Manor House School, Ashby -de la- Zouch

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Senior School

'The choice and number of subjects for GCSE study is flexible and effectively tailored to the individual needs of pupils' - ISI Report, 2014

Pupils in the Senior School follow a curriculum thats prepare them for the GCSE examinations they will take at the end of the two years.

The school offers a comprehensive range of GCSE subjects. Results at GCSE are consistently above the national average.

The vast majority of Senior pupils go on to further education.

The vast majority of pupils go on to further education at local Sixth Form colleges.

Manor House School has strong links with neighbouring Ashby School which boasts one of the biggest and most successful Sixth Forms in the area. The close relationship between the two schools enables students to make a smooth transition to the Sixth Form at the end of Year 11.

A limited number of boarding places may be available from Senior School pupils. More details are available from school staff.

Careers Choices

'The careers programme is informative and gives guidance on post-GCSE courses. Pupils are prepared well for work experience in Year 10' - ISI Report, 2014

In Year 9, pupils and their parents are given advice about the choices available for future study or employment. During Years 10 and 11, pupils receive careers guidance and take part in work experience programmes. They also visit local Sixth Form centres to research their post-16 options.

As well as maximising each child's academic potential, teachers at Manor House recognise the need to develop the whole child.

GCSE joySenior School pupils celebrate their GCSE success.

Pupils are given opportunities to take a leading role in school life, academically, socially and pastorally. This helps to prepare them for life as global citizens.

They are encouraged to become involved in the wide range of activities on offer, including drama, media studies, sport and music. A variety of other activities are also available as part of the curriculum during and after school.

Seniors in S5 enjoy a Geography Field Trip to Shropshire


Senior pupils have their own common room to allow them space to study and socialise, away from younger pupils.


Pupils preparing for GCSE examinations find this room particularly useful for quiet discussion and relaxation. The setting also helps to prepare pupils for the added freedom and responsibility that will accompany their transition to Sixth Form at the end of their Senior School studies.


  Senior School Handbook and Guidelines