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Copley Academy

URN: 139294

Address: Huddersfield Road, Stalybridge, Cheshire, SK15 3RR

Rating and reports

Inspection outcome

The overall outcome of the inspection on 30 November 2021 was:

Requires Improvement

Quality of education:

Requires Improvement

Behaviour and attitudes:

Requires Improvement

Personal development:


Leadership and management:

Requires Improvement

Requires Improvement

All reports

  1. Full inspection: Requires ImprovementFull inspection, PDF - 02 February 2022
  2. Monitoring visit Monitoring visit, PDF - 26 February 2021
  3. Monitoring visit Monitoring visit, PDF - 14 December 2020
  4. Monitoring visit Monitoring visit, PDF - 02 March 2020
  5. Monitoring visit Monitoring visit, PDF - 11 November 2019
  6. Monitoring visit Monitoring visit, PDF - 16 May 2019
  7. Full inspection: InadequateFull inspection, PDF - 04 December 2018
  8. Monitoring visit Monitoring visit, PDF - 24 July 2017
  9. Academy conversion letter Academy conversion letter, PDF - 06 February 2013
  10. Opened
  11. Previously Copley High School Closed

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About Copley Academy

  • Type: Academy
  • Boarding: No
  • Religious character: Does Not Apply
  • Local authority: Tameside


  • Age Range: 11 - 16
  • Gender: Mixed
  • Number of pupils: 603
  • School capacity: 900


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  • Address: Huddersfield Road, Stalybridge, Cheshire, SK15 3RR
  • Region: North West

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