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  • School Gateway

    7th December 2017

    Congratulations to the parents of the following students who won the £30 gift voucher for signing up to the school gateway by 30th November 2017:

    Year 7 - Corey Watson

    Year 8 - Cody-Lou Marsh

    Year 9 - Holly Farnsworth

    Year 10 - Ryan Kelly

    Year 11 - Louie Walker

    Thank you to all those who have already signed up.  If you have not signed up please ensure you do as soon as possible so that you do not miss out on any information sent out from the academy.  We intend increasing the use of electronic communication in th

  • Attendance Lottery Draw

    6th December 2017

    MCA is holding an Attendance lottery draw for Years 9,10 & 11 on the 22/12/2017. 

    Starting form 11/12/2017 if your child achieves 100% for the next two weeks they will automatically be entered into the prize draw to win White Rose Vouchers.

    1st prize £40

    2nd prize £25

    3rd prize £15

    Thank you for your continued support.


  • Careers Week

    24th November 2017

    This week was careers week at Manor Croft and every student in school was asked to consider what their future career paths might be.  Assemblies highlighted the importance of achieving the best GCSE grades in order to maintain the widest range of career options.  Personal Progress Tutor time was used to discuss different opportunities and think about the providers they wanted to speak to at Thursday’s careers fair.

    Over 25 external parties from colleges, universities, apprenticeship providers, businesses, t

  • Road Safety Assemblies

    14th November 2017

    The fire service were in school this week delivering hard hitting assemblies on road safety to students in Years 7 to 10.  They also carried out a demonstration on how they cut passengers out of a car that has been involved in a road traffic accident.

  • Train to Teach with Teaching School Alliance

    30th October 2017

    Considering becoming a teacher?  Delta is delighted to offer School Direct Teacher Training with our outstanding Teaching School Alliances.

    School Direct is a national teacher training initiative which offers an exciting opportunity to train alongside outstanding practitioners.  Delta TSA is working in partnership with Sheffield Hallam University to offer School Direct places for 2018/19.  As part of the training programme you can gain a Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) with Qualified Teacher St

  • American Themed Lunch

    19th October 2017

    As part of our 'around the world' lunches students today enjoyed food from the American Diner. Watch this space for the next country!

  • Ofsted praise for Manor Croft's Leadership

    13th October 2017

    MANOR Croft Academy has been judged ‘Good’ with ‘Outstanding Leadership’ following their recent Ofsted inspection.

    Inspectors found that strong leadership has led to better teaching, much improved behaviour and higher achievement for pupils.

    Ofsted praised the principal and his leadership team, saying that “decisive actions have led to exceptionally
    rapid improvement”.

    Principal Andy Barnett said: ‘We are delighted with the outcome of the inspection. It has been a year of
    transformational change and this is exte

  • Ofsted Inspection Report

    4th October 2017

    We are delighted to say that in September 2017 OFSTED graded the school as GOOD with OUTSTANDING leadership. We are so proud to be shaping our children’s future in such a positive way. It has been a transformational year and I would like to pass on my thanks to the staff, parents and of course our students.

    Andy Barnett

    Principal

  • Attendance October Challenge

    29th September 2017

    As part of our ongoing attendance initiatives, Monday will see us roll out our October Challenge to all forms.  Every form who has 97% or above attendance throughout the month of October will be able to have a non-uniform day in November!  This means that each form needs to work together to ensure that their form attendance is above 97% FOR THE WHOLE OF OCTOBER - Monday 2nd October right up until Friday 20th October.  Only those forms who have 97% during this period will be eligable to participate in the no

  • Enrichment Activities

    25th September 2017

    If there is an after school enrichment activity that you would like us to offer, please speak to Mr Barnett and we will provide the funding to make it happen!

  • Ofsted Inspection

    12th September 2017

    We have just been told that following our fantastic outcomes in 2016/17 that we will be inspected on Wednesday 13th and Thursday 14th September.  Please see letter below.  Please take time to fill in the survey.

    Pupil Voice

    Ofsted is inspecting your school and, would like to hear your views. You can do this by completing an online pupil questionnaire at the following link: ofsted.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/Pupil/10036560

    Your views are really important to us and, will help inspectors understand your experience of sch

  • Rewards Assembly Start for New Year 11

    8th September 2017

    Our new Year 11 had their first rewards assembly this week to celebrate their fantastic results from their first real GCSE in Year 10.  They have already achieved some great results which will give them confidence as they start Year 11.  We also celebrated some excellent science mock results where we had a number of students hitting the new grade 9!

  • Celebrating Outstanding GCSE Results

    24th August 2017

    Manor Croft Academy students and staff are celebrating today what is likely to be one of the largest improvements in GCSE outcomes in the country!

    Principal, Andy Barnett said, the number of students achieving passes in both maths and English has risen from 40% to 68%.  This is a 28% increase in one year and staff, students and parents are now reaping the rewards of a year of transformational change and hard work.  These huge increases are also reflected across other areas. Science increased by 25%, French w

  • Archery Attendance Rewards Event

    20th July 2017

    On Thursday 20th July a select group of students who had achieved 100% attendance throughout the current academic year were treated to a professionally led archery session.  Mr Paul Wattam from the Chickenley Scout Group led three sessions for students in Years 7, 8 and 9.  Students thoroughly enjoyed it and obtained some high scores considering it was, for the large majority, their first experience of archery! Well done to all!

  • Careers Day

    18th July 2017

    On Tuesday 18th July, Year 10 students worked with National and International businesses to prepare for the competitive world of work.  They completed a rigourous assessment centre before being put through a competancy based interview, detailed feedback was given.  The day ended with students presenting to 'Dragons' and being grilled over their business ideas.  All the organisations involved will be back next year to complete a follow up programme with the students involved.  

  • Sports Day 2017

    18th July 2017

    The sun was shining on another successful Manor Croft Academy Sports Day.  Forms in Years 7, 8 and 9 competed in Football, Netball, Benchball, Badminton and Rounders in the morning and athletic events and a tug of war in the afternoon.  The theme this year was countries and the staff and students did not disappoint!  The winners on the day were… 7MHA, 8TRE and 9JYO.  Congratulations to everyone who took part in a fantastic day!

  • Summer Holidays

    13th July 2017

    The Academy closes for the summer holiday on Friday 21st July 2017 at 12.15 pm.  Monday 24th July and Tuesday 25th July will be disaggregated Inset Days.  The Academy will re-open to students on Tuesday 5th September 2017. 

  • Dewsbury Learning Quarter visit

    13th July 2017

    On Thursday 13th July the Head Boy, Head Girl and Mrs Frizzell visited the new Dewsbury Learning Quarter site on Bradford Road.  This site will be called the Springfield Centre for the brand new Kirklees College campus in Dewsbury, which is due to open in September 2018.  There will also be another new site called the Pioneer Campus which is situated in the old Pioneer House.  The students from Manor Croft visited the site to meet Dawn Turner and executives from the Construction Company Kier.  It was an inv

  • Sports Personality of the Year 2017

    12th July 2017

    The first annual MCA Sport Personality of the Year Awards were a huge success.  Over 230 students, staff, parents and carers attended the evening event to celebrate the hard work, commitment and sporting success over the 2016 -17 sporting season.  The evening went off without a hitch and even had fantastic musical performances from many of the students.  The winners on the night were… Y7 Zak Y and Cody-Lou M, Y8 Lucy-Mae C and Taylor B, Y9 Ellie W and Stan K, Y10 Emily W and Jack B.  The overall winners wer

  • Bushcraft 2017

    11th July 2017

    On Sunday 9th July to Tuesday 11th July 52 intrepid explorers and three members of staff from Manor Croft took part in the third annual Bushcraft Experience.  They spent three days surviving in the woods at Cholmondely Castle in Cheshire learning bush and camp craft skills.  Students were taught by experienced Bushcraft professionals how to make shelters, light safe fires, make animal traps and provide first aid in a mock disaster situation.  The trip was a resounding success again and even the weather stay