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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: 495
  • Religion: Non-denominational
  • Fees: £10,590 - £11,325 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..

The woodland school is popular – an outdoor forested area backing onto Bruntwood Park. The children adore jumping in the stream, climbing trees, using the bug hotel and getting muddy – all part of the school’s diverse approach to learning. Once a week, every class has a longer lesson here to learn about the different types of plants and animals in the area. One year 6 pupil listed all the different birds he’d spotted over his years at the school. Back inside, good sized classrooms are brightly decorated with...

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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 head of Farlington since 2012, having joined the school seven years earlier. Grew up in Cheshire, maths degree from Manchester University. Still teaches year 5 maths once a week.

Has made a big impression. Parents called her ‘progressive, inclusive and forward thinking,’ and say she is an active member of the school community: ‘She stands at the school gate every morning, rain or shine, to greet everyone – she really goes above and beyond,’ said one.

The walls of her high-ceilinged but welcoming office are proudly adorned with neatly framed art projects made by the students – she tells us about them with pride. Outside, we spotted excited infant students jumping up to try and to peep through the window....

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