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  • Kirklees Youth Council Meeting

    11th November 2016

    Our Student Leaders who are also representatives on the Kirklees Youth Council joined students from Shelley College, Whitcliffe Mount School and All Saints Catholic College at Huddersfield Town Hall for a day organised by Michelle Ross from Kirklees Youth Services.  The focus was Democracy; which was an interesting topic given it was Armistice Day and the same week as the American Presidential elections – some interesting and very mature discussions ensued on the outcome of this! 

    During the morning there wa

  • Reading Strategy

    7th November 2016

    As part of the Academy push to improve literacy and encourage reading there is now an expectation that all students carry a reading book with them at all times.  Students are pictured showing senior staff their reading books on the ‘blue line’ as they enter school.


  • Year 10 BTEC Art & Design Trip

    3rd November 2016

    As part of the BTEC course, ‘Specialist pathways in Art & Design’ our current Year 10 students visited Yorkshire Sculpture Park to experience the contemporary architecture and gallery exhibitions.  As well as viewing the open – air sculpture displays, students were encouraged to sketch and photograph the historic landscape.

    This was a fantastic opportunity for our students to experience the various pathways on offer to them in the art world as well as supporting them further in their studies.

  • Bywell Junior School Parent's Evening

    17th October 2016

    Year 6 transition advice with the Principal and Vice Principal at Bywell Junior School Parent's evening.


  • Interview Training for Year 11

    28th September 2016

    On the 28th September 2016 Mrs A Lay (the Academies HR Officer) invited Mrs N Ahmed and Mr J Hawkesworth (from Teaching Personnel) to the Academy, to work with a selection of Year 11 students on interview expectations and techniques.  All the students felt that the presentation had been informative and the tips they had learnt would stand them in good stead for their future progression from the Academy.  Good Luck.


  • British Open Taekwondo Success!

    26th September 2016

    Both Mohammed Ahmed and Haleemah Ahmed attended the British Open Taekwondo Championships at The Copper Box Arena in London.  Mohammed and Haleemah were competing with their team Quest Taekondo from Penistone.  Mohammed was successful and claimed a Bronze medal and Haleemah achieved a Gold medal.  Haleemah is National Champion at her weight catergery of 28kg.

    Manor Croft Academy are extremely proud of the Ahmed's family achievements and wish them all the very best in the future.


  • Academy Open Evening

    19th September 2016

    The open evening to be held on Thursday 22 September 2016 from 5.00 pm to 8.00 pm this year is featuring a space theme.  There will be the chance to see a 10m rocket and experience a variety of space themed activities.

  • Extended Learning Goals

    19th September 2016

    At Manor Croft Academy we believe that homework plays an important role in increasing the progress made by all students, but it's also a tool to help develop the necessary skills needed to become a successful, independent learner.

    A homework strategy group comprised of Manor Croft parents, students and teaching staff developed the new Extended Learning Goals (ELG) programme which will be followed by all students.  This ensures that students can choose from a range of activities which are designed to engage a

  • Evie Kilburn Represents Australian Champs!

    19th September 2016

    Evie Kilburn is out in New Zealand at the moment representing the Australian school champions Merrimac State High School. While out in Australia Evie has attended Merrimac and been in lessons.

    Evie is taking part in Rugby Union and Rugby League competitive fixtures.  Evie and her team mates narrowly lost their first game of rugby union in Auckland 30 - 20 but Manor Croft Academy's Evie Kilburn was on the score sheet.

    Evie had a rest day with her team...I say rest day...they climbed Mount Maunganui and had ru

  • Ex-Students Rugby Success

    19th September 2016

    Manor Croft Academy would like to wish Joshua Pinder and Joseph Summers all the best with their rugby careers.

    Both students left Manor Croft Academy last year and have signed new deals with professional rugby league clubs.  Joshua and Joseph both represented England U16's last year.

    Joshua Pinder has now signed a 3 years deal with Huddersfield Giants and Joseph Summers has signed a 2 years contract with the Castleford Tigers.

    Everyone at Manor Croft Academy wishes the boys all the best in the future.


  • Oxford Student Pays Visit to Academy

    13th September 2016

    Former student James Broadhead, who now attends Oxford University, came into the Academy to talk to our More Able students in Year 11 about their future career prospects.  During the presentation he discussed strategies for exam success as well as dispelling some of the myths around applying to the elite universities.

    His talk was well received by all students as they prepare to apply for Post 16 choices.

    Thanks James.


  • Exam Success

    5th September 2016

    Manor Croft Students have been celebrating their exam results as they leave the Academy and take their next steps in education, employment and apprenticeships.

    66% of our students achieved an A* - C grade in English and 42% achieved A*-C in Mathematics. 96% of students achieved 5 or more A* - G grades or equivalent. Many of our subjects improved their A*- C% including English Language, English Literature, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Geography, French, PE, Art, Textiles and Resistant Materials.

    From this year

  • It's a knockout 2016

    14th July 2016

    On the 14th July Manor Croft Academy were treated to the 'It's A Knockout' inflatable experience and what a fantastic event it was!  All year groups took part in a team event which saw students competing against each other in the end of year reward event.  The Knockout team event treated the students to a 'dance-off' competition at the end of each event which MCA students loved and cheered on the participants!  Well done to all involved!!

  • White Scar Caves and Ingleton Trip

    13th July 2016

    On the 13th July 50 Manor Croft students attended a trip to North Yorkshire to experience the wonders of the White Scar Caves and the Waterfall Trail at Ingleton.  The trip was a great success with all students enjoying the experience and even managing to walk the four and a half miles in under two and a half hours...which is good going for a school group we are told.  Well done to all who came!

  • Harry Potter Trip

    8th July 2016

    On Friday 8th July we took fifty pupils to the Harry Potter studio tour London.  We were transported through original sets including the Hogwarts Great Hall, the Gryffindor common room, Headmaster Dumbledore's office and many other surprises from the 8 movies that have taken the world by storm.

    The pupils really enjoyed looking at the original costumes, props and authentic stage sets and as the photo demonstrates, learning how to cast their own magical spells! 

  • Behaviour Policy

    1st July 2016

    Please be aware that our new behaviour policy is being introduced on Monday 4th July 2016.  It is important that you make yourselves aware of the contents of the policy.

  • Wakefield College Taster Day

    24th June 2016

    On Friday 24th June 2016 48 students from Year 10 took part in a taster day experience at the City Centre campus at Wakefield College.  Students opted to experience various courses from a range available including public services, health and social care, A Levels, dance, music, animal care and much more.  Students enjoyed the day and it helped them to understand more about college life, widening aspirations for them all about post 16 pathways.

    One students said, 'I wasn't thinking about going to college befo

  • Geography Fieldtrip to Malham

    17th June 2016

    63 Students from Year 10 attended the annual Geography fieldtrip to Malham on Friday 17th June 2016.  They were collecting data to use for their controlled assessment that will be submitted in 2017.  Students also completed a 5 mile hike to Janet’s Foss Waterfall, Gordale Scar and the world famous Malham Cove and limestone pavement.  Students were fantastic all day and a credit to the Academy.

  • Kirklees Safeguarding Roadshow

    10th June 2016

    On Friday 10th June 2016 the Kirklees Safeguarding team hosted their Roadshow Event at Manor Croft.  The event was attended by Years 9 and 10 and students had the opportunity to discuss important safeguarding issues such as child sexual exploitation, sexting, drug and alcohol misuse, domestic violence, sexual health and private fostering.  The event was a huge success and students left with a huge amount of crucial information...and some freebies!  One Year 10 student said, "The roadshow was great.  I learn

  • Manor Croft STEM team through to Finals

    9th June 2016

    Students from Year 8 and Year 9 attended the regional Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) finals at Huddersfield University.  As part of the day they had to work collaboratively with other schools to...

    -Build a sensitive robot

    -Build a Vehicle prototype

    -Create an E-FIT image of a suspect from a crime

    -Use chemical tests to diagnose illnesses of the respiratory and urinary systems.

    It was an ideal opportunity for students to see what life is like on a University campus and apply classroom kn