We try to give you an insight into our happy and inspiring school on the website. However, we warmly encourage you to visit us to see the school in action, watch the learning and opportunities enjoyed by our pupils, and experience for yourself the engaging and nurturing environment that underpins all we do.
Open Days give you an opportunity to see the school at work and play, meet staff and witness our school’s ethos in practice. We hold at least one event each term.
Our next whole-school Open Day will be in October and details will be available later in the Summer.
Open Days here tend to be a special experience for the children, and often take the form of an off-curriculum day, with a whole range of activities around a particular theme of investigation that pupils are engaged with that term.
Although not every school day here is like this, our Open Days do demonstrate St Edward’s creative and enthusiastic approach to education, which is key to keeping the children stimulated and inspired by their learning. Visiting children are able to get involved and experience a St Edward’s Prep education first hand.
Whether or not you attend an Open Day, we would strongly recommend you visit to the school on a normal working day.
You will be welcomed by our Admissions Team, meet Headteacher Jonathan Parsons and take a tour of the school and grounds, where you will be able to witness the vibrant learning that takes place every day and get a feel for the character of the school. We will invite you to tell us about your child, their interests and strengths, and anything you feel will help us understand how we can best support them. If there is anything of particular interest – for example, Early Years, Sport, or Science – let us know, and we can ensure that you get a real insight into that area.
It is, of course, just as important for your child to get to know the school and feel comfortable and confident here. As part of the admissions process, children are invited for a taster day with their own year group, to find out what life is like at St Edward’s Prep. Visiting children are buddied up with a current pupil who will show them the ropes, help them feel at home, and ensure they get as much out of the day as possible. At the end of the day, we will report back to you on how your child got on, with input from any staff involved in learning that day.