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The Manor Preparatory School, Oxfordshire

School Details
School Crest
Faringdon Road,
United Kingdom,
OX13 6LN

Tel: +44 1235 858458
Fax: +44 1235 559593

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Mr P Heyworth, MA PGCE

Director of Admissions and Communications:
Mrs Karen Copson

Accreditations and affiliations:
Religious affiliation:
Church of England
Teaching languages:
Age Range & Fees
2 - 11
Day Fees
Annual Weekly
Boarding Fees
Annual Full
Boarding Fees
Number of Pupils
School Boy
School Girl
Full board
Number of Staff
Full Time
Part Time
GCSE Pass Rate - age 16
At Grades A* to C
Pass Rate - age 18
courses are offered for age 18 exams
Higher Education
Pupils who went on to Higher Education or took Gap Year

Method of Entry:

Non selective school, Please apply to school, Taster days

Scholarships & Bursaries:

Financial need

What we offer

  • Photography
  • ICT
  • Drama/Theatre
  • Philosophy/Ethics
  • Painting/Sculpture
  • Design technology
  • Chinese
  • Spanish
  • Latin
  • French
  • German
  • English
  • English as foreign/2nd language
  • Athletics
  • Archery
  • Swimming
  • Rugby
  • Rounders
  • Table tennis
  • Martial arts
  • Tennis
  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • Cricket
  • Cross-country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Netball
  • Hockey
  • Touch rugby
  • Yoga
  • Horse riding and management
  • Public speaking/Debating
  • Language club
  • Drama productions
  • Dance
  • Ballet
  • Skiing
  • Band/Orchestra
  • Choir
  • Guitar
  • Keyboard
  • Brass
  • Singing
  • Strings
  • Woodwind
  • Percussion
  • Jazz
  • School bus service
  • Particular diets
  • Before school/Breakfast club
  • After school club
  • Experience of services' children
  • Experience of international students
  • Experience of gifted children
  • Vegetarian
  • Hearing Impairment (HI)
  • Visual Impairment (VI)
  • Physical Disabilities
  • Dyslexia or Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD)
  • Aspergers Syndrome
  • Delicate/Medical Conditions
Head PhotoThe 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.
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