Queen Mother’s Clothing Guild Patron HRH Princess Alexandra has personally thanked the girls of Manor House School for their support of the historic charity.

Manor House School girls created and donated more than 500 items of clothing to the Guild this year.

Head Girl, Helen Newhall, and members of the prefect team went to St James’s Palace in Westminster to help sort items donated to the Guild.

The Queen Mother’s Clothing Guild distributes new clothing and household linen to other charities all over the UK.

The guild was established in 1882 by Lady Wolverton. Queen Mary was Patron from 1898 to 1953, then the Queen Mother from 1953 until 2002. In 2003 Princess Alexandra took over as Patron.

Manor House School Headmistress Miss Zara Axton said: “The Queen Mother’s Clothing Guild is a wonderful charity with a long and proud royal heritage. We are delighted to support such a worthwhile cause.”

Manor House is a selective independent (private) day school for girls aged 2 to 16 years in Little Bookham near Leatherhead, Surrey.

Its’ unique setting and strong emphasis on pastoral care means it can provide highly individualised education for the girls.

The school has a strong academic record and also enjoys success in music, art, drama and sport. It was recently praised by the Surrey Local Authority moderator as ‘outstanding’ and ‘innovative’ following its Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) assessment.

Manor House School will be holding open mornings on February 9 2016, April 26 2016 and October 1 2016. Families are welcome.

For more information, please contact Admissions Manager Mary Fowell, 01372 457077, mfowell@manorhouseschool.org