Devon School Open Days

a student in black coat holding a black board

Are you looking for information on Devon school open days? The last in our series of blogs on secondary school transition puts the dates all in one place so you don’t have to trawl through each and every school website for the information.

As Sarah mentioned in her blog on applying to secondary schools in Devon, making a decision about which secondary school to send your child can be stressful for both you and your children. Information can be confusing and can be difficult to compare.

The best way to make your decision more straight forward is by taking the opportunity to visit any potential secondary schools that are on your short (or long) list.

At this time of year, secondary schools make this easy for you by opening their doors in a series of ‘Open Events’. This is where you and your children are invited in to experience a taster of what the school can offer. 

Below, I’ve collated all of the open events happening North and Mid Devon schools so that you can make a note of your preferred ones in your diary.

Atlantic Academy Open Day

01237 431969

Wednesday 5th October 2022 5.30pm – 7.30pm

To register for a 2022/2023 prospectus click here

Bideford College Open Day

01237 477611

Open Mornings
27 September at 9.15am
Wednesday 28 September at 9.15am
Thursday 29 September at 9.15am
Open Evening
Thursday 29th September 4pm – 7pm

To book an Open Morning click here

There is no requirement to book the Open Evening

Braunton Academy Open Day

01271 812221

An open evening was held on Thursday 22nd September 6pm – 8.30pm

Chumleigh College Open Day

01769 580215

Tours will run week commencing Monday 19th September from 9.30am-10.15am, followed by the presentation from 10.15-10.45am.

Welcome Evening on Tuesday 20th September, with tours from 5-6pm and the opportunity to ‘meet our teachers’ from 6-7pm

Please book via the links on their website, and for the Welcome Mornings please choose more than one date to avoid disappointment.

Great Torrington School Open Day

01805 623531

Tuesday 20th September – Friday 23rd September

Every morning from 9am-10.50am.

Monday 26th September

Open evening: 6pm-8pm

Please book Open Morning tours or Open Evening tickets on their website.

Holsworthy Community College Open Day

01409 253430

Open Evening Wednesday 28th September 5pm – 7pm
Open Morning Monday 3rd October

Email the school to book a place

The Ilfracombe Academy Open Day

01271 863427

Monday 12th September:

Session 1: 6:30pm – 7:30pm

West Down, Berrynarbor, Combe Martin, Woolacombe, Lynton, Parracombe, Kentisbury, Bratton Fleming, Caen, Southmead, Marwood, Shirwell and any other local/out of area primary schools.

Session 2: 7:30pm – 8:30pm

Ilfracombe Junior School

Okehampton College Open Day

01837 650910

No Open Events advertised on the website

Take a look at the link below which details transition arrangements for last year.

Okehampton College Year 6 Transition Information

The Park Community School Open Day

01271 373131

Open Evening Thursday 22nd September from 5.45pm
Open Days 26th – 30th September daily 8.50am – 10.40am

Please book the Open Evening using the link here
Please book the Open Days using the link here

Pilton Community College Open Day

01271 374381

Open Evening Monday 26th September 5.30pm – 8.30pm
Open Mornings 28th – 30th September 9am – 11am

Queen Elizabeth’s School Open Day

01363 773401

Monday 26th and Tuesday 27th September between 10.30am and 12 noon or from 1.30-3.00pm

Tuesday 27th September, we have an evening event from 6.00-8.00pm which includes presentations from the Headteacher at 6.00pm, 6.30pm, 7.00pm and 7.30pm

Please use this form to book you place

South Molton Community College Open Day

01769 572129

The Open Day link on the website is not currently working. Give them a call!

If You’ve Missed A School Open Day

Several of these schools have very early dates for their open events. If you’ve missed a school open day at a school that you would like to look around, give them a ring and explain the situation – I am sure that there will be ways that the school will be able to accommodate your visit. 

When you do visit, come prepared with some questions that you want to ask and places that you want to see. Remember, this is a great opportunity to make a difficult decision a little more easy!