Lady Barn House School

Why Lady Barn?

Founded in 1873, Lady Barn is a leading independent prep school for boys and girls aged 3 – 11 years. It is a member of both the Independent Association of Prep Schools and the Independent Schools Association.


Our children move on to a wide range of leading independent senior and state grammar/secondary schools at 11+, many with scholarships and awards. We have excellent links with all our senior schools and a wealth of experience in guiding parents to choose the best school for their child. We are ambitious for all our children and with our help, they achieve great things.


Lady Barn offers an excellent all-round education and a wealth of opportunities to excel both in the classroom and beyond.  We offer specialist subject teaching in science, computing, art & design, Mandarin, French, music, drama and sport.

We encourage and celebrate participation in a wide variety of extra-curricular activities, enabling every child to develop their individual strengths, talents and interests and discover new ones.


Our moral ethos and values, based on Christian values, underpin all that we do.  We encourage our children to think about their responsibilities to others and to be tolerant, kind and polite. Our staff provide excellent pastoral care to support our children throughout their time at Lady Barn.  Lady Barn children are noted for their natural and unpretentious attitudes, good manners and consideration for others.


Lady Barn is a friendly, family-orientated school. This is evident in the way our parents are actively involved in many different aspects of school life, through our Parent Teachers Association, at plays and concerts and on the touchline. There are regular social events throughout the year as well as our fabulous PTA Ball. Parents are a vital part of our school community and we welcome their involvement.


We are ideally located in in our own grounds close to Cheadle Hulme, Bramhall, Didsbury, Withington, Chorlton, the Heatons, Wilmslow, Alderley Edge and with Altrincham, Hale, Macclesfield and Sale all being accessible.  This environment provides a safe and inspiring space in which our boys and girls are free to be children, to play, to learn and develop lasting friendships.


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.