To set the scene: we are an independent primary school with many traditions but we are not traditional. We aim for academic success but we do not ‘teach to the test’. Using the National Curriculum as a baseline we go further and extend the learning opportunities for the children in our care. Our dedicated teachers strive to have every child exceed their own expectations and do this by providing a nurturing and supportive environment for learning. Both inside the classroom and outside through sport, music, drama, extra-curricular activities and through our extensive range of educational field trips, the children experience more here.
In these pages you will discover that The Langley Manor School is a special world of learning where we educate the 'whole child'. I am proud of what our community of children, teachers and parents achieve here together. I believe that we are giving our children the best possible head start to their education. Do come and see for yourself at one of our Open Evenings. You will be very welcome.
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The Langley Manor School is an independent school for girls and boys aged 2 to 11 years. Sited in purpose-built accommodation in Langley, Berkshire, it offers a high standard of education based on building children’s own enthusiasm and confidence to learn and achieve, while encouraging them to develop as considerate and caring community members.
- Excellent academic results year on year
- Dynamic teaching and learning to suit your child's needs
- Dedicated, caring and experienced staff
- Small and effective class sizes
- A full range of sporting and extra-curricular activities
- Performing Arts and Music for All
- Exciting learning-centred trips and visits
- Our own heated indoor swimming pool
- Superb partnership with parents
- Extended day and extended year school opening
- A special world of learning for your child
You can explore further information about the school, including our pupils’ test results, samples of their work and School Calendar from the links on the left-hand side of the screen.
The Langley Manor School is owned and run by CfBT Education Trust, a leading independent provider of education and training services. An educational charity, CfBT is focused on providing excellent education for the public benefit worldwide.
Pupils engage in activities that foster confidence and self-esteem and they develop a sense of curiosity about the world around them. They are encouraged to take pride in their work, to achieve high standards and to learn to work well both collaboratively and independently.
First class Principals and high calibre, committed staff deliver a rich and stimulating curriculum that gives children a lifelong love of learning. Individual teachers make time to get to know their pupils, helping them to realise their full potential.
CfBT schools treat parents as key partners, making time to involve them in their child’s progress, talking to them about issues like homework, attendance, behaviour and keeps them well informed through regular reports and events.
The schools believe strongly in the traditional values of courtesy and respect for others. Good behaviour is expected at all times and there are clear rules about upholding this.
CfBT, is an organisation committed to providing education for public benefit worldwide and is investing in its schools long term to ensure that they keep pace with the rapidly changing world of education and continue to provide a first class experience for all the pupils who attend them.
The Langley Manor School was built on the site of the original Langley Village School, first erected in 1875. The Langley Manor School opened in 1986 with 27 children, and now caters for 280 boys and girls aged 2 to 11 years in a purpose-built building with a dedicated play area for the younger children.
We believe that stimulating the brain brings great benefits to a child’s academic studies. Every new skill a child learns, every new and interesting thing they see or do, develops the brain’s power to work and function more quickly and discriminate more finely.
We therefore adopt a multisensory approach to learning, where all the senses are fully engaged: lessons involve seeing, hearing and doing, and we ensure that each lesson is planned to incorporate all three styles.
Our class sizes are limited to just 20 children.
We are very aware of the special needs of both gifted children and those with varying degrees of learning difficulty. We have a very good monitoring system that enables us to identify quickly any child who may be experiencing some difficulties or may need an extra challenge in a subject. We have small booster groups called Leopards and extension groups called Jaguars offered in English, mathematics, French and philosophy. We also offer one-to-one tuition for those with specific needs.
We are proud of the family atmosphere at our school and we welcome parents as a valuable part of that family.
Each class has its own parent representative who ensures that the lines of communication between school and home are kept open. Many parents also help with reading or swimming and the social committee organises regular social events suitable for parents and families.
We report to parents on children’s progress in a formal report sent home termly, but we also hold regular planned and ad hoc parents’ meetings to maintain a continuous dialogue between home and school. Our door is always open to any parent with a query or concern. We work at maintaining good relationships with parents through trust and communication.
We do not concentrate only on the here and now – how quickly a child can rush through a reading scheme, for example. To prepare the citizens of tomorrow we must consider the world our children will live in. It is essential that we build into our education programme opportunities to develop the intelligences and skills they will need.
At Langley Manor School we therefore do not follow a conventional school timetable: it would be impossible to fit in all that we need. Instead we devote our mornings primarily to mathematics and English studies and our afternoons to more practical lessons, with information and communication technology used as a tool in every subject. We supplement this with a wide range of before-school and after-school clubs so that children with a particular interest or talent can take their pursuits to a much higher level. We offer modern languages, sport, music and art clubs. Every child can enjoy a very full and active day every day.
All main areas of learning follow the National Curriculum guidelines.
We believe it is our role to enable pupils to develop the confidence, tenacity and skills they will need to achieve the qualifications and enter the professions they aspire to in later life. Future employers will face many candidates with similar qualifications, and we aim for an education that will set our children apart. A child who has learned a musical instrument to a high standard or swum in national competitions has displayed self-discipline, commitment to excellence and dedication that an employer can value.
The children are involved in several fixtures both at home and away against other schools through the year. Cricket, athletics, football, netball and swimming all feature and we have a strong track record of success on the field.
In March 2007 we took part in the first annual CfBT Sports Festival at Oakfield School, Dulwich. The girls brought the netball trophy home and the boys came second in the football tournament. We hope to build our links with other CfBT schools by holding an athletics event in the summer term.
Activity Club Programme 2006/2007 for children in Early Years
Activity Club Programme 2006/2007 for children in Lower Phase
Activity Club Programme 2006/2007 for children in Upper Phase
Breakfast Club and Superstars charges 2006/2007 for children in Years 1 – 6