Statutory Information

The following is the information that all Academies should publish on their websites. If further information is required, or you would like it in a different format, please email:

For our policies and procedures please click here.

1.School Contact Details

The Office is staffed from 8.00am – 3.00pm
All other enquiries should be sent by email to

Named Contact: Amy Burton,  P.A. to Head Teacher:

Headteacher: Mr. Mat Galvin

The Macclesfield Academy
Park Lane
SK11 8JR

Tel: 01625 917 377

SENCO: Dr Julie Skarratt Email:

Chair of Governors: Professor Alistair Sutcliffe. Chair’s contact details:

2.Admission Arrangements

Year 6 to 7 – ‘Transition’.

Children in Year 6 can apply to Year 7 at The Macclesfield Academy.  Applications for a place at the Macclesfield Academy are made through Cheshire East Council.

Transition refers to the process of progressing from Primary School to High School.  Activities arranged by The Macclesfield Academy and visits to to The Macclesfield Academy are organised to ensure a smooth progression. Visit The Macclesfield Academy Transition page here.

Please see  the Cheshire East Council website for further details of the applications process and key dates here:

In-Year applications.

You can apply for a school place for other year groups outside of  Year 7 starters in September.  This is called an in-year application.

Please see  the Cheshire East Council website for further details the Fair Access Protocol which applies to in-year admissions:

Click here for information about our Admissions policy 2021-2022

Click here for information about our Admissions policy 2022- 2023

Click here for Appeals form

3. Ofsted reports

Click here for the latest Ofsted reports and information.

4. Exam and Assessment results

Results 2020

2020 Performance & Attainment Headlines
Cohort Summary
Cohort 104
Students achieving a good pass (grade 4 or higher) in English and maths
English 81%
Maths 73%
English and Maths 69%
Students achieving a strong pass (grade 5 or higher) in English and maths
English 63%
Maths 51%
English and Maths 45%
Progress/Attainment 8
Progress 8 + 0.02
Attainment 8 47.90
EBACC Measures
Students Entered For the E-BACC 55%
Students in COHORT Achieving the E-BACC 39%


Students in education or employment after Key Stage 4 TBC


GCSE Results 2018 – 2019 Performance Tables 
2018 – 2019 Performance & Attainment Headlines

(Nov 2019 – unvalidated)

Cohort Summary
Cohort 82
Students achieving a good pass (grade 4 or higher) in English and maths
English 77%
Maths 76%
English and Maths 63%
Students achieving a strong pass (grade 5 or higher) in English and maths
English 59%
Maths 34%
English and Maths 29%
Progress/Attainment 8
Progress 8 -0.10
Attainment 8 44.21
EBACC Measures
Students Entered For the E-BACC 35%
Students in COHORT Achieving the E-BACC 22%
The destinations of students who left the Academy in July 2019 (Data is based on information collected from students, colleges, sixth forms  and apprenticeship providers in October 2019*)
FE College 69%
Sixth Forms 25%
Apprenticeships/ Employment Training 2%
Studying abroad 2%
Destination currently unknown 2%
* Data will be updated as destinations are reported from additional providers

Link to performance tables 2019 Click Here

New GCSEs: Parent Guide to Results Click Here


5. Performance Tables

Click here for a link to The Macclesfield Academy Educational Performance Data.

6. Curriculum

For further information, click here for our curriculum pages.

7. Remote Education

Click here for our information about Remote Education.

8. Behaviour Policy

Click here for our Behaviour Policy

9. Pupil Premium

Pupil Premium information can be found here

10. Yr 7 Catch-up Premium

The literacy and numeracy catch-up premium gives schools additional funding to support Year 7 pupils who did not achieve the expected standard in reading or maths at the end of key stage 2 (KS2).

A pupil awarded a scaled score of 100 or more has met the expected standard.
A pupil awarded a scaled score of 99 or less has not met the expected standard.

The catch-up funding is designed to ensure that students who have not achieved their potential at KS2 are not disadvantaged by this and that the attainment gap between the highest and lowest achieving pupils, in school and nationally, is reduced.

Catch up Premium Report: Maths 2018-2019

Catch up Premium Report : English 2019-2020

11. Coronavirus (COVID-19) catch-up premium

Click here for our Catch up Spending Plan

12.Equality Objectives

Our Equality Policy

13. Special educational needs and disabilities (SEND)

Our SENCO is Dr Julie Skarratt.  To contact, please email: or to book an appointment please call 01625 917 377.

Click here for Our SEND information page.

14. Careers Programme Information

To contact our careers leader: Sally Burgess, please email or phone 01625 917 377. Careers Advice, Information and Guidance can be accessed here. 

15. Complaints Policy

Our complaints policy is here. For all other policies and procedures, please click here.

16. Annual Reports and Accounts

Our Annual Reports and Accounts can be found here.

17. Trustees’ Information and Duties

Up to date information about our board of trustees can be found here.

18.Values and Ethos

We are a welcoming school community which prides itself on every child being known and valued. Our nurturing pastoral ethos has won praise throughout the school’s history and understand the importance of your child feeling safe and supported. Our small school ethos means our teachers quickly learn how to work successfully with your child, building positive working relationships for your child’s school life.

Coupled with this is our driving ambition to maximise the potential of every one of our learners, be they students or staff. We are unapologetic for holding ourselves and our students to the highest standards, demanding and expecting only the very best from each other every single day. We talk about a ‘relentless pursuit of excellence’ and are proud to be a ‘restless school’ which is always seeking to be better.

If you are looking to join our team as a student or colleague, you will find The Macclesfield Academy a supportive learning community in which you will be pushed and nurtured in equal measure.

As parents, we ask you to work closely with us. We are much more effective working as a team to bring the very best out of your child and ask that you support us by holding your child to high standards of presentation in terms of uniform and work ethic e.g., completion of demanding homework. We sanction a lack of effort in lessons or poor behaviour and ask that we stand together to ensure your child has a single message to help them prepare for a successful life after their school days.

19.Requests for Copies

If you would like a copy of the information on our website in an alternative format, please phone 01625 917 377 or email