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  • 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

  • Dewsbury Big Sing

    25th May 2016

    On Wednesday 25th May 2016 Manor Croft Academy students took part in the first ever BIG SING Concert at the Elim Pentecostal Church in Dewsbury town centre.  The concert was organised by members of Kirklees Music School and saw students from various local Primary and Secondary Schools performing both vocal and instrumental pieces.  Mr Ryder and Miss Lyons attended the event and were both extremely impressed by the choir and the Rock School performance.  Many thanks to Mr Scriven and Mr Merry for their work

  • Year 8 Options Evening

    24th May 2016

    On Tuesday 24th May 2016 Year 8 students and their parents/carers were invited to attend the Year 8 Options Evening.  Discussions were had with teachers, students and parents regarding which option subjects they might take forward into Year 9 and study at a qualification level.  It was well attended and students now have to make their choices on their pathway sheets.  Please remind students to return their pathway sheets to Student Reception by Friday 10th June 2016.

  • More Able Revision Skills Session

    12th April 2016

    To celebrate the hard work and successes of our More Able students in year 11, the Academy held a celebratory session in the hall on Tuesday 12th April.  The session organised by Mr Walton and Mr Taylor, allowed 43 students to put together a tailored revision timeline as well as being an opportunity to give advice and share tips.  Students finished the session with some brain food, approx. 52,000 kcal worth of pizza was consumed - energy ahead of a long night of revision.

  • Ski Trip 2016

    11th April 2016

    On Friday 1st April, 29 students and 5 members of Manor Croft Academy staff gathered at the front of school for the first leg of their school ski trip to Le Corbier in France.

    Dressed in their MCA blue ski hoodies, they arrived and were equipped ready to hit the slopes the following day. Both students and staff advanced quickly and all finished the week skiing from the summit of the mountains.

    In addition to skiing, the group enjoyed a pizza evening, sessions at the open air swimming pool along with games nig

  • Easter Revision Timetable

    24th March 2016

    Please see the attached document for the Easter Revision Timetable.

  • 'People are Messy'

    23rd March 2016

    On Wednesday 23rd March Year 9 and 10 students at Manor Croft were privileged to watch a professional drama production performed by the 'Theatre of Debate Company'.  The performance, entitled 'People are Messy' dealt with the sensitive issues of loss, bereavement and dealing with terminal illness.  The performance was excellent and Y9 and Y10 students also took part in a live interactive debate following the performance using hand held voting devices.

    Representatives from Leeds and Manchester university were

  • Medical Day

    18th March 2016

    Twleve of our year 10 students participated in a Medical Challenge day at Cardinal Heenan School where they were given insight into life as a medical student.  They worked within mixed groups with students from other schools including Roundhay, Allerton Grange and Cardinal Heenan.  The challenges were divided into three groups; anatomy, medical ethics and CPR with Chloe Aston and Molly Waring being part of the winning CPR Challenge group. 

  • Big Bang Fair

    16th March 2016

    During Science week, 30 of our year 8 students attended the Big Bang Fair at the NEC in Birmingham.  The event gave our students the opportunity to view some of the latest scientific and engineering innovations by participating in a number of hands on activities, experiments and interactive workshops.  They also got to see a real ‘mad scientist’ make non-Newtonium liquid jump off a speaker!

  • Congratulations to the Year 11 Rugby Team

    7th March 2016

    Congratulations go to the Manor Croft lads on a stunning performance against their Welsh opponents winning 34 - 24 this afternoon. 

  • World Book Day

    3rd March 2016

    Manor Croft Academy celebrated World Book Day on Thursday 3rd March 2016 with a day of book related activities.  Staff discarded their usual work clothes for the day and dressed up as characters from well-known books.  From ‘Lord of the Rings' to ‘Where’s Wally', the staff catered for everyone’s literary tastes.  The day started with every student being given a £1 book token that can be exchanged for a variety of £1 books at any book retailer; or be used to get money off a whole range of other books.  The s

  • U14 Basketball Team Record Perfect Season

    29th February 2016

    It has been an impressive year for the U14 Manor Croft Basketball team as they secured top spot with 7 wins from 7 games.  The season started with a convincing 12-0 win at home against Westborough in game one.  This win set the tone for the season as they continued to record victory after victory at home and on the road.  The most emphatic win coming in the last game of the league with a 25 - 04 victory over St John Fishers.  The win secured the U14 league championship and booked the team their place in the