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Welcome to Inspire Academy 

We hope you find the information you are looking for on our web site - if not please ring 0161 339 7822 and we will help.  If you would like to apply for a place at Inspire Academy in Reception for September 2017 you will need to apply through the Tameside on-line admissions system. If you missed our Open Evening and are interested in a place in our Nursery or Reception classes please ring the office to arrange to come in to have a look round and  to find out more about our Academy.  We now have pupils in Nursery, Reception and Year 1 and are looking forward to two more classes joining us in September 2017.

Mrs Burns   

Welcome from Mrs Burns, Executive Principal, Inspire Academy

I believe that our new Academy in Tameside is an establishment of outstanding provision and practice driven by a commitment to securing the best outcomes for all pupils who attend.

Every child is nurtured and supported with their personal talents, skills and areas for development being embraced and enhanced during their time at the Academy in order that they reach their full potential. The high quality teaching, fantastic facilities and high expectations of achievement at the Academy serve to encourage the highest of aspirations for our pupils who are keen to learn, fully engaged and enthusiastic to succeed.
We look forward to welcoming you and having the opportunity to share our vision and to form long lasting positive relationships with the families we serve.

Mrs Byrne, Deputy Principal is the main point of contact at the Academy for parents and carers and is responsible for the day to day running of Inspire Academy.  If you would like to contact the Academy you can ring 0161 339 7822 or e-mail the office at  If you need to contact Mrs Byrne directly please e-mail

Please also follow our twitter account @Inspire_Ashton where we regularly post news about the academy and will post here if there are issues that we need to contact parents about, such as issues in connection with inclement weather.

Inclement Weather

Just a reminder that if there are issues with access to the Academy due to inclement weather or if we have to close the Academy for any reason, information will be posted here on the Academy web site, on the Academy Twitter account and parents will get a text message.  If the weather conditions do deteriorate then please check to make sure that you have the most up to date information.  Please make sure that the Academy office has your up to date contact details so that we can contact you if necessary.

Recruitment Update

The closing date has now passed for applications for our class teacher roles and shortlisted candidates have been notified.

We will shortly be recruiting for an administration officer for an April 2017 start and teaching assistants and midday assistants for a September 2017 start.  Please keep visiting the web site for more details.

The Trust and Academy are fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our children and expect all staff and volunteers to share the same commitment.


If you are looking for a place in our Nursery now we do have places so please ring the office on 0161 339 7822.

In September 2017 the Academy is open to Nursery aged pupils who will be 4 years old between 1st September 2017 and 31st August 2018 (and therefore born between 1st September 2013 and 31st August 2014).  If you are interested in a place in Nursery for September 2017 for your child please contact the office for an application form.

Details on how to return the form are on the application form. Please ring 0161 339 7822 if you would like more information.

Please note that attendance at the Nursery does not guarantee a place in Reception at the Academy.

If you are interested in a place in Reception we follow the co-ordinated admissions process managed by Tameside Council.  The applications process opens in early November 2016 and closes on 15th January 2017.  If you have missed these dates please contact Tameside Council who will advise you on the process.

Please contact us for details about how to apply for a place on 0161 339 7822.

Term Calendar  Hour Glass

Our academy has similar term times as other schools in the Tameside area.  Our staff training days in the 2016 / 2017 academic year are Monday 5th September 2016, Thursday 27th July 2017 and Friday 28th July 2017. Please see below for our term times:


Opening Morning of:   Closing afternoon of:  
Autumn   Tuesday
6th Sept 2016
21st Oct 2016
31st Oct 2016
20th Dec 2016
Spring Wednesday
4th Jan 2017
17th Feb 2017
27th Feb 2017
31st March 2017
Summer   Tuesday
18th April 2017
25th May 2017
12th June 2017

Thursday 27th July 2017


For a copy of our 2017 - 2018 term dates including our holiday and inset days please see our day to day page.

For a copy of our 2017 - 2018 Prospectus please click here.