We are a mixed secondary school of over 1050 scholars in South Manchester, defined by our mission, ‘A fantastic future for all.' We work tirelessly to remove any barriers that might prevent our young people from achieving their potential and living successful, happy lives. Our culture combines high expectations, warmth and encouragement with a focus on excellent academic outcomes to create informed citizens who will go out into the world and do what is right. Our values of Citizenship, Achievement and Participation and our belief in the power of language and the importance of the spoken word will develop confident young adults with a strong sense of social responsibility.
MEA Central was graded as 'Good' by Ofsted following the 2022 inspection.
"Pupils at Manchester Enterprise Academy Central are incredibly proud and happy to be a part of a diverse and respectful community. Everyone can be themselves. Pupils are considerate of one another. They do their best to model the school's core values. They strive to work hard, be kind and take part" Ofsted 2022
We deliver a challenging, knowledge-rich curriculum to prepare students not only for the GCSE assessment regime but also further education and life beyond. We expect our students to meet our high expectations in terms of commitment and work ethic, but we also seek to ignite their intellectual passions and curiosities so that they become autonomous, fulfilled learners during their time with us.
There is so much more to MEA Central than what happens inside our classrooms, however! Our scholars benefit from a level of pastoral care and attention second to none, and our co-curriculum, which includes our extensive extra-curricular programme, ensures every child can gain valuable cultural capital and experience success in areas such as sport, music, drama and community activities.