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  • Headteacher's Update - Friday 26 February

    Published 26/02/21

    The following update from the Headteacher was emailed to parents and carers on Friday 26 February:

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  • Vacancies

    Published 26/02/21

    We are currently seeking a Support Services Assistant (Catering) to join our team. Please visit our Vacancies page for more information.

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  • Remote Learning

    Published 06/01/21

    We have established remote learning systems to enable students to continue their learning every day at home, should this be required.

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  • Nine Lessons and Carols

    Published 18/12/20

    An established part of the school calendar, the Christmas service of Nine Lessons and Carols normally takes place in Bakewell Parish Church.  This year, however, we have brought the service online so that we may still enjoy this traditional event.

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  • Online Parents' Evenings

    Published 25/11/20

    In light of current restrictions, we are introducing an online system (SchoolCloud) to enable parents/carers and their child's teachers to meet via a virtual parents’ evening system.

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  • Black History Month

    Published 23/10/20

    During October, we have been celebrating Black History Month and the subjects are focussing on black culture within their lessons. Members of staff have produced assembly videos, with special guests talking about their life experiences and challenges. 

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  • Information for Parents about Returning to School - Part 3

    Published 28/08/20

    Dear Parents and Carers

    We are looking forward to welcoming all of our students back to school next week.  This is a reminder of some of the key information that we have sent out previously and some new additional Covid-19 health and safety guidance.

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  • GCSE Success

    Published 20/08/20

    Lady Manners School students are celebrating excellent GCSE results achieved in the very unusual circumstances presented this year.

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  • Information for Parents about Returning to School - Part 2

    Published 20/08/20

    Please find below further information about the reopening of Lady Manners School in September.  We have also linked the previous information here that was sent out before the end of the summer term.

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  • A Level Success

    Published 13/08/20

    Lady Manners School Sixth Form students have celebrated a strong set of A Level results in the very unusual circumstances presented this year.

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  • Message from the Headteacher to New Year 7 Students

    Published 20/07/20

    Click the image below to see and hear a presentation by Mr Peat, the Headteacher, for the Year 7 students who will be joining us in September, and their parents and carers.

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  • Information for Parents about Returning to School - Part 1

    Published 17/07/20

    Please find below further information about the reopening of Lady Manners School in September.  The information is in a question and answer format and we hope that this will provide you with a clearer picture of how the school will operate from September.  We will be writing to you again later in the summer as further details are finalised.  Within that communication, there will be information of how to contact the school should you have any questions or require further clarification.  We know that there will be lots of useful questions from parents and carers, but if we could respectfully ask you to wait until the second communication has been sent out to contact the school, we would be very grateful.

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  • Welcoming our New Year 7 Students

    Published 08/07/20

    There are more than 230 Year 6 students looking forward to joining Lady Manners School in September – and we are really looking forward to meeting them!

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  • Students Introduced to Sixth Form

    Published 07/07/20

    We were delighted to welcome our new Year 12 students to Lady Manners School on Monday 6 July, from the comfort of their own homes, in an online induction event.

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  • Ofsted Report: Lady Manners is a Good School

    Published 21/05/20

    Our Ofsted report has now been published following a full inspection of Lady Manners School on 10 and 11 March.  We are delighted that Lady Manners School is judged to be a Good School, with ‘Personal Development’ being graded as outstanding.

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  • School Transport Update

    Published 13/02/20

    The majority of our students travel to and from school by bus and so we wanted to ensure that parents and carers are aware of the following information regarding bus travel.

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  • Changing the School Day - Update

    Published 12/02/20


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  • Road Safety

    Published 18/09/19

    As you are probably aware, Shutts Lane is very busy at the beginning and end of the school day. With over 1,300 students arriving or leaving the site at the same time, safety is our prime concern.

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  • Site Developments

    Published 06/09/19

    The premises team, and others, have been very busy over the summer with dozens of projects, big and small, which all improve the environment for our students, staff and visitors.

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  • Message from the New Headteacher

    Published 03/05/19

    It is with a sense of privilege and excitement that I take up the position of Headteacher at Lady Manners School from Duncan Meikle. I am sure that I echo the views of the whole school community in expressing our gratitude to Mr Meikle for all his hard work and in wishing him a well-earned and enjoyable retirement.

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  • New Sports Facilities in Sight

    Published 28/03/19

    This week sees the visible start of a project by Lady Manners School to make more effective use of its beautiful site, to improve the sports facilities for its students and the wider community.

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  • Lady Manners School Leadership

    Published 23/01/19

    We were delighted to welcome Mr Peat to school earlier this week.

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  • Sixth Form Outstanding Progress Award

    Published 16/01/19

    Lady Manners School Sixth Form has received an award for the consistently strong progress made by its A Level students.

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  • International School Award

    Published 25/09/18

    Lady Manners School has been awarded the British Council’s prestigious International School Award in recognition of its work to bring the world into the classroom.

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  • Lady Manners School Awarded Dyslexia Friendly Quality Mark

    Published 16/07/18

    Lady Manners School has been awarded the Dyslexia Friendly Quality Mark by the British Dyslexia Association.

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  • Data Protection

    Published 24/05/18

    The General Data Protection Regulation takes effect from Friday 25 May.

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  • Geographical Excellence

    Published 23/05/18

    Emily Porter, a student at Lady Manners School, has received a national accolade for achieving the highest mark in the country in GCSE Geography.

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  • Sports Celebrations

    Published 03/05/18

    Sporting achievement and spirit were celebrated by students, parents and staff at the biennial Lady Manners School Sports Awards on Thursday 26 April.

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  • Biology Olympiad Success

    Published 03/05/18

    Rebecca Marrow, Lady Manners School student, has stormed through a national biology competition to be chosen to represent the UK in the international competition in Iran in the summer.

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  • Update: Site Development

    Published 16/04/18

    A decision last Friday, by the Peak District National Park Authority, to approve plans for 30 new affordable homes to be built, is one of the final steps in our journey to improve the sports facilities that we offer our students, and within the wider community.

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  • Focus on the Premises Team

    Published 30/11/17

    Students at Lady Manners School achieve amazing things every day.  None of this would be possible without the school’s staff – no more so than the dedicated Premises Team.

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  • Sports Volunteer of the Year

    Published 10/11/17

    Lady Manners School Sixth Former, Isobella Cottrell, has beaten off a very high level of competition to win the Sports Volunteer of the Year award in the Derby Telegraph Sports Awards.

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  • Parent Governor Election

    Published 02/11/17

    The election for the four Parent Governor vacancies took place on 1 November.  As a result Mrs Emma Goldsack, Mrs Laura McNulty, Mr Keith Shivers and Dr Chasca Twyman have been elected to the Board of Governors.

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  • Fresh Faces at Lady Manners School

    Published 19/09/17

    It's not just new students who have been welcomed to Lady Manners School this term.  New heads of Maths, English and Languages are bringing with them a fresh perspective to the school.

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  • GCSE Celebrations

    Published 24/08/17

    GCSE results this year show that Year 11 students have performed well at Lady Manners School in Bakewell. In the core subjects where there is a new grading system this year 85% of students gained at least a ‘4’ in Maths (nearest equivalent to Grade C) and 80% gained at least a ‘4’ in at least one of their English GCSEs.

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  • A Level Success

    Published 17/08/17

    Lady Manners School Sixth Form students have, once again, added to the school’s consistently strong record of A Level success.

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  • 1½ Points Give Glossop Sports Day Victory

    Published 22/06/17

    The weather favoured us on Sports Day, held yesterday, Tuesday 20 June.  Conditions were ideal for a wonderful day of sport, which saw Glossop lift the house trophy with a lead over Barker of just 1 ½ points!

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  • Five Star Catering Team

    Published 26/05/17

    Lady Manners School Catering Team has, once again, been awarded the top Food Hygiene Rating of five by the Food Standards Agency.

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  • Education Funding – discussion with Parents' Association

    Published 09/04/17

    In light of recent communications about school funding – both at a national level and about our school in particular - the Lady Manners School Parents’ Association hosted a discussion on this topic at their meeting on Tuesday 4 April. We are delighted that a wide range of parents attended and a variety of views existed about the best way to move forward.

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  • Second Hand School Uniform

    Published 09/02/17

    Second hand Lady Manners School uniform is now available from the Cancer Research UK Charity Shop, 6 Matlock Street, Bakewell (near the Rutland Arms Hotel).

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  • National Citizen Service Champion School

    Published 01/02/17

    Lady Manners School is delighted to be one of only 11 schools in Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire to have been awarded National Citizen Service (NCS) Champion School status.

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  • New Uniform Suppliers

    Published 03/01/17

    Due to the impending closure of Lady Fair, one of our uniform suppliers, Lady Manners School uniform will now also be available to buy from Kick Off Sport on Firs Parade in Matlock.

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  • Support Lady Manners School when shopping online

    Published 24/11/16

    If you join and then shop online, over 2000 shops will donate cash to us at no extra cost to you.

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  • Email Communications

    Published 22/07/16

    Over the past few years, we have been making changes to the way we communicate with parents in order to improve the effectiveness of our communications and to respond to the wishes of parents.  Changes have included the redesign of our website; the introduction of text messages to inform of school closure; and termly ‘News and Information’ emails.

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  • Improvements to Morning 'Drop-off' Arrangements

    Published 22/07/16

    As you are probably aware, Shutts Lane is very busy at the beginning and end of the school day.

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  • Focus on: School Meals

    Published 29/04/16

    The Lady Manners School catering team provide up to 1,300 healthy and delicious meals every school day.  Here we focus some well-deserved attention on them, in one of an occasional series of articles on some of the unsung heroes of our school.

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  • School News App

    Published 11/02/16

    You can now hear of school news, as it happens, via your Apple or android mobile phone or tablet.

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  • Online Safety

    Published 02/02/16

    Information and advice on how to help your children to stay safe online is available on our 'Keeping Safe' page.  Click here to have a look.

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  • Emergency Closure Procedures

    Published 13/01/16

    Details of the procedures that we follow should we have to close the school in the event of bad weather are available on the 'Emergency Closure Procedure' page of this website.

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  • Emailing School

    Published 07/12/15

    We appreciate that, sometimes, it can be difficult to know who to contact at school.  In order to assist, we have three easily remembered email addresses for parents' use

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  • School Meal Payments

    Published 07/12/15

    Please help us to help your children to get their lunch more quickly by checking regularly that their WisePay account contains sufficient funds.

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