RP Training

A selection of our Restorative Practice pupils delivered a training session to 20 external visitors at Carr Manor Community School about RP and Character for Learning. They were fantastic ambassadors for the school and visitors commented that "everyone was passionate about RP" and that pupils were "inspirational and inspiring."

Our pupils were very confident on the day and they spoke brilliantly in-front of our visitors about being a Restorative Practice representative.

A big thank you to the pupils for all their hard work and preparation for the session.

American Football Match

A selection of our Year 9 boys have been practicing American Football in their PE lessons, with Coaches coming in from Leeds American Football to teach them all they need to know about the techniques involved and the positions in which they can play.

The boys played their first match on Wednesday 25th May against Ilkley Grammar, winning by a fantastic 36 points to 0. It's been a fantastic opportunity for the boys to try out a new sport and they have really appreciated the help from Carr Manor PE staff as well as the external Coaches who have been in to teach them.

We are extremely proud of the boys and we are looking forward to the next match.

Ex-pupils on Britain’s Got Talent

Three of our ex-pupils, Miguel Semedo, Stephan Kantshe and David Baer, who form ‘Mythical PSM,’ made it through to the semi-final stages of this year’s Britain’s Got Talent! In their first audition, they received a standing ovation from the audience and Simon Cowell commented that the boys had “personality and character.” Sadly they didn’t make it through to the final stages, but their semi-final routine was nothing short of enthusiasm and determination. It’s been our pleasure to see the boys return to Carr Manor on a regular basis to practice their dance routines in the Drama Studio.

We are extremely proud of the boys and would like to wish them the very best of luck with their future endeavours.


Carr Manor Dash

The second ever Carr Manor Community School Dash was held on Friday 13th May. The event sees separate boys and girls races for Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4 with one pupil from each House competing in each of the four races.

A huge well done to Bremner who were the overall House winners this year. Last year, Trueman House were victorious with a 5 second lead over Bremner so it was lovely to see them come to victory this year.

The Dash is a fantastic event and it’s lovely to see the whole school come together for a sporting occasion. Pupils who weren’t racing designed banners in Coaching sessions to encourage the runners competing for their House as they raced towards the finish line. 

Sam’s Safari Visit

On Tuesday 10th May, our Primary Phase was visited by Sam's Safari. Pupils were able to pet and hold lots of different animals, such as cockroaches, a hedgehog, a bearded dragon, stick insects and leaf insects!

Pupils have been learning about insects and animal structures in their lessons, so this was a brilliant opportunity for them to expand their knowledge and see some more unusual animals up close. All the pupils were really brave when it came to holding and petting the animals and they really enjoyed the visit from Sam's Safari.

Leeds Got Talent

Here at Carr Manor we have recently been showcasing the diversity of our pupils at the ‘Leeds Got Talent’ awards.

The New Dock at the Royal Armouries played host to the event on Wednesday 20th April, with five schools in Leeds entering two acts. One successful act from each school was then selected to perform again during the second part of the evening in the final round of the competition.

The level of talent on the evening was fantastic with all acts performing very well. Carr Manor was awarded first place with our act ‘Dance Legacy’. Our ‘Year 10 Band’ also competed in the first round but it was ‘Dance Legacy’ that saw us to victory.

Mrs Clark, Head of KS3 Performing Arts, expressed her happiness over the win: “I am very proud of them all and so pleased that the Year 8 dancers could go on to win the event.” Talking of both acts determination, she said “The best part for me was watching them in the wings before they went on…focused, huddling quietly and encouraging each other.”

The Co-operative Academy came a close second with their act ‘Lectryx’ whilst John Smeaton Academy claimed third place with the ‘JSA Choir.’ Ralph Thoresby School and South Leeds Academy also showcased their pupil’s talent on the night.

‘Dance Legacy’ consists of seven Year 8 pupils who recently performed at ‘Carr Manor’s Got Talent’ in March. The dance act have had their eyes set on claiming the Leeds Got Talent victory for a while, with our talent competition a brilliant way for them to conquer their routine in front of parents, staff and fellow pupils.

Dance Legacy with their winners trophy

Dance Legacy with their winners trophy