The Manor Preparatory School
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

2 - 11
Other independent school

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Boarding Type
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Leaver Destinations


Co-educational nursery

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Faringdon Road
OX13 6LN
01235 858458

School Description

Founded in 1907 and situated in Abingdon, close to Oxford and within easy reach of London by train, The Manor Preparatory School is a thriving, happy school. The Manor became fully co-educational from September 2018, for boys and girls aged 2-11. Its beautiful Georgian Manor House sits in the centre of a 9-acre site. The Manor’s spirit, warmth and dynamism have made it thrive for over 100 years and it is very proud of its exceptionally happy, creative and colourful school. Children are delightfully self-confident and articulate, and there are many opportunities for one and all to shine. Above all, they strive to ensure that their children develop a love of learning and make the very most of their abilities, encouraging and challenging them to give of their best and to be the best that they can be.

The Manor Preparatory School Parent Reviews

Average Parent Rating

“The best possible school for our child”

Knowing that our children are experiencing the best possible school they could be at, is the greatest feeling as a parent. Thank you to the whole wonderful team.
“A beautiful journey from start to finish”

As a family, our journey through The Manor has been such a beautiful one. I will never forget the first day we came for our meeting with Mrs Heyworth who interviewed our daughter. At the time, she was 7 years old and yet could hardly read and write and had such little confidence but I knew that The Manor was the perfect environment for her… I am so very grateful to The Manor for the amazing values of confidence, self-belief, compassion, determination, ambition and resilience that has been infused in her over the course of the last 4 years. Mr and Mrs M (Year 6 Parents)
“Amazing - Mr and Mrs Y”

The Manor has been amazing ever since our daughter joined in Year 3. The school has exceeded all expectations we had and more! Our daughter has really reached her full potential. The Manor has been so brilliant in supporting her; she really couldn't have done it without all the support she had from all of the staff. Our only wish is that she could stay on until she is 18. Thank you to everyone at The Manor.
“Given my daughter confidence”

With the support of all the staff our daughter has come into contact with, she has been given so much care and encouragement and her confidence has grown enormously. Her determination has also grown, as shown most obviously in the result she has achieved with the offer of a place at St Helens. Thank you for allowing her to flourish and develop in the way that she has. It is a credit to the school. It is a very special place with a very special culture. Long may it continue.
“Very Happy Former Parent”

The school did so much to boost our daughter's confidence and self-esteem. She was so happy at The Manor. She was made to feel very welcome and within a couple of days of being there, she felt she really belonged. She loved every aspect of her time at the school and made the most of all the opportunities given to her. I cannot speak highly enough of this wonderful school, the fantastic team of staff and all that they do for the children.
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News, Photos and Open Days from The Manor Preparatory School

Last update: 18 January 2024

Join us at one of our Open Mornings! Tour the school, meet the Head, our pupils and our staff. Visit to see a list of dates

Private Tours

It is always possible to visit the School at a time other than Open Morning, please contact Mrs Nicole Burroughs to arrange an appointment, a tour of the school and a meeting with the Headmaster, Alastair Thomas.

Mrs Nicole Burroughs
Director of Admissions and Communications
01235 858462
[email protected]

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The Manor Preparatory School Catchment Area Map

This school is independently managed and its admission criteria may be selective. There is no set catchment area as pupils are admitted from a wide variety of postcodes and, in the case of boarding schools, from outside the UK. Contact the school directly or visit their website for more information on Admissions Policy and Procedures.