponsor of the school is British Telecom. The school is a member of the Greater Manchester Trust. The trustees are responsible for the core governance functions of setting the school’s direction, holding the headteacher to account and ensuring financial probity. The scheme of delegation sets out clearly which powers have been delegated to the local governing body and executive officers. The proportion of pupils eligible for support through the pupil premium is very high. The proportion of pupils identified as needing support for SEND is below average. The number of pupils with an education, health and care plan is below average. The school uses three alternative provisions: Harpurhey Alternative Provision Centre, Inspection report: Manchester Communication Academy, 24–25 April 2019 Page 8 of 11 The Lighthouse Group Centre and the local authority’s pupil referral unit. There are currently 29 pupils educated at alternative provision. The school works with Cheadle Hulme Teaching School to provide support for mathematics. The school complies with Department for Education guidance on what academies should publish on their website. The school has extensive links with other organisations. It is a STEM Flagship school; part of the National Space Education initiative; a member of the Science Learning Partnership; Lead Health and Well-being School; a Digital House School and a member of the Global Learning Partnership.

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