Year 4’s visit to Clifford’s Tower

As part of the topic on the Norman's, Year 4 pupils went to Clifford's Tower in York, one of the few remaining motte and bailey Norman castles in Yorkshire!

They had a brilliant day out learning about the history of the castle and how it was built to be strong, why people used to build castles and who used to live inside it.

They also enjoyed some spectacular views over York from the top of the castle!

Year 10 Work Experience

A huge well done to all Year 10 pupils who have now completed their two week work placements. An amazing 150 pupils attended various placements, from working in our Primary Phase supporting class work and reading programmes, to working at Rudding Park Hotel in Harrogate, Pharmacies, Solicitors and many more.

The feedback from the placements is a credit to all Year 10’s and shows what fantastic role models you can all be for Carr Manor Community School.

“Kenny was a hard worker and a committed member of the team.”
– Morley Model Shop

“Tyquan has talent and creativity and is a good company member so there’s lots of things he can do, inside and outside the arts. We’d always be happy to support his work.”  – Freedom Studios Leeds

“Jada and Zaiba were outstanding in everything they did. A credit to Carr Manor Community School and both were offered a part time job.” – Marks & Spencer

"What an amazing pupil. He carried all tasks to a high standard and worked as a team member but also independently. I would not hesitate to give Piotr a full time position if he wanted to go down the career pathway as a chef." Primary Phase Chef

World Book Day and Book at Bedtime

On Tuesday 6th March the Primary Phase celebrated World Book Day, albeit a little later than planned due to the snow, it was still a really enjoyable day!
Pupils dressed up as their favourite book characters and we were spell-bound by our Harry Potters, went on a crown jewels hunt with Gangsta Granny and saved the world with Spider-Man!


The Book at Bedtime event ran in the evening, with pupils coming back to school in their pyjamas for a book reading from their teachers. This was a lovely, relaxed event where pupils and their parents/carers could curl up with a yummy hot chocolate served by our PTA and enjoy some brilliant story-telling!

Thank you to everyone who contributed towards brilliant costumes and made World Book Day such a success.

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Year 7 Kingswood Residential

Year 7 pupils recently attended their residential at Kingswood Activity Centre, which is a fundamental part of their Carr Manor experience and a brilliant opportunity for them to build new relationships with fellow pupils and staff.

They took part in team-building activities to encourage communication skills, challenged themselves with the adventurous and high-adenaline activities (even with the snow!) and motivated each other to get involved in the fun and rewarding journey.

Pupils shared some of their experiences of the residential;
“We had snowball fights and built igloos, not to mention having a nice warm hot chocolate at the end of the day, but it wasn’t just the snow that made it so good, it was the activities too.”

“There were lots of fun activities, these included; zip wire, Jacob’s Ladder, which was a colossal ladder placed right in the middle of a field, buggy building, laser tag, igloo building and loads more!”

The residential was a great chance for pupils to form new friendships and make lasting memories.
“I was getting to know people who I’d never even spoken to before the residential. Adding that all up, the residential was really good and enjoyable.”

Extracts from Alex Cooper and Grace Gillon’s articles.

Social Action for Jane Tomlinson Appeal

Thank you to Ahead Partnership for their lovely article about our pupils involvement in the Social Action for Jane Tomlinson Appeal project.

Leeds charity Jane Tomlinson Appeal challenged 20 students from Carr Manor School to come up with a brand new fundraising idea as part of a Social Action project we've been running with the school. The event, activity or idea had to raise both money and awareness within the school about the charity. This was a chance for students to get creative, take initiative, develop business skills, and make a difference in the community.

The charity was there along the way to explain how they use fundraising money to benefit families and services supporting people with cancer. There was also support from business coaches at law firm Capsticks who helped the students to develop their ideas and host a presentation workshop.

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School League Tables

Information from BBC News and

The secondary school league tables have recently been published for 2018. These tables use raw GCSE results from last year and a raft of data from the Department for Education to evaluate how well pupils progress in a school.

You can see the league table for schools and colleges in Leeds here. We are pleased to say we are 11th out of all schools in Leeds for overall performance and 3rd for overall performance out of maintained schools in Leeds.

Careers Fair

On Wednesday 31st January we held a Careers Fair with Ahead Partnership, for pupils in Years 5, 8, 9, 10 and 11.  Over 25 businesses attended, and they spoke about the different education and career paths that are available to pupils when they leave school.

Some of the organisations who attended include Appris, ITV, Royal Air Force and the University of Law.

There were lots of positive comments from the businesses, saying;"The pupils were well engaged and were asking excellent questions, but at the same time listened really well." Some of the businesses thought that pupils had been prepped prior to the event, due to the kind of questions being asked. 


Holocaust Memorial

On Friday 26th January, we streamed the live webcast of a Holocaust survivor, Janine Webber, speaking about her experiences from the Holocaust.

Over 60 pupils signed up to attend the broadcast and we were honoured to listen to her inspiring yet emotional story.the-power-of-words-logo

Tomlinson Charity Week

Thank you to everyone who has been involved in Tomlinson Charity Week, which is raising money for St George’s Crypt.

So far there’s been shootout games, bake sales and a sporting event in the Primary Phase.
It’s always great to see Houses coming together for these focused charity weeks.

Keep an eye out for how much money is raised!

Restorative Practice Conference

We held a Restorative Practice Development Day on Monday 22nd January with visitors from Wickersley School & Sports College, Eastfield Primary School and Oasis Lister Park.

The visitors heard about how we work restoratively at Carr Manor through building positive relationships between staff and pupils. They met with a selection of RP representatives, who spoke about the ethos’ of Carr Manor, particularly Coaching, our mission statements, our Further and Flexible Learning options and the impact Restorative Practice has at Carr Manor.

A selection of RP pupils also attended a Restorative event in Middlesbrough on Thursday 2th January. The conference was ‘An Introduction to Restorative Practice’ and pupils shared our RP journey with the other visitors.

The event was held at Riverside Stadium, the home of Middlesbrough F.C. After the conference, pupils received a tour of the stadium grounds and changing rooms, which they really enjoyed.