Forres Sandle Manor

Academic Families works with more than 450 schools throughout the UK, and we have become experts at matching children to the right boarding school for them in order to ensure each student thrives.


We're delighted to present one of our partner schools: Forres Sandle Manor Prep school in Fordingbridge, England.


School overview

  • Number of students: 100-200 (Prep)
  • Age range: 2-13
  • Gender: co-educational
  • Religious affiliation: Christian
  • Exam system: N/A

School location


School address:

Station Road

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Nearby towns:

Bournemouth, Portsmouth

Nearest airport:

Heathrow Airport and Southampton Airport

School profile

Founded in 1926 and set in a beautiful 35-acre campus in rural Hampshire, Forres Sandle Manor (FSM) provides an outstanding foundation education for children aged 2-13 years old. Students are well supported through an expansive curriculum and vast co-curricular programme, and the schools small class sizes ensure a strong sense of community. Due to the school's successes and ambitious nature, GCSE students will be accepted from September 2024.

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FSM ensures its students thrive by offering a well-rounded and enriching education, that will enable its pupils to flourish in tomorrow’s world. Thanks to small class sizes, peer support networks and 1-1 tutoring options, children exceed academically and progress onto some of the UKs best Senior Schools.

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Our team provides exactly the kind of support for your child that we would want if we were sending our children overseas, and in fact, all of our staff have direct, personal experience with boarding schools.

We visit schools regularly and know them inside and out – the atmosphere they offer, the academic and social environment your child will be in - so we know where your child will fit in best.

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Choosing the best education for your child leads many families to consider British schools and universities. However, it is not an easy decision to make.

Our team works hard to understand the needs and strengths of your child, match them to the UK boarding school best suited to their needs, and support them throughout their time in the UK.

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Academic Families has personal and professional experience with boarding schools. Many of our staff attended boarding schools themselves when they were young or have worked in them. We have all lived overseas and most of us are mothers, so we understand how important it is to find the very best education for every child no matter where that might be in the world.

From our headquarters in Edinburgh to our local staff across the UK, our team regularly visits hundreds of British schools. Our excellent knowledge of the UK education system, accreditation by the Boarding School Association (BSA) and certification from the British Council means we understand UK boarding education from the inside and out, and know how to ensure the best education for each child.

In addition, our guardianship service has been Gold accredited by AEGIS (the Association for the Education and Guardianship of International Students) since 2016 and also by the BSA, so you know, with Academic Families, you're guaranteed to have the best local support anywhere in the UK.

Moreover, our team are trained MHFA Mental Health First Aiders so we are qualified to support our students with any wellbeing and mental health concerns.

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