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Heroes Stamp Design Competition

Our school is taking part in Royal Mail’s Heroes Stamp Design Competition, to honour our heroes during the coronavirus pandemic.

All those aged 4-14 years from across the UK can enter the competition and a new series of eight stamps will be created. All entries will be submitted to the national competition, but we will also select a winner and award points to the winner’s House and the House with the most entries. Here’s some ideas to get students started:

  • Have a think about your heroes over the past year.
  • Which hero or heroes will you honour on your stamp?
  • What about the following groups of people working on the front line, such as refuse collectors, cleaning staff and the emergency services?
  • Many other groups of people such as delivery drivers, supermarket workers, public transport workers, vaccine scientists, military personnel and food bank volunteers have also worked non-stop to keep the country moving.

Eight young people will become part of the history of Royal Mail and of the UK this year. The winners will become the designers of stamps that will appear on millions of parcels and letters. Her Majesty The Queen will approve the winning stamp designs before they are printed and issued. There are 120 great prizes on offer for area winners and runners up, plus cash prizes for the winning schools too.

Students should download and print the official entry form linked below. They’re then ready to start designing! Their design must be their own original work. Drawings must be flat, so please don’t stick any materials or textures to the design and please use plenty of colour. Once finished, students need to give their entry to their art teacher and we will submit it on their behalf.

The closing date for the competition is Wednesday 19 May 2021.

If you have any questions please contact Miss McDowell () or

Lunch arrangements for Term 5 2021

Each year group from Year 7 to Year 11 will have the option to purchase hot food and snacks at break and lunch time on one specified day of the week.

The table below sets out the day of the week each year group will be offered this option.

Day  Year group Serving point
Monday Year 7 Canteen
Tuesday Year 10 Library
Wednesday Year 8 Restaurant
Thursday Year 9 Maths corridor
Friday Year 11 Main Hall

For those families who have been ordering grab bags, this provision will continue. Please continue to order the grab bag for your child in the normal way using this link: Lunch Order Form Term 5. Your child will collect their food in the normal way from within their pod. Sandwiches will also be offered alongside the hot food options but will not be made to order on that day. Therefore, there will be no conflict with your order, using this form, and what your child collects on the specified hot food day.

Year 12 and 13 will have the option to order food in advance and it will be delivered to the Sixth Form Study Centre. More information for these two years groups will be shared with directly with the students.

Please ensure your child’s Wisepay account has sufficient funds on it.

Spring Curriculum Day: Natural disasters, enterprise and much more

Students were out of lessons on Wednesday 24 March for the second Curriculum Day of this academic year. The day saw each year group participate in a variety of talks, workshops and projects related to a specific branch of Manor’s Work.World.Wellness. curriculum programme.

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Testing for students from Monday 1 March

Students and staff are required to complete three lateral flow tests in school, with no more than 3-5 days between each test. In the table below, you will see our timetable for testing students, which begins next week on Monday 1 March. Most students in Years 7 to 11 will have their first two tests completed over the course of next week. Subsequent tests will be completed during school hours within the 3-5-day period.

Students who travel to school via bus will receive further communication on collection times for testing. Families with children who usually travel on the bus are welcome to bring their child in to test alongside their tutor group.

In order for students to be tested we must have consent. Thank you to those that have already completed the form as previously requested. If you have not yet done so, please do so before the end of this week. To complete the form please click here.

You will need to register your details with the NHS to allow you to receive the results. You can do this on the day of each test or you can register for an NHS account which means you do not need to keep submitting this data before each test. To do this, please visit the link below.

Register a coronavirus test

Please can we ask you to share the instructions below with your child before arriving for a test.

  1. Students must wear a face mask at all times on the school site
  2. All students arrive at the Park Street entrance (service gate) for their test – it will be the only gate open
  3. Students will be directed to leave via the technology gate near the car park once their test has been completed
  4. Students will be asked to respect the socially distanced markings on entry to the school site
  5. Queuing will predominately be outdoors to help prevent the spread of potential cross contamination – please wear appropriate clothing

student covid testing

Any questions or enquiries relating to testing should be directed to