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Great Academy Ashton

The partnership between the Manchester United Foundation and Great Academy Ashton aims to focus on the core development of three major life skills – leadership, social cognition and the ability to work in a team.

Our partnership

Great Academy Ashton (formerly New Charter Academy) has been a partner school of the Foundation through our Hub of the Community programme since 2012. 

The partnership with the Foundation also focuses on delivering projects that assist in the transition of local primary school pupils to Great Academy Ashton. These projects look to develop leadership and physical literacy skills as well as increasing self-esteem and confidence among pupils.

Staff Members

Ben Smith

Ben joined Manchester United Foundation in October 2013 and has a strong background of coaching grassroots football in the Cheshire area. Ben has a Sports Coaching university degree and holds a UEFA B License and FA Youth Award.

Ben Smith


Primary Schools

Waterloo Primary School
The Heys Primary School
Holden Clough
St James Primary School
Broadoak Primary School
Parochial Primary School
St Peters Ashton
Cannon Burrows

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