Latest News

  • New School Uniform

    As you may have heard from your child, we have been having a discussion about school uniform skirts. The discussion began when some girls said that they did not feel the black skirt was smart. The issue was not with the skirt as such but with the fact that black skirts can come in many different shapes, materials and styles  and so the uniform was not, in fact, ‘uniform’ or consistent.

  • Manningtree High School best in Tendring in latest league table

    Manningtree High School has scooped the top results in Tendring in this year's GCSE league tables.

    The school, in Colchester Road, is ranked 36th in Essex, the best in the district. 

  • Explosive Food

    Science Show
    We are pleased to announce that the Education Industry Stem programme has funded the Royal Institution to present their Explosive food show on Thursday 11th February in the small sports hall for two shows for year 7 & 8.

  • Students Win Young Apprentice Competition

    Despite tough competition from five other local Secondary Schools, our team of Year 10's won the annual Young Apprentice Competition, on Friday 22nd January 2016 at the Stanway Federation Learning Centre in Colchester. Last year we came second in the competition, so the pressure was really on for 2016!

  • Exciting Minibus News

    We are pleased to have acquired a new minibus that will assist us to get involved with even more events, competitions and sporting fixtures and so enhance the students’ experience at Manningtree High School. Our shiny new minibus is an ideal bill board for local advertisers as it will be seen by hundreds of people whilst out on the road.

  • Parent's Guide to Assessment and Reporting

    A Parent's Guide to Assessment and Reporting. For more information on how to interpret your child's report, click here.


  • MHS Proudly Presents Grimm Tales

    This February, Manningtree High School is proud to present you not just one, but FOUR magical performances to delight and tickle your senses.

  • Charities Assembly Grand Total

    A fantastic , amazing and record breaking Charity Week ……….

Notices For Parents


Grimm Tales


There are still some tickets remaining for this evening’s performance of Grimm Tales. Visit Parent Pay NOW or, if you are unable to pick up your tickets by 3pm today, you will be able to purchase tickets on the door. Don’t forget the show opens at 7:00pm so make sure you get here early to grab one of the remaining tickets.


You can also still buy tickets for Wednesday’s performance on and, if you’re REALLY quick, Thursday’s performance has 10 TICKETS LEFT!!


The cast and crew are counting down the hours now. Their first performance is to the local primary schools at 9am today. Let’s all wish them good luck, or as we say in the world of theatre - ‘break a leg!’

Welcome To Manningtree High School

Welcome to the new term and the New Year.

I hope that you have all had a good holiday. Our site team have been busy whilst most of us were having a break; the painting of the long corridor has progressed significantly. This is helping to give a lighter, brighter feel even on dark winter days.

Over the holidays, you may have seen the fabulous article in the local paper about our school show jumping team. Congratulations are due to the team and many thanks to their dedicated parents and helpers who give so generously of their time to support this.

Although the excitement of Christmas is now over, there is still plenty to look forward to. Year 10 students will shortly be testing their entrepreneurial skills against those of other school in a Dragon’s Den style event. We continue to send teams to the local schools’ Maths competitions – year 8 will soon have the chance to fight for the honour of the school.  Rehearsals for the school play are in full swing. Tickets for this will be on sale shortly. The interactive production draws upon Grimm’s Tales and promises to be spectacularly entertaining.

Next week, year 11 will receive the results of their mock examinations. This process models the real ‘results day’ in the summer and will no doubt have similar scenes of glad surprise and relief. There may also be some students who are disappointed that they have not yet achieved the grades they are looking for. However, there is still time and will be many opportunities for students to improve their knowledge and exam technique – if the high levels of support available are matched with equally high levels of determination and effort.

Last term closed with our Charity Week assembly. Representatives from some of the tens of Charities supported came along to collect cheques. Our grand total exceeded £7,000. This is an outstanding result and every student should be proud of what they have contributed personally and achieved collectively.  Manningtree students have improved many lives.

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