Manor House School, Ashby -de la- Zouch

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Kindergarten and Pre-Prep


From 3 years to 5; important first steps at Manor House


'In small classes, individual pupils receive high levels of adult support. Learning is enhanced by the effective use of a good range of outdoor and indoor resources' - ISI Report, 2014

Children can enter the Kindergarten from the age of four, subject to agreement by the Headteacher.

Activities follow National Curriculum guidelines, with an emphasis on acquiring a wide range of curriculum-based skills and developing social awareness. Pupils also have lessons in basic French.

Pre-school age children are invited to attend Kindergarten in the Summer term, before they are due to start school in September. These sessions allow children to become familiar with the school and help them to make a confident and happy start to the Autumn term.

Kindergarten Ofsted Report  

Inspectors found that the 'overall outcome for the children [in Kindergarten] is good', following an inspection in 2011.

'Children are happy and enjoy learning. Their behaviour is good and they mix confidently with pupils in other parents of the school. They demonstrate well-developed skills in literacy and numeracy...They tackle number problem-solving tasks and talk about their activities with growing confidence and expression.' - ISI Report, 2011

The report also noted the excellent facilities enjoyed by Kindergarten pupils.

 'Children in the Early Years Foundation Stage occupy a spacious area on the ground floor with easy access to an outside play area. Pupils are drawn from a 15-mile radius of the school and come from families with a wide range of economic, social, ethnic and religious backgrounds.' - ISI Report, 2014

Children benefit from a well-planned curriculum.

The school was commended for the 'excellent' relationships between children and staff, and the 'well-planned schemes of work [which] ensure that learning is continuous from the Early Years Foundation Stage through to Year 11.'

'They are well-prepared for the next stage of their learning in Year 1' - ISI Report, 2011

Inspectors noted that the school catered well for pupils with Special Educational Needs, as well as more able pupils.

The report went on to applaud pupils' 'excellent moral development', 'social awareness' and 'positive attitude to learning'. 


A full copy of the report is available from the school office.