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Welcome to Lady Manners School

Welcome to Lady Manners At Lady Manners School we are proud of our long history of successes and we strive constantly for the strongest future prospects. We have high expectations that everyone associated with our school will attain the best standards that they can.

Academically, students make very good progress with their learning. Lessons are characterised by pace, engagement and appropriate levels of challenge. Examination results are strong.

Beyond the classroom there are clubs, teams, societies, trips and visits. We have extensive community links and a substantial international dimension to our work.

The support and care of students is important to everybody, and respect for one another is a feature of Lady Manners School. I hope that you find the information in this prospectus helpful.

Duncan Meikle Headteacher

About us

Lady Manners School was founded by Grace, Lady Manners in 1636 – but a lot has happened since!

We retain traditional values of self-discipline, consideration for others and service to the community. We have a school uniform, a House System and there are formal assemblies and major school occasions such as Speech Day, Remembrance and Commemoration.

We aim for excellence in all areas and teaching seeks to offer appropriate challenge for every student. Where appropriate, setting is used and there is strong support for students with special needs. Subjects are taught by well qualified, specialist teachers and we have a dedicated team of support staff too.

Our school is about much more than examination certificates. We create an environment where young people can thrive and where their social and personal development is fostered. Each student is part of a form class, a year group and part of Lower or Upper School, or the Sixth Form. Progress and conduct are monitored and supported. We encourage respect for others – incidents of bullying, aggression or rudeness are rare, and swiftly dealt with. Positive values are reinforced through Citizenship, work with Form Tutors, assemblies and through daily contact between staff and students.

We have busy lives – both in and beyond the classroom. There are opportunities to contribute to charities, to represent House and School, and take part in sport and public music and drama performances. We believe that Lady Manners School is an excellent place for the development of academic, personal and social potential.

Facilities available

  • Sixth Form Study Centre
  • ICT Suite
  • Library


Additional support

Lady Manners 16-19 Bursary Scheme

Lady Manners School has been allocated a small sum of money to make bursary payments to post 16 students.

This will be made up of two elements:

  • Young people who are on income support, in care, or are disabled (receiving Employment Support Allowance and Disability Living Allowance) will be entitled to receive a Bursary of £1,200 per academic year. These payments will be made directly into students' bank accounts by the school and will be subject to them satisfying attendance and behaviour criteria.
  • The school will also have discretion to make bursary payments to other students experiencing financial hardship. Full details of Bursary Awards and criteria are available in the "School Life" section of the school website.

In the meantime, if you are part of a low income household, you may wish to enquire about your eligibility for a range of other benefits, such as Free School Meals, which may help us in assessing eligibility under the new bursary scheme. Again, details are available in the "School Life" section of the school's website.


Special Educational Needs and Disability

The school is committed to inclusion for all students.

All teachers are teachers of students with special educational needs or disabilities (SEND). They have the responsibility to plan lessons taking into account the individual needs and abilities of all students within their teaching groups

How to apply

If you want to apply for courses, you will need to contact Lady Manners School directly.

Last updated date: 17 January 2017

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