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School Council

We have two School Council groups at The Manor; one made up of pupils from Years 3 and 4 and the other of pupils from Years 5 and 6.

School Councillors are elected by their class at the beginning of each academic year. Candidates have to ‘pitch’ to the class giving an account of why they would make a good School Council representative. Two children from each class are elected. The representatives then have the task of gathering views and ideas from their class and presenting them in meetings with the Headmaster and Deputy Head Pastoral. Meetings take place twice per term. These School Council meetings are spirited gatherings full of great ideas, fun and much debate!

So far this year, ideas brought to the Headmaster’s office have ranged from the quirky (pleas for a school pug, a chocolate fountain for the Head’s birthday, a school ice rink…) to the very sensible indeed (requests for House Mascots, Cycling Proficiency courses, more time in the Library, more recycling bins…).

There are also certain favourite topics which always prompt great discussion; food (the children always have plenty of views on this!), clubs (some great ideas are put forward) and charity ideas (always pleasing to hear that the children are engaged with the needs of others).

School Council meetings are minuted and ideas and views are shared with the relevant staff member or department for consideration. Often ideas are added to the agenda for discussion in the weekly Senior Leadership Team meetings.

Recent School Council successes include:

  • The Manor’s Got Talent – Spring Term 2020
  • The School Discos which took place in February 2019
  • The revival of Year 6 Forensics Day
  • Additional table tennis bats, balls and skipping ropes in the Year 3-6 playground
  • Plans for new play equipment

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.