Based in the heart of the historic town of Knutsford we offer secondary education to over 1200 students aged from 11 to 18 years old. Students joining us in Year 7 spend their first year at the Westfield Drive site settling into life at Knutsford Academy. We welcome students from an extensive range of local primary schools both from within Knutsford but also the local area including Northwich and south west Manchester. In Year 8 students then move to the main site at Bexton Road through to Year 11 and the Sixth Form.
We have extraordinary students here and a talented group of staff, who work hard together to deliver our vision of academic excellence, a strong community and world-class opportunities. We have an enviable track record in preparing our young people for higher education and the world of work, which was strengthened even further with the opening of a Studio School in autumn 2014.
Our expectations are high. We insist on exemplary conduct and encourage all students to do their best in all that they do and to play a full part in the many extra-curricular activities that we offer. Examination results at A Level are consistently very strong – in 2018 we achieved a 100% pass rate for the fourth year in a row with 86% of all grades at C or above. At GCSE, results are substantially higher than the national average, in 2018 80% of all grades were a level 4 or above. The ongoing consistent results has seen the Academy feature as one of the top performing state schools in the country as published in The Sunday Times in both 2016 and 2017.
Do let us know if you would like to visit the School, I am very proud of our students and their achievements and we would be delighted to show you around.