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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…

School Council Challenge our Caterers on Recycling and Sustainability

14th January 2020

Following a question about the plastic packaging on some of our food (individually packaged blueberry muffins) in a previous School Council meeting, on Friday 10 January, Year 5 and 6 School Council were joined by Hannah Irvine. Hannah helps to look after the sustainability and recycling for our caterers, Holroyd Howe. The School Council members…

'The History of Maths'

22nd November 2019

During the inaugural Maths Week England 2019, Years 1 to 6 enjoyed a fantastic performance from the Hobgoblin Theatre Company.  Their production, ‘The History of Maths’, showcased the influence of Maths on some of the most important events in our history. The production challenged preconceptions about Maths in an interactive, exciting and incredibly fun way….

The Manor Equestrian Team Competes for the First Time

5th November 2019

The Manor’s Equestrian Team is delighted to have recently competed in their very first event. Natasha T, Tilly VP, Sophie H & Olivia C competed in various show jumping classes from 50cm-70cm as individuals. All of the children turned up looking immaculate, with polished ponies and shiny boots. There was a lot of excitement in…

Where Next

School Closed

In line with Government advice and in conjunction with schools up and down the country, we are very sorry that until further notice, The Manor Preparatory School is closed, although we are operating a skeleton staff at this time for children of our Key Worker families. Although our doors may be closed, our lines of communication remain very firmly open and if you have an admissions enquiry or a general school query, please use the following number 07906 848945 which will be manned between 8:00am and 4:30pm, Monday to Friday, with the facility to leave a message if required. We look forward to welcoming back our children as soon as possible.