Manor House School is an independent day school for girls aged 2 through to 16 years. We are a supportive and nurturing educational environment delivering strong academic performance in a smaller setting. We make the academic difference by being small enough to know all our girls individually. This means that unlike so many larger schools with growth aspirations, Manor House School makes the difference by being smaller.
Join in Manor House School's Centenary Celebrations, Saturday 11 September
Manor House School is celebrating 100 years with a community Picnic & Garden Party on Saturday 11 September. Join in the fun with drinks and live music on the lawn, children's games and bouncy castles as well as a number of local business stalls.
1st September 2021 — Bring a picnic or enjoy catering and refreshments from local businesses including a fully licensed bar serving beer, wine, Pimms and Prosecco. There will be live music (12.30 to 4.30pm) in front of the main house, a number of local small business stalls to enjoy, and plenty to keep the children busy including a games stall and bouncy castles.
This public event (no need to book) rescheduled from last September, will run from 10am to 5pm in conjunction with Heritage Open Days (www.heritageopendays.org.uk),
The day will also offer an opportunity to explore the grounds and the school's history through an extensive photo archive display. Manor House School is an independent girls' school, located on Manor House Lane, Little Bookham, Surrey KT23 4EN.
Two-Thirds of All GCSE Results at 9-7 for Girls' School, Manor House in Bookham
Pupils at the GSA independent girls school, Manor House in Bookham, reported another year of excellent GCSE results.
12th August 2021 — After a year of unprecedented challenge, the hard work and resilience of girls in Year 11 at Manor House School, Bookham, a leading independent day school for girls in Surrey, was justly rewarded with an excellent set of GCSE results.
Continuing a trend of high achievement, almost a half of all grades were 9-8 and over 200 9-7 grades were awarded, two-thirds of all results.
All grades in Biology, Physics and Chemistry were 9-7 and a number of girls achieved the top two grades in Further Mathematics alongside success at GCSE Mathematics.
Three individual pupils succeeded in gaining 9 or more GCSEs at grade 9 which is a fantastic achievement.
Every single pupil achieved at least a pass grade in English, Maths and Science with, on average, 9 GCSEs being taken by girls across the year group. Regardless of starting points, all the girls showed they could meet or exceed their aspirational target grades through their fortitude at the end of this extraordinary time.
Huge congratulations to the Year 11 2021 cohort who will now leave Manor House School for their chosen sixth form destinations.
Ms Tracey Fantham, Headteacher, commented: "I am extremely proud of all the students in Year 11 at Manor House School for their resilience and continued hard work during such challenging and difficult times and I wish them all every success in their chosen future sixth form destinations. I look forward to them returning to Manor House School in the years to come as members of our alumnae, so that we can hear about their future achievements and share in their continued success."
Girls in the lower Prep School worked collaboratively and creatively to perform a stunning production of the hilarious 'Pirates versus Mermaids'.
13th July 2021 — The children in the Lower Prep year groups at Manor House School performed a Pirate themed showcase at the end of term.
The older children acted out the funny story of ‘Pirates versus Mermaids’ and the younger ones sang a Pirates song and told the story of Ten Little Pirates.
Pupils performed the story on the School's pirate ship, located in the Summer garden and teaching staff were thrilled that the weather was dry enough to invite the parents to watch in a socially distanced way. Students wore brilliant costumes and Mrs Ferrey, Head of Key Stage 1 and Early Years said, "I am very proud of the confident way all the children took part."
Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 at the independent girls' school, enjoy a fun and busy curriculum. From investigating and thinking mathematically about real-life problems, devising their own innovative stories and poems with a twist, to being creative and finding out about the world around them, girls are encouraged to think independently, embrace challenge from a young age, and work collaboratively. In doing so, they develop a love of learning that extends beyond the classroom and shines through in all their endeavours.
Elin and Sienna To Represent Surrey at English Schools Athletics Championships
Senior pupils, Sienna and Elin, have enjoyed significant success in athletics. Sienna is now ranked 5th nationally in long jump and Elin 9th in the country for Pentathlon. Both are part of a record-breaking U15 Surrey team.
12th July 2021 — Manor House School's senior pupils, Sienna and Elin, in Year 9, have both enjoyed huge success in Athletics recently. They have both qualified for the English Schools Athletics Championships where they will represent Surrey later this year. Sienna is competing in the Long Jump and has a personal best of 5.53m which ranks her 5th in the country. She is also ranked 6th best in the country for Pentathlon. Elin is competing in the 75m hurdles and her personal best is 11.7 seconds. Elin is ranked 12th in the country. She is ranked 9th in the country for Pentathlon.
Both senior pupils at the independent girls school located in Bookham, Surrey, took part in the South East Regional Pentathlon Championships at the end of May and as part of the four girls in the U15 Surrey team, they won overall and broke the Championship record. Elin and Sienna will now go on to represent Surrey at the English Schools Combined Events Championships in September.
Sienna and Elin have both been doing Athletics since they were 11 years old. Sienna currently competes for Newham and Essex Beagles and one of her coaches is Olympian, Tony Jarrett, who has won silver at the World Championships in 110m hurdles and 4x100m relay. Sienna’s greatest accomplishment so far is qualifying for the English Schools and she says her goal is to keep on competing and see where her athletics takes her.
Elin competes for Guildford and Godalming AC. She also says she is most proud of qualifying for the English Schools and she is looking forward to following in the footsteps of Jessica Ennis-Hill.
Ms Fantham, Headteacher, said 'We are very proud of their achievements and their modest and unassuming attitudes. I wish them all the very best in the upcoming Championships and know they will do extremely well."
Endeavour House Announced Winners of Inter-House Debate Competition
Endeavour House competed admirably against Discovery and Victory Houses to take home the winning trophy in the Inter-House Debate Competition this week ...
7th July 2021 — Earlier in the summer term, the English Department began discussing the possibility of hosting a school-based debate competition to replace the Rotary Youth Speaks Competition which could not take place this year due to national restrictions. Manor House senior pupils usually compete in the annual competition at local, district and national level and have had great success in previous years by winning places or achieving highly commended recommendations by judges at various levels. Senior pupil, Lottie, in Year 8 catalysed discussions by asking staff to host an academic, inter-house competition to supplement the extra curricular Debate Club in which a number of Key Stage 3 girls participate.
Mr Vinsen Tell, English Teacher, organised the senior Debate Club members into House Teams representing the 3 School Houses, Discovery, Endeavour and Victory and each group were asked to prepare their arguments entirely by themselves and attend the inter-house debate in Arcot Hall. The three debates were:
Victory House – Animal Testing Should be Banned
Discovery House – Detention Should be Banned
Endeavour House – Capital Punishment should be Banned Worldwide.
The Debate Competition was judged by Headteacher, Ms Fantham and Head of English, Mrs Lorenz and despite tough competition, we are delighted to announce Endeavour as the Senior School winners with their persuasive argument for the ban of capital punishment worldwide.
Manor House School has been running a Debate Club within the English Department for a number of years and Senior girls take part in regular competitions and debating opportunities. Our congratulations to Endeavour House!
A chance to see some of the outstanding art work of GCSE Year 11 students at Manor House School, Bookham.
10th June 2021 — Art is a popular GCSE subject choice at Manor House School, Bookham with students achieving excellent results. In 2020, 100% of pupils gained a grade of 9-7 in GCSE Art and Textiles.
Whereas last year, the annual School Art Exhibition was unable to take place due to national restrictions, this year there is a private view of the Year 11 GCSE Art Work in June at The Barn in Manor House Lane. Prospective families, current parents, staff and feeder schools are usually invited to attend the Exhibition and this is an opportunity to appreciate the quality and diversity of pupils' work at first hand.
Enquiries should be made to Head of Art, Mrs Williams at email: firstname.lastname@example.org who will be in attendance to answer questions and offer advice in relation to future study.
Here we showcase some of the inspiring work by GCSE artists Abigail, Bethan, Amelie, Eleanor, Chloe, Alicia, Tabitha and Anna.
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