Lady Manners School has a very supportive transition process and there are plenty of opportunities for us to meet you and your child before and after they join us. Regular reading is beneficial. There are various ways to support reading including coloured overlays, paired reading, electronic books (Kindles, Kobos or similar) and audio books. Mrs Hetherington in the Lady Manners School Library is happy to advise on appropriate books and formats.
Some parents and carers worry about transition to secondary school. We work with you to make it successful. Starting at Lady Manners School is an opportunity for making new friendships and taking part in our many extra-curricular activities and lunchtime clubs. There is also the opportunity to try out subjects students may not have experienced very much at primary school such as drama, food technology, art, textiles, resistant materials, computing, music, PE, French and German. Further information is available on our ‘Admissions to Lady Manners School‘ page.
In a typical year, we welcome new Year 7 students from 40 or more primary schools. We place great emphasis on information gathering so that we can understand our students’ needs and support them effectively from the outset. We do aim to visit all new students in their primary schools and we welcome input from parents.