About Our School
Ladybarn is a 2 form entry primary school, situated in the Withington area of Manchester, approximately five miles from the city centre.
Visiting Ladybarn for the first time, you will experience our vibrant multi cultural school where every child takes pride of place. Ensuring that every child succeeds highly during their time at Ladybarn is what drives every member of staff. We are very committed to developing both high academic achievement, strong social skills and a sense of place in the world for every child. Our team of highly skilled teachers deliver motivating lessons which challenge all children to do their best. The curriculum has been created on the basis of capturing children's interest and imagination through all subjects. Our pastoral support programmes are innovative and personalised. Everything you will experience at Ladybarn has been developed with our children in mind.
The school underwent highly successful Ofsted Inspection in July 2011 where the school was judged as an outstanding school in all key areas. The school has been designated a National Support School in November 2006 and the Executive Headteacher is one of the first 60 headteachers nationally to be awarded as a National Leader of Education.
The school is part of a Multi-Academy Trust with Green End Primary School and Cringle Brook Primary School. All schools in the Trust are led by the same Executive Headteacher and work collaboratively to provide enhanced learning opportunities for children and staff.
There is a very strong commitment to engage parents, particularly in developing their own self esteem and raising aspirations. A full time family worker is in post to co-ordinate work which includes individual parenting sessions, parent and toddler play work, parenting development and adult education courses. The school received the Leading Parent Partnership Award in 2014.
The school also offers a wide range of Out of Hours Learning opportunities are provided for year 1 to 6 which are supported by a variety of specialist staff , including our own professional sports coach. We are strongly committed to developing the children's sporting and creative skills and all after school activities are free of charge to the children. These include music lessons, sports coaching, street dance and creative workshops. The children also enjoy the opportunities to take part on a range of competitive sports and inter school competitions.