Open Events Statement
Open events for Year 6 pupils and their families at St Edmund’s
Ordinarily we would be offering an open evening and a series of open mornings for prospective pupils and their families during September and October. As a result of the restrictions placed on us by managing the risk of Covid-19, this will not be possible this year. We cannot have large numbers of people on the site simultaneously for an open evening. Equally, in order to preserve the integrity of our year-group ‘bubbles’, it is not possible for us to have visitors moving around the site while lessons are being delivered.
We have provided a ‘virtual’ open day for prospective pupils and their parents/carers. These resources will be available to view from Monday 28th September 2020. We hope that this will be sufficient for the majority of families to get a sense of what our school can offer and of our vision and ambition for our pupils.
We recognise though that choosing a secondary school is a big decision for children and that some of you may benefit from being able to see the school. Therefore, we intend to offer a series of ‘open afternoons’ at the end of September and through October. Capacity will be limited and will be offered on a first-come first-served basis. These will be available on the following dates between 3:45 - 5:15 pm:
Monday 28th September Monday 5th October
Wednesday 30th September Wednesday 7th October
Thursday 1st October Thursday 8th October
A member of staff will be available to take a small group of parents/carers and their child around the site for a 15-minute tour. For the reasons outlined above, these tours will take place after our pupils have gone home. We ask that you arrive on time for your appointment, if you arrive early you will need to wait outside the building or in your car until your appointment time. All visitors will be required to wear masks and to follow our social distancing and hand-sanitising protocols. Due to the current restrictions this tour will involve using stairs. There will be car parking available onsite.
All staff operating these tours will have volunteered to do so. Our preferred position remains that we minimise the number of visitors to the school at this time so we would ask you to only book a tour if you really feel that St Edmund's is likely to be one of your preferences and that you need to see the school before you decide.
If you wish to book at tour, please contact email@example.com or call 01304 201551 Ext 210 between 8:00 am - 4:00 pm.
We wish you well with what is bound to be a difficult process this year. If we can provide you with any further advice or guidance, we will be happy to do so; simply contact the school office with your query and someone will get in touch with you.
With all best wishes,
Mr M Walters Mrs G Parsons
Executive Principal Academy Principal