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  • Further Education Awareness Day

    29th January 2016

    On Friday 29th January Year 10 students were treated to a Further Education Awareness Day.  During the morning student ambassadors from Leeds Beckett University, Huddersfield University, Leeds City College and Leeds College of Art visited school and worked with all Year 10 students to explain about the various courses on offer at their establishments.

    Later on in the day the whole of Year 10 visited Leeds University and Leeds Beckett University to get a complete picture of what a university campus looks and

  • Homework Steering Group

    20th January 2016

    On Wednesday 20th January Manor Croft Academy hosted its first meeting of the new Homework Steering Group in the library at 4pm.  The group will be meeting regularly to ensure that the use of homework or extended study impacts on progress more across the Academy.  It was a very productive meeting and the group will meet again on the 24th February at 4pm.

  • Sainsbury's Bag Pack

    11th December 2015

    On Friday 11th December a number of Year 7 students attended the Dewsbury Sainsbury's store to help raise money for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance.  The students helped to pack customers bags from 10 am until 2.30 pm.

    Many of the staff at Sainsbury's  commented as to how polite and helpful all the children were and the volunteers from the Yorkshire Air Ambulance were also very impressed.

    In fact, a member of the public was so impressed by our students that they phoned the school to congratulate them!

    Well done t

  • Reward Day 1

    10th December 2015

    The Academy organised a Roller Disco for students in years 7 - 11 who had achieved the most Reward Stamps in their year group.  Students were treated to a disco with a difference in the school sports hall which was transformed into a Roller Boot circuit for the day.  Over 280 students took part in the event and all thoroughly enjoyed it.  One Y8 student said, "It was sick Sir!" The next Reward Day will be held at the end of Term 2 where Mr Ryder hopes even more students are eligible to take part.

  • Parents Engagement Forum: Meeting 2

    3rd December 2015

    On Thursday 3rd December the MCA Parent Engagement Forum met at 6pm for their second session of the year.  The theme for the session was 'How can MCA develop its homework policy to better impact on learning in the classroom?' Over 30 parents turned out  and fully engaged in activities based on extended learning thoughout the evening.  Mr Ryder was extremely pleased with how the evening went and will be assembling a Homework Steering Group in the new year to drive this area of improvement forward. Many thank

  • More Able Students Seminar

    2nd December 2015

    On Wednesday 2nd December Mr Walton, Miss Dodds and Mr Barnett held a seminar for the More Able Students from Year 11.  There was a great attendance and lots of positive work was discussed.  The session represents part of our academy's strategy to support these students in the pursuit of excellence in their GCSEs.  Work on practical tips for success, revision, being aspirational and post-16 options was carried out (whilst enjoying some pizza!). Together the staff and students will endeavour to reach their f

  • Congratulations to the Year 11 Rugby Team

    2nd December 2015

    The Year 11 rugby team are through to the Champion Schools Yorkshire Semi Final and also the Champion Schools National Cup.  Beating Kettlethorpe 56 - 1.

     

  • Parent Pay Launch

    1st December 2015

    Parent Pay was launched on 1st December 2015.  Please contact the Finance Department if you require a duplicate letter with the activation code for your child.

  • Post 16 Event

    25th November 2015

    On Wednesday 25th November the Academy hosted it's annual Post 16 Event in the main hall. Around 20 representatives from the Post 16 education sector, such as Sixth Form Colleges, Apprenticeship providers, local and national employers, were present to discuss with students of all ages about their aspirations when they leave school. The event was primarily for students in Years 10 and 11, but was open to younger students in the Academy after school hours.  It was a great success and, speaking to a number of

  • Year 8 Rugby Success!

    24th November 2015

    The Year 8 students won their fixture in the Yorkshire Champion Schools 2nd Round, beating Woodkirk 52 points to 8!  They will now play St Wilfred's in the Yorkshire Champion Schools quarter finals.  Well done!

  • Enrichment Day 1

    9th November 2015

    On Friday 6th November Manor Croft Academy ran a full Enrichment Day for all students focusing on aspects of British Values and SMSC.  The day was a great success and visiting providers were very complimentary about how well the students worked.  

    Malc Parkes, from 'Prison Me No Way' said "Thank you for a fantastic day! The year 8 students we worked with were absolutely fantastic, very mature and asked brilliant questions and gave superb answers.  All our staff had an absolutely brilliant day and the pupils

  • Leisure and Tourism Trip

    22nd October 2015

    Year 11 students participated in a very successful Leisure and Tourism trip organised by Miss Jones.  The students went to Thorpe Park Hotel in Garforth as part of their controlled assessment.

  • Parental Engagement Forum

    16th October 2015

    Parents and friends of Manor Croft attended the Parental Engagement Forum's first meeting on 15th October and it was a great success. Presentations and discussions on Teaching, Learning and Assessment as well as Behaviour, Attendance and Progress were extremely useful and lots of great ideas were brought to the table. The next meeting will be on Thursday 3rd December 2015 and the topic for discussion will be homework.

  • Well done Year 8 Rugby Team

    14th October 2015

    Congratulations to our Year 8 Rugby Team for an outstanding performance against Mirfield Free Grammar School winning 30 points to 10.  The match was an away game which took place on Tuesday 13 October 2015.

  • Intervention Calendar 2015 - 16

    5th October 2015

    Please see below for the intervention calendar 2015 - 16 which includes after school, holiday and mock exam information.  

  • England here they come!

    1st October 2015

    Josh Pinder and Joe Summers (pictured here with rugby league legend, Jamie Peacock) are no strangers to our ‘roll of honour’ as they have already been featured in previous news reports for their rugby successes. Last term however, even we could not have imagined the amazing achievement of these boys. Both of them were selected to play in the England Under 15s Rugby League squad against Wales in August. This was the culmination of a great deal of hard work and dedication employed by both of these students an

  • GCSE Assessment Reform

    29th September 2015

    Please see the documents below for the presentations that were delivered at the parents/carers of Year 9 and 10 students information evening,  held on Tuesday 29th September 2015.  Please do not hesitate to contact Mr Ryder at the Academy if you have any questions regarding the information.

  • Ofsted Inspection Report

    2nd September 2015

    Please find attached the Ofsted Report from the inspection that took place on 7th and 8th July, 2015.

  • Sainsbury's Challenge - Business Studies Trip

    1st July 2015

    Last week was an opportunitity for Manor Croft Academy students to link up with our local supermarket, Sainsbury's. The challenge set down by the store was to raise the sale figures of apple pies within a one hour period. Click on the PDF article to see how the students got on.

  • The Future of Cooking.

    19th May 2015

    Many of our Year 11 catering students have finished their coursework and have completed the final practical’s. This year’s students have been particularly talented with their creativity around meal construction and nutritionally balanced menus. Their commitment has not just been towards their exams, throughout the year they have created cakes and buns for charity and school events. Ms Giblin will be sorry to see them leave yet she is convinced they will be serving up the food in the local area in the next f