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Our visit began with assembly and a rousing blast of Land of Hope and Glory from the small but perfectly pitched orchestra, segueing into Dancing Queen – a fine start to anyone’s day. Mr Heyworth’s inspiring talk on heroic failure was illustrated not only with famous examples (Eddie the Eagle) but also anecdotes from staff and pupils. The most frequently cited experiences were riding and skiing challenges – doubtless a reflection of the school’s demographic, but one brave soul claimed to have ‘weeded the garden in the rain’...

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Founded in 1947, The Manor Preparatory School is a thriving, happy school with approximately 380 pupils aged 2 to 11. Following an announcement in January 2017, The Manor will be phasing in full co-education for girls and boys aged 2-11 from September 2018.

The Manor has always welcomed boys alongside girls from Pre-Nursery to Year 2 but from September 2018 we will also welcome boys into Year 3, from 2019 boys in Year 4, from 2020 boys in Year 5, from 2021 boys in Year 6. The boys will join our existing cohort of girls to make a fully co-educational environment.
The Manor has a wonderfully happy, creative atmosphere. The exceptionally caring and invigorating tone of the school ensures that children really do beam with happiness: they are delightfully self-confident and articulate. Laughter is an essential part of the school day in our community where children are both cherished and challenged.

The current Headmaster, Piers Heyworth is due to retire at Christmas 2017; the new Headmaster, Alastair Thomas will join The Manor in January 2018. Mr Thomas is currently the Head of The Elms School, a co-educational Prep School near Malvern.
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Since 2006, Mr Piers Heyworth MA PGCE (50s). Educated at Papplewick, Marlborough and Christ Church, Oxford where he read English. Started his teaching career at Latymer Upper School, became head of English at James Allen’s Girls’ School and then head of James Allen’s Prep for 14 years. Mr Heyworth is married with two children; his wife also teaches at the school, dividing her legendary talents between the SEN and art departments. Mr Heyworth is a man in his element; he radiates joie de vivre and one feels that what he enjoys most about his job is seeing the world afresh through his pupils’ eyes. He teaches drama from year 3 upwards using his large study as a performance space. ‘We move the furniture back and improvise… everyone gets to act, the children get to...

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