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Academy newsletter

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Read our latest newsletter and find out about all the great stuff happening at the Academy. 

Another Great Community Event

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Last night we opened our doors up to the local community for our Arts and Book Evening. Despite a turn in the weather, plenty of parents and carers attended, with plenty on offer for them to immerse themselves in.  The event was held for the first time last year and given…

Trust Annual Report

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It has been a great year for the Co-operative Academies Trust, and it only promises to get better as pledges are made for more investment in education to help change the lives of even more young people in the north of England. Please find attached the Annual Report. Also, two great articles…

Year 10 Condover Trip

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In a bid to give our students more experiences during their time at the Academy, more and more trips are being held so our students can create memories from their time with us, as we prepare them for life after the Academy.    Condover Hall in Shropshire is considered as one…

Year 9 Options Information

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To all of our Year 9 students, please see the booklet below for all the information you need for choosing your options. Should you require further assistance, please contact Mrs Davies ( or Mrs Scragg (

Table Tennis County Champion

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Year 8 student Sahil has recently become the newly crowned table tennis county champion. After a battling and gruelling competition in Clayton, Sahil came out on top after showing his skills and class. Whilst coming up against high quality opposition that pushed him all the way, Sahil - who hadn't even…

Football Memorial for Usman

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On Friday 2nd February, the Academy hosted a football festival in memory of one of our former students. Usman Mohammed, who left us in 2013, fought a brave battle against cancer but unfortunately passed away at the end of January. Usman was a huge football fan and the Academy wanted to…

Music Share Concert

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Last evening our Academy hosted the fantastic Music Share Concert ran by Lichfield Cathedral. Music Share began in 2003, using the skills of the cathedral choir. When renovation work occurred on the cathedral, the show was taken to onto the road, allowing audiences to be wowed by the talent on show. …

Neil Aspin Motivates Students

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Last week some of our Nexus 9 students received a motivational talk from Port Vale manager Neil Aspin. Aspin came to the Academy to help inspire our students as well as taking part in a question and answer session.  Aspin started by giving the students an insight into his career as…

Football Memorial

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On Friday 2nd February, The Co-operative Academy of Stoke-on-Trent will be linking up with Stoke City Football Club to hold a football festival in memory in one of our former students. Usman Mohammed (19) unfortunately lost his battle with cancer and the Academy, along with local primary schools and Manchester Creative…

Online Safety Update

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We have received updates regarding some social media applications that are not suitable for young people so we wanted to make you all aware.   Most social media apps and sites have a lower age limit of 13, however we would always recommend that Social Media apps are best for young people over the age…

Winners Again!

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On Tuesday 16th January, three students from Year 9 - Bailey, Katie and Millie competed in the SASCAL Youth Speaking competition, at Stoke-on-Trent Sixth Form College. It was the district final as the team had already fended off competition from 14 other schools to be in the final six. The students…

Students Get A Science Lesson From Nobel Laureate

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Students had a rather unusual physics lesson this week. They were taught about graphene by one of the Nobel Prize winners who first isolated the incredible material. Nobel Laureate Professor Sir Konstantin Novoselov invited students from the Academy to join him at the National Graphene Institute at The University of Manchester.…

Table Tennis Pioneers

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Last night, some of our Table Tennis We played St Margaret Ward, regarded as one the best schools for the game. Our students (comprise of Year 7; 8 and 9 students) team did exceptionally well in the first big game of the season. Our A team lost 5-3 against a player…

Stunning Open Evening

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Thursday 21st September turned out to be one of the most successful nights at our Academy as we opened the doors to over 450 visitors for a fun filled, action packed Open Evening. We were delighted to share our Academy with all  of our visitors, who helped make the Open Evening…

Co-operative Work Experience

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On 21st August 19 of our year 10 students made their way to 1 Angel Square, Manchester,  the headquarters of the Co-operative Group to embark on a week’s work experience. The students travelled to Manchester as a group to find out what the world of work is really like, including the…

Amazing Academy Extras

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We believe that fun isn't just limited to the classroom, and that's why we are rolling out our Academy Extras. More importantly, we listened to you as students and have put on extras that you wanted. The following activities are currently being offered at the Academy... Table Tennis; football (boys and…

Open Morning

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We will be holding an open morning on Thursday 05th October for anyone who would like to come and see us in action, and meet our staff and students.  The open morning starts at 11:00am and finishes at 12:30pm. This follows on from our hugely succesful Open Evening that attracted over…

Cup Success In Football

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Our Year 10 Co-op Academy football team put on a fantastic display in their last match, beating Ormiston Sir Stanley Matthews Academy 6-2 in a cup match.  Missing a host of regulars through injury, the strength in depth of the squad came to the fore as the players put in an…

Important Notice

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Early Closure Thursday 21st September Academy Open Event The Academy Open Event for prospective parents takes place on Thursday, 21st September 2017 from 4.30pm to 7.30pm.  As usual the Academy will close early to students to prepare for this event.  On the 21st September the Academy will close at 2.20pm and…