Manorside Academy achieves top results in Early Years development

Manorside Academy in Poole has become a top performer in Early Years development.

Manorside recorded its highest ever Good Level of Development (GLD), the measurement by which early years education in England is judged.

The academy’s 83 per cent score is way above the national average of 69 per cent and one of the highest scores in Poole.

A former local authority-run school, Manorside, in Evering Avenue, became part of Ambitions Academies Trust (AAT) in April 2015.

AAT is credited with transforming underperforming schools and has taken Manorside’s sister school St Aldhelm’s Academy out of Special Measures to a Good grading and Queen’s Park Academy in Bournemouth from Special Measures to Outstanding.

Manorside’s associate principal, Sarah Rempel, said: “We are extremely proud of our GLD score which is testament to the hard work of both staff and pupils.”

She continued: “Since becoming part of AAT, Manorside has seen its literacy and numeracy results rise steadily.

“We have also introduced high expectations for all behaviours for learning and a smart, new school uniform of which the children are very proud.”

Alex Prout, Director of Early Years and Primary Education at Ambitions Academies Trust, said: “We hope parents registering their children for school entry in 2017 will recognise the Early Years results as a clear indication of the first class education their children can expect at Manorside.”

During a recent visit to Manorside, Bournemouth West MP Conor Burns commented on pupils’ good manners and attention to learning and invited them to visit him at the House of Commons

He also chose a design by Manorside pupil Connor Peacock for his official 2016 Christmas card.

On Wednesday (December 7, 2016) Manorside Reception children were entertained by the storyteller Emily Hanna.

Sarah Rempel added: “Emily told the children a story about a duck whose diamond was stolen by a Sultan and needless to say they absolutely loved it.”

Manorside Academy

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