Year 11 Prom

Our Year 11 leavers had their midnight masquerade themed prom in June at the Hilton Hotel in Leeds.

It was a brilliant night to celebrate the end of their GCSE Exams and reminisce over their 5 years at Carr Manor Community School. On the night, there were both pupil and staff awards, a special prom edition of CarrManorTV and lots of photos being taken!

What a lovely way for pupils to end their school year and it's definitely a night they'll remember.

Year 11 Prom

Year 11’s all came together for their prom night on Tuesday 27th June. It was a night of celebrating successes, reminiscing about their 5 years at Carr Manor Community School and reuniting after their GCSE exams.

Pupils got dressed up for the occasion which was held at the Hilton Hotel in Leeds. There were staff and pupil awards on the night, plus some special surprises to make the evening as memorable as possible. Thank you to all staff who were involved in making it such a special night and we hope the Year 11’s had a brilliant time!

Leeds Rhinos Coaching

Yorkshire Carnegie coached our Year 7 and 8 girls at their training facility, Headingley Carnegie Stadium, on Friday 5th May. The girls then had the opportunity to play on the match during half time of the Yorkshire Carnegie and Ealing Trailfinders match.

It was brilliant to see the girls showing off their skills on the pitch, and the pupils were a credit to Carr Manor Community School.

Armley Mills Trip

Year 3 pupils had a trip to the Leeds Industrial Museum at Armley Mills.

Pupils had the opportunity to experience some of the jobs children their age would have done in the Victorian era; scavenging scraps from beneath spinning machines, fixing broken bobbins and filling the machines with wool.

It was a great experience for Year 3 and the trip made them appreciate how much has changed since the Victorian era.

Leeds Magistrates Court Visit

28 GCSE Sociology pupils went to Leeds Magistrates Court to learn further about how the criminal justice system works.

Year 10 pupil Elisha Omodeinde said that “our trip to the Magistrate Court was a wonderful experience and it was remarkably helpful. Each part of it was interesting and played a piece in the puzzle of the Crime and Deviance topic of Sociology.”

Pupils were given an introduction to how the courts work and had the opportunity to sit in the public gallery whilst the trials were happening.

All pupils displayed great levels of respect and asked interesting questions to the Magistrates in the feedback sessions. 

Restorative Practice Conference

On Thursday 24th November, an International Restorative Practice Conference was held at the Hilton Hotel in Leeds titled “Re-imagining the child welfare system for the 21st century”. 

Fourteen of our RP pupils delivered a workshop around “Building relationships, improving outcomes” along with Mr Flowers and Mrs Holdsworth.

During the workshop they spoke about Coaching, Pupil Voice, Passengers into Crew, RP, Carr Manor values and Character for Learning.

We received some excellent feedback from the event and many colleagues commented on how confidently the pupils spoke about Restorative Practices at Carr Manor.

Well done to all the pupils involved.

GCSE Results 2016

 

We are pleased to inform you that once again, the exiting Year 11 received a very strong set of GCSE results this year, with a further increase in the number of children attaining 5 or more A*-C GCSEs (50%), against a national decline in pass rates.

We are especially pleased with the very good levels of progress made by pupils across a wide range of subjects where the overwhelming majority of pupils met aspirational targets with significant numbers exceeding targets. The subjects include the core areas of English, maths, triple sciences, RE, sociology, French (and ‘home’ languages), geography, PE, art, performing arts and business.

It was a pleasure to see the pupils proud to receive their results in August and to know that they are all able to access their chosen pathways with confidence. These outcomes are a credit to the children, their families and staff team for all their hard work and support over the year.

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Chanelle Johnstone and Emma Kalumba received excellent results

With three A*s, five A’s, two B’s, a Distinction* and a Distinction, Chanelle Johnstone, who was awarded the Governors Award at our Presentation Afternoon in July, also had a very successful morning.

I have been waiting all summer for my results and I am very happy with them. I did really well and gained the grades I wanted”. 

Chanelle was impressed with her results, and when speaking about her revision schedule, she said “During my time at Carr Manor, I attended after school revision, used MyMaths, BBC Bitesize, cue cards and watched YouTube videos. I also took short breaks when revising at home to help me process the information. My advice to new Year 11’s would be to start revising right now, it’s all worth it!”

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Sanjay Bharath obtained high grades with the Teachers support

Chanelle plans on studying chemistry, biology and maths at Roundhay School’s Sixth Form.

Sanjay Bharath was another high achiever, as he obtained one A*, three A’s, three B’s, one C and a Merit, Distinction* and Pass.

Sanjay attended intervention after school to further his revision schedule, and said he was “able to obtain these results due to the support given by the Teachers at Carr Manor”.

He is planning to study at Notre Dame Catholic Sixth Form College in Leeds.

We also obtained impressive results in other school years, as our Year 10 pupils received grades in 17 separate non-core subjects with many impressive outcomes for pupils. This year computer science, GCSE PE and Spanish attained the strongest results.

Our younger pupils have also achieved good results this year in Reception (Good Levels of Development); Year 1 (Phonics) and Year 2 (SATs) showing continued improvement and in line with national levels.

GCSE Results: 2015 Headlines

High achievers: Twins Rhea and Lauren Jackson with Caleb Dodd.

High achievers: Twins Rhea and Lauren Jackson with Caleb Dodd.

Every pupil at Carr Manor Community School has secured a place in the next stage of their education or career after collecting positive GCSE results.

English results were particularly strong at 62.1 per cent A* to C, the best the school has ever had, with unprecedented numbers of pupils exceeding what was expected of them.

All the humanities subjects performed well, History, Sociology, and Religious Education in particular.

Principal Jane Emmett said: “We are really proud of the pupils, and all of their hard work has put them in a really strong position to embark on the next stage of their education or career.

“All of the children have secured a place at their desired destination, achieving the grades they needed to get where they want to be.”

Executive principal Simon Flowers added: “In addition to the pupils hard work and success we are grateful to the excellent staff group here at Carr Manor Community School who have worked tirelessly with the children and with their families, demonstrating a real commitment to every child making at least expected progress and finding the correct pathway.”

There were also notable achievements in Mathematics, especially in Statistics, in which 100 per cent of the children sitting the exam passed.

Almost 50 per cent of the Year 11 cohort has left school with a language qualification, and some of the Year 10 cohort took GCSE exams in Science and General Studies, with 28 and 113 respectively achieving a grade.

Twins Rhea and Lauren Jackson achieved extraordinary results and will be moving onto college in September.

Rhea obtained five A*s, five As, a B, a Distinction Star, and a Pass, and will be studying Biology, Chemistry, Geography, and Business at sixth form with a view to going into Medicine or Business.

She said: “I was really happy to get the results I did, it’s great because I put in a lot of work so it’s nice to see how that has paid off.

“I hoped to do this well and it’s a big relief because I was worried about some of my subjects. They were pretty hard but I got a lot of support from my teachers.”

Lauren gained one A*, seven As, three Bs, one C, a Distinction Star, and a Pass, and she will be going onto Notre Dame Catholic Sixth Form College to study

Alya Adekola obtained strong results.

Alya Adekola obtained strong results.

Biology, Chemistry, History, and Sociology.

She said: “I was quite nervous when I first opened my results. I felt quite confident about some of the exams but there were a few that I was unsure about, so I was surprised.

“The revision was hard to keep up with but I kept thinking about results day and I had help from people around me too, so it was hard but it was definitely worth it.”

Rhea and Lauren’s dad Lee said a partnership between the school and his family was a key factor in their success, in addition to their own hard work and parental support.

He said: “One of the school’s values is to know their children well and the staff at Carr Manor Community School know Rhea and Lauren really well.

“It has been great that my daughters have done so well and that has happened through a partnership – we have done what we can at home and the school has been there as a support and point of contact for all of us.”

With 10 A*s, two As, a B, a Distinction Star, and a Pass, Ben Johnson collected phenomenal results from Carr Manor Community School.

“I know I worked hard and I felt like I was going to do all right, but there is always a worry, so I’m really pleased,” he said.

“I’m considering medicine after college, but those GCSEs can do a lot for me and hopefully open some other doors for me.”

Ben will be studying Maths, Chemistry, Biology, and Physics from September.