Welcome to Co-op Academy Failsworth. It is a privilege to serve
the Academy as Headteacher. My staff and I truly believe Co-op Academy Failsworth is
unique in its care and support for pupils and the quality of learning experiences we can
Our recent Ofsted inspection (May 2016) said "Much of teaching is now
good" and "The leadership team, with strong support from the Interim Executive Board (IEB) and the
Local Authority, have embedded a clear vision and ambition for the future of Failsworth
Ofsted continued by saying "Pupils behave appropriately around the building, where they
are unfailingly polite and respectful" and "Pupils who met with inspectors were of the view that in many classes
work was now harder, questioning more challenging and the marking and feedback they received more
Ofsted recognised "The school is popular with the local community. It is oversubscribed
and the great majority of parents and carers who completed a school parental survey were supportive of the school
and its leadership."
Since our last inspection in May 2016 we have continued with our strong performance and
have seen rises in our results in August 2016 and August 2017.
The central focus at Co-op Academy Failsworth is the achievement of our pupils. This is not solely
defined by academic standards as we recognise that achievement will take many forms depending on the individual
potential, interests and talents of each young person. We want all pupils to fulfil their ambitions whether they be
academic, musical, sporting or creative. We believe a rich and varied curriculum is important to shaping a young
We are very proud of being part of the Co-op Academies Trust. We feel the strong
co-operative ethos this provides is a perfect fit for our Academy.
Please take a look around our website which contains a lot of useful information about the school. I do hope you
find our school website useful. However good a website can be, there is no substitute for experiencing the real
ethos of a school. The atmosphere in this Academy is aspirational, warm, friendly, secure, and purposeful to
Please do contact the school if you need any further information.