Year 9s Reach National Quarter Final!

Congratulations and well done to our Year 9 footballers, who have got through to the quarter finals in the national English Schools Football Association Small Schools Cup.  The boys beat De La Salle Academy away in Liverpool last night 4-1 on penalties after drawing 1-1 during the game, with a late equaliser from Max H.  Special praise to Louis H in goal for a number of outstanding saves that kept us in the game.  The next round will be drawn on Monday.

Academy Principal Mr Owen said “I am absolutely delighted at how our young footballers have performed in this competition, to get through to the quarter final is a huge achievement.  As a keen player myself I know how much this means to them, and how hard they have worked to get here.  Well done boys, and good luck in the quarter finals.”

Y9 Football Team Jan 2016

The Importance of the Planner

Mr Owen’s Blog this week:

Students are each issued with a Planner at the beginning of each year.  The Academy provides them as a tool to help each student to get the most out of their time in the Academy.  The planner is both a personal organiser and a monitoring tool. It includes timetable information essential to every student day, has space to record all homework and contains  information for use in lessons, such as mathematical and scientific tables or key words for individual subjects.

Students and parents can use them to record and monitor progress against targets set, so that it is clear exactly where improvement s need to be made in every subject at all times.  The planner also helps with communication between parents, staff and students to give a clear picture of where the student is up to with their work and to bring up any issues. Planners should be carried each day as they are used in every lesson by students.  They are a very valuable tool to support your child’s education.  If lost, they should be replaced immediately at the Student Desk, at a cost of £5 each.

“A goal without a plan is just a wish.”― Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

planner blog photo

Year 7 & 8 Girls Football Team



Manchester United Foundation are hosting the annual Premier League Schools Tournament at the famous Cliff Training Ground again this year, with the winners going through to play at a Premier League ground against the other Premier League sides.

We are looking to choose 8 girls to represent MHA at this tournament and to be selected you will need to attend training sessions on Thursdays 3-4pm after school.

Premier League Schools Tournament


Manchester United Foundation

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Well done Santa Runners!

Well done to our Santa Runners! Miss Woods, Miss Bleasedale and Miss Warren donned their Santa suits on Sunday and completed the 5k MUFC Santa Run, raising a whopping £428.00 for the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital!

They all worked very hard to prepare for the run, with Miss Bleasedale visiting the gym at 6am, Mrs Warren running and Miss Wood jogging 3 times a week, even in the rain!

Can we get them over £500.00? You can still donate on their JustGiving page, or text your amount with MHAA50 to 70070.

Before the race WEB Medals WEB With Humphrey Bear WEB






























































Yr 8 Leaders go down a Storm!

Mason Howard(“Webb”!)

mason howard refereeing

Declan taking charge!

declan taking charge

James coaching.

Tickner leading a warmup

A group of Year 8 boys have been taking part in a leadership project during their PE lessons, with Lee Caldwell, our Man United Hub Officer. On Friday 4th December they hosted some local primary schools in a football tournament that they had planned. All the leaders were fantastic and were praised by the all the staff watching. Declan fletcher was particularly impressive by taking charge of the tournament and making sure everyone knew what was happening.