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Our Site assistant Luke Spiby recently ran the Manchester Marathon(26.2miles) on Sunday 19th April. The race started and finished at Old Trafford football stadium with 7873 entrants. Luke finished 722 in the time of 3h 7m 37s, which puts him in the top 10% of finishers. In doing this he shaved 33 minutes of his personal best time. Luke’s next race is the Chester half Marathon on May 17th.

For all his running Luke has so far raised £255 for Genetic Disorder UK. From everybody at the Academy well done Luke and we wish all the bets for future races.


Hubble25 Visits

First images and challenge from Mr Smith’s and Mr Sibbald’s trip to MMU for the 25th anniversary of the Hubble telescope.
‘Student challenge – how can we get the Space Shuttle to the International Space Station with the Hubble Telescope on board?’

MCPA- Admissions 2015

Are you looking for a reception place for your son /daughter?

Disappointed that you didn’t get your school of choice?

Why not consider Manchester Communication Primary Academy?

 We opened our doors in September 2014 and will be moving into our brand new building in September 2015. Our current cohort of children are delightful, they love learning and are making excellent progress. Why not come and see for yourself, please contact Sarah Dockray by calling MCA on 01612020161 or by email – s.dockray@mca.manchester.sch.uk

Sarah will be happy to organize a visit or support you with the application process.


Junior Chefs Competition

On the 30th March 2015, MCA cookery teacher Amy Jones took three GCSE Catering students to the Hopwood Hall Schools Masterchef competition.
The three students were:
Nashe Chizema (Y11)
Warren Howard (Y9)
Imaan Zulfiqar (Y9)
The students were determined, tenacious and resilient throughout the competition and were a credit to MCA. They demonstrated their passion for food through their creative ideas and produced dishes of a high quality on the day.
Unfortunately we didn’t come home with any trophies but please do congratulate these students on their hardwork – they competed admirably against the best of other schools in the Middleton and Rochdale area.



Urban Crew ESA Day


On Friday 20th March, MCA played host to over 100 children from ten local primary schools as part of the Urban Crew ESA Day.  The Urban Crew project is a citizenship programme which engages year 5/6 children from primary schools within the North Manchester area.  The children take part in various activities throughout the year in order to complete challenges from the ASDAN Key Steps Award, which leads to an accreditation equivalent to one unit of a GCSE.


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Easter Revision Sessions

I am pleased to inform you of a number of revision sessions that will be taking place throughout the Easter Holidays for year 11 students. Your child will receive personal invites to specific sessions across all subject areas running between 9am and 1pm. In addition to the planned sessions The Workshop will be open throughout the holidays and staff will be available to support your child with their revision and any other outstanding work. Please see the overview of each session below:

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Jam Packed @ MCA

On Friday 27th March teachers from across Greater Manchester were invited to join us delivering Computing lessons with groups of 50 Y9 students from MCA (morning) and 30 Y5 children from St. Augustine’s C of E Primary (afternoon) as part of the ‘Hack To The Future’ event. Several families attended our Friday night ‘Family Hack Jam’ between 6 – 9pm on the same day. Three events were held over 2 days at MCA listed as ‘Hack To The Future’, ‘Family Hack Jam’ and ‘Raspberry Jam’.

The ‘Jam Packed’ Computing Project is funded by the Department for Education, Raspberry Pi Foundation and RM Education.  RM have planned this 18-month tour with 18 free Jam Packed Community Computing Festivals.

Over 100 visitors came along on Saturday to discover more about the potential of the Raspberry Pi computer at the ‘Raspberry Jam’ event including delegations from Northern Ireland, Stafford and Liverpool!