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The Manor Preparatory School

Faringdon Road, Abingdon, Oxfordshire, England OX13 6LN

Private School (Fee Paying) Co-Educational 2 - 11 Years Day

The Manor Preparatory School is an outstanding independent co-educational day school welcoming boys and girls aged 2-11. We offer a happy and varied learning experience where every child is...

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Alastair Thomas

'To challenge, cherish and inspire'

Recently receiving the highest grade of 'excellent' in all areas by the Independent Schools Inspectorate, The Manor Preparatory School, situated in Abingdon, Oxfordshire offers children an unrivalled start to their education.

Welcoming children aged 2-11, The Manor creates an atmosphere of happiness and warmth where every individual is actively encouraged to give their absolute best so they can reach their potential and beyond. Children are delightfully self-confident and there are many opportunities for them to shine during their time at the school.

The children's personal development is further strengthened by staff who act as outstanding role models. By offering small classes, children receive the care and attention they need to flourish. Parents constantly praise the dedicated teaching staff, noticed also in a visit from the Good Schools Guide.' There are far more people at The Manor that go the extra mile for every child than in other schools' (read the whole review at www.manorprep.org).

The school has an excellent record in ensuring leavers move on to the next school that is perfectly suited to each individual. Scholarships, awards and exhibitions feature highly in all areas. Aside from a wealth of enviable achievements academically, on the sports field and in creative and performing arts, the outstanding pastoral care is renowned for preparing children for life and not just for secondary school.
Beyond a stimulating start to school life, The Manor recognises that many parents are juggling busy lives and so offers fully flexible wraparound care which parents are able to change on a daily basis. Making the school easily accessible, children in Reception and beyond can take advantage of the Minibuses that run daily and have a dedicated supervisor on board. The in-bus supervisors really get to know the children and ensure a smooth and stress free start and end to the day.

The school is very proud of the exceptionally happy, creative and colourful journey offered to the children. Come and see for yourself and learn how each child is challenged, cherished and inspired. To arrange a tour, please email Mrs Nicole Burroughs at admissions@manorprep.org or call 01235 858462.

Open Days, Visits & Events

12-05-2023 - Open Day

What We Offer

    • Design Technology
    • Drama/Theatre
    • ICT
    • Painting/Sculpture
    • Philosophy/Ethics
    • Theology
    • Chinese - Mandarin
    • English
    • English As Foreign/2nd Language
    • French
    • German
    • Latin
    • Spanish
    • Archery
    • Athletics
    • Badminton
    • Cricket
    • Cross-Country
    • Fitness Training
    • Football
    • Golf
    • Gymnastics
    • Hockey
    • Martial Arts
    • Netball
    • Rounders
    • Rugby
    • Swimming
    • Table Tennis
    • Tennis
    • Touch Rugby
    • Ballet
    • Chess
    • Dance
    • Drama
    • Language Club
    • Orienteering
    • Public Speaking
    • Skiing
    • Yoga
    • Autistic Spectrum of Disorder (ASD)
    • Hearing Impairment (HI)
    • Visual Impairment (VI)
    • Physical Disabilities
    • Dyslexia or Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD)
    • Language and Communication Disorders
    • Aspergers Syndrome (AS)
    • Delicate/Medical Conditions
    • Epilepsy
    • After School Club
    • Armed Forces Children
    • Before School Club
    • Expatriate Children
    • Gifted Children
    • International Students
    • School Bus Service
    • Special Diets

    Age Range & Fees

    Age Range2 to 11
    Annual Day Fees *£14070 to £17160
    Annual Weekly Boarding Fees *£0 to £0
    Annual Full Boarding Fees *£0 to £0
    * Currency: GB Pound

    Number Of Pupils

    0Full Boarding0
    0Weekly Boarding0
    Boys Girls

    Number Of Staff

    Full-time: 41
    Part-time: 35

    % Pupils Gaining
    GCSE/IGCSE Passes 5 - 9

    % Pupils Gaining
    A Level Grades A – C

    % Pupils Going
    To University

    School Reviews

    Parents Of Two Manor Pupils - During Remote Learning, Summer 2020

    What an amazing job the whole school staff are doing with the remote learning. We appreciate and can only imagine the effort that is being put in behind the scenes to make all of this happen. We are immensely grateful to you and the staff for doing all of this so exceptionally well, with such...

    Mr And Mrs Keene, Year 4 Parents - During Remote Learning, Spring 2021

    Thanks for everything that you are all doing at The Manor; our daughter is really enjoying the lessons and it is great that she has a full day of exciting activities.

    Year 5 Parents - During Remote Learning, Spring 2021

    The live classes via zoom are making a huge difference

    Year 2 Parent - During Remote Learning, Spring 2021

    I am so wonderfully impressed with The Manor’s remote learning timetable. I am so impressed with the work my daughter is doing and how much hard work has been put into the timetable by the wonderful staff.

    Danny, Year 6 Pupil 2022

    A truly unique school with its amazing community and spirit that permeates every aspect of our school life. Whether it’s the teachers, the staff, the students, or the parents, we are all members of a community that promotes respect, courage, and confidence, among other values.

    Annabelle, Year 6 Pupil 2022

    I’m now in Year 6 and I know I’m going to be really sad to leave at the end of this school year. I absolutely LOVE the Manor. I’ve learnt so much and made great friends and amazing memories. It’s a really happy and special place to be.