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Our Aims & Ethos

‘To Love is to Live.’

A great school inspires a passion for learning both within and outside the classroom and enables young people to achieve more than they ever thought was possible. The positive ethos of a school is imperative;  at Manor House School, we believe that a supportive yet challenging environment with an extensive enrichment programme, develops a confidence in students to seek new experiences and instils the qualities of courage, kindness and integrity.

Our aim at Manor House School is to develop happy individuals who love coming to school and believe in their abilities to learn and succeed yet, when the time is right, are eager to enter the real world to apply the skills and knowledge that they have learned.

Our aim is to ensure that every pupil can fulfil her potential in which ever subject areas or activities they lie.

We are delighted to join the Effingham Schools Trust. This new partnership with St Teresa’s and Cranmore will enable Manor House School to focus on it’s strengths whilst retaining it’s individuality, yet providing access to a rich variety of events, facilities and resources.

We are a through School. Both boys and girls may attend our Nursery and Lower Prep but our through School allows girls the opportunity to join us in our Nursery at 2 years old (Reception Class at age 4) and remain at the School until aged 16, prepared and ready to embrace the next chapter of their education.   Girls that join us at later entry points such as Year 3 or Year 7, or mid-year, are quickly welcomed into the Manor House School family.  In almost all cases, Manor House School Senior pupils gain places at their first choice of Sixth Form destination. The new partnership will also mean that our pupils will have the guarantee of a place at the combined Sixth Form from 2025.

Manor House School welcomes pupils of all faiths. We are Christian in tradition and aim to foster Christian values of spiritual awareness, understanding and respect for others and this is expressed in the way pupils throughout the School treat one another. All our pupils join in regular assemblies within School, which lie at the heart of our life together as a community. Year groups also take it in turns to enjoy a church service in the beautiful Saxon church, All Saints, adjacent to the School in Little Bookham, and whole School services are special occasions. Throughout the curriculum, space is given in many subjects for questioning, reflection and self-awareness. All religions are explored in Religious Studies with a particular emphasis on Christianity.

We offer a range of Scholarships at age 11 including Academic, Art, Drama, Music and Sports; every pupil applying for a Year 7 place may apply.

Pupils here learn together at their own pace, develop the confidence to take risks, choose any field of study without stereotypical influence, grow in emotional intelligence and show compassion for others while honing life and leadership skills for the future.  But most importantly, develop into happy, confident and successful young adults.

Please click here to read some interesting research from the Girls School Association (GSA) demonstrating the power and benefits of girls’ schools.

Manor House School is a beautiful start for a young girl’s life; I wish my daughter had started her first school steps with you. We feel she has been truly privileged to experience such a school as yours. Each and every teacher has helped shape our daughter’s learning, not only academically but emotionally.
Year 11 Parent.