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  • Join the Revolution

    Published 24/05/23

    This July, join the revolution that is our joint Trust production of the epic musical – Les Miserables!  Telling the story of one man’s journey of redemption and set against a backdrop of poverty, crime, love, rebellion and death – this show really has something for everyone.  Set to Boublil and Schönberg’s sweeping score, and performed with a live orchestra – our students will bring Les Miserables to life on the stage of the Academy Theatre with flair and passion.  Don’t miss your chance to be part of the revolution – come and join us and ‘hear the people sing’ this July.

    Tickets are just £8/£5 and can be purchased by visiting

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  • Co-op Academy Belle Vue presents… The Little Mermaid Jr!

    Published 12/05/23

    We cannot wait to welcome you into our auditorium for our very first production, The Little Mermaid Jr!

    The show is taking place on Thursday 22nd June and Friday 23rd June. The performance will start at 7pm and will last approximately one hour.

    We’d love to see you there. Tickets are available at 

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  • Les Miserables – A Co-op Academies Trust Production

    Published 10/05/23

    “Do you hear the distant drums?”

    Well – that could be the sound of our first ever Trust production of the smash hit musical Les Miserables drawing closer!  This July, students from all nine of our Greater Manchester academies are coming together to perform this spectacular show in the Academy Theatre at Co-op Academy Manchester.  Accompanied by a full orchestra and with impressive set and technical design, this show is not to be missed.  Tickets are already on sale and are moving fast.  The show runs from Wednesday 12th to Saturday 15th July with performances starting at 7.30pm (and 2.30pm & 7.30pm on Saturday).  Tickets are just £8 (adults) and £5 (concessions).  What better way to support our fantastic students, to witness our first ever joint production and have a great night out! 

    Tickets can be purchased online by visiting

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  • We’ve been to an Eco-conference!​​​​​​​

    Published 25/04/23

    Last week, our Diversity Champions visited Angel Square, Co-op’s Headquarters, to take part in the Co-op Academies Trust’s annual Eco-conference.

    We got to meet students from other Co-op Academies and hear about their current eco-projects, we were inspired by Co-op Academy Manchester’s Living Wall! We also took part in a quiz by Eco-Schools before learning about how we can achieve our Green Flag Accreditation.

    We can’t wait to undertake our very own eco-project over the next year, and work together to ensure Belle Vue goes above and beyond to protect our planet.

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  • The Manchester Giants join us for Family Dining

    Published 31/03/23

    The Manchester Giants, competing in the top-tier British Basketball League, spent Wednesday and Thursday training in our sports hall ahead of their upcoming games against Plymouth City Patriots, Caledonia Gladiators and Cheshire Phoenix. We can’t wait to show our support at these games as the Giants have very kindly given tickets to our students and staff.

    After they had finished training, The Giants joined us for a very special Family Dining. They spent the time chatting with our students before everyone did a Manchester Giants themed basketball quiz. Well done to our winners, 8E, who scored an impressive 100%!

    The Manchester Giants then returned to our sports hall to coach our students on dribbling, passing and shooting. A big thank you to the Giants for supporting and inspiring our students.

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  • We held an Opening Gala!

    Published 03/03/23

    On Wednesday 1 March, we opened our doors for the official Opening Gala of our brand new building on Hyde Road, East Manchester. 

    With local residents, parents, staff and community members in attendance, the night included tours of the multi-million pound facilities, student performances and talks from colleagues, including a speech from the Co-op’s CEO, Shirine Khoury-Haq.

    Our new building has capacity for 1200 students, serving the East Manchester community. It consists of a three-storey main building including reception, community hub, library and dining hall, with teaching and drama blocks. It boasts state of the art sports facilities with Sports England-standard pitches and a multi-use games area.

    The building was constructed by Sir Robert McAlpine, working with Co-op Academies Trust and Manchester City Council. The partnership between the building developers, Council and Trust won the Best Framework Collaboration Project by the Pagabo Awards in 2022.

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  • CARE Principals

    Published 28/02/23

    At Co-op Academy Belle Vue, we care about what we do and how we do things.  This principle of care runs through all that we do.  Staff and students at the academy understand the importance of our eight distinct principles of care, and these help us aim high, work together, do the right thing and create a community where enjoyment and hard work go hand in hand.

    Community, Cooperation

    We add value and raise the standards within our school and the wider community. We work together relentlessly to persue true inclusivity, equity and diversity.

    Ambition, Achievement

    We have the highest ambitions for ourselves and each other. We aim for nothing less than what we are capable of giving.

    Respect, Responsibility

    We have a duty to treat each other with dignity and support at all times. Our high standards mean we make well-informed decisions even when nobody is watching.

    Endeavour, Enjoyment

    We cultivate ‘joyous purpose’ by championing endeavour, ensuring constant engagement through our curriculum.

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  • Community Fridge: Every Monday 10am – 12pm

    Published 03/02/23

    We are delighted to host The Jesuscina Foundation’s Community Fridge every Monday from 10 am – 12 pm. This is open to everyone in our community without any need to be referred to or having to prove eligibility. People can visit and take whatever food they need or donate food to the fridge.

    What is a Community Fridge?

    A Community Fridge is a space where anyone can exchange food that would otherwise go to waste. It’s a way of stopping good food ending up in the bin, and promoting a spirit of sharing and mutual support within a community. They are social spaces which help to reduce food waste, build trust locally and normalise the sharing of foods and other household items. Community Fridges are open to welcoming places open to anyone.

    Why do we need Community Fridges?

    The average UK family wastes £810 a year by throwing away food and drink, and £3 billion is wasted by the food sector. Despite growing awareness of food waste, people and business lack easy ways to pass on food near its ‘sell by’ date to others.

    What’s the Community Fridge Network?

    In 2016, environmental charity Hubbub launched a Community Fridge in Derbyshire to redistribute good food to the community. This generated loads of learnings and insight how to operate a Community Fridge safely. To share these learnings and connect fridge groups,Hubbub set up the free Community Fridge Network with funding from the Big Lottery. Since then, Community Fridges have popped up across the UK helping thousands connect to their communities, access nutritious food, save money and reduce waste.

    How can I support the Community Fridge?

    You can donate food by visiting our main academy reception. Please contact You can see the rules of what you can and can’t donate by visiting

    How can I visit the Community Fridge?

    The Jesuscina Foundation’s community fridge is held in Co-op Academy Belle Vue’s community hub, 450 Hyde Road, M12 4BA. Visitors can use the community entrance that is next to but separate from our main academy entrance.

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  • We’ve moved into our new academy!​​​​​​​

    Published 13/01/23

    We have now moved into our permanent home on Hyde Road. Our new building has capacity for 1200 pupils and consists of a main three-storey building including reception, community hub, library and dining hall, with a teaching block and adjoining drama block. We also have state of the art sports facilities with Sports England-standard pitches and a multi-use games area. It will accommodate a range of sports including tennis, basketball, netball and hockey. These facilities, in addition to the community hub, will be accessible to the East Manchester community.

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  • We’ve launched paid Teaching Internships in Greater Manchester

    Published 09/01/23

    Co-op Academies Trust has been chosen by the Department for Education to run paid Teaching Internships in STEM and Languages across it’s Greater Manchester academies.

    Postgraduate teacher recruitment in 2022-23 was 29% below the Government’s target. This was mainly driven by low recruitment for secondary teachers, where only 59% of trainees needed were recruited. 

    As part of a renewed drive to encourage graduates to go into teaching, the Government is revamping their approach. 

    Teaching Internships were first introduced a number of years ago, but all providers had to reapply for accreditation this year. The subject focus was also widened to include Chemistry and Foreign Languages. 

    Co-op Academies Trust was accredited as a new provider in 2022, joining legacy providers across the region. The trust has 38 Teaching Internships across its 6 Greater Manchester Secondary Schools, in Maths, Physics, Chemistry, Computing and MFL

    With Teaching Internships, graduates get the opportunity to experience a range of activities to help them get a feel for school life.

    The experience provides undergraduates interested in teaching a unique paid teaching experience to help them decide if teaching is the right career choice for them.  

    Internships last for 3 weeks and start from Monday 19th June- Friday 7th July 2023.

    Internships taking place at:
    Co-op Academy Manchester
    Co-op Academy North Manchester
    Co-op Academy Failsworth
    Co-op Academy Belle Vue
    Co-op Academy Swinton
    Co-op Academy Walkden

    Interns are paid £300 per-week whilst they gain new skills and insights into the teaching profession.

    Co-op Academies Trust Teacher Training provision was set up to address the shortfall in teacher recruitment as well as retain more practitioners into the profession.

    Teaching internships play an important role in preparing future teachers for a fulfilling and successful career in teaching. 

    Find out more about our paid Teaching Internships

    Co-op Academies Trust works in partnership with University of Manchester, Manchester Metropolitan University, University of Salford, Bright Futures SCITT and Associated Merseyside Partnership SCITT.

    “At Co-op Academies Trust we are looking to develop outstanding teachers who will deliver the best possible education for all of our pupils and students. The Teaching Internship Programme allows us to introduce potential teachers to the profession whilst they are studying and then support them with their continued ‘Get into Teaching’ journey onto our School Direct ITT Programme.

    “Over the 3 weeks, our interns will receive opportunities to immerse themselves within the profession, give them an understanding of the roles and responsibilities of a teacher, provide them with the opportunity to work with and teach students, develop their subject and pedagogical knowledge and guide them on applying for initial teacher training.”- Andy Gibson, Head of Initial Teacher Training, Co-op Academies Trust

    The deadline to apply is Friday 10th March 2023.

    If you’re thinking of applying, get in touch-

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  • Electives: Animal Club

    Published 25/11/22

    Animal Club is an elective for all students who are passionate about animals.

    Delivered by Ms Bowden, this elective gives students the chance to learn more about the animals we know and love whilst also discovering new species. This week, students have learnt about bird courtship rituals. Their favourite fact is that Manakins can moonwalk and the Lyre bird can mimic sounds like car alarms and camera shutters!

    This elective develops each student’s understanding of various animals and gives them the opportunity to study a new species of their choice.

    Co-op Academy Belle Vue’s electives programme is coordinated by Ms Clarke and Mr Hafekost.

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  • Electives: Community Care

    Published 18/11/22

    Co-op Academy Belle Vue is committed to supporting our local community. Community Care is an elective designed to show students why it’s important to have strong communities.

    Delivered by Mrs Hibbert, the theme of this elective is climate change and sustainability. Students are working to identify ways that we can work together to build stronger and more sustainable communities. The students hear from our Community and Partnerships Manager so they can support our academy with the development of our community plan, but also so they can see there are career opportunities within community care.

    This elective develops each student’s understanding of communities and the need to create sustainable environments, all whilst building team working skills.

    Co-op Academy Belle Vue’s electives programme is coordinated by Ms Clarke and Mr Hafekost.

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