Are you ready for Super Saturday?
It's open day season, and for some schools that means there is just ONE opportunity in the next 12 months to see the school on display. Many others have a few dates now and more in the spring. But if you are hoping to see a short-list of schools in the next few weeks then it might require some creative thinking - being in two places at once would be a useful skill to have. This weekend is something of a Super Saturday with open houses running all over the country.
If you absolutely can't make the open days, then it's often possible to make individual appointments - sometimes even with some time with the Head on your own, but you will be sacrificing the opportunity to scope out... fellow parents!
Not all schools require booking, but very many do, so do check individual websites for further instructions. Here is our handy highlights list of open days for girls' and boys' independent senior schools, for year 7 entry in particular, for London and the South-East. Check here for our Co-Ed list for October.
Do let us know how you get on. We'd love to share your experiences or see your photos @schoolhuntersuk.
GIRLS' SENIOR SCHOOLS
St Paul’s Girls' School, London: Saturday 8th October 2016, 9am Saturday 8th October 2016, 11.15am Monday 31st October 2016, 5pm
North London Collegiate School, London: Taster mornings instead Tuesday 11th October 2016, 9.15am
Wycombe Abbey, Buckinghamshire: Saturday 15th October 2016
Guildford High School for Girls: Thursday 13th October 2016, 10am Wednesday 9th November 2016, 10am Thursday 1st December 2016, 10am
James Allen’s Girls’ School, London: Saturday 8th October 2016, 10am
The Haberdashers’ Aske’s School for Girls, Hertfordshire: Saturday 8th October 2016, 2pm
Godolphin & Latymer, London: Wednesday 12th October 2016, 4.45pm
City of London Girls’ School: Tuesday 11th October 2016, 11am Tuesday 18th October 2016, 11am
St Albans High School for Girls, Hertfordshire: Saturday 8th October 2016, 9.30am
Notting Hill and Ealing High School, London: Wednesday 19th October 2016, 4.30pm
St Mary’s School Ascot, Surrey: Saturday 19th November 2016
Channing School, London Book a tour
St Catherine’s, Bramley, Surrey: Tuesday 8th November 2016, 9.15am
St Swithun’s School, Winchester: Wednesday 2nd November 2016, 1.45pm
South Hampstead High School, London: Wednesday 9th November 2016, 2.30pm Thursday 27th November 2016, 9.30am
The Abbey School, Berkshire:
Friday 14th October 2016, 9.15am
Wimbledon High School, London: Wednesday 2nd November 2016, 9.30am
Putney High School, London: Saturday 8th October to Friday 14th October – open week
Roedean School, East Sussex: Open Day now passed
Lady Eleanor Holles School, London: Monday 10th October 2016 Friday 14th October 2016 Tuesday 18th October 2016
BOYS' SENIOR SCHOOLS
Westminster School, London*: Separate tours. Contact registrar
Haberdashers’ Aske’s Boys’ School, Hertfordshire: Tours instead
St Paul’s School, London: Saturday 5th November 2016
Royal Grammar School, Guildford: The annual open day has now passed
Tonbridge School, Kent: Saturday 8th October 2016, 10am
Whitgift School, Croydon: Tuesday 11th October 2016, 4pm
Harrow, Middlesex: Book now for January 2017
Dulwich College, London: Wednesday 2nd November 2016, 11am Wednesday 16th November 2016, 11am
King's College, Wimbledon*: Thursday 6th October 2016, 6pm
St Albans School, Hertfordshire*: Saturday 19th November 2016
Trinity School, Croydon*: Open day has now passed
Reed’s School, Cobham*: 12th November 2016, 10am
- = co-ed sixth form