The Manor Preparatory School is an IAPS day school for girls aged 2 to 11 and boys aged 2 to 7. Architect designed award-winning classrooms have been built around an 18th century manor house and farm buildings. Nine acres of ground provide the children with ideal playing space.
The aim of the school is to create a happy, stimulating atmosphere in which every child can develop to the full.
A well-qualified staff teaches a full range of subjects. Boys are prepared for entry to preparatory schools and girls for the Common Entrance Examination or for entrance examinations to local secondary schools. The commitment of time and energy which staff make to the school is a major contribution to its success.
The curriculum is broad. Science, Art, Design Technology, Music, Physical Education, Drama and Modern Languages are all taught by specialists. All subjects have specialist teaching in the final two years of the Preparatory Department, though specialist teaching begins in Pre-Nursery for certain subjects and these are added to as children progress through the school.
Computers, lap-tops and iPads are used throughout the school and there are three networked computer suites.
There are two school orchestras, 2 choirs, 5 chamber groups and a jazz band. It is possible to learn almost any musical instrument as an optional extra.
Four full-time PE staff, assisted by about 30 specialist coaches, deliver an outstanding programme. Enthusiastic games teaching includes swimming throughout the year and skilled coaching in netball, football, tennis, mini-tennis, athletics, hockey, lacrosse, cross country and other sports. Teams represent the school in many sports.
As an optional extra supervised after-school sessions run on five afternoons a week from 4.15 - 5.30pm. Children are given tea before working or playing quietly and enjoying organised activities. There are over 100 clubs on offer each week, before and after school as well as at lunch time. We offer a free 'Early Bird' Club where children can be dropped off at school at 8.00am and a paid for Breakfast Club which operates from 7.30am. We also run a Pre-Nursery for two year olds. Pre-Nursery and Nursery operate flexible sessions to suit any working commitments. Bus and mini-bus transport is arranged for pupils travelling from surrounding areas.
The school promotes close co-operation between parents and teachers. Parents' Evenings are a regular feature. 'The Friends of The Manor' is an association run by parents to welcome new families and to support the school.
As a parent of a Year 6 leaver said 'I can't imagine life without The Manor'. Why not give us a ring on 01235 858462 to organise a visit? We'd love to see you.