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We are in the top 20% of schools nationally for progress!

Essa Academy is celebrating its fantastic Progress 8 data for 2019. Following the data release from the Department of Education, it is now in the top 20% of schools nationally for progress.

Principal, Martin Knowles - “This is wonderful news and another great step on our journey to outstanding. Progress measures highlight how much progress students have made on their five-year journey at secondary school. The partnership between students, staff, parents, carers and Bolton Council means our students achieve better than their peers nationally. These results are incredible and I am very, very proud. To be in the top 20% of schools is truly remarkable!”.

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Read more about it on The Bolton News

"I am delighted to welcome you to Essa Academy.  Essa Academy is an integral part of our locality and together we will ensure Essa continues to be a school we are all proud of."

Martin Knowles - Principal


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Why SLT and Governors are key to promoting the arts

Martin Knowles, headteacher of Essa Academy in Bolton, has long been a proponent of the arts. At the end of his first year as headteacher, he made art lessons compulsory. Find out more about spreading the arts in schools here.

Researchers in Schools

Case Study

Researchers in Schools has been working with Essa Academy since 2018, having partnered with the Alliance for learning SCITT since 2015.

Read the case study here.

GCSE Results Day 2019

Our best results ever!

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