The Co-operative

Our academies strive to provide an outstanding education for all our learners, founded on co-operative values, at the heart of the community, welcoming to adults and children of all faiths and none.

They are a safe environment where adults are dedicated to protecting the rights,
meeting the needs and supporting the aspirations of children.

Mags Bradbury

The Co-operative is proud to sponsor three academies, The Co-operative Academy of Manchester, The Co-operative Academy of Stoke-on-Trent and the Co-operative Academy of Leeds.

Education is one of the co-operative principles and has always been a part of our way of doing business.

The Co-operative is proud to sponsor our academies and these schools are delivering amazing opportunities to young people and provide an inspiration to us in how we strive to be better.

Our academies are inclusive schools, open to students of all abilities and backgrounds. The academies use their specialism’s in business to bring learning to life.

Our academies will contribute to the regeneration of the local communities by providing a range of extended services and activities. Students will be encouraged to develop projects, programmes and services that support the local community.

We believe we have a lot to offer our academies: a strong ethical stance; willingness and an ability to share our expertise, the opportunity to engage with a business; a unique way of engaging pupils, parents and local communities.

To find out more about our academies, please click on the links above.

Mags Bradbury
Academy Programme Manager

The Co-operative is working with Leeds City Council to develop a Primary Academy in Leeds, which will bring together Brownhill, Oakwood and Woodlands Primary Schools. We are keen to hear what you think of our proposals.

You can read more about The Co-operative’s vision for the Academy by clicking on the links below.

If you have further questions or comments, please email

Consultation on the conversion of Oakwood Primary School has been extended until 28 October 2012. To let us know what you think, please complete our survey.

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