Lower Prep School

The Manor House School Pre-Prep Department consists of our Nursery School, Reception Class, and Year 1, 2 and 3 classes.

We aim to create a safe, secure and stimulating learning environment for the girls at our school.   We provide the structure that girls need to develop good working habits, engage their interest and stimulate their desire to learn.

Our teachers encourage the girls to be happy, confident individuals with the values, skills and knowledge necessary to take on the challenges of life in the Junior Department and beyond.

Nursery and Reception are housed in excellent purpose-built facilities, with large, modern and light classrooms with access to their own dedicated all-weather playground.

Years 1 and 2 are situated in the newly refurbished spacious Garden Block, overlooking the Summer Garden and the Pre-Prep outdoor play area.  Year 3 are based in the Manor House.

Pupils benefit from having full access to whole-school facilities, including a Pre-Prep hall, assembly hall, a sports hall, a swimming pool, extensive playing fields, an outdoor learning area (The Dell) and specially designed cookery, music and drama rooms.

Each class has a full-time teacher and a qualified teaching assistant. We are committed to maintaining smaller class sizes to get the best out of every girl. A broad, balanced curriculum allows us to celebrate and value creativity, whilst giving the girls plenty of time to develop at their own pace, with teaching tailored to the needs of each individual.

Within the structured school day, our girls quickly gain self-confidence and enthusiasm for learning. Emphasis is placed on trying their best, being kind and respectful to others, and having fun at school!

We work hard to build a caring, family-style environment where our happy girls flourish in their learning and personal development. We encourage strong links between school and home through ‘Meet the Teachers’ evenings, regular written reports, parents’ evenings and an ‘open door’ policy.