Open day visitors to explore prep school by horse-drawn carriage

Prospective pupils and parents will be treated to a special tour of the prep school’s 35-acre site

A prep school on the edge of the New Forest is treating its open day visitors to a horse-drawn carriage journey to explore the grounds.

Forres Sandle Manor School (FSM) will welcome prospective pupils and parents to its 17th century manor house in Fordingbridge, Hampshire on 11 February. Visitors will be given a treasure map to explore the 35-acre school.

Head of admissions at FSM, Kate Chantry, said: “Visitors will experience first-hand some of the facilities that are used by the pupils, whilst wrapped up in one of our branded blankets. They will be given their very own treasure map, which will ensure they don’t miss a thing!

“The experience will be rounded off with a hot chocolate by the roaring fire in our Great Hall listening to students playing music before embarking on a personal guided tour of the whole school.”

Teachers will be on hand throughout the open day to discuss any prospective parents’ questions and further information about the school’s plans to go to GCSE will also be revealed.

It is planned that the first intake of year nine pupils will begin their GCSE journey at FSM in September 2024.

Executive director at FSM, Duncan Murphy, said: “Forres Sandle Manor has a rich heritage of academic success together with outstanding pastoral care and a wonderful site. We are excited to build upon the school’s strong values and offer a pathway for our families to stay for an additional three years.”

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