Open Events and Personal Visits
Find out what a St Andrew’s Prep education can offer your child
Ordinarily, visiting a school is about the people; chatting to the children and trying to envisage your child amongst their peer group. You would also want to get a feel for the teachers who will be leading and looking after your child. Currently, while you might not be able to get that fully immersive experience, we still very much want to virtually ‘meet’ you and, when government guidelines allow, invite you on to our beautiful school site.
VIRTUALLY SEE THE SCHOOL IN ACTION
To help you visualise our superb school, we have grouped a number of films together. These demonstrate what a happy, community-led school St Andrew’s Prep is with its philosophy to inspire every child to explore, learn and adapt and to help the children to build character, have courage in their convictions and become the very best that they can be. We hope the pages of our website will also provide you with much of the information you are looking for.
Open Mornings are held regularly throughout the year. Our next Open Morning date is to be confirmed but please do register your interest and we will contact you when the date has been confirmed.
small group tour
Join other families who have signed up for the same day for a small group tour of the school. Our Registrar, Catherina Ashford, will take you on a full tour of the school answering any questions on the way.
Subject to government guidelines at the time, we would most certainly encourage parents to arrange taster days for their children. Children experience a full day in the classroom and sample a typical lunch at St Andrew’s Prep. Some children may benefit from more than one taster day prior to entry to ensure a smooth transition and we are very happy to support this.
Taster days offer children the opportunity to get to know pupils in their year group and experience a normal school day. We are very flexible and your child is invited to come on a day when their favourite lesson is on the timetable, whether it be science, sport, music, art, DTi or drama.
On the day, your child will be allocated a ‘buddy’ (which usually expands to two or three buddies!). Your child’s buddy will stay with them all day, playing with them during break times and guiding them between lessons around the school. Taster day buddies can become the first of many life-long friends your child will make once they join us.
Children may attend taster days in the Pre-Prep and Prep departments at any point during the school year. We also offer 2 two-hour settling in sessions for Nursery children, free of charge, prior to their start date to ensure they feel safe and secure.
For more information about arranging taster and settling-in sessions, please contact the Registrar who can help choose a day that would most suit you and your child on 01323 744820 or by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org.