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Welcome to

Co-op Academy New Islington

A vibrant and creative learning community

Learn about our Curriculum

Our staff have the highest aspirations for each child

Meet our team

Learning outside the classroom

Forest School

Making friends

Welcome to

Co-op Academy New Islington

Co-op Academy New Islington is a vibrant and creative community where learning comes to life. We provide educational experiences in real contexts and for real purposes, to enable our pupils to seek new possibilities and find new solutions.

The positive and productive atmosphere throughout school sets the tone for learning and creates an environment where pupils can thrive.

Our staff have the highest aspirations for each child’s learning and personal development, and have created a culture in which all achievements are valued and celebrated, and all needs are supported.

We want to equip all our pupils with the skills they need to embrace the new opportunities, responsibilities and experiences they will encounter during their lives in modern Britain and in the wider world.

A Warm Welcome
From our Headteacher

Joshua Berry, Headteacher

It is my pleasure as Headteacher to be able to welcome you to our school website. Co-op Academy New Islington is a vibrant academy where children are enthusiastic and motivated to learn. Children are at the heart of every decision we make to ensure that the opportunities we provide are memorable and relevant to our pupils both now and in the future. We want children to be happy, confident, and curious about their learning. Their wellbeing and happiness are our priority. Through our engaging curriculum, we ensure that children can foster a passion for learning that will help them develop high aspirations and a lifetime of memories. We make sure individual talents can be spotted and developed to ensure that all children experience success and reach their full potential. The Academy has a passionate and dedicated team that strives for the highest standards in everything we do, and this is further embedded through our successful relationships with families, the local community, and the other Academies in the Co-op Academies Trust. We firmly believe that education is a partnership between home and academy, regard you as an active partner in your child’s education, and value your interest and support. I am very proud to share our wonderful opportunities and developments with you. This website aims to give you a taste of the academy as well as provide regular, updated information for families and children. We always look forward to welcoming visitors and would love to show you around our amazing academy! Mr Joshua Berry, Headteacher

Our School Overview

Different nationalities


City centre location

Opportunities for all

1 of 34 Academies in the Trust

​​​​​​​What do people say?

Very child-friendly environment, new teaching methods focussing on examining phenomena and exploring associated subjects. Strong and conducive leadership.


A high-quality and fun-experience for children of all year-groups, aiming to build life skills, improve abilities and confidence week by week through practical and hands-on activities in the outdoors. It gives our children the chance to explore, learn and discover at their own pace in a safe and supportive environment. We promote child-centred learning through play and we stimulate imagination, creativity and investigation by using a range of child-friendly, age-appropriate resources and natural materials.

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