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Headteacher's Welcome

It is a privilege to serve the Academy as Headteacher. My staff and I truly believe Co-op Academy Failsworth is unique in its care and support for pupils and the quality of learning experiences we can provide.

Phill Quirk



Our Academy is a very calm and supportive place in which to learn.  We have an incredible building with modern purpose built facilities which include, 4G pitches and the Sports Campus.

The central focus at Co-op Academy Failsworth is the achievement of our pupils.  This is not solely defined by academic standards as we recognise that achievement will take many forms depending on the individual potential, interests and talents of each young person.  We want all pupils to fulfil their ambitions whether they be academic, musical, sporting or creative.  We believe a rich and varied curriculum is important to shaping a young person’s potential.

We are very proud of being part of the Co-op Academies Trust and we feel the strong co-operative ethos this provides is a perfect fit for our Academy. We have adopted the Co-op ways of being as a guide for life in the Academy.  

They are: 

  • Show you care
  • Do what matters most
  • Be yourself always
  • Succeed together

As a parent myself, I understand the importance of selecting a secondary school. Please take a look around our website which contains a lot of useful information about the Academy.  I do hope you find our academy website useful.  However good a website can be, there is no substitute for experiencing the real ethos of a school.  The atmosphere in this Academy is aspirational, warm, friendly, secure and purposeful to support learning. 

Please do contact the school if you need any further information.

Phill Quirk