Autumn School Open Days - don't delay, places are booking fast

Season of mists, mellow fruitfulness and school open days. Image credit: Unsplash 

Season of mists, mellow fruitfulness and school open days. Image credit: Unsplash 

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.


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


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