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Welcome to MEA Central!

Posted on: 27/09/2016

Welcome to the website for MEA Central, a brand new secondary academy opening in September 2017 to serve the Manchester communities of Fallowfield, Rusholme, Withington and Levenshulme.

As CEO of the Altius Trust and Principal of our existing school Manchester Enterprise Academy (MEA) in Wythenshawe, I am excited and proud to introduce this brand new academy to you. MEA Central will be co-educational, offering an initial 210 places to Year 7 boys and girls in 2017-18, and we have received an overwhelming reception from local partners and parents which emphasises the demand in the area for a non-denominational, mixed-gender high school.

MEA and MEA Central are founded on our vision of a fantastic future for all our students. This vision is easy to understand, but complex to achieve, as the future evolves so rapidly around us. Our students have to adapt in order to build themselves a secure and resilient future. Our vision underpins all we do, and the starting point is excellent academic results. With an innovative curriculum and high expectations in terms of commitment and hard work, we strive to make sure our students can compete with their peers nationally and internationally. We reinforce “the MEA Way” at all times to our students.

The business partners who lead the Altius Trust help us to complement academic achievement with the other skills that employers now demand from their staff. Enterprising, entrepreneurial and networking skills, team working, presenting information and project management are all part of our Fantastic Futures curriculum; and this, allied to our Pastoral Pledges, helps us develop confident young leaders throughout the Academy. Our flagship school in Wythenshawe was awarded “Secondary School of the Year” in 2015-16 and is currently having £12 million invested into the site to ensure we can continue to deliver a fantastic education to our students.

If you are interested in applying for your child to join MEA Central, please note that we expect demand for our places to be high. Applications are made through the Manchester City Council application form – on the online application, please choose “Manchester Enterprise Academy Central”.

Thank you for visiting our website. We will keep you posted on here, and via social media, about the construction progress of MEA Central and share other Altius Trust news with you.

We hope you will consider making us your first choice for a fantastic future, but in the meantime, if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

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