About Us

Why we are different

We believe the majority of learning happens beyond the classroom. This is why we are open 50 weeks of the year 7 days a week up to 14 hours a day as a community hub. We will never close the door to opportunity.

What We Do

The school is open 50 weeks of the year 7 days a week up to 14 hours a day.

200 children and young people take part in holiday programmes throughout the school holidays

40 Voluntary Community Faith sector organisations deliver their services from the Academy

500 older community members attend our heritage and social activities organised as part of the ‘Once Upon a Time’ project.

1400 residents of all ages attend these community groups at MCA outside of school hours

Our Family Zone includes MCA and 16 Primary Schools stretching across North Manchester, working together to support children, their siblings and families from cradle to career. Click here to see all the family zone schools

350 adults attend MCA to gain accredited qualifications. Over half are parents

9 Forest Schools across the Family Zone open to the community. click here to find out more

Manchester Communication Academy Community

Silchester Drive, Harpurhey, Manchester, M40 8nt.

0161 202 0161

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