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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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The Manor is within easy reach of both Oxford and many of its surrounding villages; we warmly welcome boys, aged 2 - 7, and girls, aged 2 - 11, into our happy and stimulating environment in which every child can develop academically and socially.

The teaching provision at The Manor is very broad with Science, ICT, Art, Design Technology, Music, Physical Education and French all taught within the curriculum. Mandarin, German & Spanish are taught as club options. There are two school orchestras, two choirs, three String Ensembles, a Wind Band, a Harp Ensemble and a Guitar Band. Enthusiastic games teaching includes swimming, netball, football, hockey, tennis, mini-tennis, athletics and other summer sports.

At the heart of the school is a core of shared values, which reflect our ethos, and which permeate every aspect of Manor life. These values foster high standards of behaviour and achievement, support a framework of respect, promote self-confidence and provide a warm, harmonious environment in which our children learn, thrive and are prepared for their future.
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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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