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  • 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

  • College Maths

    29th November 2016

    16 of our Maths students in Year 11 are engaging in a 10 week programme at Elliot Hudson College with the dual purpose of supporting their maths outcomes and raising aspirations.

    We are now 3 weeks in and the students are making fantastic progress!


  • Visit by Music Professional

    28th November 2016

    Today Manor Croft Music Department was visited by a Music Industry Specialist who gave a careers and industry talk to the Year 10 BTEC music group.  Sam Day, a live sound technician and engineer, lead a discussion on his role working within the music industry across the UK and internationally.  Following the talk the Year 10's then took part in a Q&A session which allowed them to ask in depth questions related to working in live music performance.  This industry based discussion gave the pupils an invaluabl

  • Post 16 Day

    24th November 2016

    This annual and extremely popular event was organised for all Y10 and Y11 students.  At Manor Croft Academy we are committed to providing an effective careers education programme to enable our students to make the best well informed choices about their future education and career paths.  We aim to offer students the opportunity to meet with a wide and varied range of providers and explore a wide range of information regarding courses and career paths which interest them.  This along with the individual advi

  • Year 9 Rugby League at Huddersfield Giants

    23rd November 2016

    The Year 9 rugby team took part in a rugby league session with the Huddersfield Giants.

    Steve Hardisty who is the Huddersfield Giants Education Manager took our students on a session opposite the scholarship students.  The students worked through a number of skills based drills.  Steve went on to say to Mr Audsley that 'You have a very talented and respectful group of young men', and he has invited the students down for another session.

    The students also had the Huddersfield Giants Head First Team Coach, Ric

  • Road Safety

    21st November 2016

    Mr Audsley, Assistant Principal has been delivering assemblies to all year groups on road safety.  A large number of students in our Academy walk or cycle to school so it is extremely important that students know how to keep themselves safe on and around our roads. 

  • UCAS Progress Student Applications

    21st November 2016

    UCAS Progress student applications are now open for Post 16 pathways.  Please speak to your Personal Progress Tutor or C&K Careers staff (based in the Academy Library every Tuesday and every other Wednesday).

  • Literacy Assemblies

    18th November 2016

    Mr Barnett the Academy Principal has been leading whole school assemblies to encourage students to read more and to explain the importance of developing literacy. Year 9 are pictured showing off their reading books.  It is Academy policy for students to have a reading book at all times and they are encouraged to read as much as possible.


  • Reward Tokens

    16th November 2016

    First students receive their reward tokens for revision sessions

    Congratulations to our first students who received their free coffee tokens for attending 5 intervention and revision sessions (Molly Waring, Heather Senior, Niamh Reynolds and Ruby Chapman).  All Year 11 students have been given a ‘Costa Coffee’ style reward card which is stamped at each session.  When they reach 5 they see Mr Hewitt for a free token for the coffee machine.  “We want to reward and recognise the hard work and effort our student

  • Remembrance Service

    13th November 2016

    We had a really successful day at the church today.  Nine students attended the remembrance service at St Paul's Church, Hanging Heaton.  

    Molly Waring and Heather Senior in Year 11 both read a poem together in the service and Ruby Windle and Joe Exley laid a wreath in memory of Jake Hartley and other fallen soldiers.

    The feedback from the community and the church were excellent and the students were absolutely fantastic and a credit to our school.  I certainly believe this can be an annual event.  Afterwards

  • 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.