Message from the Headteacher

It gives me great pleasure to introduce the Fermain Academy website. The Academy opened its doors for the first time in September 2015 and supports students from across Cheshire East and the surrounding areas, from our base in Macclesfield.

The Fermain Academy supports individuals that struggle with conventional education and we work hard to support, engage and raise the aspirations of every student.

Through a bespoke programme of study and varied approaches to a challenging curriculum we hope to constantly promote a ‘love of learning’. As the Headteacher, I invite you to browse our website and see how we will support every student in our school community.

Lee Cambray - Headteacher

What we Offer

Supportive Environment

We provide a supportive environment to allow all students to learn and develop in their own way to reach their full potential.

Changing Behaviour

We improve each student’s behaviour and attitudes towards their peers and adults.


We prepare students for reintegration into mainstream education, where it’s appropriate to do so.

A Boost to Students

We reinforce each student’s self-esteem, self-confidence and integrity.

Latest News

We have been awarded The Gold School Mental Health Award
What a great achievement for The Fermain Academy The Fermain Academy began a journey, a journey that started before the Pandemic we currently face, then…
The Fermain has been awarded its Secondary Quality Mark
Another fantastic achievement for The Fermain Academy The Quality Mark (Formally The Basic Skills Quality Mark) This national accreditation is awarded to schools which meet…
A visit from the Mayor of Cheshire and the Youth Federation
We were honored to meet with The Mayor of Cheshire, Sarah Pochin and members of the Youth Federation. The Chairman, Jim Bisset MBE and CEO…