Choosing a secondary school is an important and sometimes daunting task. We recognise that parents and future students will want to know as much as they can about how well we perform, what are our aims, values and ethos, what we teach and about life at the school. We hope to provide as much of this as possible on this website, and at the various events we offer to future students and their parents.
We invite you all to join us on one of our Daytime Tours, to have a look around and see for yourself all that we have to offer.
Transition between primary school and Lady Manners School
Once the choice is made, we want our new Year 7 students to feel as happy and confident as possible about coming to Lady Manners School. In order to achieve this we have created a 'transition process' that gradually introduces future students to our school and teachers. Events are arranged that are designed to encourage the children to feel at home here. The transition process doesn't stop at their first day with us. Our dedicated team of Year 7 tutors are all experienced in the needs of Year 7 students. Parents have the chance to meet their child's tutor in October/November of their first year to discuss how they have settled in to Lady Manners School.
|Open Evening||Lady Manners School||September||All students and their parents/carers who are considering applying to Lady Manners School|
|Deadline for submission of applications - October|
|Offer letters posted online, by email or post - March|
|Visits to primary schools by Lady Manners School Year 7 Tutor Team||Partner primary schools||May/June||Year 6 students at primary schools|
|Visit to Lady Manners School to get to know the school and meet new friends||Lady Manners School||June||Year 6 students from primary schools who have accepted a place at Lady Manners School|
|Greenaway literacy day||Lady Manners School||June/July||Year 6 students at partner primary schools|
|Moving On Days||Lady Manners School||June/July||Year 6 students who have accepted a place at Lady Manners School|
|Extra visits to school||Lady Manners School||June/July||Year 6 students who need extra time to get to know the school|
|Taster day||Lady Manners School||July||Year 6 students who have accepted a place at Lady Manners School|
|Taster day: evening meeting for parents||Lady Manners School||July||Parents of Year 6 students who have accepted a place at Lady Manners School|
|Start at Lady Manners School - September|
|Year 7 'Welcome to my School' evening||Lady Manners School||October||Parents of Year 7 students - a chance to talk to your child's form tutor after the first few weeks of school.|
Further Lady Manners School information
In addition, you may want to see the following further information on this website.
|Admissions Policy||Visit our 'Policies' page to download a copy of our Admissions Policy|
|Curriculum||Details of the curriculum studied for each subject, by school year|
|Clubs and Activities||Download a brochure showing the wide range of extra-curricular clubs and activities run at the school|
|Latest news||School news items from the past year|
|New to the school?||A page for parents of new Year 7 students, shedding light on the first day of school|
|Ofsted and school performance data||Links to the school's latest Ofsted report, and Department of Education performance data|
|Parents' Association||Information on the fundraising and social activities organised by the Parents' Association|
|School meals||Details of what our students can choose for lunch|
|School uniform||What is the uniform and where to buy it|
|Derbyshire County Council (DCC)||Visit the DCC Admissions page for information about the admission process.|
|School Transport||Information on school transport.|
|Find your 'normal area' school||If you're not sure in which school's geographical area you live, you can use the DCC 'Find your normal area school' tool to find out.|