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  • Script to Screen - A Student's review

    Published 13/07/24
    Earlier this year, Year 10 Student Grace attended a careers trip to Salford University where she took part in a Script to Screen workshop. Grace has kindly shared her experience with us below.
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  • European Junior Champion - Amelie

    Published 13/07/24

    You may have seen or heard about one of our incredible students at Co-op Academy Walkden recently. Amelie is an up-and-coming big star in the swimming world, and you can read below how there is nothing stopping this young lady from reaching the top of her game.

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  • Being Walkden 28th June 2024

    Published 28/06/24

    Please read below for this week's updates and news from a very busy couple of weeks at the Academy.

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  • Our Girl - Adventure in Canada

    Published 25/06/24

    We are incredibly proud of one of our Student Cadets Sophia who has been selected from 300 applicants to be a part of Exercise Oak Leaf.
    The Expedition Team Leader Course provides cadets an opportunity to cultivate outdoor leadership skills and develop as a specialist with the skills and subject matter knowledge to perform the duties of an Expedition Team Leader within the Army Cadet Program. Activities include navigation, a 12-day expedition, adventure training, leadership, and instructional technique. The exercise may also include Mountain Biking and Water Sports.

    Sophia is one of only 20 cadets who will spend 4 weeks in Canada
    learning some key life skills and resilience. Along with Sophia and her
    Family, we are so very proud of the work Sophia has put in to get to this
    stage and we cannot wait to follow this journey with her.


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  • Being Walkden 14th June 24

    Published 14/06/24

    Please see our latest Being Walkden Newsletter with updates and highlights from the last two weeks

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  • Being Walkden

    Published 24/05/24

    We are thrilled to share with you our latest edition of Being Walkden, our Academy Newsletter.

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  • Transition Induction Letter

    Published 21/05/24

    Further information for our Year 6 students due to join Co-op Academy Walkden in September 2024

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  • Being Walkden

    Published 10/05/24

    Please read our fortnightly newsletter, Being Walkden!

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  • Being Walkden

    Published 26/04/24

    This fortnight's 'Being Walkden' Newsletter - Out now

    Find out about updates, announcements and celebrating successes.

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  • Being Walkden Newsletter

    Published 28/03/24

    Spring term Newsletter - Being Walkden is out now.

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  • Newsletter February 2024

    Published 14/02/24

    A note from your Principal

    Dear parent/carer

    Welcome to our latest newsletter. It's now the end of the first half term and our pupils are ready for a break and a very busy few weeks, not least for our Year 11 pupils who have now finished their first two weeks of mock exams. Over the coming half term break, there are a lot of additional sessions available to Year 11 students to support their preparation for exams, but we also hope they will take a much needed break too. We wish them the best of luck as they enter the final week of exams the week after half term. 


    I want to thank all parents and carers for your patience with our switch to Arbor. We now have the vast majority of pupils and parents with access now and quickly becoming more familiar with all the features. We will continue to support those pupils and parents/carers who haven't been able to gain access yet, so that everyone has access to all the information they need and to support more effective communications via Arbor.

    New Parent Governor

    Following our recent ballot for a new parent governor, I can now announce that our newly elected parent governor will be Paul Davies. Paul will no doubt make a brilliant contribution to the Academy Governing Council (AGC). I would like to thank all candidates for their nominations and for our wider community for engaging in the ballot. Further details regarding Governance can be found on our website here.

    Parking and Road Safety

    I have previously written to you regarding parking at the end of the school day, which has presented some on-going safety concerns. I want to reiterate that parking on-site at the end of the day is for the taxis for pupils in The HIVE only. Any other pickups by parents and carers must be on the local roads please. This means that the car park and exits are kept as car free as possible for our students leaving the site. I think we can all agree that our students need to be kept as safe as possible and we all have responsibility to ensure this is the case. We are exploring plans for the installation of a barrier at the exit to Old Clough Lane in the future.

    Year 9 Options

    Our Year 9’s are about to begin the process of choosing their options for the next 2 years. If your child is in Year 9, we look forward to welcoming you to our Options Evening on the first Thursday after half term (29th February) from 4pm-7pm. This will be a great opportunity to hear how the Options process works and to hear more information about the courses on offer from subject leaders.

    I hope you enjoy the newsletter and I wish you all a brilliant half term break.

    Matt Hacker


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  • Arbor Update February 2024

    Published 02/02/24

    Please find below a letter from your Principal, Mr Hacker about some updates on the new Arbor database 

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