Congratulations on becoming a Manor High family. We are keen to welcome you to Manor High and we know that you will be eager to find out information about the school and how we manage your child’s transition from Primary to Secondary school.
Information for new families
Below is additional information that will help the transition process for our new students:
- New student FAQs
- School map
- A virtual tour of the school
- Term dates
- Timings of the school day
We also have a number of videos that our new students can watch to help them get acquainted with the school and our staff:
- A tour of the school with our Headteacher, Mr Powell
- Introducing our House Managers, subject departments and staff
Please also read the following sections:
Start of school information
Normal arrival time for students is 8.30am. For new starters, we ask that they attend slightly later at 9am as this allows their House Manager to give them a full induction into the school before they join their lessons.
New students will receive on their first day:
- Student planner
- Timetable – this can be viewed on School Gateway
- E-card – you can add credit on School Gateway
- Lanyard – these can be purchased on School Gateway
- Full introduction to the school and the Manor High Way
- New students will also have their official school photo taken in the first week. This photo is essential for the students school record.
Information the school requires
We ask all our new parents to complete two forms:
The admission form requests necessary information, which we hold on your child while they are at our school. As you will appreciate, it is vitally important that the information we have is accurate and up to date, so please take the time to fully complete the form ASAP.
We request that we have a minimum of two emergency contacts, including anyone with parental responsibility. You can select their priority order on the form (1 is highest priority).
We use School Gateway, an online system that allows parents to view a variety of information such as timetables and achievement points earned, as well as make online payments and receive emails or app messages. You can access the system online but School Gateway also offers an app, which we strongly advise you to download. We ask you to provide email and mobile numbers for those with parental responsibility so you are able to access this service.
If there is any additional or sensitive information you feel we should be made aware of, for example, known friendship issues, you can either note it on the admission form or contact Miss Dawes separately (firstname.lastname@example.org). Any information will be dealt with in the strictest confidence.
Our Parental Consent Form ensures that we are compliant with GDPR and data protection laws. This covers a variety of areas where consent is required including photographs and school trips.
School Gateway - required by all parents
Please download the School Gateway app. This is the system we use which allows you to make payments, such as top up your child’s e-card or pay for trips, see their timetables or achievements and message Manor High School. If your current school uses School Gateway, as long as you have given us the same email and mobile number, you should be able to view both your current school account and your Manor High account.
It can also be used to advise of student absence, update your contact details, view reports and more.
We have planned our school bus routes, based on the feedback from parents to our survey of interest. The two routes can be seen on this link. If you are interested in using the school bus, please email: email@example.com.
Free School Transport
Some families will be eligible for free school transport to Manor High School. To check if you are eligible or apply please visit: https://www.leicestershire.gov.uk/education-and-children/school-transport
Free School Meals
Free School Meals are managed by the Leicestershire County Council Free School Meals department.
Details of eligibility and how to apply can be found here: https://www.leicestershire.gov.uk/education-and-children/social-care-and-supporting-families/free-school-meals
Please remember, if you are eligible for free school meals and live in the city, it is essential that you reapply via the Leicestershire County Council. Free school meals eligibility does not automatically transfer between the local authorities.
Special Educational Needs
For students with special educational needs, it may be deemed appropriate for the SENDCo, Mrs Mehta, to support the transition of certain students. If you have any questions regarding their transition, please email SEND@manorhigh.leics.sch.uk.
Safety and learning
Since the start of the pandemic Manor High have strived to maintain safety and learning. We transformed our timetable, worked hard to offer the best quality online learning, while maintaining the ‘Manor High Way’ and ‘Magic of Manor’. The school introduced one-way systems, year group bubbles and whole day lessons to support our focus on safety and learning.
We always follow, or exceed, the safety measure set out by the government and we will continue to ensure that safety and learning remain our focus going forwards.
Ski trip 2022
In March 2021, we launched our 2022 ski trip. This is a hugely successful trip which has been running for well over a decade now and gives students a fantastic opportunity to challenge themselves whilst learning new skills as well as experience a different culture.
Although places have been allocated, we do run a waitlist. If you are interested in your child going on this trip, please contact Mr Handley, our Assistant Head Teacher, for further information.
If you have any questions about transition or anything to do with joining the school, please feel free to email Miss Dawes (firstname.lastname@example.org).
As you will appreciate, in an ever-changing situation, we remain cautious with our plans for the return to school in the autumn. We will keep parents informed and communicate our plans for opening, along with details of any additional transition activities, towards the end of the summer holidays.
We look forward to welcoming you to Manor High School.