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Co-op Academy Walkden

Where we believe in creating opportunities

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Where talented staff guide students to succeed

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Welcome to

Co-op Academy Walkden

Co-op Academy Walkden, on Old Clough Lane serves Walkden, Worsley, Linnyshaw, Roe Green, Ellenbrook, and Boothstown.

We have almost 1500 students from 11-16. Our academy focuses on academic success underpinned by outstanding careers support and extra curricular activities, building the whole person. As part of the Co-op Academy Trust, we have strong support and are underpinned by co-operative values.

A Warm Welcome
From our Headteacher

Matt Hacker, Headteacher

A warm welcome to Co-op Academy Walkden. We hope you find our website useful and that you enjoy reading more about our community and the values that make us unique. 2024 marks my fifth year as Principal at Co-op Academy Walkden and I am incredibly proud and privileged to be leading the amazing young people who walk through our doors everyday. In my 26 year career, I have gained a wide experience of teaching and leading, however having grown up in the area, I also feel a deep sense of purpose as Principal of this Academy. This community is special to me and I strongly believe that the children of Walkden and the surrounding areas deserve a school which is second to none.

Our School Overview


GCSE Subjects

Students who get L4 or above in English

Students who get L4 or above in Maths

​​​​​​​What do people say?

Pupils at Co-op Academy Walkden quickly become part of the school community, and staff encourage them to ‘be yourself, always’. This is an inclusive school where pupils share positive and respectful relationships with their peers and teachers. Staff take the time to get to know pupils and their families well. There is a culture of high aspiration.

Ofsted 2023

Leaders set increasingly high expectations for the learning and behaviour of all pupils. They have cultivated a kind and considerate school community where pupils feel safe and happy. Lessons are focused, and pupils rarely disrupt them by off-task behaviour. Pupils, including those with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND), engage enthusiastically in their learning and are well motivated to succeed. Increasingly, they benefit from leaders’ raised expectations of what they can achieve academically.

Ofsted 2023

Leaders have thought creatively about how to help pupils to have access to all that school life has to offer. For example, pupils who struggle to get to school benefit from a bicycle scheme that also teaches them how to maintain and fix the bicycles. Pupils, especially those who attend the specially resourced provision for pupils with SEND (specially resourced provision), value the array of clubs and activities which leaders organise for them.

Ofsted 2023

Pupils take part in library activities, for example as reading ambassadors. They enjoy participating in reading events, such as spelling bees and the Salford Children’s Book Award.

Ofsted 2023

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