Unfortunately owing to COVID-19 and the measures we have put in place to minimise risk, we have been, and are still, unable to welcome prospective pupils and their parents to visit Deer Park during the school day for our usual open mornings, or for our open evening.
However, we recognise the transition to secondary school is a big step and we are keen to continue to help families make informed choices about their children’s future education.
Virtual Open Evening (All parents/pupils)
We were pleased to welcome prospective pupils and their parents to our Virtual Open Evening on Tuesday 29 September 2020. This was a new experience for us. We are grateful to you for your feedback and for the questions which we were able to answer. These ranged from our catchment area, provision for pupils with special needs and the stretch and challenge for more able pupils, to our curriculum, enrichment and our school dogs! We encourage you to watch the recording of the event below. Read more...
Out of Hours Tours (Year 6 Only)
We have been offering parents of pupils who are now in Year 6, the opportunity to book an ‘out of hours’ tour of the school for themselves and their Year 6 pupil with a senior member of staff (read more...). However, these have proved very popular and are now fully booked.
If you would like to arrange a tour and have not already done so, we will be releasing some additional tour slots with Allison Boucher, Head’s PA and Admissions Secretary. To check availability, please email A.Boucher@deerparkschool.net. You will need to provide the following information within your email:
- Your Year 6 child’s full name
- Your Year 6 child’s current Primary School
- The full name(s) of the parent(s)/guardian(s) who will accompany the Year 6 child
- Your contact phone number
- Your potential availability.
Owing to the current restrictions in place, tours MUST BE PRE-BOOKED and are for YEAR 6 pupils and their parents ONLY. Please note, all adults will be asked to wear a face covering during the tours.
We appreciate that seeing the school ‘out of hours’ will be a very different experience to our normal open events, which focus on our pupils’ learning and their engagement and feature presentations, opportunities for family learning and hands-on practical activities. However, we will share the essence of life and learning at Deer Park with you during your tour!
Year 5 pupils and parents will, hopefully, have their opportunity to visit us for our Year 5 Open Mornings in June/July 2021.
Explore our website
To further inform your planning and decision making, we encourage you to explore our website, especially the Latest News, which highlights many of our pupils’ experiences and what we have been able to achieve together before, during and after lockdown. We are immensely proud of the commitment of our staff, our rich and diverse provision and our pupils’ achievements.
Talk with others
We also encourage you to talk to people in the local community who are already connected with the school as parents, pupils, members of our local governing body or staff, who can provide first-hand experience of all that Deer Park can offer. We have been inundated with positive feedback and praise for our provision for our pupils during lockdown, from both an educational and pastoral perspective, as well as for the plans we have put in place to ensure their safe return to school.
We recognise that not everyone will want to visit Cirencester Deer Park School in person in the Autumn Term, especially if they are already familiar with the school through older siblings. Therefore, we will ensure you will be able to find information about joining our school on our Admissions page. For example, prospective pupils and their parents will be able to:
- Watch pupils Simeon and Kabila on a ‘guided tour’ of the school recorded during lockdown;
- Explore the school for yourselves remotely using Google ‘Street View.
We encourage parents to keep in contact with us and should you have any questions regarding admissions and the transition to Deer Park, please do not hesitate to contact Allison Boucher, our Admissions’ Secretary. She is able to arrange a personalised tour of the school throughout the year on request and can be contacted by phone on 01285 646558 or by email.