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ParentPay

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We are now operating a cashless system at the Academy. This includes payments for academy lunches and trips. If you would like any assistance in setting up your ParentPay account, or have any queries, please don't hesitate to contact us at finance@cas.coop or ring 01782 882300.  For a step by step…

Students Smash Sports Day

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Sports day 2017 was the best yet. We had some fantastic talent on display, from Ethan in Year 8 stepping in last minute to support the Year 10 team (and becoming the best performer) to the Venture relay team claiming a last minute victory in the relay race thanks to Year…

Graduating From University Week

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Uni Week 2017 was a huge success, involving students from all year groups but with a key focus on Year 7. Staff and students from Newcastle-under-Lyme College's Honours Programme (a programme for high-potential students) visited to engage in some inspiring activities with Delta 3 students, encouraging them to think of themselves…

If I Can Dream

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The Academy were enthralled by Elvis impersonator Gordon Hendricks recently, as the multi award winner belted out some classics as well as delivering a motivational speech to our students.  Born in Stoke-on-Trent, Gordon shot to fame when he won "Stars in their Eyes" in 2005, before signing up to Yellow Records…

Co-op Amongst Top Performers

Co-op Academies Trust amongst top performing multi-academy trusts for a fourth year. The Sutton Trust’s annual report on the performance of academy chains has been released today. The Co-op Academies Trust is amongst the highest performing academy trusts nationally and one of the very few high performers based in the north…

Meet Our Governors

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Karl Lawton I joined the Governing Body in October 2016 as a Local Authority Governor. I am the Governor Support Manager at the Local Authority and support all schools and academies Governing Boards to fulfil their three core functions.  I have been a Primary School Governor for sixteen years and was…

Gifted Students Visit Oxford

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On Thursday 18th May, four students from the Academy travelled to the University of Oxford with Miss Harrison and representatives from other schools from around Staffordshire. Ali; Simeon; Shazmeen and Talbashah Javid (all Year 10) were the students selected because of their motivation and potential.The visit was kindly organised and funded…

Student Elections

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Our students took part in an election that was held within the Academy to coincide with the General Election, as the Academy put one of our strongest values (Democracy) in action. During Tutor Time students went through a PowerPoint with their Tutors regarding Parliament and the election process. Our own Academy…

Primary School Disco

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Last month we invited local primary school pupils to our Academy for a school disco to help celebrate the end of SATS. The disco was organized by our Parents; Teachers and Friends Association and saw Academy staff and students come together to help put on a memorable evening. Our Co-operative Young…

ASSIST Success

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Want to give up smoking? Some of our Year 8 students have been working very hard with Stoke-on-Trent city council’s ASSIST team to stop people from starting to smoke. ASSIST came in to do a survey with all of Year 8, and selected who our students chose as the top 20…

Success At Arts Evening

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Our Academy hosted an Arts and Book Evening this week, as we opened our doors to the local community. Set up by our Parents; Teachers and Friends Association, with help from our staff and students,  the event was to highlight the fantastic art and literacy work that is produced at the…

Student Elections!

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Our students will be part of an Election be held within the Academy on the 8th June to coincide with the General Election, as the Academy puts one of our strongest values (Democracy) in action.   At the moment in Tutor Time students are going through a PowerPoint with their Tutors…

Come and Join Us!

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At The Co-operative Academy we believe in the value of transition and ensuring that students feel very happy when they come into the Academy in Year 7. On Tuesday 23rd May between 4.30pm-6.30pm we are hosting an Arts and Book Evening for adults and students. Events start at 4:30pm and finish…

Living for Sports!

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Last week saw former Olympian and World Championships Silver Medallist Anthony Clark visit the Academy to deliver an inspiring workshop for our table tennis pioneers. After a morning of motivational seminars, Anthony led the students on some fantastic physical activities before showcasing some of his brilliant badminton skills. Sky Sports “Living…

Higher Ability Delta Star

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  Umar is a member of the Delta Three group in Year 8 and this is a group of higher ability students who are offered  opportunities to develop their supra-curricular knowledge and skills and challenge them beyond the limits of the curriculum.    The academy has recently purchased,  at Umar's request,…

ASDAN Success!

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On 30th March, a group of Year 10 and 11 students visited Gentleshaws Wildlife Centre in Eccleshall as part of their ASDAN course.  During the visit, the students had the opportunity to learn about and handle some of the animals at the centre, including reptiles, birds of prey, a skunk and a wolfdog.  All…

Table Tennis Press Conference

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Today saw the much anticipated press conference of our table tennis pioneers. In front of a sell-out crowd in the main hall, Mr James did his best to calm down the excitement as the sporting event of the year nears it's climax.  First up were our KS3 finalists, Danny and Ramiz,…

Mad Scientists' Visit Primary!

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Earlier this week, two of our science teachers (Miss C Dawson and Miss K Dawson) visited St Nathaniel's Primary School to deliver a science assembly as the primary school celebrated science week. In a packed hall full of eager pupils' and staff, our mad scientists started by sharing a video on…

Able Writers' Day

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Some of our students took part in an Able Writers' Day for Year 7 at Thistley Hough Academy on 31st March. The author running this event was the brilliant ​performance poet, Tony Walsh. Tony is a fantastic ​poet​ who really does inspire everyone he works with. Tony's poetry has been published on both sides of the Atlantic as well as displayed with an LS Lowry…

Class Cricket On Show

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Our U15's cricket team entered an indoor cricket tournament at Fenton Manor last week. Building on some success in previous matches and tournaments, as well as some intense training sessions, our students' put on a masterclass in bowling and batting to make it all the way to the final.   Coming…