As always, the girls at Manor House School have achieved a great deal since the last publication of the Bookham Bulletin in February.
Manor House has been named one of the South East’s Top 10 Nurseries for 2016 by Daynurseries.co.uk. This is fantastic news because the award is based on the positive feedback we have received from our girls’ parents and other relatives. Some 1,851 nurseries were assessed based on 22,000 reviews from parents, relatives and guardians.
The depth of creative talent that is the hallmark of our school continues to shine. Manor House School was among one of the first schools in Britain to perform Billy Elliot The Musical in March. Pupils played every part of the performance to critical acclaim. The leading role of Billy was performed excellently by Year 10 pupil Hannah Vick. All three nights were sold out – testament to the hard work and commitment of the girls and Manor House’s fantastic Drama department.
The Music Department continues to be a hive of industry, building confidence through performances at assembly, soloist concerts and a host of other opportunities. The girls have been on trips to the Coliseum to see La Bohème and The Magic Flute, as well as enjoying the ballet of Sleeping Beauty at Woking Theatre. Year 5 attended the G Live orchestral concert and J6 enjoyed their trip to the O2 for Young Voices.
The U12A netball team have had a very successful season, winning the vast majority of their matches, coming second in their section of the Surrey U12 netball tournament and coming a very close second in their district tournament. The U13A netballers were third and the B team were second in their district tournaments. The popularity of gymnastics continues to increase with a number of junior and senior girls entering competitions against other schools, including this term at Rydes Hill.
Girls at the school were delighted to be visited by bestselling children’s author, Abie Longstaff, at the end of February in preparation for World Book Day. Fairytale Hairdresser author, Abie, gave the girls a fantastic story time session. She also addressed Key Stage 1 and 2 girls and signed copies of her latest book.
A second visit was also made to the school – this time by Mona Qureshi, scriptwriter of popular BBC1 Drama, The Night Manager. This not only provided a fantastic way for many of our Year 10 and 11 girls to spend the day but also gave them an excellent insight into the exciting career opportunities available.
Abigail, in Year 9 was an area runner-up in the Royal Mail Young Letter Writing Competition back in February, a competition which has been commending young writing talent for 37 years. We successfully entered two teams in the Rotary Club Youth Speaks public speaking competition. The Year 9 team won the local heat and were narrowly second in the regional final.
We welcome our Headteacher Tracey Fantham for her first introductory talk at our next Open Morning on Tuesday April 26 before she takes up leadership of Manor House School on 1 September 2016 and we look forward to taking part in Bookham Village Day and Open Gardens Day on the weekend of Saturday/Sunday 18th/19th June.
For more information on all our latest news and updates, visit our website at http://www.manorhouseschool.org or call 01372 457077 to enquire about joining our school.