Lose The Booths

On Saturday 25th January, we hosted the Lose The Booths event here at Carr Manor Community School, which is part of a campaign to stop the use of isolation booths in schools across the UK.

Nearly 200 visitors, which included teachers, headteachers, Councillors and researchers were in attendance. The event was attended by the national media, including Tes and the BBC's The One Show.

There were keynotes and workshops held throughout the day, including one from our Executive Principal, Simon Flowers, on 'Relational practice, zero exclusions, no booths: The Carr Manor way.'

Alex Sobel, MP for Leeds North West, also attended the conference and spoke about his want for a blanket ban on booths, "I feel that the use of isolation is cruel and demeaning for children and it undermines those children’s self-esteem and ability to progress.” 

You can read more about the event and campaign at https://www.tes.com/news/call-clearer-dfe-guidance-isolation-schools and https://schoolsweek.co.uk/mp-wants-ban-on-cruel-and-demeaning-isolation-booths/.

Sustainable Xmas

A group of pupils took part in a project called Sustainable Xmas, launched by Ahead Partnership, with the support of Leeds City Council and three of the major shopping retail developers in Leeds; Hammerson, Landsec and Town Centre Securities. 

Their task was to pitch an idea for how businesses in Leeds can help both them and their customers, be more sustainable during the Christmas period.

The finale of the project was held at Leeds Town Hall, where CMCS were named runners up of the competition; a fantastic achievement for all pupils involved.

You can read more about the project here and also watch the video below from the finale.

Leeds Learning Alliance – Launch Day

The Leeds Learning Alliance is a Trust formed by like-minded Leeds educational organisations based upon shared commitment to inclusion, close collaboration and high level ambition. Carr Manor Community School is a proud member of the Alliance.

The Leeds Learning Alliance Vision

Inclusive, Collaborative, Ambitious

The Alliance believes in respectful collaboration, restorative practice and inclusive education, using the resources of all the partners in the Alliance to promote the very best
outcomes for the children, young people and adults in our organisations, ensuring:

• aspirational learning
• high achievement
• empowering relationships
• equality of access

Launch Day

On Monday 25th November, the Leeds Learning Alliance held their launch day at Emerald Headingley Stadium.

The launch, which over 360 people attended, saw Cllr Judith Blake welcome the founding organisations (Leeds Trinity University, Leeds College of Building, Leeds Rhinos Foundation, Bankside Primary School, Carr Manor Community School, Wetherby High School and Leeds City Council) to a day of guest lectures and speakers focusing on what it means to be an inclusive, collaborative and forward-thinking city.

The delegates also heard valuable contributions from Kevin Sinfield MBE; Jamie-Jones Buchanan, The Leeds Learning Alliance Ambassador; speakers from the University of Cambridge; Cllr Jonathan Pryor and even a performance from the Bankside Primary School choir.

Paul Brennan, Chair of the Leeds Learning Alliance commented "I am truly overwhelmed by the enthusiasm for this initiative. We have children in our schools working alongside world-class athletes, university students and lecturers. They are using the 21st century facilities at our colleges and across the city as a whole, above all they are achieving.” “Our children are being inspired by the best and they are learning about what it means to support each other.” "It really feels like it is 'team Leeds', pulling together to help our children reach their full potential!" 

We are looking forward to watching the Alliance grow and progress over the coming months and years, and we appreciate all the support we have received so far. If you’d like to find out further information about the Alliance, please visit their website www.leedslearningalliance.org/.

Information about flu-like illness and diarrhoea/vomiting in schools

For the attention of all parents/carers,

As you may be aware, there has been an increase in reports of D&V and flu-like illness in schools across Yorkshire and Humber.

Due to this, we are providing information to parent/carers, pupils and staff from the Public Health England. Please click here to read the letter which contains helpful information about how to stay healthy or what to do if you have any concerns for yourself or your child.

Open Events 2019

Primary Phase Open Evening - Thursday 21st November 4-7pm

Families are invited to join us for a tour of the school, meet with staff and hear talks from the Vice Principal at 4.30 and 6.30pm.

The application process is now open until 15th January 2020. To apply online, please click here.

For further information about the admissions process, please visit our Admissions page where you will find useful documents from Leeds City Council.

If you have any further questions about our admissions process, please don't hesitate to contact us.


A group of pupils are taking part in a project called #SustainableXmas, launched by Ahead Partnership, with the support of Leeds City Council and three of the major shopping retail developers in the city; Hammerson, Landsec and Town Centre Securities. 

They are looking at ways that local businesses can use fewer resources this Christmas. Pupils have had to learn about consumer behaviour and in November, will be presenting their ideas in a Dragon's Den style pitching process.

They've also been on a trip to the soap factory, where they had the opportunity to make their own soaps!

We're looking forward to seeing how they develop during the process.

For further information, please visit the Ahead Partnership's website.


Year 2 had a wonderful time at the Eureka Science Museum!

They enjoyed a special science show and learnt all about the human body. Pupils even had the chance to practice being dentists before visiting the bank and learning about withdrawing money!

Year 2 behaved brilliantly and were fantastic representatives of Carr Manor Community School.

Languages Cook Off!

Before summer, Year 8 pupils were challenged to research a French or Spanish recipe, before submitting their recipes and an explanation of the dish.

The pupils who presented the best projects made it to the final and had a 'cook off'; actually making their final dishes and presenting them to a panel of judges.

All pupils showed real determination during the cook off and it was lovely to see how much effort they put into their dishes! Congratulations to Steph & Fran who were the overall winners with their fantastic Chocolate Éclairs, made with homemade Choux pastry.

Sports Awards 2019

On Friday 27th September, over 200 pupils were invited to our surprise Sports Awards event, which celebrated pupils commitment to sport over the last academic year.

Bob Bowman from Leeds Rhinos Foundation and ex-pupil Jess Beckley were VIPs at the event. Both visitors gave an inspiring speech to pupils about why sport is such a big part of their lives and the importance of pupils continuing their passion for sport.

Pupils were rewarded for their attendance at sports Flexible Learning clubs, their commitment to playing in sports teams and all round enthusiasm for sport at CMCS.

Congratulations to Esme and Jahvai who were named Sports Personalities of the Year, as voted for by pupils in the ceremony.

National School Breakfast Programme

Our school has joined the government’s National School Breakfast Programme (NSBP), which is being delivered by the charities Family Action and Magic Breakfast.

As a NSBP School we are pleased to offer a healthy school breakfast, available to all pupils! There are many benefits that this brings, but it’s mainly that our pupils are then settled and ready to learn at the start of every school day.