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Welcome from the Principal

 

Welcome to The Manchester Creative and Media Academy website. I do hope you find all the information that you need and that through the website you begin to gain an insight into the Academy and what makes it such a special place to learn in.

Here at MCMA, we believe that our focus on high aspirations and expectations are an essential element to ensuring that all our students have the skills that are necessary to go on to lead happy and successful lives.  We encourage respect for ourselves and for others and are committed to developing a range of skills both within and beyond the classroom through our broad and balanced curriculum and our additional extra-curricular offer. Our state of the art building is utilised fully in order to enhance the opportunities for all our students.  Our facilities are second to none.  With a multi-tiered auditorium, a dance studio, specialised music and media equipment, and a cinema, we are well placed to deliver an exceptional curriculum offer.

The Academy is part of The Co-operative Academies Trust, having joined in March 2016.  Being a part of the Trust brings many additional opportunities for our pupils, including links to the Co-operative Group.  We also work in partnership with other organisations who enhance the experiences that our pupils have.  Successful partnerships with The Manchester Metropolitan University and programmes such as ‘Researchers in Schools’ enable us to have access to cutting edge research to inform our teaching.  Our partnership with The Manchester United Foundation has brought our pupils a wealth of unique experiences.

Inspectors recently described the Academy as a ‘calm, positive place to be’ with pupils demonstrating ‘positive attitudes to learning.’  Our pupils have achieved a range of awards that reflect their excellent leadership skills.  The student council received a ‘highly commended’ Speakers’ Award and the academy a ‘Democracy Award’ this year.  Our commitment to our values and those of our sponsor were reflected in the achievement of the Fair Achiever award due to our commitment to Fair Trade.

The Manchester Creative and Media Academy is a place where staff, students, parents and carers work together in order to achieve the very best.  We are the most improved school in Manchester 2014-16 and our substantial improvements are the result of our continued drive for excellence.  There were numerous individual subject successes, for example, our Head Girl achieved all A* and A grades.  Many subjects achieved excellent results which included both the % of students achieving A*-C and A*-A in Maths being both above the National Average and the highest across our Trust.  In addition to our academic success, we pride ourselves on offering an extensive extra-curricular provision.  From BMX biking to coding club there is something for everyone.  We also offer excellent pastoral care and our pupils have the opportunity to listen to guest speakers, engage in work experience and visit other establishments as part of our careers provision.

Our Academy’s values of  Respect, Trust and Commitment are found in all we do and we aim for excellence each day as we work to enable our pupils to be equipped to lead both happy and successful lives.   I look forward to welcoming you to MCMA so that you can find out for yourself what makes it so special.

Rebecca Smith

MCMA Principal