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Head's Easter Cheer - Mr. Messent's end of term message

23 Mar 2018

Happy Easter everyone.

So quickly again we reach the end of the spring and prepare for another exciting term full of events, hard work and exams here at Manor House School. For some this will be their final term as they take GCSE examinations and look to reap the rewards of years of hard work, while for others it is another stage in their journey to success.

We are a school with long traditions of thoroughness and success; your children receive individual care, and a tailored education to stretch and develop their academic abilities at the same time as developing into confident and well-mannered young people.  Led by highly skilled, sensitive and supportive staff our pupils are recognised as being hard-working and intelligent whilst demonstrating independence of thought and initiative. Our pupils continue to thrive and I believe we can not be surpassed in our ability to see your child as the unique individual they are and hold that at the centre of our interaction with them during their school life at Manor House School.

Just as this term has ended with the Easter assembly at St. Helen’s, next term will end with the senior prom on 22nd  June and prize giving in the church on 5th July.  Our current eldest pupils in S5, are ready to begin their final term at Manor House. We all wish them the very best in their studies and remind them that the efforts they make now will be rewarded with grades that stay with them for rest of their lives. For others this will be their first run through of our annual events that have become part of all our strong traditions here. We will be hosting new families, joining us in September, on this day too and I am sure you will join me in making them feel welcome. Dressing up and running in the Bunny Run shows again how learning can be fun. Healthy minds are supported by healthy attitudes. Earlier in the month we held our second annual open day for new students as they joined with M4 to experience secondary style lessons as they enjoyed a true Manor House School day.  At the end of the day parents met with me in our learning hub to discuss the day and the exciting future for Manor House. Every one of those children and parents were excited by the kindness and humility of your children in our school and saw for themselves how strong the desire to learn is in every lesson. This year we have had 100% sign up following this event for September and our new academic year which I believe is a true reflection of the work we do here and our good standing in the independent education sector. We look forward to welcoming them all in September 2018.

As ever, remaining committed to developing the individual as a whole, outside of lessons we are looking to maintain our strong programme of trips, visits and events to accompany our programme of activities after school. Music and performance will form the basis of our school drama event this year at the end of June, whilst the PGL trip to Boreatton Park heads out straight after. We’ll be holding meetings for parents of those going in plenty of time before the trip.

At the start of the new term after Easter we welcome Mrs Loch into the Manor House School team to join me in the teaching of English and Media Studies to our senior students. With a wealth of experience at schools in the Home Counties and as an AQA English GCSE marker, Mrs Loch has recently relocated to the area with her family. Initially teaching mainly in the senior school, we hope to increase her involvement with students more in September. She joins the school as we continue to look forward and continue to develop. 

With all our support, the coming year will see pupils at Manor House achieve new heights and reach new goals as we remain ‘nulli secundus.’


Mr. A. Messent                                               

Headteacher   Manor House School



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