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Remembrance Day 2020

9th November 2020

On Monday 9 November, The Manor Prep School started its day with its annual Remembrance Day assembly, this time held remotely via Google Meet. Mr Thomas led the assembly in which he reminded the children of why we take a moment every November to remember those who gave their lives in previous wars, and to…

A week of House Sporting Events

6th November 2020

The week before we broke up for half term was an extravaganza of House events! Year 1 to 6 children took part in House Cricket playing ‘Lives’ which is a fast-paced and exciting version of the game that is loved by all, including the games staff. The Year 4 to 6 children valiantly took part…

The Manor’s Year 6 Pupils Move on to Senior School

1st July 2020

The last three months have been an unprecedented experience for the Year 6 pupils at The Manor Prep School in Abingdon. The COVID-19 pandemic saw schools across the UK forced to close and children continue their education remotely from home. But this hasn’t quashed the spirit of our Year 6’s. Despite their school being closed,…

Roche Court Sculpture Park

16th March 2020

On Thursday 5 March, Year 5 set off for Roche Court near Salisbury in high winds and driving rain – the weather did not look promising. However, the children were in good spirits and once there, the friendly and well-informed guides presented us with a fantastic day of activities that accommodated the less than preferable…

The Manor Reigns Triumphant at Blenheim!

16th March 2020

On Tuesday, we went to Blenheim Palace for the Winston Churchill Debating Competition. We were discussing the topic “Could Carnivores End The World?” We worked hard over the past few months and went to Blenheim hoping to win. It was our go and we went up and gave it our best shot. When we got…

The Manor Poetry Festival

4th March 2020

The Manor Poetry Festival, which takes place every two years, is a wonderful opportunity for all pupils to engage with poetry. Every child in the school learns a poem by heart, starting with a celebration of nursery rhymes for the youngest pupils. In Years 1 to 6 we were treated to a fantastic range of…

Year 6 Forensics Day

12th February 2020

This week, Year 6 spent the morning learning about forensic science with Pulsesci. They took fingerprints, used UV lights to find hidden messages, lifted footprints and analysed hair and fabric samples. After lunch, they arrived back at the hall to find a crime scene. Kitted out in forensic suits, overshoes and masks they collected forensic…

The Manor’s Partnership with Wootton Primary School

3rd February 2020

The Manor Preparatory School is very proud to work in partnership with Wootton St. Peter’s CE Primary School. The link between the two schools was forged in May 2017 and since then various activities and schemes have brought pupils and staff together; an Athletics Afternoon, a Singing Day and a visit from author, Robin Stevens,…

U11 Girls County Hockey Winners!

29th January 2020

The children had a great afternoon of hockey at this year’s U11 Girls’ County Tournament, up at a very chilly Tudor Hall! They started off with a very tight 1-0 win against Headington in their first game. They then slipped up in the first few moments of their game against Carrdus and despite creating a…

Visit from Poet James Carter

29th January 2020

We were recently entertained by a very energetic visit from children’s poet, non-fiction writer and musician, James Carter. In assembly he performed poems and action rhymes on everything from bugs to journeys to and from love to aliens, and had us all in fits of laughter with his words and music. James then led poetry…

Where Next

Visits to The Manor

Owing to new Government guidance, unfortunately we are no longer permitted to welcome visitors on site.  However, we would be delighted to welcome you to one of our personal virtual tours. Please click here if you would like to arrange this and a video call with Alastair Thomas, our Headmaster.

Please also click here for virtual Open Day dates.