|Motto||The Best in Everyone|
|Trust||United Learning and United Church Schools Trust|
|Department for Education URN||135262 Tables|
|Age||11 to 16|
|Enrolment||869 (February 2019)|
Stockport Academy is a non-selective co-educational school within the English Academy programme, located in Cheadle Heath, Stockport, Greater Manchester. It caters for children aged 11–16 and has approximately 869 pupils on roll.
The school opened officially in September 2007 as a replacement of Avondale High School, which later moved into a new building in 2008, which was constructed on the same site by Bowmer & Kirkland, the school run by academy organisation United Learning, formerly the United Church Schools Trust. which opened the academy after Avondale was to be shut down. It is operated on a non-denominational basis, but followed the Christian, specifically Church of England, ethos of its parent organisation.
"At Stockport Academy we aim to ensure that all students have a balanced curriculum that inspires and challenges them." Stockport Academy . The academy has chosen to run a three year Key Stage 3; it is moving to a system in Years 7 and 8, initially in English and Maths only of monitoring performance against targets (key performance indicators). At Key Stage 4, the school helps the student choose an appropriate pathway. Generally they encourage the student to access a broad curriculum by considering all subjects including Languages, Humanities and Computer Science alongside the other core and practical subjects, citing the wishes of employers and universities. These will include the English Baccalaureate suite of subjects; English, Maths, Science, Language, History or Geography.
The school selects students for the oversubscribed courses by considering their attendance (the higher better), current effort and performance, the number of negative behaviour points has gained (the lower the better). Attendance at relevant Key Stage 3 enrichment clubs and contribution to wider school life (charity work etc.).
In March 2015, Ofsted recognized Stockport Academy as a Good school, with Outstanding features. Highlights of the report included recognition that the behavior of students is "impeccable" and students have "total confidence that they are well cared for". Other findings in the report include the recognition that students "achieve well" and teachers have "high expectations and aspirations" for their students.
An inspection in 2018 confirmed the school remains good and recommendations have been followed.
- "Planning Appraisal- Avondale" (PDF). planning.stockport.gov.uk. Retrieved 7 March 2020.
- Charity Commission. United Learning Trust, registered charity no. 1093277.
- Charity Commission. United Church Schools Trust, registered charity no. 1016538.
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- "Stockport Academy > Information > Curriculum". www.stockport-academy.org. Retrieved 18 July 2020.
- "Pathways Booklet" (PDF). www.stockport-academy.org. Stockport Academy. Retrieved 7 March 2020.
- "Ofsted Report 2015". ofsted.gov.uk. Retrieved 7 March 2020. This article contains quotations from this source, which is available under the Open Government Licence v3.0. © Crown copyright
- "Short inspection of Stockport Academy 2018". ofsted.gov.uk. Retrieved 7 March 2020.