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My name is Nicole Burroughs and I am the Director of Admissions here at The Manor. I was also, until quite recently, a ‘Manor Mum’.  My son and daughter, now 13 and 15, both spent many happy years at The Manor before moving on to take up Year 7 places at Abingdon School and Headington School.

I am delighted that you are interested in a Manor education for your child and I am excited by the prospect of guiding you through our admissions process and helping in any way I can.

We pride ourselves on the happy and varied learning experience which we offer and by far the best way to get get a feel for how we challenge, cherish and inspire every child is to meet us and see our school. Please contact me via the form below, by email or by phone and it will be my pleasure to set up a visit for you.  We hold regular Open Events where you can meet key members of the Senior Leadership Team and tour the school with some of our Year 6 pupils.  We also offer private visits at any time, comprising of a meeting with our Head, Alastair Thomas, followed by a tour of the school with me. Private visits can also be arranged virtually if you are unable to come to the school in person and please do remember to view our Aerial Tour Of The Manor and Day In The Life videos.  You can also request a printed prospectus via the enquiry form below.

This is the very beginning of your Manor journey and I very much look forward to hearing from you and supporting you every step of the way.

Nicole Burroughs
Director of Admissions, Communications and Marketing

Call: 01235 858462

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Open Events

Whole School Open Day: Saturday 28 September, 10:00am-12:30pm

Enquiry/Open Event Booking Form

The Admissions Process

  • Visit – The admissions journey usually begins with a visit the school.  Book in for one of our Open Events or request a Private Visit (in person or virtual)
  • Register – The next step is to submit a completed Registration Form and pay the registration fee in order for your child’s name to be added to our list for your chosen point of entry.  New pupils are considered in registration date order 
  • Taster Day – Once registered we will organise a Taster Day/Visit for your child.  The Taster is a vital part of our admissions process; we meet every child before formally offering a place at the school
  • Offer – All being well, the Taster Day/Visit will be followed by a formal offer of a place 
  • Acceptance – You will be asked to accept via completion of the Acceptance Form and payment of the Acceptance Deposit
  • Join the School – There will be a few online new joiners forms to complete and then we will look forward to welcoming you to the Manor family!

Please note that this process applies to all applicants, from Pre-Nursery to Year 6.  For more information, please see our Admissions Policy

To register your child

If you would like to register your child for a place at The Manor, please download and complete our Registration Form and return it with your £75 payment.

Cheques should be made payable to The Manor Preparatory School or a bank transfer can be made to:
Account: 08626650
Sort Code: 60-01-01

Please quote your child’s name as the reference.



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