Our Extended Community

Our Manby Lodge Community extends far beyond the children and staff in the school each day! All our parents and carers are considered to be “Friends of Manby Lodge”, which in turn is an organisation playing a crucial fund-raising role, as well as organising social events which help build friendships across the immediate school community. Please visit the Parent Community page for the current FOML news, events and for details of how you too can be involved.

Cleves Feeder Status

Since January 2017 arrangements for admissions now give children who attend Manby Lodge feeder status for Cleves.
We work closely with staff at Cleves to ensure that transition for children leaving Year 2 to start at Cleves in Year 3 is smooth and that children are ready for the next stage in their learning journey. Please see the following link for further information.

 View the current Admissions Policy

Cleves, Manby, Oatlands

Three Schools Partnership

Manby Lodge Infant School, Oatlands Infant School and Cleves Junior School have a strong and beneficial partnership. There are close links between members of staff at all levels and the Governing Boards of each school also work in close collaboration.

Each year, our three schools work from a shared action plan with goals linked to academic achievement, curriculum, pastoral provision, and resourcing needs for children attending any of our schools.

Children at Oatlands or Manby Lodge Infant Schools in Year 2 have feeder status in Cleves’ Admissions Procedures.

There is a structured programme to ensure that children moving from Year 2, at the end of Key Stage 1, to Year 3 in Cleves Junior School, have a smooth transition to KS2, or Junior School. This programme is overseen by the Deputy Headteachers and ensures that despite coming from two different Infant Schools, children are ready for the next stage in their learning journey once they start Year 3.

Our main focus this year, is ensuring that our over-arching 7-year curriculum, from the beginning of Year R to the end of Year 6, is progressive and structured logically and sequentially, and to make sure that there is good coverage within each subject.

We strive for excellent outcomes for children and we are all committed to working together in partnership to achieve this.  Four specific shared priorities this year are;

  1. To identify all children’s SEND needs expeditiously; and to provide effective and prompt support to meet these needs.
  2. To provide a rich and coherent 7-year curriculum journey for all children.
  3. To boost and accelerate educational attainment, especially for low prior attainers
  4. For all 3 schools to have the financial resources they need to meet the needs of all their children.


Links with Other Schools

We also work in conjunction with other local schools. We work with local Weybridge schools in particular focusing on moderation of academic subjects.  We also facilitate network meetings for various staff at different levels which allows us to share best practice across our local schools.

Weybridge Charity

Weybridge Charity is based in Weybridge and supports local people in need who help individuals, families, children, elderly residents and carers in Weybridge, through partner organisations.

They fund fresh food and Christmas vouchers through Weybridge foodbank; school uniforms and school trips through our local schools; internet access, fuel costs, household goods and complex needs advice through CAEW.

This link will take you to the Weybridge Charity homepage.


Local Family Centres

There are two main family centres in Elmbridge; one in Walton and one in Molesey.  There is also an additional delivery site in Cobham. The family centres in Elmbridge are operated by Spurgeon’s children’s charity on behalf of Surrey County Council. Spurgeons is a national charity with experience of providing targeted services for the most vulnerable children and young people.

The family centres provide one-to-one family support where family circumstances are having a significant impact on the health, development or wellbeing  of the child/children.

Here is the latest What’s On newsletter for the Elmbridge Family Centre

Runnymede Family Centre works closely with other services and partners that support families, to make sure that they get the support they need, when they need it. The aim of this support is to help families build their own resilience and self-reliance.

Here is the link to their latest newsletter