The Manor became a foundation school on 1 September 2010, run by a new Trust (The North Cambridgeshire Community Trust) through a reconstituted board of governors. It is smaller than most secondary schools and the numbers on roll have risen 15% compared to 2009. There is a higher than average proportion of students known to be eligible for free school meals. Other indicators of economic development for the locality are lower than national averages. There is a higher than average proportion of students with special educational needs and/or disabilities, including those with statements of special educational needs. A higher than average proportion of students joins the school part-way through a key stage. The school is a specialist performing arts college, re-designated in 2010, and holds the ArtsMark Gold award, Cambridgeshire Culture Award, Prince's Teaching Institute Kite Mark Award for English, and Cambridgeshire Chief Constable's Commendation for 'Students support of Police Officers'.