The 2011 Census showed that residents over the age of 16 in the Manningham area were one and a half times more likely to leave school with no qualifications. This was the area that witnessed the ‘Bradford riots’ in early 2000. It’s with both these factors that One In A Million Free School is located in this district, housed next door to the iconic Bradford City AFC stadium. As a secondary school, over 60% of our students are pupil premium against a backdrop of 28.9% nationally.
Playing our part: Currently based within OIAM Free School, the Manningham hub delivers daily multiple choice enrichment programmes. This hub enables the children and young people to make use of the professional-grade facilities. Thanks to the support of The Clothworkers Foundation, community activator Gurmit Chand delivers a carousel of activities equivalent to over 30 hours a week. Thanks to the long term support of Provident Financial’s Good Neighbour Community Programme several development programmes including media, dance, IT and a range of sports, both indoor and outdoors take place from this OIAM community hub.
During the last year the centre has been busy developing new opportunities and activities for the children and young people, these include:
Sports – Cricket, Football and Sports Leaders Award.
Arts – Dance, Art and Rock School.
Along with establishing community Kidz Club and Youth Sessions, delivering weekly Friday night Streetwise sessions, in nearby Wrose and Allerton, and a wide range of Enrichment activities from its Manningham hub, including:
Art, Athletics, Cricket, Crystal Reflection, Dance, Film Club, Football, Gaming, Rugby, Singing and Table Tennis.