Arts education is an essential part in the development of the ‘whole child’. Pupils have the opportunity to experience and explore the visual and sensory qualities in Art and Design such as drawing, painting, ceramics, sculpture, photography, ICT graphics, textiles and printmaking.

Classroom teaching at Key Stage 3 includes a wide range of opportunities to develop pupils’ understanding of key skills including research and idea development, experiences of art materials including traditional mediums alongside new technologies and the introduction of different working scenarios including the promotion of independence as well as team working skills.

At Key Stage 4, pupils are encouraged to develop their areas of interest whilst ensuring coverage of the relevant qualification assessment objectives at Entry and GCSE level. Teaching styles focus on the sharing of skills with pupils, informing them of the most appropriate ways to research, develop ideas and promoting independent choices.


My Career and Personal Development is a comprehensive programme for KS3 learners. It will provide them with curriculum solutions for Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance and Personal,Social and Health Education, Citizenship and financial capability.

Child Care

The Child Development AQA Entry Level Certificate is a 2 year course which consist of three main modules those being, Parenthood / Pregnancy, Diet Health and Care of the Child and Development of the child.

Pupils will produce a portfolio of evidence that has some compulsory units. It will be assessed by the teacher and then by an external moderator. The skills and knowledge acquired will be relevant and transferable in both educational and career settings.

The pupils will have the opportunity to visit establishments within the community and also listen to guest speakers. The work will be class based with the emphasis on practical skills and understanding.


The BTEC Construction course is offered to years 10,11 and can be continued at a higher level in Manor  College.

Pupils will undertake a wide variety of work related tasks ranging from practical based skills such as Bricklaying, Carpentry and Building Maintenance Skills. It will also include assessments on creating tasks, planning and communication skills. Pupils will also experience what it is like to work as part of a team.

Duke of Edinburgh

The Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award is a qualification which is highly valued by both employers and colleges.

This is because they understand that, in order to achieve this award, young people have shown commitment, dedication and determination.

The award is made up of four different elements. These are; Physical, skills, volunteering and last but by no means least, a two day expedition!

If your son or daughter is accepted onto this course. They will be given all the training they need in order to achieve the award.

We spend two hours every Friday afternoon. We follow a programme of training. This will include activities such as climbing, rowing, cycling, walking, orienteering, cooking, first aid and volunteering.

The programme encourages participants to challenge themselves and help each other. This helps the young people to become more independent.

All our pupils who have completed the award have really enjoyed themselves and feel more confident and ready to take on the challenges of life ahead.


The English Department at Manor Academy aims to develop a life-long love of learning and literature within our pupils. We strive to provide a solid foundation, by which pupils will grow from strength to strength in this challenging and crucial subject.

English is a vital way of communicating within school, public life and internationally. The study of English helps pupils understand how language works by looking at its patterns, structures and origins. Using this knowledge, pupils can choose and adapt what they say and write in different situations.

English is delivered through schemes of work tailored to suit the needs of our learners, utilising key concepts that underpin the study of the subject: competence, creativity, cultural understanding and critical understanding.

Through a balanced, broad and engaging curriculum we aim, not only to deliver the skills and content outlined in the new national guidelines, but to foster enjoyment and a passion for English that goes beyond their secondary school experience.

Food Technology

In Food Technology pupils work in a kitchen environment to develop their capability and confidence in selecting and using a wide range of ingredients and techniques. We seek to develop a sound understanding of food and the important role food plays in a healthy lifestyle within our pupils. We teach the basic practical cookery skills and focus particularly on Healthy Eating, Safety and Hygiene, Catering and Nutrition.

Pupils are encouraged to be independent learners, creative thinkers and team workers through their Food technology lessons.

 Pupils learn about nutrition and develop understanding and skill in adapting dishes for people of different ages and for a range of special dietary needs.


The Horticulture option for year 10 and 11 gives pupils the opportunity to learn about how our food is grown, where it comes from and sustainable ways to produce our own food.

The option makes use of our on-site horticulture facility as well as at external locations and  ducation providers.

Pupils can gain the BTEC Certificate in Land Based Studies if they choose this option.

On-site learning opportunities will include seed planting and sowing, ground preparation, lawn care, composting, Health & Safety awareness, pond dipping, the use of a variety of garden equipment and also allotment management & enterprise.

Off-site learning opportunities will include a lesson conducted by Glebelands City Growers at their extensive facility in Sale. There will be visits to places of interest such as the  nurseries and allotments at Wythenshawe Park, the Ecology Park in Trafford Park, a variet of garden centres and gardens (usually during the winter period) and sites owned and managed by the National Trust.

Work will be monitored and recorded in subject specific folders and evidence of work will be in the form of witness statements and photographs. Folders for the BTEC Certificate will be internally verified prior to external verification.


Humanities lessons allow pupils to appreciate a world outside of their own experience, and understand everyday situations. Pupils are given the opportunity to learn about societies that have passed, and of the present. Pupils will learn to make comparisons to past eras and identify patterns of repeated history.

Pupils also learn about the world itself, how it has evolved over the thousands of years, how it continues to develop and how man have both created and will inevitably destroy our planet. Pupils learn to be sensitive to the beliefs and practices of other people, as well as consider their own morality and place in the community.technologies and the introduction of different working scenarios including the promotion of independence as well as team working skills.

At Key Stage 4, pupils are encouraged to develop their areas of interest whilst ensuring coverage of the relevant qualification assessment objectives at Entry and GCSE level. Teaching styles focus on the sharing of skills with pupils, informing them of the most appropriate ways to research, develop ideas and promoting independent choices.


The overall aim for Information and Communication Technology at Manor Academy is to enrich learning for all pupils and to ensure that teachers develop confidence and competence to use Information and Communication Technology in the effective teaching of their subject.

Life & Living

Life and living skills are a suite of Entry Level qualifications which provide learners with valuable opportunities to gain skills and underpinning knowledge and understanding in aspects of life where independence is useful.

There are over 150 bite sized units available across a wide range of engaging skill areas. Any combination of units can be selected to best suit the needs and interests of the individual. This provides the opportunity to build a rich and varied personalised programme for the learner.

Units build to a range of qualifications from and Award, Certificate and Diploma in Life and Living Skills. These are available from Entry Level 1 to Entry Level 3.


Pupils access a range of mathematical experiences to enhance their skills and understanding of Maths. The scheme aims to promote individuals strengths and encourage self-reliance, as well as co-operative skills, through a variety of materials and working methods. Where possible activities are taught using a multi-sensory method. Activities are made as practical to real life as possible. The work follows the guidelines of the National Curriculum.

Performing Arts

Performing Arts plays a fundamental role here at Manor High. It not only develops students’ self-esteem and confidence but supports wider learning in essential areas such as communication and social interaction. It creates a sense of community and a climate where students work together and have the opportunity to perform in front of others.


PSD will enable students to feel positive about who they are and to enjoy healthy, safe, responsible and fulfilled lives. Through active learning opportunities pupils will learn to recognise and manage risk, take increasing responsibility for themselves, their choices and behaviours and make positive contributions to their families, schools and communities.

Students will learn to recognise, develop and communicate their qualities, skills and attitudes. They build knowledge, confidence and self-esteem and make the most of their abilities. Students will learn to identify and articulate feelings and emotions, learn to manage new or difficult situations positively and form and maintain effective relationships with a wide range of people.


Throughout this key stage, it is important all children have acquired the basic skills that will allow them to be successful and enjoy new sports. For some of our children traditional sports and team games are not always suitable and therefore alternatives are explored. We cover a breadth of activities within year 7 and 8 whilst in year 9, children begin to specialise and refine their skills in preparation for their KS4 qualification.


Pupils at Manor Academy have the opportunity to develop their knowledge and understanding of Religious Education through a wide range of challenging learning experiences.  Pupils will develop a better understanding of and respect for their own and other people’s religious views and beliefs in today’s multi-faith society.  All pupils will develop an awareness of a variety of religious beliefs, develop an understanding of other cultures and develop skills to allow them to make considered judgements about religion in British society today.  Pupils will have the opportunity to develop further individual literacy and numeracy skills and support their learning in other subject areas.  Pupils will work as an individual, with a partner, in a small group or as a whole class.  Studying Religious Education will enhance pupils’ self-esteem through opportunities for new achievements.

Resistant Materials

Resistant Materials Technology is a practical based subject which encourages pupils to combine designing and making skills with knowledge and understanding in order to make quality products. Pupils design and make products with creativity and originality that solve real and relevant problems within a variety of contexts. Pupils learn about materials, how to join them together, how to mark them out accurately as well as choosing and using tools correctly.


SEAL is a comprehensive, whole-school approach to promoting the social and emotional skills that underpin effective learning, positive behaviour, regular attendance, staff effectiveness and the emotional health and wellbeing of all who learn and work in schools.

SEAL is designed to promote the development and application to learning of social and emotional skills which include:

  • Self-awareness
  • Self-regulation (managing feelings)
  • Motivation
  • Empathy
  • Social skills


The aim of Science at Manor Academy is to develop practical skills and an understanding of science knowledge, as well as stimulating an interest in the world in which they live.

We follow the National Curriculum and deliver lessons in a way that seeks to engage and challenge learners, linking practical experience with scientific ideas. Experimentation and modelling are used to develop and evaluate explanations, encouraging critical and creative thought.

Opportunities are planned for pupils to:

  • Enquire, explore and observe so that they can ask questions about themselves and their environment
  • Stimulate their curiosity in finding out why things happen in the way they do

Appreciate the way Science will affect their future on a personal, national and global level.

Team Enterprise

This is a 1 year course leading to accreditation to suit the individual.

Accreditation is though OCR either Entry Level 3 or Level 1 Award for Young Enterprise.

The Aims of Team Enterprise are:

  • To develop knowledge of the business environment through practical enterprise experiences
  • To develop an appreciation of economic concepts in a practical situation
  • To encourage the development of the interpersonal skills needed to work in a team
  • To develop understanding of the factors affecting the success of a business enterprise

On this course you will set up and run a company. Over the past years the Teams have made cards, packaged sweets, made jewellery, made soap, and designed party bags. All members of the team have contributed to all aspects of the company but have also had their own specific role. The team has spent time off site researching goods for sale and shopping for raw materials.

Youth Challenge

Youth Challenge gives pupils an opportunity for students to gain Youth Achievement Awards which is activity-based approach to peer education. The Awards are designed to help develop moreeffective participative practice by encouraging young people progressively to takemore responsibility in selecting, planning and leading activities that are based on their interests. The peer group model encourages the development of a wide range of life skills through a flexible and informal approach.

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Performance Tables

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Ofsted 2013

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Staff List

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