We’re very proud of our home in the Cotswolds and how perfect it is for nurturing success in trainee accountants. So, this week we’d like to share more about what you can expect from your study time at the manor, and why it’s so much more than a business school.
Best in class
We pride ourselves on our discursive classroom environments, which make learning complex theories and applications both pleasurable and productive. Our carefully selected and experienced tutors are not only subject matter experts, they are also fantastic teachers who will take the time to explain course content thoroughly, and make the learning process enjoyable.
We purposefully limit the sizes of our classes to allow all students time to raise questions and make sure their needs are met in a supportive, high-achieving environment.
And while our building may be old, we’ve fitted it with all the modern conveniences necessary to make it work as a 21st Century learning centre.
A home from home
In addition to the formal lessons, our manor home has several informal study areas for those who want to continue their work into the evening – either privately in rooms, or collaboratively in our lounge. We aim to make the experience of learning with us a relaxing one, enabling you to focus on what you need from your studies.
On top of that is a tennis court, private swimming pool, gardens and miles of Cotswold countryside to explore at your leisure.
Many learners choose to stay overnight with us during their studies, so you can get a good night’s sleep in our charming on-site cottages, a nourishing breakfast, and be ready to start your new day of learning in the right headspace.
Food, glorious food
Speaking of breakfast – all your meals are taken care of by our in-house catering team, led by award-winning chef, Craig. If you choose to stay full-board, we’ll cover three meals a day, while day delegates will get lunch included.
Our meals are very fondly regarded by all our students, and we think it makes your experience here more fulfilling. With good food inside you that you don’t need to worry about cooking (or cleaning up!), you can focus on your studies.
Our classrooms our fantastic places to meet new people in a similar position to you – who may become friends, business associates, study buddies, accountability partners, or even friendly competition when it gets to exams. There’s always a sense of comradery amongst classmates who are able to understand and support each other throughout their journey to qualification.
Many of our students keep in touch with each other outside of their time with us, and go on to have long-lasting relationships.
The personal touch
We treat all our students as individuals, and recommend pathways that suit your individual goals and priorities. Our tutors also know that some people learn in different ways and at varying paces, while some find specific parts of the course more challenging than others. That’s why there’s always two-way dynamic communication in our classrooms, with 1-2-1 tutor time and personalised feedback on practice papers available.
A formula for success
We believe all the above is a recipe for success, and the exam results of our students consistently prove this. In the last three years alone Kalina Forbes was awarded 100% and the Little prize in her ICAEW Professional paper Business Planning: Taxation; Nick Bancroft scored the third highest mark in the region for his CIMA case study – Operational level; William Fowler placed in the top 10 in ICAEW’s 2020 Annual Order of merit, where Lily Gammon also won the Arthur Swinson prize, and Oliver Soames won the Northcott prize. Read more about all their stories here.
Want to start your journey with us? Get in touch to find out more about joining the family.