"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.