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
Wednesday 5th October 2022 5.30pm – 7.30pm
To register for a 2022/2023 prospectus click here
Bideford College Open Day
27 September at 9.15am
Wednesday 28 September at 9.15am
Thursday 29 September at 9.15am
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
An open evening was held on Thursday 22nd September 6pm – 8.30pm
Chumleigh College Open Day
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
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
Open Evening Wednesday 28th September 5pm – 7pm
Open Morning Monday 3rd October
Email the school to book a place email@example.com
The Ilfracombe Academy Open Day
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
No Open Events advertised on the website
Take a look at the link below which details transition arrangements for last year.
The Park Community School Open Day
Open Evening Thursday 22nd September from 5.45pm
Open Days 26th – 30th September daily 8.50am – 10.40am
Pilton Community College Open Day
Open Evening Monday 26th September 5.30pm – 8.30pm
Open Mornings 28th – 30th September 9am – 11am
Queen Elizabeth’s School Open Day
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
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!