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  • Road safety and Luke Potter

    24th January 2014

    Today the Year 8 and Year 9 students were treated to an event that combined road safety with an up and coming singer called Luke Potter.

    Luke has been touring the country, introducing his songs to the next generation. In addition to his UK tour he has recently returned from America where he has signed to the same management team as Justin Timberlake and Britney Spears.

    The event was a mixture of live music, road safety facts and a game show pitching the girls against the boys. We would like to extend our than

  • Head Boy and Head Girl results are in...

    22nd January 2014

    This year has seen a change in how the students have a voice within school. Running up to Christmas, students had the opportunity of putting themselves forward for the school council.

    Over 100 students applied for the posts and the successful applicants have formed four focus groups within school. The four areas under consideration mirror the Assistant Principal roles for Teaching & Learning, Community & Transition, Achievement and Wellbeing.

    The final task has been to wait and see which Year 11 students woul

  • Zoo Lab - Reward Event

    20th January 2014

    On Friday the students were rewarded to a hand’s on lecture delivered by Zoo Lab. The aim of the event was to reward our students for their fantastic efforts over the previous half term. Over three hundred of the students had the opportunity to hold, or see up close, giant millipedes, giant snails, snakes, tarantula’s, crabs and a bunny rabbit for those who prefer their animals to be a little fluffier.  

    The students had a fantastic time with many of them experiencing these animals for the first time. A spec

  • Year 11 Parents Consultation Evening

    15th January 2014

    Year 11 Parents Consultation Evening

    Tuesday 28th January between 4.00 p.m. and 7.15 p.m.

  • College deadline dates & support workshops

    15th January 2014

    Please view the document below for the College deadline dates for Kirklees & Calderdale. Year 11 students will be able to apply for their chosen College through the UCAS progress website. C & K Careers are employed by Manor Croft Academy to offer independent advice on the next steps that are available to our 2014 school leavers. There are support workshops on Tuesday and Thursday's nights. The sessions are held in the Library and are hosted by one of the careers advice team. Ossett Sixth Form deadline is no

  • Goodbye Mr Tonner...

    20th December 2013

    Manor Croft Academy, and especially every student that was blessed to have Mr Tonner as their headmaster, wish him all the best for his retirement.

    The students who have been taught by Mr Tonner over the past few years expressed their thanks with messages and pictures that were converted into a memory book. The student gesture was presented to him yesterday afternoon at his retirement party. The Earlsheaton area has lost a true gentleman, one that has had a huge impact on many of our families here at Manor C

  • 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