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Transition Transmission Day

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Students from our Academy and local primary schools were treated to a cycling showcase on Monday 7th March. Transition Transmission Day was arranged by Andrew Barratt and Sustrans to engage students and local primary pupils with cycling and scooting. As part of our work with local primary schools we invited them…

Students Make the Big Decisions

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Students have had the chance to sculpt their future at the annual Careers and Options Event. Year 9 students at The Co-operative Academy of Stoke-on-Trent were guests in their own Academy as they took part in the event that helps to guide them as they move through education. Miss Cunningham, who…

Academy Praised for Online Safety

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An inspirational Academy in Stoke has been praised for keeping students safe online after being one of only a handful of regional schools to be awarded the 360 E-safety Mark. The South West Grid for Learning met students, staff, parents and governors and it was judged that The Co-operative Academy of…

Raising Spirits in Syria

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Year 11 students have once again displayed our ethos of Equality, Responsibility and Respect by organising a collection for people suffering in Syria. The students asked each Community Group to fill in a bag of goods that could be sent across to Syria. The Year 11 students also did some other…

Aspirations and Careers Day

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Thursday 21st January was our Year 11 Mock-results Day and Aspirations Day! It was a chance for Year 11 students to talk to local colleges, universities and employers - who were all here – based around their mock GCSE results. There were mock-interviews with local industry professionals, inspirational talks from visiting…

The Guardian - 'On the Frontline'

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Principal, Mr Lowry has been profiled in The Guardian newspaper for his role on the frontline of education. Talking about himself, the Academy and education in general Mr Lowry said; "I grew up on an estate in north Manchester, the child of a single parent. I had an inspirational primary head who understood that…

eMentoring with The Co-operative

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Our Year 10 students have taken part in an induction for an eMentoring scheme being offered by The Co-operative. Each young person (mentee) is matched with a dedicated volunteer (mentor) who provides one-to-one support and acts as a positive role model.  Through this safe and secure eMentoring relationship, the advice and…

Fashion Show & Pop-up Shop

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Friday 5th February 2016 Doors open 7pm, show starts  at 7.30pm Tickets: £5 A fundraising fashion show will be held at the Academy on Friday 5th February. The evening is informal and fun - ladies can try on and buy whatever they like after the show. The clothing at the shows…

It's Silver in Cycling with Sustrans

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The Co-operative Academy of Stoke on Trent have most recently added to their sustainable journey by being awarded their Silver School Mark.  This is a fantastic achievement and serves to highlight the level of commitment by the school to developing their sustainable travel attitude.  Silver is awarded to a school…

Academy Sponsors Super Mario

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The Co-operative Academies Trust is to sponsor one of the region's young swimming stars so he can pursue his dream of Olympic glory. Fourteen-year-old Mario Coman is so dedicated to the sport that he gets up at 5.45am each day to train before school lessons start. The Co-operative Academy of Stoke-on-Trent…

Students Raise £1,700 for Cancer Research

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Three schoolchildren have raised more than £1,700 for a cancer charity – after their teacher was struck down with the disease. English teacher Emma Thomspon is continuing to hold lessons at The Co-operative Academy while undergoing chemotherapy. And after hearing about the 34-year-old's diagnosis, pupils Ellie Lewis, Georgia Emery and Lucy…

Students Research Tragic Somme Trio

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They were brothers in arms. Three soldiers from the same town, who are thought to have enlisted on the same day, and died on the same fateful date. Barely hours into the Battle of the Somme, they were among the casualties. Now virtually 100 years on, a group of pupils will…

Student Council meets Stoke-on-Trent Council

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Year 7 and 8 members of Student Council met with Councillor Dutton on Tuesday 1st December. Students listened to Councillor Dutton as he explained his role and what it meant to be part of a Democracy. The students were able to draw comparisons with their own roles as members of the…

Christmas Fayre 4th December

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Members of Student Voice have been busy planning the Academy’s first ever Christmas Fayre. The event will be held on Friday 4th December from 6pm – 8pm. There will be a variety of stalls selling Christmas gifts to suit everyone from pottery gifts to books and toys. There will also be…

Charity Fun Day 14th November

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Three of our Y11 students have certainly embodied the co-operative ethos recently, by organising a Fun Day to raise money for Cancer Research UK. Lucy Hatton, Georgia Emery and Ellie Lewis were inspired to become involved in fundraising for the charity, due to the recent diagnosis of their much loved and…

Armistice Day and Raising Money

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Staff and students at the Academy observed a respectful Armistice Day. Students at the Academy have been learning all about the amazing sacrifice that people have made to make this country great for weeks in advance. During Technology lessons lots of students have been making fabric poppies to sell at break…

Rhianna Raises Money for Cancer Research

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STUDENT Rhianna Tatton volunteered to cut her long hair off to raise money for Cancer Research. The Year 11 student smashed her £300 target, raising almost £1,000. Local business ‘Salon Shades’ gave their time to cut Rhianna’s hair, offering her free hair treatments for the next six months in support of…

Ruth Smeeth MP Visits to See Outstanding Progress

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MP Ruth Smeeth visited the Academy on Tuesday 22nd September to see the outstanding progress that students are making.  During the visit,  the recently elected Member of Parliament for Stoke-on-Trent North joined in with science students who were observing cellular structures.  “It’s a real pleasure to welcome Ruth to our Academy,…

Students have the world at their feet

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TWO teenagers who swapped Sweden and Italy for the Potteries are celebrating after achieving high GCSE grades. Javairia Ahsan and Haram Alamin both joined The Co-operative Academy of Stoke-on-Trent, in Tunstall, part-way through their secondary education. Now they plan to start college and hope to eventually realise their dream of attending…

Exam Results Underline Academy Transformation

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The GCSE results obtained by the first group of students to complete their secondary education at the Co-operative Academy of Stoke-on-Trent underline the transformation that has taken place since it was converted from Brownhills High School in 2010. 42% per cent of students at the Tunstall academy gained 5 A*-C including…