Discovery Academy

Discovery Academy is in Hattersley, Hyde in Tameside.

The Academy is a one form entry newly established school in a brand new building in the heart of the community.  It is a targeted basic need school where the need was established by the local authority to manage an increase in pupil numbers locally and we worked with the local authority in the development and set up of the school.  The Academy opened in September 2016 and in September 2019 it will have pupils across Nursery, Reception, Year 1, Year 2 and Year 3.

We are delighted to confirm that at the recent Ofsted Inspection in June 2019 Discovery Academy was rated Good across all areas.

‘Leaders and governors have established an ambitious culture and a positive, caring ethos throughout the school.’
‘Since the school opened in September 2016, leaders and governors have worked effectively to ensure that the quality of teaching and pupils’ outcomes are good.’
‘Pupils enjoy school and engage well in their learning. They show respectful and caring attitudes.’
‘Teachers provide activities that interest and challenge pupils. This develops their learning well.’
‘Safeguarding has a high priority in school. Leaders ensure that children are well protected.’
‘Parents speak highly of the school and praise the good level of communication with staff and leaders.’

Here is a link to the Discovery Academy Ofsted Report.

The Academy is developing very successfully with a thriving pupil, staff, and parents community.  The academy has a very active Twitter account so please visit this to find out about all of the exciting things that are happening at Discovery.  The Tameside Music Service use space in the Academy to deliver their activities and the Academy also has a proud reputation for letting spaces out for events and meetings to serve the local community and local authority.

Discovery are immensely proud of the achievements that they have made since opening in September 2016 – in a wonderful new building with great teaching and support staff, each term the Academy community is building. If you have any questions about the Academy or the Trust and how we work together please do not hesitate to contact Bev Oldham, the Associate Principal at anytime. You can contact Bev via the Academy office on 0161 368 5962 or by e-mail on

For a copy of the Discovery Academy Prospectus please click here.

Here is a link to the Discovery Academy website.