Who to Contact

Key contact information for parents/carers, to help you find the right person to deal with your enquiry.

Reporting Absence

Phone: 0161 230 8039 and press option 1

If your child is unable to attend the academy you must ring before 8.20am to inform us of the reason why. It is important that you phone on every day of absence so that we know your child will not be attending and you do not receive a text message asking about his or her whereabouts. Text messages are sent for safeguarding reasons. This ensures that you know your child has not registered at the academy. If you receive a text message please respond so that we know your child is safe.

Regular and punctual attendance is critical if students are to benefit from the opportunities available to them and enjoy a successful and fulfilling school experience. For more information on attendance, leave of absence forms etc, please visit our Attendance page.

Year Groups

  • Year 7

    Director of Year – Miss Carr-Brown
    Assistant Director of Year – Miss Khatun-Ali
    Student Services Leader – Miss Burrows and Ms Taylor-Bell
    Student Behaviour & Intervention Leader – Miss Kaffo

  • Year 8

    Director of Year – Mr Moroney
    Assistant Director of Year – Mrs Whittingham
    Student Services Leader – Miss Marsden
    Student Behaviour & Intervention Leader – Ms Dearden

  • Year 9

    Director of Year – Ms Arnell
    Assistant Director of Year – Mr Chapman
    Student Services Leader – Mr Elms
    Student Behaviour & Intervention Leader – Mr Howarth

  • Year 10

    Director of Year – Mr Gorey
    Assistant Director of Year – Mr Hoyle
    Student Services Leader – Mr Moncrieffe
    Student Behaviour & Intervention Leader – Mr Syed

  • Year 11

    Director of Year – Mrs Peynado
    Assistant Director of Year – Miss Turley
    Student Services Leader – Miss Hargreaves
    Student Behaviour & Intervention Leader – Mr Wade

Inter House Coordinator

  • Turing – Mr Lane
  • Lowry – Mrs Ashley-Walsh
  • Pankhurst – Miss Stanworth
  • Gaskell – Miss Banks

  • Special Educational Needs and Disabilities

    Our SENCO (Special Educational Needs Coordinator) is Miss R Moules.

    For more information please visit our SEND Report page.

    Senior Leadership Team


    • Miss Jackie Bowen BA (Academy Headteacher)
    • Dr J. MacKinnon PhD (Executive Headteacher)

    Deputy Headteachers

    • Mr D Goddard (Personal Development, Behaviour and Wellbeing)
    • Miss L Neukom (Curriculum, Achievement and Learning)
    • Mrs C Wragg (Trust Deputy Headteacher, E-learning and E-safety)

    Assistant Headteachers

    • Mr I Mountain (Data, Achievement and Assessment)
    • Ms N Watts (Behaviour and Attitudes)
    • Miss R Moules (Director of Inclusion)
    • Miss S Lonsdale (Student Support and Community Partnerships)
    • Mrs S Hosty (Personal Development)
    • Mrs H Koval (Staff Development)

    Business and Finance

    • Mrs P Bentley (Business Manager)
    • Mrs D Collier (Trust Finance Officer)
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