Welcome to Knutsford Academy

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 is strengthened even further with our Studio School that provides a range of options to support students who would like to progress to an apprenticeship.

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 2019 we achieved a 100% pass rate for the fifth year in a row in over 30 subjects with 84% of all grades at C or above. At GCSE, results are substantially higher than the national average, in 2019 84% of all grades were a level 4 or above. The ongoing consistent results has seen the Academy feature in the top 100 performing non selective state secondary schools as per The Sunday Times Parentpower school league tables for the last two years, 2020 and 2021.

The short film below provides further information about life here at Knutsford Academy.

Do let us know if you would like to visit the School once we are out of lockdown, I am very proud of our students and their achievements and we would be delighted to show you around.

James Whittaker
Headteacher