Parents

Welcome to the parents area of our website. We have put all the information you may find useful in one easy to find place. 

Absence Reporting

If your child is going to be absent, please notify the school as early as possible. You can:

  • Send a message via School Gateway, either on the app or online
  • Call: 0116 271 4941 and select option 1 to leave a message at any time of night or day

Please provide the name and form of your child, the reason for absence and your relationship to them. You need to call/message every day they will be absent, before 8.30am.

If you need to take your child out of school during the school day, we require an adult to meet them at reception. We are unable to release students unless an adult is present. If your child is late to school due to medical appointments (e.g. doctor, dentist, hospital) we require either a telephone call from parents/carers, appointment card displaying your child’s name or a note from parents/carers. Students who arrive late to school must sign in at the front office before going to lessons.

Rewards and Behaviour

At Manor High, we celebrate the success of young people so our focus is on praise and rewards for achievement. We use Vivo to allow parents and students to view their current house point balance.

At the beginning of each week students will be allocated one House Point for each lesson. These can be added to in many ways: outstanding work, consistently high performance, exemplary behaviour, attendance, representing the school, musical and drama performances or contributing to the school community. As well as being able to earn additional House Points, students can also lose them if receiving sanctions.

At the end of each term there will be certificates and rewards issued to the high achievers in each House. Those who exceed a predetermined amount of points and a set level of attendance will be invited on the end of term trips (i.e. cinema, Alton Towers, etc.). At the end of the school year all points will be combined to see which House will be awarded the House Cup.

Parents' Evenings and Progress Reports 

The dates for all our Parents' Evenings and Progress Reports can be found in the calendar or in our Parents Handbook. We use a booking system for each of our parents evenings.

Emergency Closure

We have an emergency closure procedure in place, for example, in the event of heavy snow. We will always try to keep the school open but, if it is deemed unsafe to do so, the school may have to close at short notice.

In this instance, we will do all we can to contact parents: we will send a message to parents directly via School Gateway, so please download the app to ensure you receive prompt notification. We will also notify parents on our website and BBC Radio Leicester.

Parental Feedback

If you would like to give feedback about the school, please contact Mr Powell using the Contact Us form. Alternatively, you can submit your opinions to the DfE directly by following the link below to Ofsted Parent View.

Ofsted Parent View