What our students have to say

I like being at the academy, the teachers are great and they are really supportive.

I have enjoyed my start to the Academy, I have made new friends and I am enjoying school now more than I ever have. Teachers and staff are here to help me if I need them.

I gets lots of help at the Academy. I like coming in to see the teachers and to learn. I really enjoy my lessons and find that the topics I am learning across my subjects challenge me.

I really enjoy coming to school, the assemblies and lessons are interesting. I really like the teachers because they are supportive. I have made lots of new friends who I enjoy spending my lunch times with.

A message from the Headteacher

Welcome to St Anne’s Church of England Academy part of The Cranmer Education Trust. We are really excited that your child will be joining us in September. St Anne’s has gone through a great deal of change over the last few years and we now offer our students a really well balanced curriculum offer. It is really important to us that both children and parents feel ready to make the step from Primary to Secondary school and arrive with the confidence to make the most of the opportunities St Anne's has to offer. I’m really looking forward to getting to know you and your child and I am confident that our transition programme will ensure your child has the very best start. I am looking forward to meeting all our Year 6 families really soon,

Mr Heyes

From Primary to Secondary School

Welcome to St Anne’s Academy, we are really looking forward to your child becoming part of the St Anne’s family. Preparing for the move from primary to secondary school is very exciting but a little daunting. We work really hard to make sure that every child who joins us feels well prepared. Children joining St Anne’s Academy all have the opportunity to build relationships with us and learn about the next stages of their education. We want to help them secure the best possible qualifications, as well as supporting them to develop their passions, talents and interests and grow to become even more valuable members of the community.

At St Anne's Academy we have taken huge steps to ensure students come through our door as a Year 7 student ready and prepared for Secondary School life. We are currently working with a number of our Primary Schools in the area with students from Year 6. The work we do is vital in making the transition from Primary to Secondary education and building their confidence.


Rest assured we will write to you to provide important updates on plans to open in line with government guidelines as soon as we are able to, but in the meantime do visit weekly: Website and Twitter for regular updates.


If you have any questions please email transition@stannesacademy.org.uk or you can contact us at the Academy on 0161 643 2643.


Year 6 Transition Evening

If you missed our Year 6 Transition Evening live event, you can access a recording by clicking on the link below.

Message from the Pastoral Year Leader

It is with great pleasure that I introduce myself as your child's Pastoral Year Lead.

We are looking forward to meeting your child when they join the Academy, hearing about what they have been doing at home with you and getting to know them. We appreciate that you and your child may feel a little worried about joining us at the Academy, but we are confident that when your child joins us, they will feel well supported and a part of the St Anne’s family. The transition process gives us an opportunity for us all to get to know one another.

Please click on the video link below to hear more from me.

Mrs M Howard
Year 7 Pastoral Year Leader

Use the two tabs at the bottom of the page to navigate your way through to our dedicated 'Year 6 Common Room' and 'Parent Room'. Both sections include more information on the transition process from the viewpoint of the student and parent.

Click on the links below to access the dedicated pages that are filled with lots of engaging activities