The Co-operative Academy of Manchester
|Headteacher||Mr Stephen Brice|
|Specialism||Finance & Business|
|Location||Plant Hill Road
|DfE URN||136174 Tables|
|Predecessor school.||Plant Hill Arts College|
The school has a business-focused ethos, backed up by the support of its lead sponsor and features of the new building such as the open-plan flexible learning zones and the boardroom. The academy's first Principal, Mrs Kathy Leaver, was appointed to transform the former Plant Hill school following her dramatic success as head of Sale High School.
In 2013 the Manchester Evening News recognised the effort of the retiring Principal, Mrs Leaver, her team and parents in transforming the academy, whose results were the most improved in the city. The paper also recognised the academy's achievement in 2014 of the highest attendance rate of the city's state schools.
New Principal Mr Stephen Brice took up his position in April 2014.
The Co-operative Academy's facilities includes 5 large flexible learning zones, specialist sports, art, IT, technology, music and science facilities, and a hair salon where members of the community can have their hair cut by students.
The school acts as a hub for the local community, and hosts the 105th Manchester St Peters Scout Group, One Education Music Service, JSTAR Dance and Drama Academy and regular Bingo nights.
- "Pupils To Get Boardroom Lessons". Manchester Evening News. 08/12/2009. Retrieved 17 October 2012.
- "A Lesson That All Parents Should Learn". Manchester Evening News. 2013-08-30. p. 8.