It is important to us here at Manor House School that we engage with our local community. We have a wonderful location and superb facilities and we try to share these with other groups where it is possible to do so. The local WI, Bookham Belles, meets here regularly on a Monday evening and we have more recently welcomed Bookham Choral Society.
Manor House School girls support a variety of charities. There are 3 School Houses; Discovery, Victory and Endeavour. Each Manor House girl will be assigned a House on joining the School and will support nominated charities throughout the academic year.
One of our most popular charities with our pupils in recent years has been World Bicycle Relief for whom we raised £3200 in the last academic year enabling us to provide over 50 bicycles to girls in Africa to travel to school.
Each September we host a fund-raising breakfast for Macmillan Cancer Care, which is open to girls, their friends, parents and staff. This is always an enjoyable and well-supported occasion and we have raised over £9,000 in recent years for Surrey Macmillan – over £1450 raised in September 2016. In addition, Manor House School is one of the few schools that continues to support the Queen Mother’s Clothing Guild and we make up a large number of shoebox presents as part of Operation Christmas Child.
Other charities that we support include:
- The Grange Residential Care Home
- LeatherHEAD START
- The Children’s Trust
- All Saints Church
- The Meeting Place
- Make a Wish
- Royal Marsden Cancer Charity
Last year we raised in excess of £10,400 for charities both local, national and international – an amazing achievement for a school of our size.