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 Headteacher, I invite you to browse our website and see how we will support every student in our school community.

Lee Cambray - Headteacher

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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

School Improvements: 2019/20
We're always looking for ways to make The Fermain Academy an even better place for our staff and students. Over the summer, while our students…
Fermain Academy enlists Peaks & Plains Housing Trust to prepare for another Outstanding year.
As the students from The Fermain Academy, Macclesfield, head off for a relaxing summer - work at the school continues.  At this time of year…
IQM Centre of Excellence Award
The Fermain Academy are pleased to have retained our Inclusion Quality Mark Centre of Excellence status after our recent inspection. Around 200 UK schools have been…