The Cheadle Academy
|Principal||Mr N. Jamieson|
|Houses||Shakespeare, Lennon, Turner|
It has around 790 pupils ranging from Year 7 to 13. The school is also one of the leading partners in the Moorlands sixth form with Moorside High School and Painsley Catholic College. The head teacher is Mr. K. Hollins. The school was judged as "good" from Ofsted in 2010 with many "outstanding" areas. However, in 2015, the overall effectiveness was judged as "requires improvement".
The Cheadle Academy is a specialist Arts school. It offers a broad curriculum base, offering students the chance to study a wide range of subjects. Students in Y10 and Y11 can choose from subjects such as Child Development, BTEC Sport, Business Studies, Performing Arts, ICT, Geography, History to name just a few. Students are also expected to learn a language (French or German).
The proportion of students achieving A*-C grades in Maths was 67% and in English Language the proportion of students achieving A*-C was also very good, at 68%. In English Literature this was 98%. Overall the proportion of students who were entered for 5 or more GCSE, and achieved 5 or more A*-C grades, was 61%. Similarly, the pass rate for 5 or more A*-C including English and Maths was 58%.
This year 100% of all Year 11 have achieved 1 or more passes at A*-G pass grades and 96% have achieved 5+ A*-G grades. The excellent results continue to reflect the judgement by OFSTED that there is a high quality of teaching and learning evident at the school, for young people of all abilities, interests and aptitudes.
It was formed by the merging of Cheadle Grammar School and Mackenzie Secondary Modern in 1975 the two schools being adjacent to each other, but separated by what is now Painsley Catholic College. There is now a sixth form college called Moorlands Sixth Form, which is on the former Grammar school site.
Teachers from The Cheadle Academy also teach at the Moorlands 6th Form.
In previous years "Cheadle High School" was put into administration due to failing its ofsted inspection (some have alleged this to have been unfair).
The Cheadle Academy teaches Science, Maths, English, Languages, Religious Education, Business Studies, Information Communication Technology, Child Development, Performing Arts, Sport, Media Studies, Dance, Geography, History, Art, Technology, Physical Education, Music and Drama.
The Cheadle Academy hosts its own fully licensed high school radio station which features shows produced by students and staff, representing local interests of all stakeholders. The station is popular with both students and members of the local area, who can listen online via the online player.
Listeners are encouraged to take part in the show via text message (cheadle + message to 07786 206955).
The school produces many musical and drama productions. Some of the more resent productions have included; Joseph and Greece.