The Manchester Communication Academy is a mixed, non-selective new secondary school serving local children in Harpurhey, at the heart of the North Manchester Regeneration Framework Zone.
Designed to be inclusive and embrace the objectives of the North Manchester Strategic Framework, the project looks to strengthen the existing local community spirit and participation, supporting North Manchester’s role as a residential area, creating a healthy, sustainable communities.
The design of the school evolved through intense workshops with the school’s staff. These workshops developed and implemented the innovative concept of Agile Learning Zones i.e. learning spaces that are flexible and support a multitude of teaching and learning methods.
The Academy is sponsored by BT, its specialism being communication studies both spoken and listening, languages, drama, media, presentation skills, and information communication technology.