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We will be the best that we can be!

Our vision is that

‘we will be the best that we can be’ and we help our children to achieve this through providing opportunities for them to have high aspirations of themselves and their future. We deliver this through a broad and balanced curriculum, where children become ‘learning mentors’. Crucial to this is instilling in our children the following key traits:

Success, Pride, Aspiration, Resilience and Knowledge.


Welcome to Manor Community Primary School, where providing an outstanding curriculum that enables all our children to achieve and succeed is at the centre of everything that we do. We are a three form entry school with a nursery attached, in the heart of our community and are extremely proud of our children, our school and our successes. Our curriculum is a fun and engaging journey where children have the opportunity to lead and drive their own learning forward. This gives them the skills, characteristics and confidence needed to succeed in the wider world. We are very proud to also be part of Cygnus Academies Trust, and the opportunities for our staff and children to work together across our schools.

Teaching and Learning We believe in learning by doing. This means that we actively encourage children to learn through first hand experiences wherever possible with a variety of age appropriate environments and experiences. We structure the curriculum for our youngest children within the Foundation Stage, based on their interests and the skills that they need to develop. As the children move through the school this emphasis on skill development and exploration continues through the way the curriculum is structured. This enables the pupils to learn the knowledge and skills needed in the wider world and use them through a range of real life contexts.

Ace Curriculum

Healthy Schools

The ultimate aim is for pupils to independently lead their learning throughout the adventure.

There are a selection of activities that promote health and fitness both within and beyond the school day.

Through Ace adventures we offer a broad and balanced curriculum based on issues which meet the relevant needs of our pupils and are used to deliver our aims of high aspirations and team work, real life connections, excellent levels of communication, problem solving skills, building community relations, resilience, pride and evaluate success.

As part of our healthy schools programme we encourage pupils to make healthy choices both in what they eat and how they exercise. Our Nursery and Reception pupils have access to a range of healthy snacks daily. Pupils are offered a range of fruit in Key Stage 1 and are encouraged to continue this into Key Stage 2.

Our curriculum helps pupils to experience and understand the skills, as well as knowledge needed to succeed in the ‘real’ world. We use the ACE logo, which stands for Apprenticeships Creating Enterprise. During an ACE adventure pupils will work ideally in groups of six to establish defined roles, responsibilities and expected outcomes. They will lead their learning through discussion and reasoning, in order to complete a product that supports the challenge question during their adventure.

We also encourage families to walk to school on a regular basis.

An ACE adventure is the culmination of the terms teaching and will build on the knowledge and skills that pupils have learnt throughout the term, as well as all their previous learning. It is an opportunity for them to demonstrate their mastery skills through reasoning, speaking and listening and problem solving.

Enrichment As part of our commitment to inspiring children and providing a well-rounded individual, at Manor we provide a range of activities that enable pupils to explore a variety of cultural experiences; through music and singing lessons to visits to museums. This ensures that pupils have the experiences and opportunities to use their skills and support high aspirations. We are also extremely proud of our focus on performing arts. Within our site we have a theatre and fully equipped dance studio in which children practice and perform.

Your involvement Manor Community Primary School strongly believes that parental involvement is an essential part in a child experiencing a positive and rewarding primary experience. We have an open door policy for parents and welcome parents into school on a weekly basis so that parents can see what learning and progress their child is making. Positive communication links are vital to maximise children’s learning. We have regular parent consultation meetings throughout the year and send out termly reports to parents so that parents receive timely and relevant information about your child’s progress and attainment. There is an expectation that parents agree to our home school agreement in supporting their child whilst at Manor.

We welcome all visitors to our school, to see the children and their learning as it happens. Please contact the school office to make an appointment to visit the school on one of our open days or arrange an individual tour. Younger children can join our Nursery from three years, have a limited number of thirty hour places and further fifteen hour sessions (am or pm). Children can join our Reception class the September after they turn four. Applications must be submitted the previous December in order to secure a place at our school. Manor follows Kent County Council’s admissions policy and places will be allocated following the agreed admissions policy.

Manor Community Primary School and Nursery Keary Road Swanscombe Kent, DA10 0BU Telephone: 01322 383314 Fax: 01322 383365 Website: www.manor.kent.sch.uk Email Address: office@manor.kent.sch.uk

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