Lady Barn House School

Lady Barn House School Aims

Our school motto

Be yourself, but be your best self

Our school values

honesty, kindness, respect, resilience, creativity, teamwork

Aims for our children

A personal journey of discovery, opportunity and success

That each child

  • Develops an enduring love of learning
  • Has opportunities to shine and experience success
  • Finds their own voice as a confident, independent, creative thinker and problem-solver
  • Learns to be a team player and team leader
  • Grows into a well-rounded, tolerant citizen of an ever-changing world
  • Leaves us as a highly articulate, numerate, inquisitive and knowledgeable young person

Aims for our school

Forward thinking since 1873

A school that

  • Offers an innovative curriculum and co-curriculum which promotes risk-taking, creativity and ingenuity
  • Challenges every pupil regardless of ability and inspires them to achieve academic excellence
  • Provides the highest quality specialist teaching and facilities in sport, performing & creative arts, science & technology and modern languages
  • Is a supportive and caring ‘family’ with a role to play in the wider community
  • Values individuals and celebrates differences
  • Enables each pupil to gain a place at a secondary school which is right for them

Aims for those who work at Lady Barn

Young minds in caring hands   :   Gladly learn and gladly teach[1]

Professionals who

  • Are positive role-models of the school’s motto and values
  • Are committed to personalised learning and knowing every child
  • Offer a broad, challenging and dynamic curriculum, inside and outside the classroom
  • Use a balance of traditional and innovative teaching methods

[1] Based on Chaucer’s ‘gladly wolde he lerne, and gladly teche’ which was W.H.Herford’s motto for LBHS (our founder and first Head).

We have now re-opened our doors to all year groups, whilst continuing to provide remote learning alongside our in-school provision. Thank you to our pupils, parents and staff for their support during this unprecedented time. We are still welcoming Admissions enquiries for September 2020 and beyond, via email to Mrs Lachevre: or telephone 0161 359 7241.