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  • 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.



  • Next PTA meeting

    15th October 2013

    The next PTA meeting is on Thursday 7th November at 7pm.

    Mrs Karen Jones, the School Librarian, will be speaking to the group about the recent changes in the library.

  • Egg Drop

    The Primary School 'Egg Drop' Roadshow

    24th September 2013

    This week has seen the third primary school to be given the 'Egg Drop Challenge' by Manor Croft Academy's brand new Transition Team.

    The Transition Team has been created to link up with our primary feeder schools in order to offer pupils the opportunity to familiarise themselves with Manor Croft Academy and the key staff that they will meet in the first few months of attending the Academy. 

    The 'Egg Drop' roadshow has been designed to allow pupils the opportunity to problem solve in teams. The activity has id

  • Fanwoods

    Year 7 Adventure Day...... Fanwoods

    9th September 2013

     

    Friday was a superb day for our new Year 7 starters. The entire cohort took on the challenge of Fanwoods Adventure Centre.

    Students have had a successful week acclimatising into Secondary School life, and so Manor Croft Academy thought it was time to give them a real test by challenging them against the activities put on by the team at Fanwoods. Each form participated in activities that tested their mental strength and courage. Activities such as rock climbing, indoor caving and the ropes course were just a