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!

Winter Sports Day

Over 300 pupils in years 7 - 9 competed in our annual Winter Sports Day! Pupils took part in benchball, football, dodgeball, rugby, American Football, badminton and/or basketball in their House teams, in a bid to crown their House the overall winners.

It was great to see so many pupils getting involved and giving their all in the different sports.

The overall results from the day are as follows:

1st - Tomlinson House - 7830 points

2nd - Trueman House - 7750 points

3rd - Bremner House - 6650 points

4th - Robinson House - 6620 points

Well done Tomlinson House for their (very close) victory!

Geographers visit London

Year 10 Geography pupils' attended a fantastic Geography Residential Visit to London!

Some of the highlights from the trip include a visit to the Royal Geographical Society, Buckingham Palace, a flight on the London Eye, an evening meal in an Italian restaurant, a regeneration talk in the Olympic Park, a ride down the worlds longest funnel slide and finally, a cruise down the River Thames.

All pupils who attended were a credit to school and everyone had a brilliant time, making the trip a great success.

Thank you from the Geography Department.

Carr Manor’s Got Talent

On Tuesday 19th March, we were treated to an evening of brilliant break-dancing, sensational singing and divine drama at our annual Carr Manor’s Got Talent.The evening consisted of thirteen acts who all wowed the audience with their individual talents.

The primary dance group ‘Over The Edge’ were the first to be crowned, as they were chosen as the judges primary phase winner. Another primary dance group ‘Fly Gang’ were the audiences winner, as voted for on the night.

The judges then had a tough decision ahead of them choosing the overall winner, and it was Year 9 pupil Sammy Mills who took the 2019 Carr Manor’s Got Talent title, for his amazing rendition of ‘Palace’ by The Amazons.
We’re so proud of all the acts who performed on the night and a big thank you must also go to the staff involved and families who attended the event to show their support.

Temple Moor KS3 Dance Competition

Our Key Stage 3 dance group ‘Youth Army’ gave a fantastic performance at the Leeds KS3 Dance Competition on Wednesday 20th March.

The pupils involved were a credit to Carr Manor Community School both on and off stage, ensuring they were always supporting the other schools during their performances.

They placed 4th which is an excellent achievement and we’re very proud of everyone involved!

World Book Day

We were wowed by the amazing characters we had with us on World Book Day! We were joined by The Queen of Hearts, Harry Potter, Mary Poppins, Where’s Wally and even The Cat in the Hat!

Pupils then returned to school in the evening in their comfiest pyjamas, to attend the ‘Book At Bedtime’ event. This was a lovely, relaxed evening where pupils and their parents/carers enjoyed some fantastic storytelling from our staff.

Thank you to all who contributed towards the brilliant costumes and made the day a success!

Year 1 Toy Museum

Year 1 organised their own toy museum and invited Reception pupils to come and see the amazing toys they'd created.

Pupils spoke about the different types of materials they'd used and how much fun they'd had creating their toys. Well done Year 1!

Battlefields Tour

57 pupils in Years 9-11 took part in a Battlefields tour of France and Belgium, as part of their topic on the History of Medicine on the Western Front.
This was a really unique and inspiring experience for pupils, where they had the opportunity to visit the trenches, casualty clearing stations and even laid a wreath to show their respects from Carr Manor Community School.

“My favourite destination was Thiepval Memorial, in France. I felt very peaceful and proud when I walked up the large, white, stone steps. Another significant memory for me was the amount of names inscribed on the walls; there are exactly 72,194 officers and men of the United Kingdom and South Africa written on the walls” said Jude O’Dwyer, Year 10.

Casey Wood, Year 10, also enjoyed the trip for a more personal reason. “On the Battlefields trip, I had the privilege to see the grave of my Great Uncle. This experience meant a lot to me and I would like to thank the teachers who provided me with this opportunity of a lifetime.”

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