Sir Roger Manwood’s School is a mixed grammar school for students aged 11-18. Since September 2014 we have been a 5 form entry school with an admission number of 150. At the moment we have 1004 students, of which 280 are in the Sixth Form.
The school is also a state boarding school, with the capacity to house 55 boarders. The boarding element within the school helps to bring an international dimension to the school with boarders with us from countries as diverse as Bulgaria, Germany, Hong Kong, Nigeria and Spain, as well as UK based children and those of UK citizens working abroad.
The school is noted for its particularly warm, family, ethos and extra-curricular opportunities. Life at Manwood’s is enhanced by an exceptionally wide range of sporting and cultural activities which all attract high levels of participation. There are also many international ties, which include annual visits to our twinned schools in China, Gambia, and India, exchanges with partner schools in Germany and Spain, and annual trips to Europe by the orchestra and Y10 GCSE students to Paris. In addition other exciting but non-annual trips are organized. For example, in recent years there has been a 4 week expedition to Vietnam, another to the jungles of Borneo to conduct original research on orangutans and their environment and a cricket tour to Barbados.
The school underwent a very successful Ofsted inspection in April 2012. Ofsted concluded that “this is an outstanding school which secures excellent outcomes for the overwhelming majority of its students. The sixth form is outstanding. High quality teaching and guidance ensure that students at all levels make rapid progress towards their challenging individual targets. Behaviour in lessons and around the school is exemplary. The school is led and managed extremely well. The curriculum is outstanding and an extensive range of high-quality enrichment helps to promote students’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development strongly.”