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Welcome to

Co-op Academy New Islington

A vibrant and creative learning community

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Our staff have the highest aspirations for each child

Meet our team

Learning outside the classroom

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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

Tabitha Smith, Headteacher

Welcome to Co-op Academy New Islington! A short walk from the city centre, Co-op Academy New Islington is in a vibrant and exciting location next to wetlands and the Cotton Fields Marina. With ten years of headship under my belt, five of those years being here at New Islington, our team has developed a school that is a warm, encouraging and supportive place for children. We joined the Co-op Academies Trust in July 2022. The shared values between our school and the Trust meant that the partnership was perfect. At Co-op Academy New Islington, we encourage our pupils to approach all challenges and opportunities presented to them with confidence and resilience. Staff and pupils work together towards a common goal of high achievement for all, through a culture in which tolerance, openness and fairness is encouraged.

Our School Overview

Different nationalities


City centre location

Opportunities for all

1 of 31 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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