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100 Years
Celebrating 100 Years: 1920-2020
100 Years
A Love of Learning
100 Years
Academic Excellence
100 Years
Unforgettable Experiences
Music lesson at Manor House School
100 Years
Individual Challenge
100 Years
Happy and Healthy
100 Years
Creative and Collaborative
100 Years
Future Leaders

Welcome to Manor House School, Bookham

Manor House School, Bookham is an independent girls’ school, with a nursery school for boys and girls, located near Leatherhead in Surrey. As a day school opening at 7.45am and finishing at 6.00pm, many of our pupils travel from the local villages of Ashtead, Bookham, Cobham, Dorking, Effingham, Fetcham, East and West Horsley and nearby Surrey Hills villages. However, we have many girls who travel on our minibus routes from Esher, Kingston, Merrow, Surbiton and Wimbledon.

Manor House School, Bookham is a through school. This means that girls can join us as early as Nursery School aged 2,  and then join our Prep School at age 4-11 years old. From there, most girls move into our Senior School at age 11+. Our Senior School finishes at Year 11, when students leave at age 16 to take up places at their future sixth forms. However, pupils may join us at any entry year, subject to the availability of school places.

Our Headteacher, Tracey Fantham BA (Hons) MA NPQH, has led Manor House School since September 2016 and has a teaching background in Physical Education and Psychology. Ms Fantham has worked on leadership teams of successful schools in Surrey, both as Assistant/Deputy Headteacher and Headteacher, developing teaching and learning and quality pastoral care. Ms Fantham works as part of an Apple global community of education leaders who share expertise on integrating technology into learning environments with other educators and policy makers.

Ms Fantham has a passion for sport, championing participation and sporting excellence and is a keen triathlete. To this end, she is also a Youth Sport Trust Headteacher Ambassador and represents South Central on the GSA (Girls’ Schools Association) Sports Committee.

Life at Manor House School, Bookham

In September 2020, Manor House School will be 100 years old! School life continues to be vibrant and creative on a day to day basis. School productions, music concerts and individual performances illustrate the breadth and depths of pupils’ creativity. Drama, Art and Music continue to play a major part in the life of our pupils, promoting creative expression and positive self-esteem. Academically, we have delivered some of the best academic results of local girls’ schools in recent years. We continue to track, monitor and support all girls in their quest for academic excellence.

The special and enduring ethos that we feel on a day to day basis is important to us. Whilst each section of the school is growing, we continue to reinforce and instil the values and qualities that enable our girls to develop into confident, happy and well-rounded individuals.

We aim to provide the best facilities that we can within our beautiful school environment, creating an inspiring and safe, teaching and learning space for pupils and staff.

‘To Love is to Live’ was chosen as the school motto in 1921 by the Bishop of Plymouth. Today, we wish our pupils to ‘love learning’ by being engaged and curious learners who enjoy the opportunities offered. We encourage our pupils to ‘love each other’ by being members of our community who demonstrate kindness, respect, celebrate diversity and develop leadership skills. Finally, to ‘love themselves’ by developing positive self-esteem, confidence and responsibility.

26th October 2020

Prep School Winner of Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths Competition

Year enjoyed a half hour virtual interview with engineer Milly Hennayake after Megan in Year won The Great Exhibition at...
Year 6 enjoyed a half hour virtual interview with engineer, Milly Hennayake, after Megan in Year 6, won The Great Exhibition at Home Competition and Manor House School were recognised for the quality of their entries.

17th September 2020

100 Years of Manor House School – The English Riviera to Little Bookham, Surrey

This September marks years of Manor House School Founded in Devon during the days of the British Empire Bookham has...
This September marks 100 years of Manor House School. Founded in Devon during the days of the British Empire, Bookham has been its home since 1937. Centenary celebrations are planned throughout the 2020-21 academic year.

12th June 2020

Making Butter 'Live' - iPads as a Tool for Virtual Learning

Every pupil in our Senior School has their own iPad as a tool for learning and this has proved invaluable...
Every pupil in our Senior School has their own iPad as a tool for learning and this has proved invaluable in the past few months as our Senior School timetable has continued, supplemented by as many live lessons as possible ...

11th June 2020

A Fantastic Set of LAMDA Examination Results and Classes Continue on Zoom!

Our London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts LAMDA examinations were held in March and the girls have been eagerly...
Our London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts (LAMDA) examinations were held in March and the girls have been eagerly awaiting their results. Finally they have arrived and what a fantastic set of results they are!
The large, light filled art room at Manor House School provides an exciting environment for our girls to develop and explore their artistic potential.
Drama at Manor House School is seen as a valuable tool for increasing self-confidence and communication skills, as well as enabling girls to enjoy the sheer thrill and professionalism of being involved in one of our major school productions or drama evenings.
At Manor House School we want all girls to enjoy music. Girls up to Year 9 receive weekly music lessons and then girls can opt to take GCSE in Years 10 and 11. Teaching schemes have been designed in line...
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