Message from the Principal

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 East Cheshire from 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 Principal, I invite you to browse our website and see how we will support every student in our school community.
Nic Brindle – Principal

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

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