OPEN EVENTS 2021
OPEN MORNINGS: Monday 20 and Tuesday 21 September 2021
Put the dates in your diary! Details have now been released about our September Open Mornings and Open Evening. These open events are for Year 6 pupils accompanied by one parent only – booking is not required.
We encourage everyone to watch our Creating Futures videos.
Alternative events for Year 5 pupils will be held later in the academic year.
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. In June we usually hold Welcome Evenings for parents/carers and their Year 6 sons and daughters who are joining Deer Park that September; in 2021, these Welcome Evenings were virtual. To help the pupils’ transition we 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.
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 2021.
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.
Please extend my thanks to all those staff who made the transition days so fun and reassuring for the incoming Year 6 pupils. Our son and his friends from primary school seem to have had a really great couple of days. I am in awe of your fortitude in putting those days on.
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. Regretably these could not happen in 2021. However, we plan to schedule these Open Mornings for Year 5 in 2022. For September 2021 our Open Morning and Open Evening is restricted to Year 6 pupils plus one parent only as part of our Covid safety measures. In addition, Allison Boucher, Head’s PA, is happy to arrange mutually convenient tours of the school throughout the year.
If you require further information regarding the admissions process, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org 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.