Unsworth Academy

Our Outstanding Curriculum


The curriculum at Unsworth Academy is broad, balanced and exciting.

Through an array of subjects at Key Stage 3 our expert teachers ensure learners foster a love of learning, are intellectually challenged and lay foundation building blocks for future success.

A pre-options Year 9 see learners formulate pathway plans in order to bridge to Key Stage 4.
In Years 10 and 11 our learners embrace personalised subject combinations, designed to maximise potential and lead to bespoke post 16 training/education and bright futures.

Throughout this journey at Unsworth Academy, our learners’ experiences are enhanced by awesome extra-curricular opportunities. Before school, lunchtime and after school our activities encompass a range of interests from computer coding to reading class novels to championing sports skills (and much more!)
Furthermore, learners are guided at each stage to focus on their futures through our high quality careers programme. We pledge that from Year 7 all learners will participate in at least one meaningful encounter with an employer every school year as we benchmark our provision against the Gatsby Charitable Foundation requirements.
Our curriculum is outstanding!


To equip learners with the tools to express themselves creatively


To empower learners to be confident global citizens with a passion for the written word and an ability to communicate expertly


To create geographical thinkers, who understand the inter-relationships between the environmental, social and economic challenges that face us in the 21st century


To empower learners to understand how the past impacts the current and prepares the future so they are able to critically analyse the world around them


To immerse learners in language and culture so that they broaden horizons and confidently risk take in their communications


To consolidate numerical processes and develop a resilience to the challenges of problem solving and mathematical reasoning


To explore the diverse nature of human experience to encourage learners to mature in relation to their own patterns of belief and behaviour


To remove barriers for SEND learners so they may achieve to their full potential and become confident independent learners with strong self-esteem


To develop social, cognitive and emotional skills that encourage a lifelong passion for sport, health and fitness



To develop knowledge and understanding of technological concepts alongside practical abilities



To develop in learners the scientific powers of enquiry, exploration, investigation, evaluation and resilience


Personal Development

To ensure the school’s curriculum extends beyond the academic, supports learners to develop their character and prepares learners for future success for life in modern Britain.

GCSE Results 2021


Entering EBacc

EBacc Average Points Score


Grade 5 or above in English & Maths GCSE


Maths 4+ (Standard Pass)

Progress 8 Score

Attainment 8 Score


% Staying in Education or Entering Employment


English 4+ (Standard Pass)

Get In Touch

Location: Unsworth Academy, Parr Lane, Bury. BL9 8LP

Telephone: 0161 796 9820

Email: information@unsworth.shaw-education.org.uk

For general enquiries please ask for Miss Charlotte Allen, Operations Manager

Privacy Policy (excerpt)

Unsworth Academy collects a lot of data and information about our pupils so that we can run effectively as a school.  This privacy notice explains how and why we collect pupils’ data, what we do with it and what rights parents and pupils have. 

Unsworth Academy is an academy within the Shaw Education Trust (“the Trust”), a multi academy trust with 10 academies. The Trust is a charitable company limited by guarantee (registration number 09067175) whose registered office is Shaw Education Trust Head Office, Kidsgrove Secondary School, Gloucester Road, Kidsgrove, ST7 4DL. The Trust is the Data Controller for all the academies within the Trust. 

The Data Protection Officer for the Trust is Natalie Kennedy, natalie.kennedy@shaw-education.org.uk.   


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