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About Us

Manor House School, Bookham is nestled in seventeen acres of magical gardens, woodlands and sports fields that makes our beautiful school a very special place to learn and grow.  The magnificent country house, complemented with state of the art educational facilities, is brought alive by the creative and positive energy of the girls who choose to learn here.

We are a selective independent school for girls aged 4-16 years, with a co-educational nursery,  located in the village of Bookham, Surrey. We are members of the Girls Schools Association (GSA). Our school site includes our purpose-built Nursery (for boys and girls aged 2-4), a Pre-Prep Department (for Reception Class to Year 2), a Junior School (for Years 3-6) and Senior School (for Years 7-11).

Manor House School is easily accessible from Leatherhead, Ashtead, East and West Horsley, Guildford, Cobham, Dorking, Epsom and the surrounding Surrey villages.  A comprehensive school bus service transports our pupils to and from various locations in the mornings and afternoons from as far southwest as the historic town of Guildford through to Wimbledon and outer London connections.

The School was originally founded in 1920 in Sidmouth, Devon by Miss Green and Miss Wheeler.  The school moved to its current location in 1937 where it has grown and flourished ever since. Our Headteacher, Tracey Fantham BA (Hons) MA NPQH, took over leadership of Manor House School on 1 September 2016.

Our vision is to ensure that our girls leave Manor House School with the confidence to pursue their dreams and ambitions, with qualities that ensure integrity and kindness and with experiences that foster a better understanding of democratic ideals and responsible citizenship.

Our school motto – ‘an individual approach to academic success’ is brought to life in our aim to develop happy young women who believe in their abilities and achieve their personal best.

Our seven core values underpin our school motto. These are:

  • A love of learning
  • Academic excellence
  • Unforgettable experiences
  • Individual challenge
  • Happy and Healthy
  • Creative and collaborative
  • Future leaders

We are proud of our beautiful facilities, our academic excellence, our technology to support learning and our achievements in a variety of activities and pursuits. GCSE and Key stage 2 results are well above average and our staff are fully committed to support and stretch every girl academically, whilst ensuring that she is happy and participates and excels in a range of enrichment activities.

In short, Manor House School aims to be a caring and nurturing educational environment where girls develop a love of learning and become  confident, creative and resourceful citizens. The positive and nurturing environment fosters a happy and healthy outlook and the many unforgettable experiences help to forge character and ensure individual challenge.