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  • Student Leadership under way...

    20th December 2013

    Today was the inaugural Student Leader meeting for Manor Croft Academy. The session was chaired by two of our Prefects. The girls steered the discussion in a cool and inclusive manner, portraying traits that a seasoned director could only wish to have.

    The meeting was a fact finding mission to establish where the school is in terms of student needs. The debate progressed to include what vision these young leaders had for their own school and how they envisage it can be achieved.

    Next year is going to be a gre

  • Staff Christmas Panto.....

    20th December 2013

    The last day of term was to remember for the students at Manor Croft Academy.  

    The 20th December 2013 will go down in history as the first ever staff panto. The talent put forward for Cinderella was questionable, yet we strode on to embarrass ourselves for the benefit of the children.  

    What a performance it was to behold. After weeks of sporadic rehearsals, Miss Lyons tearing her hair out and what turned out to be a pointless prop the staff called a script, the pantomime was delivered.

    We hope all the studen

  • School Christmas Concert

    20th December 2013

    Thursday night was an amazing event for all those parents and students that took part. The night was filled with student demonstrations from the various Performing Arts clubs that are available at the school. The hour and a half performance included no less than 15 acts ranging throughout our age groups.

    The initial presentation was by Miss Graham who introduced work completed by her GCSE and Key Stage 3 students. All the work had been completed under her guidance during art sessions within and after school.

  • Christmas Community Party

    18th December 2013

    Today was the first Manor Croft Academy Christmas party. Grandparents and Senior Citizens from Manor Croft residential home were invited into school for a Christmas celebration. The school wanted to say thank you to the grandparents of our students.

    Manor Croft Academy appreciates the commitment Grandparents’ give in order to help our students develop into caring, responsible young adults.

    Twenty, Year 8 Student Ambassadors acted as hosts throughout the afternoon. Each guest was served a buffet meal followed

  • December Newsletter

    13th December 2013

    December Newsletter

  • Primary School Christmas Card Competition....

    13th December 2013

    Next week is the first primary school Christmas card competition. Bywell, Eastborough, Hanging Heaton and Chickenley have all been challenging their pupils in order to compete against one another for the overall main prize. The preliminary rounds are to be decided within each respective school, with their winning cards being sent to Manor Croft Academy in order for the grand final where the Senior Citizens' attending the Christmas party will vote on the overall winners.

    Special thanks goes to Miss Bigland ou

  • Transition Thursday gets underway...!

    5th December 2013

    Tonight was the first night for Transition Thursday's. The Maths department has started the ball rolling with a 3 week murder mystery investigation. Pupils from Chickenley, Eastborough and Bywell Junior Schools have been working in teams to try and identify the murderous potential of an array of suspects.

    The three week project will build students investigative skills through code breaking, team work and means of deduction. 

    Transition Thursday's are organised by Miss Bigland, Manor Croft Academy's Transition

  • Senior Citizens Christmas Party

    5th December 2013

    As Christmas is approaching, Manor Croft Academy would like to hold a Senior Citizens community event.

    We appreciate the endless work that grandparents do in order to help students through their education. The guidance, knowledge and support you pass onto our students is priceless, and we hope this party is a small gesture to show our thanks.

    The event is open to any Senior Citizen who has a relative that attends Manor Croft Academy.

    The party will be held in the school main hall and a free buffet will be l

  • PTA Meeting 5th December Cancelled

    4th December 2013

    The PTA meeting scheduled for Thursday 5 December has been cancelled.

    The next meeting is on Thursday 9 January

  • Danny Brough

    Summer 2013 Leavers Presentation Evening

    3rd December 2013
    On Thursday 28th November, Manor Croft Academy was graced with a Rugby League legend, Danny Brough.
    The previous night, Danny was receiving the award for ‘International Stand Off' for 2013 while also being on a short list of three, for the ‘International Player’ of the year which eventually went to New Zealand star Sonny Bill Williams.
    With such a busy schedule for the 2013 Man of Steel, we were delighted that Danny had the time to support our 2013 leavers and congratulate them on the highest grades obtaine
  • Transition Ambassador Training

    2nd December 2013

    Twenty five of our Year 8 students participated in a two day training course that was devised to develop their leadership skills. The rigorous course was facilitated by an external provider specialising in training young people to be confident Student Ambassadors.

    Manor Croft Academy is building strong links with Primary Feeder Schools and these student Ambassadors provide a vital link to ensure that Year 6 students arrive at Manor Croft Academy fully prepared for Secondary School.

    The students were put throu

  • School Leadership Interviews

    2nd December 2013

    On Friday over 80 students stayed behind after school for the Student Leader interviews. This was the second phase of the selection process that has seen over 110 entries.

    Year 11 students have been writing application forms for the Prefect roles within school. The staff see these students as vital role models for the rest of the Academy. To justify this level of responsibility a two phased application process was devised to ensure they were put through a rigorous selection process.

    A similar recruitment driv

  • Richard McCann - Inspiring our Year 11

    29th November 2013

    It was Manor Croft Academy's delight to welcome Richard McCann into school today to give an inspirational speech to our Year 11 students.

    The students had spent the day completing their UCAS progress forms. Many of them had reflected throughout the day on what career path to take next. Having successfully completed the sessions they were given the opportunity to listen to a heart rendering story from Richard.  

    Richard McCann was the son of the first Yorkshire Ripper victim. He was five when his mother Wilma

  • Ullswater Expedition

    13th November 2013

    Last weekend was the final trip to Ullswater for a selection of Manor Croft Academy's students. The past four trips have seen over 50 children enjoy the beautiful scenery of the Lake District. For many this was the first taste of the real outdoors and they were not dissapointed.

    The weekend started early for the group. Setting off on Friday morning to arrive at Ullswater for a ride across the great lake. Once the team had eaten at a lakeside cafe they were ready to take on the challenges laid on by the Outwa

  • Mock Exam Timetable

    12th November 2013

    November & December Mock Exam Timetable

  • Prefect & Student Leaders

    11th November 2013

    The Prefect & Student Leader application forms are now available for students who wish to apply for the posts.

    The interview process will will be rigorous, including an initial paper application, short listing process, and a final interview.

    We are looking for students who feel they can help shape Manor Croft Academy into an outstanding school.

    Results are due to be released week commencing 2nd December 2013.

  • Year 11 Careers event at Leeds United

    21st October 2013

    Last week all Year 11 students visited Leeds United on a fact finding mission about their careers. The students attended the fair to initiate contact with local colleges, businesses and apprenticeship firms.

    There were stalls representing an array of industries. An event such as this was vital in order for our students to ensure they start thinking about their post 16 pathways. If any parents would like to discuss their child's career options please contact the school and ask for an appointment with our dedi

  • Wallace Hartley Titanic Violin Trip

    18th October 2013

    On Monday the 14th of October 12 students who had helped the English department out with their Titanic- themed Open Evening event were lucky enough to visit Dewsbury Town Hall to see Wallace Hartley's world-famous violin on display before it goes on sale for auction.

    For those of you with a fairly limited knowledge of the Titanic disaster, Wallace Hartley, who lived near St Mark’s Church in Dewsbury, was the Bandmaster on board the ship who had been asked by the captain to play a selection of songs to calm t

  • Apply to be a Parent Governor

    16th October 2013

    Application form and letter to be a Parent Governor

  • ASDA 'Tickled Pink' Bag Pack

    15th October 2013

    This weekend twelve Year 8 students from Manor Croft Academy gave up their Saturday morning to raise money for ASDA's 'Tickled Pink' campaign. Our volunteers worked from 9.00am in the morning until 3.00pm offering help to saturday shoppers. Their combined efforts raised £368 pounds for the foundation. A truly magnificent effort from students so young.


    Well done to all those students who volunteered.