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Manchester Academy Testimonials


"We are really pleased with our daughter’s progress socially and academically here at Manchester Academy, we are confident with the right strategies and attitude she will manage and cope with any challenges in her life!

As a parent I have always felt supported. The teachers here are amazing and the facilities and resources are simply the best.

I know I made the right choice sending my daughter here and couldn’t thank them enough."

Andrea Bowers


"Although it was my son's first experience studying in English, he did not find it difficult, thanks to the great staff at the wonderful school, Manchester Academy, who made it such a smooth experience. We owe them credit for teaching Alhamzah."

Hassan Alsultan


"In Manchester Academy it is all about Magic: you build a rapport both with students and the parents. Children feel worthy and safe and then, they just shine!

We are appreciative for so many things: you have high teaching standards, you are amazingly organised, you support the families providing laptops making sure that every child is involved, great facilities, organise extraordinary events, after school clubs and we were thrilled with the challenges you put on social media during the lockdown!

You enrich their educational journey and prepare them socially and academically, inspiring them to dream and making sure they have the opportunity to reach their potential. We are grateful."

Theo Finitsi.


“As parents we’ve been thrilled with the support of the staff at Manchester Academy. The Principal, Mr Eldon, shows incredible forward thinking modern leadership, which is so refreshing for a city centre school.

"In addition, its fabulous Book Club set up by Miss Tregelles and the football opportunities working with Manchester United Foundation, means it’s an exciting school to be part of.  

"During lockdown, staff worked quickly and cleverly to set up a brilliant online teaching system which my son loved. We are excited for the future.”

Deborah Todd.

"I feel very proud to attend Manchester Academy because I feel safe." 

Ahmed Muhammad, Year 9 student.


"I love being a student at Manchester Academy because there is a sense of community with the students; it's easy to fit in. When I arrived part-way through the year, everyone had already bonded, but it was still easy to make friends as other students accepted me into their friendship groups." 

Brianna Boamah, Year 9 student.


“Manchester Academy is a place of igniting passions, staff who live for student success and who nourish the talents of young people.

Since starting here I’ve grown as a person and discovered more about myself and my surroundings then I ever could have imagined.

To all of those considering whether to come to Manchester Academy. Do it! You will thrive.” Fehintola Obisesan, Year 11 student..

"It's great to hear about the aspirations the students have for themselves and how they're really confident they're going to achieve that here at Manchester Academy. They want to be doctors, lawyers, engineers, and I have every confidence that they'll go on to achieve those careers here at Manchester Academy.

"Manchester Academy has gone under a great deal of improvement and change over recent years and I was delighted to have a look around the school, meet the students and the teachers and hear about the great improvement they've been making here and I look forward to be coming back again in the future."

Lucy Powell MP


"Manchester Academy has always been a great partner for us at the University of Manchester. They have attended many outreach events at the University and have welcomed staff and student ambassadors at the school as well. It is always a pleasure and privilege to work with Manchester Academy students. They are curious, enthusiastic and ambitious -  and it is clear that staff work very hard to secure the best outcomes for their pupils."  

Sonja Bernhard, School Outreach Officer | School of Arts, Languages and Cultures, Manchester University.


"Manchester University runs a project called Languages XP in which a languages student from the University teaches four beginners sessions of the language they are studying over four weeks at a school. 

"Manchester Academy has taken part in this for several years for languages such as Chinese, Latin and Ancient Greek, and has always organised it superbly, providing valuable experience for our students and giving an opportunity for language and cultural learning to the pupils.  The pupils have provided enthusiastic feedback for the sessions, which have been enjoyed by all.  We are really grateful to Manchester Academy for taking part in this project."

Cathryn Owen, UG Admissions Assistant – Outreach Support | School of Arts, Languages and Cultures, Manchester University.


"We have always enjoyed our visits to Manchester Academy. 

"The staff are all extremely helpful and organised and we could not ask for a more enthusiastic audience of students.

"We are looking forward to our next visit."

Peter, The Flying Theatre Company.


"Manchester Academy is our close neighbour and friend.  Over many years, it has been a pleasure to collaborate with students, staff and parents on a variety of projects at the gallery, in school and in our shared local community.  The rich, vibrant diversity of voice makes the Academy one of our most interesting partners, bringing fresh perspectives to art, ideas and current issues. 

"Together, we look for new ways to work jointly and use the gallery as an alternative learning space."

Denise Bowler, Producer (Schools and Colleges), The Whitworth Art Gallery.


"I have worked with Manchester Academy on a number of projects. The students have been incredibly supportive, inquisitive and an overall delight to work with. They have shown great interest in the work we have been doing and have been nvaluable in helping us.

"Ms Baksh has also been very helpful and has gone out of her way to support us.  We are grateful for this collaboration with Manchester Academy and look forward to more visits."

Farwa Batool, Research Assistant, Manchester Metropolitan University.


"Our visits to Manchester Academy are always a pleasure. The staff and students are so welcoming and polite. They all engage well with our sessions and are kind and respectful with our animals."

Catherine Priest, Lead Animal-Assisted Interventions Practitioner at Noah's A.R.T. Animal Rescue Therapy.






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