Manchester Academy appoints a new principal

A new principal has been appointed at an independently-run academy in Manchester.

Andy Griffin will become principal at Manchester Academy in Moss Side. Mr Griffin was previously the head at Broadoak School in Partington.

The academy, which is state-funded but run by the United Learning charity, has about 900 pupils aged 11-18.

Mr Griffin said: "Its popularity as a local school reflects its current success and future potential."

The current principal, Dr Antony Edkins, is leaving to become chief executive of a charitable trust running six academy schools in the Midlands.

Manchester Academy has agreed to a request from the city council to take on an additional Year 7 class from September due to the demand for places, United Learning said.

United Learning runs 49 schools across England educating about 36,000 pupils.

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