Trust congratulates Academy students on their amazing success!
Manchester’s Health Academy, the first NHS led Academy in the country has today marked a successful first year with amazing GCSE results. 41% of the Academy’s Year 11 group of students achieved 5 or more A*-C grades at GCSE, including English and Maths with an overall 72% of students gaining 5 A*-C in all subjects.
Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is the main sponsor for the Manchester Health Academy, with additional support from the co-sponsors, Manchester College and Manchester City Council. David Cain, Director of Regeneration and Charities at CMFT, and Chairman of the Academy was at the Moor Road campus this morning to congratulate the students.
Recognising the achievement of the students and the Academy he said: “The Manchester Health Academy is the first Academy nationally to be sponsored by the NHS and has demonstrated how young people can benefit from enhancing their learning through partnership with such an influential employer. This encouraging start will not only benefit the individual young people but will have a positive impact on the wellbeing of their families and the wider community. The Health Academy is also ideally positioned to become a hub for its local community due to its excellent community sports facilities and the new district library.”
The Principal, Barry Burke, said “I am delighted with the achievement of all our students who have benefited from the Academy’s drive for excellence. They have not only achieved their personal best, but have also exceeded the very challenging targets set by the Academy in our first year.”
He continued: “The support we get from the Trust is incredible, we couldn’t ask for anymore. Whatever the aspirations these young people have, the NHS can provide it; not just working as doctors and nurses, but in anything from transport to maintaining medical equipment.”
As part of the ongoing partnership between the Trust and the Academy, students have had the opportunity to not only learn about things in the classroom but to come here and experience it first hand; speaking to staff and undertaking practical demonstrations. A number of students have also undertaken work placements at the Trust.
The fantastic GCSE results come as the staff and students prepare to move into their new £20m state of the art building on Moor Road. This investment in West Wythenshawe will support the development of a curriculum which will lead to even greater success. Students who succeed with their GCSEs will benefit from the opportunity to access the Health Academy’s Sixth Form, specialising in Sport Science and Health related courses at levels 2 and 3.
The Manchester Health Academy looks forward to opening the doors of its new building to students on the 8th September.