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  • Lady Barn House School
    Schools Hill
    SK8 1JE
  • Head: Ms Louise Higson
  • T 0161 428 2912
  • F 01614 285798
  • E [email protected]
  • W
  • An independent school for boys and girls aged from 3 to 11.
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Stockport
  • Pupils: 474
  • Religion: Non-denominational
  • Fees: £9,000 - £9,510 pa
  • Open days: Open events held termly and advertised on school website. Private tours offered on weekdays during term time.
  • Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
  • ISI report: View the ISI report

What says..

In the specialist laboratory, small scientists dressed in white coats test, measure and record their observations of the world, watched impassively from various glass tanks by a pair of tortoises, Buzz and Tim the gerbils and Aristotle the axolotl. Tucked away in a converted attic, the library feels warm and inviting - a cosy nook where pupils can retreat for a bit of escapism…

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What the school says...

Lady Barn House School has created its special atmosphere and reputation for excellence over nearly 150 years of educating boys and girls. At Lady Barn, we have a strong sense of community and a common purpose of ensuring that each individual child achieves their full potential. We foster a love of learning and ignite children's curiosity in the world around them. The Lady Barn journey is one of discovery, opportunity and success.

To register an interest in Lady Barn, please feel free to contact us. To experience our wonderful school, come and join us at one of our regular open events, or arrange to visit us during the working week.
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What The Good Schools Guide says


Since September 2021, Louise Higson, previously deputy head. Brought up in Cheshire with maths degree from Manchester. She taught in schools in the Wirral, London and Milan before moving to Farlington School in 2005.


Roughly two-thirds of the children at Lady Barn House have not been selected by ability. There will be 60 places available for the nursery (for entry at 3+) from September 2022. ‘It's difficult to select at that age,’ says school. These places are currently allocated first to siblings of children already at the school and then on a first come, first served basis. A year later, for entry to reception at 4+, around 10 places are available. Applicants for these places are invited in and informally assessed - mainly on their social and communication skills. For entry to later years children...

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