What our students say about us


Kyle Whiston, Lead Prefect for Student Voice

I joined Student Voice two-and-a-half years ago when I was put forward as a Form Captain by my form tutor and since then I have never looked back. I asked to be a Form Captain because I was interested in the way the school operates and performs and during this time I have done many amazing things with the Student Voice group. I have a passion for how the school is run and ensuring that everyone is happy within the school. I feel that Student Voice is extremely important because it allows students to make decisions that involve them and put suggestions forward on how the student body feels the school should be run. These changes are often made to benefit the school and it is these decisions that keep me looking forward to more.

My time at the Academy:  I joined The Macclesfield Academy in September 2011 because I felt the school prospectus had many opportunities for the newcomers to the school; from there the entirety of Year 7 put our trust into Mr Hedge. Since then I have gained 4 GCSEs and will take another 7 GCSEs this summer. I am proud to be a member of the first year to begin at this school as an Academy and I honestly think that the school has been really successful and will continue to become one of the best in the country.

A little more about me:  I enjoy using computers in my free time and I am a member of 201 Squadron Macclesfield ATC. I would like to pursue a career as a pilot and I am hoping to move onto A levels next year. I have thoroughly enjoyed my time at the Academy and would definitely recommend this school to anyone who is thinking about joining in the future.


Josh Spencer, Year 9

I enjoy languages and I can speak a lot of different languages. Here at the Academy I feel that teachers are very supportive. I enjoy the lessons and the staff have helped me build up my confidence. I think students here achieve high grades.


Darren Bayley Heavans

Darren Bayley-Heavens

I am in Year 8 and School has been better than Primary because we have a timetable and we have meals in the canteen. My favourite lessons are PE, Computer Science and English. We get to go on trips and I have made lots of friend from other schools.

Comments from our Year 7s:

“When I moved from my primary school to Macclesfield Academy, I was welcomed and everybody was friendly. Also, since I have been here, I have felt like I was part of the schools family”
“My grades have gone up a lot here, especially since the teachers see me as more than just a number in a school full of other numbers”
“This school inspires me to do things I thought I was not capable of doing. If there was a prize for the best school, Macclesfield Academy would win! Thank you for being there for me!”
“I have the best education here and the teachers are helpful”

“This school is great, it is exciting, fun and interesting”