St Anne’s Academy fosters close links with the local community and continually explores new ways to develop and strengthen positive relationships with key stakeholders including students, their families and local community groups.  The Academy also holds regular fund-raising events to support local and national charities with ideas and requests often coming from our own students.

Here are some examples of our regular community events and Love Thy Neighbour projects:

  • Y10 Heroes: Christmas meal for elderly members of Demesne Community Centre
  • Donation of food by students and staff to Middleton Foodbank during Harvest
  • Y9: Weekly luncheon club for members of Demesne Community Centre as part of their community project for YLA award
  • Y10 & Y11: Christmas Meal for the Homeless prepared by Academy students as part of their community project for YLA
  • Operation Christmas Child Project by Samaritan Purse
  • All: Whole school Love thy Neighbour projects such as Harvest foodbank collection, Operation Christmas Child and 40 Acts Challenge over Lent


About The Heroes Journey

The Heroes Journey is a leadership and volunteering programme involving two-year groups – Year 10 supporting Year 7.  Heroes training helps the volunteer Heroes discover the skills they will need to help make a difference to themselves and other people.  We initially look at influencing factors and what attributes they will need to become successful.  They will gain confidence in speaking in small groups and leading 1:1 sessions.  We provide resources for the Heroes to help in tutor time, ongoing mentoring and delivering assemblies.  Heroes will work with our community both internally and externally delivering key messages of ‘Love thy Neighbour’ throughout the year.

All our Year 10 Heroes will be working towards gaining an ASDAN qualification.  

As the Page Turns

This is the Heroes’ Reading and Homework Club for Year 7, every Wednesday in the Year 11 study zone from 2.40pm to 3.20pm  

The Heroes’ Reading and Homework programme is a great way of improving literacy.  The Heroes are trained to support Year 7 with their reading.  Older students are natural role models for younger students and young people often find communicating with peers a lot easier.  Heroes develop a range of interpersonal skills as well as enhanced responsibility.

St Anne's Church of England Academy is proud to be part of the Cranmer Education Trust

Cranmer Education Trust is a company limited by guarantee and an exempt charity registered in England. Company registration number: 07687709. Registered Office: Cranmer Education Trust, c/o The Blue Coat School, Egerton Street, Oldham OL1 3SQ. The website address is and the phone number 0161 785 5082.