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Manor Infant School
Sandringham Road, IG11 9AG, UK Barking
+44 (0)208 270 6630

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Welcome to Manor Infant School's website, especially if you are visiting for the first time. We hope you find the website useful and informative.

However, reading about us can be no substitute for a personal visit. I am always pleased to welcome visitors to school. Please contact the School Office in order to arrange an appointment.

I look forward to meeting you and your son or daughter.

T A McGorrighan


Our School

The Infant School dating from 1936, consists of:

  • the Nursery
  • twelve classrooms
    (4 Reception, 4 Year One, 4 Year Two)
  • library
  • food technology room
  • hall, used for assembly, concerts, physical
    education as well as dining facilities
  • kitchen, cooking meals on site
  • school office
  • headteacher’s office
  • staffroom
  • ICT Suite
  • community hub
  • teacher's resource room

The organisation of the school
Manor Infant School is a four-form entry Infant School with attached Nursery. There are four parallel mixed ability Reception classes for rising five year olds, four parallel mixed ability Year One classes for rising six year olds and four parallel mixed ability Year Two classes for rising seven year olds. The Nursery provides 104 part-time places for rising four year old children.

Admission to school

In schools which are wholly maintained by the Local Authority (LA) (Community Schools), admissions are made through the Headteacher.

The neighbourhood area referred to in the criteria for both Nursery and Infant classes is defined as the area within the boundaries formed by the London Transport tube line to the south, Mayesbrook Park to the east and Longbridge Road to the north and west

Click here if you would like to read more about Nursery admissions

Click here if you would like to read more about Reception admissions


English (Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking), Mathematics, Science, Design Technology, History, Art and Craft, Music, Physical Education, Information and Communication Technology, Geography, Dance, Drama and Religious Education, P.S.H.E and Citizenship all provide important elements of a balanced and differentiated curriculum.

Broad curriculum aims apply to all subject areas and must be relevant to all children whatever their point of departure and however their speeds of intake vary.  Their future is uncertain, but what is sure is that a respect for others will help them make the most of the skills and knowledge that school aim to impart.

A most important aim of education is to develop thinking.  Manor Infant School aims to give the children knowledge and skills to enable them to:

  • promote and develop the progressive skills of free expression through dance and drama;
  • develop and foster a caring attitude to the needs of others;
  • experience a broad range of mathematical ideas in practical ways leading the recording of these experiences in a more abstract way.  Mathematics must be related to everyday experiences and situations to be relevant;
  • have regard and respect for the environment and community and leave it an improved place;
  • develop an enquiring mind and a scientific approach to problems; to include all aspects of Information Technology;
  • increase awareness of the spiritual side of life, of attitudes of others and their own reactions through Religious Education and a daily act of collective worship;
  • develop a sympathetic understanding of other peoples cultures and beliefs and have due regard for equality of race and gender;
  • learn self-discipline and self-management by working in a structured setting with positive rules of encouragement;
  • interpret and respond to the visual and tactile environment in which they live, in a creative way;
  • experience music through listening, singing, movement and the use of tuned and untuned instruments and to create music at the appropriate level;
  • write about events within their own experience and to write creatively about imaginary events;
  • develop an accurately formed style of writing so that they can concentrate on the content of written work as soon as possible;
  • listen attentively and with understanding;
  • speak fluently and communicate easily with their peer group and with adults;
  • approach reading with confidence and enjoyment knowing that it is pleasurable experience, coupled with ability to retrieve information from a written text;
  • develop motor control and physical co-ordination through spontaneous directed movement;
  • develop a perceptive insight into the past, present and future relating to the child’s own experience;
  • develop an insight into their own immediate environment and promote an interest in global issues;
  • learn to be self-possessed, independent, responsible and capable of devoting themselves to a straight-forward task in a practical and determined way;
  • promote an awareness and understanding of their own development so that they may assess their own progress and be involved in setting targets for continuing learning.

The above are not listed by order of importance or sequence.  All children follow the areas of study as laid down in the National Curriculum document for English, Mathematics, Science, Design Technology, Information and Communication Technology, History, Geography, Art, Music, Physical Education, Religious Education as well as P.S.H.E and Citizenship. All parents are provided with a termly newsletter which outlines the curriculum the children will follow for that term.


Children in Y2 attend swimming classes once a week for one term.  We also have a variety of after school clubs, these include football, art, music, morphing, Spanish, computer, green fingers, lifesavers, recorders and sports.

Details will be provided in our monthly newsletter.  Children from school regularly take part in dance, drama and music festivals organised by the Borough.  Children in all year groups have school trips throughout the year.


To find out the dates for after school clubs click here


Traditionally parents send their children to school in uniform. Our school uniform is navy and red.

The above mentioned items of clothing can be purchased from any large store.  Sweatshirts, T-shirts and PE and book bags, all with school logo, as well as PE shorts and swimming caps can be purchased via our school office.  An order form and prices are towards the back of the prospectus.


  • Navy trousers (shorts in summer)
  • White shirt/polo top
  • Red jumper/sweatshirt
  • Hat for Summer playtimes


  • Navy tunic/skirt
  • White blouse/polo top
  • Red cardigan/sweatshirt
  • Summer: blue & white or red &white check dress
  • Hat for Summer playtimes


  • White t-shirt
  • Navy shorts
  • Plimsols
  • Tracksuit bottoms
  • PE bag


Please label every item of clothing your child wears in school.

Indoor shoes are required in wet weather, if wellington boots are worn to school.  Footwear needs to withstand running around the playground, so slip-on shoes, sling-back sandals or clumsy heels are not suitable for school wear.

Please ensure that your child wears clothes that are manageable; a child entering school should be able to put on outdoor clothes correctly.

Please ensure that your child brings a coat with him/her, unless the weather is guaranteed to be hot; what starts as a reasonable day may turn chilly/damp and children without a coat will be deprived of outdoor play.

Please ensure that your child wears a hat on very hot days as our playground has virtually no shade.

Boys - uniform             Girls - uniform

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