This is the impressive artist impression of our proposed new sports facility. We have been lucky to be working on this project with SKM Architects, who have faithfully recreated the school's ethos, history and vision into their beautiful designs.
Our goal is to create a sporting facility that will benefit the school and local community. As well as state-of-the-art multi-court facilities, our proposal includes a fitness suite, dance hall and additional classrooms/meeting rooms.
The Sports Centre will be accommodated comfortably within our existing land without compromising our outdoor provision. The additional inside facilities will enhance the extensive outdoor space available to our students and community users.
Manor High School has enviable outdoor sports facilities. They are vast, green and beautifully located. Our indoor offering is much more limited. Whilst we have been able to evolve our site to meet the aspirations and needs of our learners, our current gym was built in 1968 and is too small.
Funding for such projects is not readily available from the Department of Education or local authority, so instead, we will harness the energy and goodwill of our community, parents, governors and alumni.
We are confident our community will help us to realise our vision. Our parental body covers a wide range of professions with many contacts in finance, business and commerce. We ask for your support in raising the funds, your help and any useful contacts you may have.
"Our students and community deserve the best. Our relentless pursuit of excellence means that as well as our recent outstanding GCSE success, we aspire to provide the best sporting facilities so that every learner thrives."
Our four houses are working hard to top the leader board for our house points. Competition is high and the points are very close but as we end the term, the score boards is as follows:
1st Bradgate (140,930)
2nd Watermead (140,517)
3rd Knighton (140,340)
4th Clarendon (138,621)
We love to celebrate achievement and success at Manor High. Below are the top students in each year group, based on their overall conduct. Well done to all and keep up the good work!
Well here we are at the end of a very cold half term. Bradgate students have been working very hard and have received lots of achievement points taking us back to the top spot for the House Cup! I am so pleased to see such a positive attitude from the students towards this and also a bit of ‘healthy competition’ between the houses. Let’s keep this up for the rest of the academic year and win the cup!
I have had lots of lovely ideas bought forward with regards to raising money for our charity, Rainbows. I am looking forward to these being put in to practice in the run up to Easter. Our House Captains and Deputies will be leading the way for this in the new term.
I hope you all have a very restful half term and I look forward to welcoming the students back.
Welcome to the latest round up of news from Clarendon.
The Clarendon House Captains, Ayushi Suchak and Aaisha Daya, and the student leaders have had a busy few weeks. They are encouraging each form to raise money for Wishes4Kids. Clarendon are in touching distance of £500, well done keep up the good work.
The student leadership team are working with the form reps to create ideas for competitions. This is highly popular among the students at Manor, as they receive individual house points and have the opportunity to earn points for their houses. Currently they are running a lyric competition and entries are coming in thick and fast. In the pipeline is a Rubik's Cube competition: the winner will be the fastest fingers to complete the Rubik's Cube.
Ths week has been about celebrating the pupils success. During Clarendon's assembly, the tutors and I have presented over 80 certificates for impeccable conduct and 100% attendance.
May I take this opportunity to wish you all a relaxing and happy holiday. Come back relaxed and ready to embrace all opportunities that Manor High School has to offer.
As house captains and as Mental Health Ambassadors we decided to host a Digital de-tox. This consists of giving up social media and spending less time on our devices. Our aim for this was to improve our well-being by spending time simply talking face to face with our friends and getting lots of rest outdoors! So far, we have found it fairly easy because it allows us to have more quality time with our friends and family instead of chatting to them online.
The Knighton student leadership plans to host more bake sales and raise more money for our chosen charity, the British Heart Foundation and we are looking forward to doing lots of fundraising before Easter. As well as raising money, we hope to encourage our peers to participate in many more competitions so we can gain the house points we need to reach first place!
Have a lovely break.
Ammarah and Safia-Noor
Although short, this has been an incredibly busy term for everyone. Watermead have been very active as a house trying to improve upon our fundraising efforts of last year.
W6 have been holding weekly doughnut sales again this half term. It is completely led by students and has been another huge achievement! They have raised £77.40 for WaterAid this half term alone. Thank you to the students and Dr Kellett for their continued efforts. Due to the success of the Tuesday doughnut sales, W6 will be continuing them after the half term break.
Miss Burghoffer and W2 organised a “Guess the Song” competition that proved popular and managed to raise some additonal funds for WaterAid.
As a house we are still in the race for the House Cup but we have slipped into second place after leading at Christmas. This is still amazing progress so let’s keep working hard, doing the right thing and we'll see where the journey ends for us this year.
National Careers Week runs from Monday 2nd to Friday 6th March 2020 and aims to promote the importance of good careers education in schools.
We are looking for volunteers to discuss their careers and career history with students in order to ensure students benefit from quality, meaningful interactions that will help them to understand the links between courses, skills and the pathways they open up.
A highly competitive final was held in January to appoint an overall winner of Manor High’s Spelling Bee 2020.
After weeks of preparation, the Literacy Ambassador’s managed to put on a successful final in the hall, inviting all of Year 7 students to watch and support their peers on stage who battled it out for first place in the Spelling Bee 2020. The Ambassadors also managed to raise nearly £100 through the sale of drinks and cakes!
This year, Samuel Whitehouse managed to steal first place, storming ahead with the most correct answers, winning a £20 voucher, chocolates and a Spelling Bee Trophy. In second place was Amaan Sakur, winning a £15 voucher and a box of chocolates; third place was Mashal Nadeem, winning a £10 voucher and a box of chocolates and in fourth place was Ryan Suen, winning a £5 voucher and a box of chocolates. Each student proved their spelling ability in the final and provided some tough competition amongst the finalists.
Do you regularly have discussions and debates with your friends and family about topical issues? Do you feel strongly about Brexit, sexism or racism amongst other things? If you do, then you need to come and check out Debate Club!
Debating is a great way of not only developing your speaking listening skills, but also help you to become analytical thinkers and engaged citizens. You will get to learn the rules and regulations of different debating styles and even participate in debates during the sessions. We have two competitions this year and we will be selecting our teams soon.
5th March: Local competition at Gartree High School.
21st April: National Up for Debate Competition.
You can come and see us every Wednesday at lunch time in Room 10.
It has been a busy half term for the Maths department with Year 11 pupils preparing for their PPEs. We are awaiting the results of these and then preparations for the GCSE examinations will commence. Pupils attending parents evening were given a revision clock to support their daily hour of Maths revision and half term homework packs have been distributed.
UKMT Intermediate Maths Challenge
Pupils in Year 9 and 10 recently completed the UKMT Intermediate Maths Challenge, pupils and teachers eagerly await the results and we hope to continue the success of previous years with pupils achieving gold, silver and bronze certificates and qualification for future rounds. Pupils completed the national challenge, testing their reasoning and problem solving skills and applying their Maths in a range of contexts. This year’s paper is available online with solutions for those of you who wish to test yourselves. https://www.ukmt.org.uk/competitions/solo/intermediate-mathematical-challenge/archive
Our Maths club continues to be well attended, all are invited at lunchtime on Wednesday in Room 25. Pupils can receive support with their Maths homework, preparation for upcoming assessments or further the learning that has taken place in the classroom.
The PiXL Maths app continues to be a popular revision resource for all learners both for test revision and to consolidate learning. Congratulations to the pupils below for excellent achievement: