About Us

The East Manchester Academy is an 11-16 High School of 970 students, located in the heart of East Manchester, and is a member of the Education and Leadership Trust.


The East Manchester Academy is a mixed school in the heart of Manchester’s regeneration area in Beswick. We were established in September 2010 and started our first academic year with a full cohort of Year 7 students, having been heavily oversubscribed. We have now grown into a very successful community Academy; due to our commitment to ensuring the best possible outcomes for our pupils and the community we serve. Our move into the Education and Leadership Trust in 2016 has further strengthened our Academy, with the support and the sharing of best practice available between our partner schools.


Our Academy is in a new purpose-built, state-of-the-art learning facility that also houses the local district library, Beswick Library, which is situated on the left-hand side of the building. Our Academy boasts fantastic facilities including:

  • Custom-built Classrooms
  • Specialist Work Areas
  • Social Areas
  • Sports Hall
  • Outdoor Basketball Courts
  • Outdoor Football Pitches, overlooked by the Etihad Stadium (home of Manchester City FC)
  • A Multi-use Space (MUS), which gives us a highly versatile area for sports events and performances, assemblies, presentation evenings and whole-staff training and development

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