Happy, Caring and Supportive
We place great emphasis on creating a happy, caring and supportive environment where our girls are encouraged to be confident, to develop and recognise their own special talents and to fulfil their academic potential. Staff work in co-operation and in partnership with parents to maintain high standards of achievement and motivation, and to create a supportive community.
Throughout the Preparatory Department our pupils are encouraged to take leadership roles and positions of responsibility. Elected members of the School Council and Eco Council ensure the views of the girls are heard. The house system promotes teamwork and a sense of community. Our girls develop a sense of self-worth and mutual respect.
Charity fund raising is an important part of life in the Preparatory Department and girls raise funds for local and national charities.
An essential component of our end-of-day care offering at Manchester High is our superb After School Club (ASC), which starts at 3.30pm each day and runs until 6pm. This facility can be booked and paid for on both a long and short term basis for girls in all year groups from Reception to Year 6, and is an easy solution to after school child care: girls have time to play and tackle homework, alongside familiar staff and in an environment they feel at home in; substantial and nutritious snack teas are also available for girls staying in ASC, and additional snacks are provided throughout the sessions.
Key Stage 2 pupils have support with and time to complete homework on each night that it is set - excluding our “Wonderful Wednesdays”, where none of our pupils are set homework; computers are also available for homework, where appropriate. Additionally, for all girls in both infant and junior classes, there are both structured art-and-craft and also free-choice activities provided throughout every session; weather permitting, there is also outdoor provision.