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Our Preparatory Department is where pupils thrive in a warm, friendly and lively environment. Encouraged to take part in all that is on offer, girls develop a love of learning and are fully prepared for their secondary education in a safe and supportive atmosphere where pupils and staff get to know each other well.
The stimulating curriculum is taught by dedicated class teachers and we take full advantage of Senior School specialists for subjects such as of PE, Music and Modern Foreign Languages. We make sure it’s great fun too – themed days, visiting speakers and excursions all help to contextualise learning and bring it to life. From stepping back in time at National Trust properties, to celebrating Chinese New Year; from encouraging the next generation of computer coders to inspiring budding artists at the region’s finest galleries, girls are encouraged to become active learners through play and hands-on exploration.
Teaching is also enhanced by a wide range of extra-curricular activities including a range of sports clubs, ballet and street dance classes, gardening club and Mathletics. There are choirs, orchestras and recorder groups, and girls can access individual Speech and Drama tuition and peripatetic music lessons.
Our PHSE programme supports pupils as they build confidence, self-belief and the skills to succeed. These first steps on their personal development journey are engaging and appropriate to their age, delivered through activities such as the MyHappyMind programme – mindfulness for little ones.
At Manchester High we recognise the importance of strong links between home and school and provide many opportunities for parents to visit and find out about their daughter’s progress - from regular parents’ evenings and written reports to our relaxed and informal ‘Dine with your daughter’ lunch date.