Knutsford Academy

Bexton Road Knutsford Cheshire WA16 0EA

“Our OFSTED Report of 2008 spoke of how we “largely succeeds in its aims to inspire learning and achievement, stimulate the development of individual strengths and potential, and prepare students for a successful and fulfilling life”. This endorsement was welcome, for the school sets great store by its role in promoting the broad development of the young people it serves. The statement of aims was drawn up by a team composed of students, parents, staff and governors and has had a significant influence in guiding development since. The phrase “inspire learning and achievement” reflects our desire that there be an inspirational quality to what we do. To inspire – for us - means to instil among students an inner wish to gain knowledge and skills, and to succeed in whatever is undertaken. Academic success is central to this, for we are clear that qualifications are students’ passports to the next stage of their lives. The work we do to ensure students gain results consistent with their abilities is therefore the central part of our activity. So too, though, is promoting students’ overall development as people, and we accord this great significance too.”



Qualifying Round: Cheshire 2012/13

DEBATE: Free speech

Qualifying Round: Cheshire 2013/14

DEBATE: Sex Selection

Qualifying Round: Cheshire 2013/14

DEBATE: Megacities

Qualifying Round: Cheshire 2014/15

DEBATE: Unhealthy Lifestyles

Qualifying Round: Manchester 2015/16

DEBATE: Gentrification

Qualifying Round: Manchester 2015/16

DEBATE: Religious Freedom


Thursday 27 June:
Oxfordshire Championship at Oxford Union, in partnership with Magdalen College School and Oxford Festival of Arts

Friday 5 July:
North East Championship at Durham Sixth Form Centre


Find a list of all our previous championship events here.


Bernie Whelan, our DM coordinator, is raising money for Debating Matters. To stage one of our Championships for six to 12 teams costs £6,000. Find out more on Bernie’s Wonderful fundraising page.


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