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Manor Association of Parents

The Manor Association of Parents (MAP) provides a useful parents’ network which forms an integral part of the school.

The primary aim of the association is to encourage community spirit within the school by organising a range of social events for both parents and children throughout the school year.

The secondary aim is to raise funds so we can invest in luxury items for the children that couldn’t ordinarily be justified, as well as supporting charitable causes.

Newly formed from September 2018, MAP brings together key members of school staff as well as class representatives. The idea behind this is that the school staff (Marketing Manager, Director of Admissions and Communications, Marketing Assistant and the Head’s PA) can offer their expertise whilst being supported by parents as and when they are able.

MAP meets twice a term to discuss fundraising ideas, events and spending plans. All parents will then be circulated with information about forthcoming functions.

Please click here to email MAP at any time.

Parents’ Coffee

This is great way of meeting fellow parents. As well as serving coffee and tea, we will be offering food cooked by the children in their Cookery lessons. We are hoping this will give you a real flavour of some of the amazing things they achieve in their lessons with Mrs Duff.

  • Summer term dates are currently postponed.

MAP Meetings

All parents have an open invitation to join the regular MAP meetings that take place in the Art Room in the Year 6 block. Refreshments will be served and there is no need to RSVP, please join us on the morning.

  • Summer term dates are currently postponed.

The Manor Dog Walking Club

Please feel free to join The Manor Dog Walking Club after morning drop off every Tuesday. Meet at Costa Coffee in the Market Place in Abingdon. Please email Sarah Archer so she can add you to the What’s App group!

Classlist

Regular communication between parents is important in helping us build a supportive and welcoming school community. Recent data protection changes mean parents now rely on a variety of informal channels to contact each other, ranging from ad-hoc email lists to social media groups on Facebook and WhatsApp. These can work well but raise important concerns over distribution of personal data.

In order to address this, The Manor utilises a purpose built app called Classlist. Classlist enables parents to find and contact each other securely, whilst giving each parent complete control over what data is shared.

Aside from being an online address book, using Classlist you can set up events; form special interest groups; discuss arrangements for parties or liftshares; find a home for old bicycles or school blazers, and volunteer.

It takes a couple of minutes to get started – visit the Classlist website select The Manor Preparatory School and choose what data to share with your fellow parents.

Here’s a little video to help you make the most of Classlist

The Second Hand Uniform Shop

The School’s Second Hand Uniform Shop also falls under the MAP umbrella and is open at various times throughout the term and is located on the top floor of the Manor House. Please visit the SHUS page for more information and sale dates.

Parent Volunteers

If you have any questions, or would like to get in touch about joining the committee or assisting with specific projects, please email our Marketing Manager, Sarah Bell. As well as raising funds for the school, it is a great way to get to know other parents across the school. Equally, if you have any thoughts about the events we run and what funds are spent on, please do share your suggestions.

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.