What our students say about us


Luke Broadrick -Year 7

I’m writing to tell you a bit about my life here at Macclesfield Academy. First of all, it is a lot bigger here. Even though it is the smallest school in Macclesfield it’s still quite big; but don’t worry! All the older students are friendly and willing to help you when you are lost. Plus even if you are a bit late to the lessons the teacher wont mind when yours just settling in. Also the teachers won’t give you any homework for a few weeks unless they forget and give it you anyway. At break time you can do lots of things like go and play football on the astoturf (if you have your own ball and trainers) and netball (again if you have your own trainers)


Eden Phillips – Year 7

I’m having a great time at Macclesfield Academy. I have made loads of new friends and I still have my old ones though. On day 1 I was nervous scared there were so many people who were older than me.  I had old changed. I was the oldest at Hollinhey but now I’m the youngest. At first it took me by surprise I wasn’t sure about things. I wished I was older but after a week I got used to it and knew where to go and all of a sudden I felt like I had been there my whole life it just seemed normal.

I’ve surprisingly not got lost in this big school I think it’s useful only having 3 lessons a day it means I only have 3 chances to get lost. The lessons are all great and I love the fact that I’m being treated more like an adult, it’s a nice feeling knowing that my life is all set for the next 5 years.

Darren Bayley Heavans

Darren Bayley-Heavens -Year 8

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.

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.

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”