Challenge. Cherish. Inspire.

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

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 2019-2020

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

November
Remembrance Day – Poppy sales £132.62

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

March
Port Macquarie Koala Conservation Foundation – Cupcake sales £1535.73

Charitable Giving 2018-2019

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

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

December
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

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

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

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

May
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

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

Where Next

School Open

We are delighted to be welcoming back ALL pupils full time from September.

Until then we would be very pleased to welcome you for a virtual tour.  Private appointments are available throughout the summer break for a virtual tour and to “meet” the Headmaster – please click here to book.  We look forward to seeing you.  If you prefer to telephone, please call 01235 858462 to speak to our Director of Admissions, Karen Copson.

For all other queries, please call 01235 858458 – thank you.