Girls Football Tournament

Manchester Health Academy Girls Football Tournament will take place on Thursday 8th October for Years 7, 8 & 9 and Thursday 15th October for years 10, 11 & 6th Form.  Teams can be mixed, just turn up and play!
This event is part of Girl’s Football Week which will take place on the 5th – 11th October this year.

Girls’ Football Week aims to encourage more education institutions to run female-specific football sessions. This year the programme has been extended to include primary and secondary schools, colleges and universities along with clubs and community groups who are also invited to participate.

In 2014, more than 2,000 people took part in the sessions across 80 institutions. It is aimed that this year, 5,000 girls and women will play football during the week.

Women’s football is the largest female team sport in the country and the third largest team sport after men’s football and cricket.

Ladies Football

Year 11 Information Evening TONIGHT!!!

There will be an information evening for parents/carers of students who will be returning to Year 11 in September, the evening will be held on Thursday 17th September 2015, 6pm – 7pm.

IF YOU ARE THE PARENT/CARER OF A YEAR 11 STUDENT IT IS CRUCIAL THAT YOU ATTEND.  If you are unable to attend please contact the Academy to make alternative arrangements.

Football Champions!

Congratulations to our Year 11 football squad who emphatically won the Citywide Playoff Final last night, beating Trinity High School 4-1 at East Manchester Academy’s ground.  Two goals were scored by Jack Earlam, plus one each by Bradley Carter and Sean Marco. Each member of the team played their part in the victory, with outstanding performances by Connor T, Bailey R, Connor D, Jerry McD and Sam M.  Well done!

Football Champions 15 June 2015

Revision Booster Sessions for Triple Science Year 11 Students

Year 11 Triple Science Students – please attend these revision booster sessions that the Science department have arranged for you:



Time Focus Staff
Sat  13th June


9am-12noon B3 revision RLM
Mon 15th June


9am B3 EXAM  
Mon 15th June


P2 and P3 C3 revision CP
Tues 16th June


P3 – P5 C3 revision CP
Weds 17th June


9am C3 EXAM  
Weds 17th June


P3 and P5 P3 revision AM
Thurs 18th June


P2 – P5 P3 revision AM
Fri 19th June


9am P3 EXAM  

Year 9 students play at the ‘Theatre of Dreams’

Max Fitzpatrick playing during the MU Foundation pitch day.

Max Fitzpatrick playing during the MU Foundation pitch day.

During the half term break students from year 9 were given the opportunity of a lifetime to play on the hallowed turf at Old Trafford.

The students (Curtis Miller, Dre Taylor, Max Fitzpatrick & Matthew Murray) were selected for their outstanding behaviour and attitude towards PE & Sport, by the PE department. The day consisted of students from the Manchester United Foundation’s ‘Hub of the Community’ partner schools, who had also selected two students to represent their schools. The game was a thriller with the final score 4-4, and two of the MHA students (Curtis Miller & Max Fitzpatrick) scoring goals for their respective team.

The students were then treated to a special visit into the home team dressing room, which was still set up from the last home game versus Arsenal. The students got to take pictures in front of their favourite players shirts, and to end the day all the players got to keep the shirt they had worn during the game as a memento of their day.

Congratulations for all your efforts in school boys, keep up the good work.

Healthy Cakes for Health Boss

Simon Stevens Cakes WEB

Year 8 students at Manchester Health Academy baked “healthy” cakes for Simon Stevens, Chief Executive of NHS England, when he paid a visit to the Academy.

Simon visited to see for himself the work done by the school on healthy eating, personal social and emotional health and obesity reduction.

Manchester Health Academy’s main sponsor is Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (CMFT), an internationally recognised centre of medical excellence.  The focus of health runs through all aspects of student life and learning at the Academy.  Ofsted have rated the Academy “Good” in their recent inspection, reporting that “The safeguarding of students’ health and well-being is outstanding”.

Principal Mr Damian Owen commented “It was an honour to have Simon in the Academy.  He met David Cain, our Chair of Governors, staff and students and was able to see first-hand the fantastic work we do.  The Academy have won several Healthy Eating awards and works with local health workers to promote good health to our students and the wider community.”

The Academy won the National Catering Award at the Education Business Awards held in London in November 2013. The award followed on from the work with the Children’s Food Trust in July 2013, when the Academy became the first school in the UK to receive the Children’s Food Trust Award.  Since then ongoing work with Healthy Schools, Manchester has seen the Academy recognised in a number of different areas of health improvement, including drugs education and nutrition.

Helen Walker, Curriculum Leader for Health said “As an Academy which has the health and wellbeing of our students at its heart it is fantastic to have the work that goes on here every day recognised by NHS England. The students were really keen to talk to Simon about what health means to them and were an absolute credit to the Academy.”


Ofsted: This is a GOOD school

We are celebrating a great achievement after the official release of our latest Ofsted report following a two-day inspection in April.  The Academy has been on an incredible journey over the last 18 months after inspectors graded the last inspection as Inadequate in November 2013.

The recent inspection graded the Academy as Good in all areas, with many outstanding features.  This thriving and successful co-educational establishment has grown to become one of the most popular secondary schools in the city with a current waiting list for September.

Ofsted recognised that the excellence in teaching that staff have delivered is having a real impact on student progress:

“The quality of teaching overall is good and some is outstanding. Teachers use questioning very effectively to inspire students to think more deeply and respond more thoughtfully.”

Ofsted were particularly impressed by the culture of high expectations, inclusion and care in the Academy:

“The safeguarding of students’ health and wellbeing is outstanding.”

Principal, Mr Damian Owen, who joined the Academy immediately prior to the previous inspection said “I am absolutely delighted that the hard work of all our staff and students over the past two years has had such a positive impact on the Academy’s performance, and that Ofsted have recognised the significant improvements we have made.”

Mr Owen added “The students of Manchester Health Academy make good progress and benefit from good teaching and outstanding pastoral care. The outcome of the latest Ofsted inspection report demonstrates how far we have come, but this is simply a point on our journey – our hard work will continue as we become an outstanding school.  In September 2013 we set out our vision for excellence for every child who comes to Manchester Health Academy.  Our recent Ofsted inspection judgement confirms the amazing progress we have made, the wonderful results our students are achieving and the quality of education they receive.  We will continue to expect and deliver the highest standards in everything we do: excellence for all and by all.”

DO and Students sunny smiley WEB

The inspection also highlighted the work of the Academy with regards to students’ personal development:

“Students’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development lies at the heart of the work of the Academy. As a result, students demonstrate high levels of social and cultural engagement and understanding; they are interested in the wider world, are respectful of people’s differences and enjoy making a positive contribution to the life of the Academy.”

Governance of the school was also commended in the report, with Ofsted stating:

“Governors … are proactive in the life of the Academy, are well informed, skilled and experienced, and therefore able to provide an effective challenge to the leadership.” Mr David Cain, Chair of Governors, commented “As Chair of governors I am delighted with the outcome of the recent inspection which is testimony to the hard work of the teaching staff and the efforts of our students who are a credit to our Academy.”

The Sixth Form was also seen as good, with the subject knowledge of staff, and how well students are prepared for their next steps in their education, training or employment particularly highlighted.

Working with sponsor Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and co-sponsor Manchester City Council, the Academy delivers a unique learning experience at the forefront of sports science and health education.

To find out more about the exciting opportunities at Manchester Health Academy call 0161 912 3998 to arrange a tour with the Principal or a member of the Senior Leadership Team.

Read the full Ofsted report here: Ofsted Report May 2015

Manchester United Ball person 2015/16

This is just a reminder that all applications for the ball person role have to received before Friday 22nd May at 5pm where the application will not receive any submitted applications after this time.

Thanks to those that have applied for the role, but it is only for Year 9 students only.

We will now be supporting Champions League football for next season so this is a great opportunity for those that apply.

Thanks Mr Caldwell.

Manchester United Ball person 2015/16 season

The form is now available to apply for the Manchester United Ball person role for the season 2015/16. Remember the role is available to boys and girls this season.

Just a reminder that the deadline for entries is Friday 22nd May. Please follow the link below to apply for the role.

Thank you and good luck to everyone.

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