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.

GCSE Results 2019

Here at Carr Manor Community School we celebrated another year of GCSE success.

"It was a pleasure to watch pupils open their GCSE results with the overwhelming majority of pupils meeting their aspirational targets. Their achievements reflect the hard work and commitment they’ve shown over the past 5 years. It’s been a privilege to work with pupils and their families and we look forward to watching them take their next steps in further education or training.” - Simon Flowers, Executive Principal.

51% of pupils achieved a 5+ in English, 30% of pupils achieved a 5+ in both English and Maths and 40% of pupils achieved a 7+ in Science.

Arantxa, who joined us from Spain in 2015, received outstanding results of ten 9s and one 8, making her one of the highest achievers in the country. She received a bursary to study at the Grammar School of Leeds and we are looking forward to hearing about her continued success.

Louis, who also achieved impressive results, has now received a rugby scholarship at Woodhouse Grove.

Overall, 23% of pupils made over 1 grade more progress than projected at the end of KS2, and 13% of pupils achieved 5 grades 9-7.

Leeds Learning Alliance

Following the formal consultation process, the Governing Bodies of Bankside Primary School and Carr Manor Community School decided to change the schools category from Community to Foundation and establish a charitable Trust named the Leeds Learning Alliance trust with effect from 5th April 2019.

For a summary of the feedback from the public consultation exercise, please click here.

For further information about the Leeds Learning Alliance, please click here or visit

VE Day Street Party

Year 5 celebrated the end of their World War 2 topic with a VE day street party.
The children made some authentic 1940s biscuits using their rations, then decorated their tables with flags and bunting. We then took to the playground where we ate, drank and took part in some 1940s swing dancing!
Over the last few weeks the children have experienced air raids and been evacuated to Lotherton Hall, so what better way to celebrate than with a street party!