MAP Manor Association of Parents

The Manor Association of Parents (MAP) provides a useful parents’ network which forms an integral part of the school.  
 
The primary aim of the association is to encourage community spirit within the school by organising a range of social events for both parents and children throughout the school year.
 
The secondary aim is to raise funds so we can invest in luxury items for the children that couldn’t ordinarily be justified, as well as supporting charitable causes.
 
Newly formed from September 2018, MAP brings together key members of school staff as well as class representatives. The idea behind this is that the school staff (Marketing Manager, Director of Admissions and Communications, Marketing Assistant and the Head’s PA) can offer their expertise whilst being supported by parents as and when they are able.
 
MAP will meets once or twice a term to discuss fundraising ideas, events and spending plans. All parents will then be circulated with information about forthcoming functions.

Please click here to email MAP at anytime. 

Upcoming Events

  • Half Term Year 1 Meet up - Wednesday 23 October at Sprouts Play Barn (time tbc).
  • Half Term Nursery Meet UpThursday 24 October at Abbey Meadows in Abingdon. Meet from 11:00am. If it’s raining heavily, the event will be postponed.
  • Half Term Year 2 Meet Up - Friday 25 October at Sprouts Playbarn, 9:15am session.
  • Fireworks Evening - Saturday 9 November, gates open at 4:30pm, display at 6:00pm. £7.50 per person, including hotdog. Book your tickes here.
  • Nursery Parents Meet UpTuesday 12 November, meet in Pret at Bicester Village for around 9:30am.
  • Year 1 Curry Night - Friday 15 November in Abingdon (Time/restaurant tbc)
  • Year 1 Panto Trip - Saturday 30 November at 2.30pm. Please see the event on Classlist for more information. 
  • Year 1 Christmas Fun - Friday 6 December in the Main Hall, 4:00pm-5:00pm.
  • Nursery Parents' Christmas DrinksSaturday 7 December at 8pm. Full details tbc.
  • Nursery Christmas partyFriday 13 December, 3:45pm-4:45pm. Full details tbc.
  • Year 1 Christmas Drinks - Saturday 14 December (venue and time tbc).
  • Year 2 Christmas Film Evening - Sunday 15 December, 3pm.
  • Year 2 Parents' Meal - Friday 24 January, venue TBC.
  • School Disco - Saturday 8 February 2020, more information to follow.
  • Quiz Night - Saturday 7 March, 7:00pm - 10:30pm, more information to follow.
  • Easter Trail - Friday 27 March 2020, 3:45pm - 5:15pm, more information to follow.
  • Manor Ball - Saturday 13 June 2020, 7:30pm 'til late! More information to follow.
  • Oxford Town and Gown Race - Sunday 3 May at Oxford University Parks. 9:15am Junior 3k race, 10:00am 10k race.

Parents' Coffee

This is great way of meeting fellow parents. As well as serving coffee and tea, we will be offering food cooked by the children in their Cookery lessons. We are hoping this will give you a real flavour of some of the amazing things they achieve in their lessons with Mrs Duff.

Wednesday 6 November – 3:00pm – 4:00pm. Food by 5C.
Friday 22 November – 8:30am-9:30am/ Food by 5C.
Wednesday 4 December – 3:00pm – 4:00pm. Food by 4W.


MAP Meetings

All parents have an open invitation to join the regular MAP meetings that take place in the Dining Room. The next meeting will be on Friday 8 November 2019, 8:35am - 9:35am, refreshments will be served. No need to RSVP, please join us on the morning.

Friday 8 November 
2019, 8:35am - 9:35am.
Friday 17 January 2020, 8:35am - 9:35am.

Friday 28 February 2020, 8:35am - 9:35am.
Friday 1 May 2020, 8:35am - 9:35am.
Friday 5 June 2020, 8:35am - 9:35am

The Manor Dog Walking Club

Please feel free to join The Manor Dog Walking Club after morning drop off every Tuesday. Meet at Costa Coffee in the Market Place in Abingdon. Please email Sarah Archer so she can add you to the What's App group!

Classlist

Regular communication between parents is important in helping us build a supportive and welcoming school community. Recent data protection changes mean parents now rely on a variety of informal channels to contact each other, ranging from ad-hoc email lists to social media groups on Facebook and WhatsApp. These can work well but raise important concerns over distribution of personal data.

The school has looked carefully at what might serve parent needs best in this area.  Over the summer we have introduced a new “built for purpose” app called Classlist. This enables parents to find and contact each other securely, whilst giving each parent complete control over what data is shared. 

Aside from being an online address book, using Classlist you can set up events; form special interest groups; discuss arrangements for parties or liftshares; find a home for old bicycles or school blazers, and volunteer. 

It takes a couple of minutes to get started - visit the Classlist website, select The Manor Preparatory School  and choose what data to share with your fellow parents. Here's a little video to help you make the most of Classlist.

The Second Hand Uniform Shop

The School’s Second Hand Uniform Shop also falls under the MAP umbrella and is open at various times throughout the term and is located on the top floor of the Manor House. Please visit the SHUS page for more information and sale dates.

Parent Volunteers

If you have any questions, or would like to get in touch about joining the committee or assisting with specific projects, please email our Marketing Manager, Sarah Bell. As well as raising funds for the school, it is a great way to get to know other parents across the school. Equally, if you have any thoughts about the events we run and what funds are spent on, please do share your suggestions.