The Fallibroome Academy
Cheshire East, United Kingdom
About The Fallibroome Academy
The Fallibroome Academy is a thriving and successful 11-18 mixed comprehensive school. We currently have 1,499 students, including a flourishing Sixth Form of 320 which continues to grow as we expand the range of courses available to students.
We are hugely popular in the local area and the number of applications for entry into Year 7 regularly exceeds the places available. Our intake is non-selective and varied, including children from a wide range of homes and backgrounds and from up to 27 different primary schools.
The school is situated in a very pleasant area on the edge of Macclesfield within easy reach of the Peak District National Park and with good access to Manchester, Chester and North Wales. Adjoining the school is Macclesfield Leisure Centre, with its excellent pool, athletics track and other sporting facilities. We are fortunate to have extensive playing fields, creating a feeling of space, and the school site is most attractive with open farmland to the rear and views of the nearby hills. By any standards, the school is a desirable working environment with well-designed buildings and an enviable situation on the western side of the town.
Fallibroome originally opened in 1978 in temporary accommodation and moved to the present site as a new purpose-built comprehensive school in September 1979.
Following a period of six years’ grant maintained status from 1993, we became a Foundation School in 1999 and were approved as an Academy in September 2010. Following a rigorous selection process, we were designated a Teaching School in September 2011. Our designation as a Performing Arts College contributed significantly to the culture and success of the school.
The school is also a Champion School for the Whole Education Network. This powerful collaboration is committed to promoting the importance of building students’ skills, attitudes and attributes in addition to the highest academic standards. The partnership of Champion Schools provides a valuable source of inspiration and innovation.