Caring for your Child
At Manor Lodge we offer all children a balanced education in a supportive and friendly atmosphere. Working with you, we will seek to identify and nurture your child’s strengths.
The education we offer draws on traditional subjects and puts them in a modern context. Your child will be given a secure grounding in literacy, numeracy, science and ICT. We also teach a wide range of other subjects in excellent up-to-date facilities.
Our academic standards are high, and your child will be encouraged to aim as high as possible to ensure these standards are maintained. However, as well as the formal curriculum, we firmly believe in the benefits of fostering wider interests. Your child will be given opportunities to develop skills in a broad range of other areas. We run a considerable number of clubs and activities at lunch time and after school, some of which are free and others for which we make a nominal charge.
Children are encouraged to use their developing musical skills in the choir, orchestra and various ensembles. Specialist lessons, both individual and group, are provided for piano, strings, woodwind, brass, guitar and percussion.
Drama is a thriving area within school, and children are prepared for LAMDA examinations in speech and drama held in June of each year. Classes and year groups throughout the school rehearse and present their productions to the rest of the school, and parents, at varying times during the year. In Year 6, a major highlight is the annual school play which is performed over several nights to sell-out crowds of parents and friends, at The Radlett Centre each June.
Your child will be given every opportunity to develop sporting skills, with instruction provided for gymnastics and dance, soccer, touch-rugby and rugby, netball, rounders, cricket and athletics. There are a number of fixtures against other schools and we hold an annual sports day. We have a thriving Ju-jitsu club which teaches the art of self-defence in a fun, but disciplined way.
We also take each year group on outings to places of interest throughout the year to develop themes taught in regular lessons. These are provided at no extra cost to parents, with the exception of residential trips for Years 5 & 6.