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  • Success in Science!

    27th January 2017

    This week, Mr Nikoumaram delivered an assembly to praise the incredible progress that Year 11 students have made in Science since their last mock exams in November.  The most recent mock exams have seen a big leap forward and it is clear that everyone's hard work is paying off.  Around 60 students per week have been attending bespoke science revision sessions on a Friday at 2.30pm and this is clearly having a significant impact on results.  Well done to all the students and lets support them in keeping it g

  • Pie & Peas Event

    26th January 2017

    On Thursday 2nd February the Maths team will be hosting a ‘Pie & Peas’ night for all Year 11 students and their families. This will be a celebration of the hard work our students are currently undertaking within their Maths lessons and will also be an opportunity for families to ask any questions about the new Maths GCSE over an informal pie & peas meal! Students will be given back their mock exam results and prizes will be given out for students showing the highest amount of progress since the November exa

  • U14s Badminton Kirklees Finals

    26th January 2017

    Thursday 26th January saw the finals of the Kirklees Schools Badminton Championships held at Huddersfield Leisure Centre.  The Under 14 boys’ team had qualified in first place after the regional event the month before; and now they were up against the top teams in Kirklees.  Joe, Ben, Liam and Muhammad played in singles and doubles competitions against Shelley College, Whitcliffe Mount and North Huddersfield College.  After 3 close matches the team finished in third place and were presented with bronze meda

  • Orchard Academy Transition Sessions

    19th January 2017

    Over the last few months Year 6 pupils from The Orchard Academy have been attending Manor Croft Academy on Wednesday's to improve their ability and success in Maths and English.  This is part of Manor Croft's relentless drive to improve standards in the core areas, whilst also enabling students from one of our main feeder schools to experience life at high school, thus helping with their transition into Key Stage 3 later this year.

  • Year 7 and 8 Indoor Athletics

    17th January 2017

    The athletics season kicked off on the 17th January with the Kirklees Schools qualifiers at Batley Sports Centre. Three Manor Croft teams, Year 7 Boys and Year 8 Boys and Girls, qualified for the Kirklees finals on Tuesday, 7th February at the Barn on Leeds Road.  The students took part in track and field events and represented the Academy with pride and passion all afternoon.  Parents who came to support the event commented on how well behaved and organised the teams from MCA were on the day.  Although we

  • Don't Give up!

    16th January 2017

    Our Academy Vice Principal, Mr Hewitt, is this week delivering Assemblies on the theme of Social, Moral, Spiritual and Cultural development.  Mr Hewitt and the students are focusing on resilience and the importance of never giving up.

     
     
  • British Values

    13th January 2017

    Our Academy Principal Mr Barnett has this week been delivering assemblies to all year groups on British Values. Fundamental British values, including democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs, are also actively promoted in the Academy through the formal curriculum and through calendared events.

  • Continued Professional Development

    13th January 2017

    Our weekly CPD session is delivered as a whole school as well as in curriculum areas and is an invaluable opportunity for whole academy development and tailored sessions relevant to curriculum area needs.

    After listening to feedback from staff, we structure our training techniques in order to provide time within the working week to allow teachers to share good practice and act upon advice and feedback, which in turn allows them to become more effective in their practice. As an academy we believe that we shou

  • Staff Pantomime - Peter Pan

    16th December 2016

    The staff at Manor Croft treated all year groups to a stunning performance of Peter Pan on the final day of a very successful term.

    Many thanks to Miss Lyons for organising the show and to all staff who worked tirelessly learning lines and rehearsing late after school. It was well worth it!


  • Christmas Jumper Day

    16th December 2016

    SLT welcoming students on the blue line raising funds for save the children!

  • Community Christmas Celebrations

    15th December 2016

    It has been a really busy day in the Academy with a number of events happening.  This morning we ran our Christmas Parents Consultation morning which was very positive.  We fed back on our actions from our last meeting and discussed some of the new initiatives that have been running.

    We then hosted The Kirklees Musika Band for a Christmas concert with Year 7.  This was attended by parents from the earlier meeting and our neighbours from Manor Croft Nursing Home.

    We have also had our Christmas lunch in the can

  • 'The Witches' Trip

    14th December 2016

    As part of a unit celebrating the life of Roald Dahl, following what would have been his 100th birthday, seventy-four of our Year 7 students joined all of the excited teachers in the English Department to travel to The West Yorkshire Playhouse on Wednesday 14th December to view a theatre production of Roald Dahl’s ‘The Witches’.  It was a fantastic day out!

  • Year 11 Prefects Christmas Trip

    14th December 2016

    To reward our Year 11 Prefects for their hard work this year Mr Hewitt, Vice Principal and Mrs Frizzel, Key Stage 4 Learning Manager invited them all to the Red Hot World Buffet in Leeds on Wednesday afternoon.  The students who are ambassadors for the Academy perform duties to support the smooth running of the Academy during break and lunchtime everyday.  They thoroughly enjoyed their lunch and some even visited the buffet over 10 times!  Well done to all our prefects you are a credit to our Academy.

    Mr Hew

  • Numeracy

    9th December 2016

    Numeracy is a proficiency, which is developed mainly in mathematics but also in other subjects.  It is more than an ability to do basic arithmetic.  It involves developing confidence and competence with numbers and measures. It requires understanding of the number system, a repertoire of mathematical techniques, and an inclination and ability to solve quantitative or spatial problems in a range of contexts.  Numeracy also demands understanding of the ways in which data are gathered by counting and measuring

  • Read Write Inc. Fresh Start Training

    8th December 2016

    This week (Thursday & Friday) we are very pleased to be hosting the Read Write Inc. Fresh Start training in our Achievement Centre at Manor Croft. Read Write Inc. Fresh Start is a teaching programme that is very successful in supporting older readers aged 9 and above who are below expected standards in reading and writing.  The training is being attended by our English teachers and the teaching support team.


    Fresh Start is a full teaching programme that:

    • Gets all children reading and writing fluently in 33

  • Badminton Stars

    6th December 2016

    Tuesday, 6th December, saw 16 Manor Croft students head over to St John Fisher and Westborough High Schools to compete in the u14 and u16 Kirklees Schools Badminton qualifiers.  It was the first time that Manor Croft had entered teams in the event so the 8 boys and 8 girls that made up the teams were unsure about what to expect. They needn't have worried as they all performed brilliantly and were more than a match for many of the schools competing.  The students, from Years 9-11, displayed excellent skill,

  • Online Safety

    2nd December 2016

    Miss Remington, who is our Student Welfare Officer and Associate Assistant Principal has been delivering assemblies to all year groups on online safety.  As parents there a number of things you can do to ensure your child is kept safe online.

    1. Have the conversation early and often

    2. Explore online together

    3. Know who your child is talking to online

    4. Set rules and agree boundaries

    5. Make sure that content is age-appropriate

    6. Use parental controls to filter, restrict, monitor or report content

    7. Check they

  • English Rewards

    1st December 2016

    Well done to Thomas M, Courtney S, Ruby C, Jemma W, Nikola K and Sam F who were awarded the prizes for attending the most interventions in Year 11 English by the Director of English Mr Fletcher-Markin.  All students are working exceptionally hard and we look forward to the rewards assembly to share more success and celebration.


  • Maths Rewards Assembly

    1st December 2016

    Miss Barton, who is our Leader of Maths, delivered our first maths rewards assembly this week.  Improving the outcomes in maths is an Academy priority and it was fantastic to see how many students have made progress between mock 1 and mock 2.  Our students have been working incredibly hard, turning up to lots of intervention and accessing one to one tuition.  Students were able to collect a certificate and choose from a number of goodies!  Well done to Miss Barton and all the students.  It was a fantastic e

  • Primary 5-a-side

    1st December 2016

    This year Manor Croft Academy PE Department held the first Primary Schools 5-a-side Championship.  Monday, 28th November, saw Eastborough J&I School and Orchard Primary Academy battling it out to be crowned 2016 Champions in the girls competition.  Both schools brought two teams and they played a round robin tournament. After an evening of tough tackling and great goals it was the Orchard Black team who came out on top, they will be back next year to defend their title.  Thursday evening gave the boys their