Arooj Creative Writing Competition

A massive congratulations to Evelyn K ,Year 2, and Martha P, Year 4, who are both winners of the children's Arooj Creative Writing competition!

The competition asked entrants to write a short story or poem based on the topic of 'My Magical Power.' Both girls entered their writing into the competition: Evelyn in the poetry section and Martha in the short story category. 

Earlier this year we found out they had been shortlisted to attend the awards ceremoney in March, but unfortunately this had to be cancelled. 

However, the girls have since been announced as winners in their categories! Along with seven other school winners, their writing will be published in a book which we will be able to put in our school library, and which will also be placed in local libraries.

Out of the seven school winners, we are the only school to have two winners which is an amazing achievement.

Another award ceremony is being arranged for January which we are sure the girls are really excited to attend.

Year 5 Pupil Wins Writing Competition

Abigail M in Year 5 won a writing competition in association with Hew Ma, a freelance illustrator, designer and artist who has some of her work displayed here in Leeds.

The brief was to write a short story based on an illustration provided by Hew Ma. As well as being chosen as the winning story, when submitted, Abigail's story was also chosen as 'entry of the day'.

For her prize, Abigail will receive original, hand-drawn illustrations from Hew Ma herself.

This is a fantastic achievement for Abigail, so well done!

You can read Abigail's short story on page 14 of the Coaching Chronicle At Home Issue 6.

Year 10 Pupil’s Oil Painting Success

Our Year 10 pupil Eoghan T produced a fantastic oil painting during his time at home.

He took inspiration from a photograph of his aunt and her colleague whilst they were at work in the NHS Waterside Hospital in Derry City, Northern Ireland. He then re-created the iconic image of the two women as an oil painting.

The two women in the photo are Deirdre Rigney, Eoghan’s aunt, and her colleague Marian Ward. They are dressed in their full scrubs on a COVD-19 ward in the middle of the pandemic.

Below you can see the original photo that Eoghan used for his inspiration. His talents were also picked up by the Yorkshire Evening Post and Leeds for Learning.

Sisters create bracelets to raise funds for NHS

Our Year 7 pupil Esmee, and her younger sister, have been getting crafty at home and created bracelets to raise funds for the NHS.

The girls created these bracelets with a 'donate-what-you-can' jar at the end of their drive, in a bid to raise £50 for the NHS. They have now raised over £300 which is absolutely fantastic and we're so proud of their efforts!

Their resilience, independence and motivation is outstanding and we love hearing about the community spirit of those who donated!

Their efforts have even been recognised in the Yorkshire Evening Post. You can read the full article by clicking here.

Carr Manor creates over 86,000 visors for NHS

At Carr Manor Community School we teamed up with Cutting Edge, Leeds, a company who were asked to produce 900,000 visors for use in hospitals and healthcare facilities in Leeds and beyond.

We immediately opened our Sports Hall and school Theatre as venues to host a 'socially distanced production line' to aid with the production of these visors. Members of our school staff, families of our pupils and the local community all came together to produce the vitally needed PPE. We also had many members of staff and some of the community who took delivery of materials to produce the visors at home.

The impact that our production line was having and the volume of visors we were creating was recognised by Councillor Jonathan Pryor, who visited us at Carr Manor during one of the production days.

He said “Seeing first-hand the community spirit and dedication these volunteers are showing is genuinely inspiring and a wonderful example of how the city as a whole has pulled together to support our incredible NHS staff, health workers and each other. I’d like to offer my heartfelt thanks to all of those who have given up their time to make a difference and to the school and its staff for going the extra mile to provide a safe and welcoming venue.”

We are so proud to be able to say that as a school we made over 86,000 visors, which is a testament to the extraordinary work from every single volunteer. This couldn't have happened without our fantastic staff working not only to create the visors, but also ensuring the surroundings were safe to do so, as well as the support from the local community and those creating visors at home.

Our Executive Principal, Simon Flowers, said "As is often said it is moments like these when you see the best of people.”

Unfortunately the visor production had to close on 19th May due to lack of available materials. However, the community spirit and fantastic sense of achievement that came from this time is still living strong.

We were thrilled to see the visors being used in local hospitals and we know how important this equipment was and still is, to frontline workers.

You can read more about our visor production on the following links:

Yorkshire Evening Post - Volunteers go back to school

Leeds City Council website - School assembly of vital PPE is top class


Carr Manor creates masks and PPE equipment for NHS

Staff and pupils at Carr Manor Community School have been working together to create scrubs, masks and laundry bags, all of which are being donated to NHS staff working on the front line.

We knew how important this equipment was to NHS workers and our staff and pupils were keen to help as much as possible. Members of our Design & Technology department used their sewing machines at home to make scrubs, face-masks and laundry bags. Some of our pupils were also really keen to get involved, so they too contributed to the production of this vital PPE equipment.

We have since made:

  • Over 60 laundry bags
  • 40 masks
  • 20 ear extenders
  • 4 sets of scrubs

This is a fantastic example of our school community working together to help others. Thank you to all our families who helped us with this pledge to support our NHS!

Immunisations – Year 8 and 9

Missed school immunisations – information for parent/carers

Please note the information below that the Leeds School Immunisation Team have asked us to share with all Year 8 and 9 families:

Public Health England’s (PHE) guidance currently states that all school age immunisations are suspended whilst the schools are closed but will be rescheduled. We are waiting for further details of what the rescheduled “catch up” will be. It is likely this will be done within schools or within community clinics but we do not know when this will happen. You do not need to do anything; the consent you have given will be carried forward. You will be contacted by a nurse if it is necessary to discuss any consent issues we have.

Missed immunisations are not available from your GP.

The outstanding immunisations affect some pupils in Year 9 (School Leaving Boosters) and the 2nd dose of HPV for all children in Year 8.

If you have any questions, please email [email protected] as they are unable to take phone calls at this time.

To see the full letter to sent to parents/carers, please click here.

Reception Acceptance Place

Thank you and welcome to all families who have chosen Carr Manor Community School as the preference school for pupils starting Reception in September 2020.

You should have received an email containing your offer from the local authority on Thursday 16th April 2020. You should then have accepted your offer by clicking on the link here.

With regards to appeals, the Department for Education have agreed that appeals are now able to take place virtually with continued social distancing restrictions. Appeal dates will be sent out in due course.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact our Primary Phase on 0113 3368401.

Year 7 Secondary School Offers

If you have applied for a Year 7 school place starting in September 2020, you will have received an email with your offer from on Monday 2nd March. You should have then accepted this place directly with us by clicking here.

For further information regarding school offers, please visit

You can also contact our admissions team on 0113 3368400 / [email protected]