OPEN EVENTS 2021
OPEN MORNINGS: Monday 20 and Tuesday 21 September 2021
Put the dates in your diary! Unfortunately we were unable to hold our Year 5 Open Mornings in June. We are, however, planning our annual Open Mornings and Open Evening for September. Please be aware that, depending on the national and local guidance in place at the time, these events may need to be booked in advance. More information to follow in early September. In the meantime, we encourage you to watch our Creating Futures videos on Joining Us.
In July 2021 we were able to welcome Year 6 (our new Year 7) pupils to Deer Park for their two Induction Days. Our team worked hard behind the scenes to review plans to ensure everyone’s safety, and we were pleased that so many of our new cohort were able to join us. Pupils were able to spend time getting to know their tutor and other members of their tutor group, as well as navigating the school grounds on a tour. See Latest News: Induction Days in July
In June 2021 we held three Virtual Welcome Evenings for parents/carers and their Year 6 sons and daughters who are joining Deer Park in September 2021, in advance of their Latest News: Induction Days in July. If you were unable to join us at one of these virtual events, you can find out more and watch a recording of one of the evenings on Latest News : Welcoming Year 6.
Due to coronavirus, we did not hold our usual Open Mornings and Open Evening in September 2020. However, during Autumn 2020 we held alternative Open Events and a Virtual Open Evening and published four Creating Futures videos.
Whilst schools were still closed to most pupils in the first 2020 lockdown, we created two short videos with the assistance of our pupils, to support new pupils' induction and aid their orientation of our school site. These provide a guided tour of the school and plenty of tips and reassurance about being a pupil, life and learning at Deer Park:
We appreciate that the transition from primary to secondary school can be a cause of anxiety for both parents and pupils. To help with this we usually have two induction days in July where the Year 6 pupils follow their timetables and get to know the school and their tutor group. We have small class sizes which allow staff to get to know pupils as individuals and in our pastoral teams we have full time pastoral Year Leaders who are available to support pupils whenever necessary.
I would like to thank you all for the fantastic induction we as parents and the new Year 7 pupils have had into Deer Park School. My son is loving every minute, and I feel very pleased to have chosen Deer Park for him.
Year 7 parent
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When are your next Open Mornings?
In June/July we hold Open Mornings specifically for pupils in Year 5. In addition, all prospective pupils and their parents, regardless of year, have the opportunity to look around our school and meet with pupils and teachers at our September Open Mornings and Open Evening. In addition, Allison Boucher, Head’s PA, is happy to arrange mutually convenient tours of the school throughout the year. Find out more about Open Mornings...
If you require further information regarding the admissions process, please email us at email@example.com or contact Allison Boucher, Head’s PA at the School on 01285 646558, who will be happy to talk you through the process or arrange a tour of the school.