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Community Links & Charities

The Manor aims to help pupils think about how people really can make a difference to local, national and global issues through partnerships with local schools and charities, fund raising and presentations in assemblies by external visitors. By drawing attention to the characteristics of individuals and organisations that already show vision, compassion, dedication and generosity, we aim to inspire the children to believe they too, can really make that difference to a life.

The Manor encourages pupils to play a positive role in contributing to the life of the School and the wider community and, as a school, we actively seek links with the local community.

We make our facilities available to the local community for children’s parties, meetings, music, sport and the arts. We also donate a Christmas tree to the local church. Local Shippon residents have access to the School’s tennis courts, free of charge, at evenings, week-ends and during school holidays. The School also arranges sports fixtures with schools both in its own sector and the maintained sector.

The School supports work experience with boys and girls from local independent schools and from schools in the maintained sector and encourages children participating in Duke of Edinburgh schemes to carry out activities on its premises.

Everybody in the school community is encouraged to become involved in fundraising. If you have fundraising ideas to support our work locally or in Africa then please let’s hear them!


Kapumpe Christian Primary School, in Zambia, uses a UK based curriculum incorporating Zambian culture, history, art, and geography. A strong emphasis in the early years is placed on work through play and developing independent thinking. The children are taught in English and are encouraged to express themselves freely and enjoy being who God made them to be. Kapumpe is a Bemba word which means ‘Eagles’. Their aim is for all the children to rise up from the poverty that entangles their lives and gain a fresh new perspective on life and the belief that they too can soar like an eagle!

Since 2017, we have been supporting Kapumpe and will endeavour to embed this charitable giving within the school curriculum. We hope that through the experiences and awareness, that the children gain through the African link, we can encourage them to become visionaries, with regards to charitable giving, in the future.

Charitable Giving 2022-2023

The Abingdon Emergency Foodbank – food collection for Harvest. Our donations weighed a total of 444kgs. Plus an additional £85 from St James the Less in Winterbourne after their Harvest Service, collected with the help of a Manor Family.
Kapumpe School – Manor branded pencils and a Manor Ted taken to Kapumpe in Zambia by Mrs Duff
Abingdon Marathon – £150 raised via parking for the Abingdon Marathon, donated to Stormbreak.

Sale of Poppies for Remembrance – We raised £717.64 for the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal, the highest amount of any school in Abingdon.
Movember – Male members of staff grew moustaches for a month and raised £500 for men’s mental health awareness.

Year 1 & 2 Christingle – retiring collection raised £404 for The Children’s Society.
Early Years Nativity – retiring collection raised £166.50 for the Oxford Hospitals Charity.
Kindness Tree – A very large amount of toys (Mrs Duff’s car was full) donated to the ACE Toy Drive.
At The Bus – £198.55 raised through the design of Christmas cards by the children
Year 3-6 Carol Service – £992 was raised through the retiring collection and will be split between St Helen’s Church and Kapumpe

Dress to Express day – £241.07 raised for Place2Be as part of Children’s Mental Health Week.
DEC Earthquake Appeal – Class 6HT raised £1182.25 with a bake sale to help the DEC’s Turkey and Syria Earthquake Appeal.
St Ebbe’s Church Homeless Outreach Programme – Ingredients donated then sweet and savoury dishes made to feed the homeless in Oxford.
Book Collection for The Berin Centre

Easter Egg Collection – Year 2 collected Easter treats for the Abingdon Foodbank and the Children’s Hospital in Oxford.

July – £5,673.33 raised for the charity Flexicare at our Summer Fete.


Charitable Giving 2021-2022

The Abingdon Emergency Foodbank – food collection for Harvest. Our donations weighed 295Kgs.

Movember – Some of our male teachers grew moustaches throughout November and raised £300.
Sale of Poppies for Remembrance – Total amount raised was £1041.66 for the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal

Christmas Carol Service and Nativities – £1020.13 in donations given to Kapumpe, St Helen’s Church in Abingdon and Oxford Hospitals Charity.
ACE Toy Drive – 13 large boxes of toys donated to children at Christmas.

Motherkind Café – £1245.50 raised through the sale of cakes and hot chocolate.

WWF – £322.48 raised with a home clothes day. The child chose the WWF as the charity to donate to.
Heartfelt Tips – 44 filled pencil cases donated via the Abingdon Foodbank as Easter gifts for children.

ROSY – The children chose the charity ROSY to benefit from our Summer Fete, a total of £3212.03 was raised.

Charitable Giving 2020-2021

The Abingdon Emergency Foodbank – food collection for Harvest. Our donation weighed in at a staggering 341Kgs!

Sale of Poppies for Remembrance – Total amount raised totalled £1,139.13, making us the biggest single fundraiser in Abingdon
Digital Cookbook – To date we have raised £510. £450 has so far gone to the following 3 charities: Keen, Children’s Air Ambulance, Blue Skye Thinking.
Movember – Mr Footring, Mr Chitty, Mr Jackson and Mr Read raised £1105 growing moustaches throughout November.

Christmas Jumper Day –  £312.53 raised for Abingdon NCT.
Christmas Cards – £213.50 for AT The Bus
Reverse Advent Calendar – 96 filled pencil cases donated to the Abingdon Emergency Foodbank to give as gifts for children at Christmas.
Christmas Carol Service and Nativities – Donations made directly to Kapumpe and St Helen’s Church in Abingdon.

Charitable Giving 2019-2020

The Abingdon Emergency Foodbank – food collection for Harvest. We collected over 900 items this time!
Macmillan Coffee Morning £52.61

Remembrance Day – Poppy sales £132.62

The Children’s Society – Collection after the Year 1 and 2 Christingle £402.72
Oxford Children’s Hospital – Collection after the Early Years Nativity £390

Port Macquarie Koala Conservation Foundation – Cupcake sales £1535.73

Oxfordshire Animal Sanctuary – Mr Thomas’ Lockdown Haircut £2957.50

Charitable Giving 2018-2019

The Abingdon Emergency Foodbank – food collection for harvest. We collected 802 items!

Blue Skye Thinking –Loomstallation Cupcake Sale £1211.08
Remembrance Day – Poppy sales £60.90

The Abingdon Emergency Foodbank – Staff Reverse Advent Calendar
The Children’s Society – Collection after the Year 1-2 Christingle £327.94
Great Ormond Street Hospital – Collection after the Early Years nativities £400.51
Kapumpe School – Cookbook sales £300
Kapumpe School – Collection after the Year 3-6 Carol Service £450

The Abingdon Emergency Foodbank – Buddy Groups ‘little gift’ donations
Kapumpe School – Cookbook sales £40

‘Recycle with Michael’ Salvation Army – 334 bags of clothes collected

The Little Princess Trust – Molly B and Olivia A donated their hair to make wigs
Oxford Children’s Hospital – Early Years Hospital Hop £379

Kapumpe School – Book collection to stock their new library
Colombo Friend-in-Need Society – Grace M sold homemade cakes and lemonade and raised enough for two prosthetic legs for 2 young boys

Helen and Douglas House – £2260.06 raised via the School Fete

Where Next

Whole School Open Morning- Friday 10 May 2024, 10:00am – 12:00pm

To book your place, visit our Admissions page or email