Vision and Values

Co-op Academy Walkden will be an outstanding learning community, which is ambitious, safe, and inclusive, underpinned by our strong co-operative values.

We will relentlessly focus on what matters most and ensure that:

  • Our curriculum is rich, purposeful, and inspiring.
  • Every child has the opportunity to develop the knowledge, skills, and character that will prepare them for their next steps in life.
  • We provide thoughtful, engaging, and interesting opportunities beyond the classroom, which extend learning and develop students’ personal attributes and skills.
  • Through their experience at Co-op Academy Walkden, students will have enhanced chances and opportunities for success in their next steps in life.

Our students deserve an education that is second to none, at an academy that both they and the wider community are proud to call their own. 


Ways of Being

At Co-op Academy Walkden, we embrace the Co-op 4 ways of being.

Do what matters most

Be yourself, always

Show you care

Succeed together

We are part of the Co-op Academies Trust. This is a group of academies united by the values underpinning the co-operative movement.

Our sponsors work closely with us. They support us in making key decisions and in improving standards for everyone. Representatives from the Co-op are on the governing body, as well as parents/carers and staff.