Our Partners


The Macclesfield Academy Learning Community (MALC) is a vibrant partnership of the Academy and its partner primary schools: Ash Grove, Gawsworth, Hollinhey, Ivy Bank, Parkroyal and Wincle. Together we work on a variety of issues of benefit to us all, including assessment, provision for the most able, S.E.N.D, staff training and holiday schools. Our transition programme is an important part of this partnership and ensures that all of our Year 7 children join us with a strong sense of what it is like to be an Academy student.

Macclesfield College

Macclesfield College has sponsored the Academy since we opened in 2011. The College appoints the majority of our governors and has played a key role in determining our core values and setting our strategy. In particular, the emphasis the College placed on innovation as we were setting up the Academy played an important part in shaping our curriculum, which is one of the foundations of our success.

University of Manchester

The Macclesfield Academy is a highly valued ITE Partner of the PGCE Secondary Programme at Manchester Institute of Education, School of Environment, Education and Development, University of Manchester.

Aspirer Teaching Alliance

The Aspirer Teaching Alliance is a Primary led collaboration between schools in Cheshire East and surrounding boroughs, led by Ash Grove Academy in Macclesfield.

Sport England

Working with our PE department to change attitudes to PE and foster more enjoyment of sport. https://www.sportengland.org/news/major-teacher-training-project-targets-improving-attitude-to-physical-education-in-schools

STEM Learning

Working with us to achieve a world-leading STEM education for all young people across the UK.

Maths Hubs

The Maths Hubs Programme brings together mathematics education professionals in a collaborative national network.

Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families

Schools in Mind is a free network for education professionals which shares practical, academic and clinical expertise about mental health and wellbeing in schools and FE colleges.