Plant Hill Arts College (formally Plant Hill High School) was an 11-16 community school, serving boys and girls predominately from the Blackley area of North Manchester. The school had approximately 820 pupils on roll before its was replaced by the Co-operative Academy of Manchester. The school was in close proximity to the M60 motorway affording it excellent links, by road, to a wide area. It was also well served by public transport.
Plant Hill as a Specialist Arts College
In September 2005 Plant Hill High School was awarded specialist status and became Plant Hill Arts College. This had a huge impact on student learning by enhancing the curriculum, with additional provision in
Plant Hill becomes Co-operative Academy of Manchester
Plant Hill Arts College, became the Co-operative Academy of Manchester as part of an overhaul of education in the city. Seven new academies in Manchester opened in September 2010 under the scheme. Plans for the Plant Hill site have been reveal as a 900-place high school and 120-place sixth form.The part-private academy, backed by the Co-operative Group, will specialise in finance and business studies. New facilities on the Plant Hill Road site will be made available to the public for sports and adult education outside school hours.