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Manor House School is an Independent (private) girls’ School, with a Co-Educational Nursery and Lower Prep for boys and girls, located in the village of Bookham, near Leatherhead, in Surrey.  We are a day School operating between 7.45 am and 6.00 pm and many of our pupils live in the local area in Bookham, Cobham, Leatherhead, Dorking, Fetcham, Ashtead, East Horsley, Effingham and surrounding Surrey Hills villages, although many travel from Kingston, Esher, Wimbledon, Merrow and other locations on our minibus routes.

Manor House School, Bookham is a through School and includes a Co-Educational Nursery and Lower Prep. Girls will transition into the Prep School and Senior School, with boys moving across to Cranmore from Year 3 to continue their journey within the Effingham Schools Trust. The Senior School at Manor House School finishes at Year 11, when pupils will have a guaranteed place at the combined Sixth Form from 2025 at the St Teresa’s campus.

The School’s location benefits from easy access to rail connections and provides a school minibus service to local areas. We are members of the Girls’ Schools Association (GSA) and we are a selective school. This means that School places are offered at the discretion of our Headteacher and subject to academic ability, being satisfied that we can meet an individual child’s needs and based on references from a pupil’s current school (where applicable).

Find out more about our purpose-built Nursery (for boys and girls aged 2-4), our Prep School (Reception Class to Year 6) and Senior School (Years 7-11).

Nestled in seventeen acres of magical gardens, woodlands and sports fields, Manor House School is a beautiful and safe place for children to learn and grow.  The magnificent country house is brought alive by the creative and positive energy of the students who learn here.

The School was originally founded in 1920 in Sidmouth, Devon by Miss Green and Miss Wheeler and moved to its’ current location in 1937 where it has flourished ever since. Our vision is to ensure that our pupils 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, ‘To Love is to Live’ is brought to life in our aim to develop happy young individuals who believe in their abilities and achieve their personal best. We have seven core values that underpin our School motto and underpin school life:

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

GCSE and Key stage 2 results are excellent and our staff are fully committed to challenge and support 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 pupils 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.