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School, Nursery & Sixth Form Open Days

Below you will find details of local nursery, primary, secondary, sixth form and independent school open days over the coming months.  These are listed in alphabetical order.  If you have missed any of the open days or in cases where no public open day has been organised by the school we would suggest contacting the school directly to arrange a visit.

We do our best to ensure dates, timings and details are accurate.  However from time to time details change. To avoid unnecessary disappointment we recommend contacting the school/nursery or checking their website to double check the details and confirm attendance before setting off.

You can access all the information you need about the state school applications process on the Herts County Council website. Independent schools will run their own admissions processes and you should visit the school websites for further details. 

Primary Schools Open Days (alphabetical order)

Most Primary Schools now hold formal open events during school hours for prospective parents, typically in late Autumn term and early Winter term.  Booking your place is usually required as the schools can only accommodate a limited number of parents at each event.  Where no dates have been specified schools are usually happy to arrange a visit for you.

Beech Hyde Primary School
www.beechhyde.herts.sch.uk

Crabtree Infant School
Wednesday 14th November 2018, 9.15am & 10.30am
Wednesday 21st November 2018,  9.15am & 10.30am
Wednesday 28th November 2018,  9.15am & 10.30am
Thursday 29th November 2018,  9.15am & 10.30am
Email [email protected] or call 01582 623597 to book
www.crabtreeinfants.herts.sch.uk

Crabtree Junior School
To arrange a visit, please telephone the School Office 01582 623501
www.crabtreejm.herts.sch.uk

Harpenden Academy
Tuesday 6th November 2018, 9.15am
Tuesday 13th November 2018,  9.15am
Thursday 22nd November 2018, 1.45pm
Tuesday 27th November 2018, 9.15am
Thursday 6th December 2018, 1.45pm
Tuesday 11th December 2018, 9.15am
Thursday 10th January 2019, 1.45pm
harpendenacademy.org

High Beeches School
Wednesday 14th November 2018, 9.30am
Tuesday 20th November 2018, 9.30am 
Friday 7th December 2018, 9.30am
Telephone the school office on 01582 767966 to book a place.
www.highbeeches.herts.sch.uk

Kimpton Primary School
www.kimpton.herts.sch.uk

Manland Primary School
Wednesday 17th October 2018, 10am
Thursday 15th November, 10am & 7pm
www.manland.herts.sch.uk

Redbourn Primary School
www.redbourninfants.herts.sch.uk

Roundwood Primary School
Monday 26th November 2018, 9.30am
Tuesday 8th January 2019, 9.30am
www.roundwoodprimary.herts.sch.uk

Sauncey Wood School
Tuesday 23rd October, 9.30am
Thursday 25th November, 7pm
Informal Tours on:
Tuesday 6th November, 9.30am
Tuesday 13th November, 1.30pm
Tuesday 20th November, 9.30am
Tuesday 27th November, 1.30pm
Please contact the school office on 01582 621514 to register your attendance.
www.saunceywood.herts.sch.uk
www.facebook.com/SaunceyWoodSchool

St Dominic RC School
Tuesday 6th November 2018, 9.15am
Thursday 22nd November 2018, 9.15am
Monday 10th December 2018, 9.15am
www.stdominic.herts.sch.uk

St Helen’s CofE School
15th November 2018, 9.15am
Please call the school office on 01582 832106 to attend.
www.sthelens.herts.sch.uk

St Nicholas CofE VA Primary School
12th October 2018, 9.30am
5th December 2018, 1.15pm
8th December 2018, 10.30am
11th January 2019, 9.30am
Please contact the office on 01582 623620 to book a place on the tour
stnicholasce.org

The Grove Infant and Nursery School
Friday 9th November 2018, 9.15am
Thursday 15th November 2018, 9.15am
Monday 19th November 2018, 9.15am
Friday 30th November 2018, 9.15am
Wednesday 5th December 2018, 9.15am
Friday 14th December 2018, 9.15am
Wednesday 9th January 2019, 9.15am
Visit the school wesite Admissions page to book your place.
www.groveinfants.co.uk

The Grove Junior School
Contact the school on 01582 760031
www.thegrovejunior.co.uk

The Lea Primary School
Wednesday 7th November 2018, 9.15am
Thursday 15th November 2018, 9.15am
www.lea-pri.herts.sch.uk

Wood End School
Thursday 8th November 2018, 9.30am
Tuesday 20th November 2018, 9.30am
Friday 11th January 2019, 9.30am
Call the School Office on 01582 761636 to book a place on a tour.
www.woodend.herts.sch.uk

 

Sixth Form Open Events (alphabetical order)

Sixth Form Open Events take place any time from October to January. Booking is not usually required for the main Open Evenings (listed first below), but Open Mornings, Tours and Information Evenings may require booking.  Visit the school websites for more information.

Beaumont School, St Albans
Thursday 17th January 2019, 6 - 8.45pm
Open Morning: Tuesday 29th Jauary 2019, 9.30am & 11.30am
BeauSandVer Information Evening: Thursday 8th November 2018, 7pm (at Beaumont School) & 8pm (at Sandringham School)
www.beaumontschool.com

Loreto College, St Albans
Wednesday 24th October 2018, 6.30pm
Open Morning: Wednesday 30th January 2019, 10am
www.loreto.herts.sch.uk

Marlborough Science Academy, St Albans
Monday 26th November 2018, 6 - 8.30pm
Open Mornings: Friday 5th - Friday 14th December 2018, 9-10am
www.themarlboroughscienceacademy.co.uk

Nicholas Breakspear Catholic School, St Albans
Thursday 8th November 2018, 6.45pm
Open Mornings: w/c 12th November 2018 - please contact the school to book.
www.nicholasbreakspearschool.co.uk

Roundwood Park School, Harpenden
Thursday 17th January 2019, 6 - 8.15pm
Open Mornings: Tuesday 29th January 2019, 9am & Wednesday 30th January 2019, 9am
www.roundwoodpark.co.uk

Samuel Ryder Academy, St Albans
Thursday 15th November 2018, 6- 7.30pm
Open Morning: Monday 26th November 2018, 9am
www.samuelryderacademy.co.uk

Sandringham School, St Albans
Thursday 10th January 2019, 6pm
Open Mornings: Monday 28th January 2019, 9am & Monday 4th February 2019, 9am
BeauSandVer Information Evening: Thursday 8th November 2018, 7pm (at Beaumont School) & 8pm (at Sandringham School)
www.sandringham.herts.sch.uk

Sir John Lawes School, Harpenden
Wednesday 16th January 2019, 6.30 - 9pm
Open Mornings: Friday 18th January 2019, 9am & Monday 21st January 2019, 9am
www.sjl.herts.sch.uk

St Albans Girls’ School, St Albans
Wednesday 7th November 2018, 7-9pm
Open Mornings: Tuesday 20th November 2018 9.15am,  Thursday 24th January 2019 9.15am, Wednesday 13th March 2019 9.15am
www.stags.herts.sch.uk

St George’s School, Harpenden
Friday 5th October 2018, 6 - 8.30pm
Opportunities at 16+ Evening: 17th January 2019 - by appointment only
www.stgeorges.herts.sch.uk

Townsend Church of England School, St Albans
Thursday 22nd November 2018, 7pm
Open Afternoon: 23rd January 2019, 11.15am - 1.15pm
www.townsend.herts.sch.uk

Verulam School, St Albans
Tuesday 15th January 2019, 7pm
Open Morning: 22nd January 2019, 9.15am
BeauSandVer Information Evening: Thursday 8th November 2018, 7pm (at Beaumont School) & 8pm (at Sandringham School)
www.verulamschool.co.uk

 

Further Education 16+ (Not Sixth Form)

Oakland College, Welwyn Campus
Tuesday 13th November 2018, 5-8pm
www.oaklands.ac.uk

Oaklands College, St Albans Campus
Saturday 17th November 2018, 10am - 2pm
www.oaklands.ac.uk

West Herts College, Hemel Hempstead & Kings Langley
Saturday 10th November 2018, 9.30am - 12.30pm
www.westherts.ac.uk

West Herts College, Watford
Saturday 17th November 2018, 9.30am - 2pm
www.westherts.ac.uk

 

Independent School Open Days (alphabetical order)

Independent schools typically hold a number of Open Days throughout the year and many will be happy to arrange individual visits.   Open events usually require you to register your attendance in advance. 

Abbots Hill School (Whole school)
Saturday 29th September 2018, 2 - 4pm
Saturday 10th November 2018, 10am - 12pm
Saturday 9th March 2019, 10am - 12pm
There is no need to book for these events.
www.abbotshill.herts.sch.uk

Abbots Hill School (Nursery)
Visits are available most days at 10am or 2.45pm. Please call the Nursery Manager to arrange on 01442 839103.
www.abbotshill.herts.sch.uk

Abbots Hill School (Prep School Working Open Events)
Tuesday 12th June 2018, 9.30am
Friday 21st September 2018, 1.30pm
Thursday 22nd November 2018, 9.30am
Friday 25th January 2019, 1.30pm
Tuesday 26th March 2019, 9.30am
Friday 10th May 2019, 1.30pm
Thursday 13th June 2019, 9.30am
Places are limited so booknig required.
www.abbotshill.herts.sch.uk

Aldwickbury School
Friday 5th October 2018
Please telephone the Registrar for details or to make a personal appointment on 01582 713022.
www.aldwickbury.org.uk

Beechwood Park School
Friday 19th October 2018, 9.30am - 12pm
Friday 15th February 2019, 9.30am - 12pm
Please register your attendance on the website.
www.beechwoodpark.com

Berkhamsted School (Day Nursery, Pre-Prep, Prep, Heatherton)
Friday 5th October 2018, 9am - 12pm 
Saturday 6th October 2018, 10am - 12pm
Please book via the website
www.berkhamstedschool.org

Berkhamsted School (Senior Boys & Girls)
Friday 28th September 2018, afternoon 
Please book via the website
www.berkhamstedschool.org

Lockers Park School
Saturday 13th October 2018
Please register your interest via the website
www.lockerspark.herts.sch.uk

Princess Helena College
Saturday 22nd September 2018, 1pm - 3.30pm

Wednesday 17th October 2018, 9am - 11am
Please book via the website
www.princesshelenacollege.co.uk

St Albans School (Senior School)
Saturday 15th September 2018
Saturday 6th October 2018
Saturday 17th November 2018
Please register your interest via the website
www.st-albans.herts.sch.uk

St Albans School (Sixth Form)
Wednesday 26th September 2018
Thursday 11th October 2018
www.st-albans.herts.sch.uk

St Albans High School for Girls (Prep School)
Friday 5th October 2018, 9.30am - 12pm
www.stahs.org.uk

St Albans High School for Girls (Senior School)
Saturday 13th October 2018, 9.30am - 12pm
www.stahs.org.uk

St Albans High School for Girls (Sixth Form)
Wednesday 26th September 2018, 6 - 8.30pm
www.stahs.org.uk

St Columba’s College (Prep School) 
Wednesday 13th June 2018, 6:30 - 8:30pm
Saturday 6th October, 9:30am - 12:30pm
Please register via the website
www.stcolumbascollege.org

St Columba’s College (Senior School)
Friday 15th June 2018 (Open Working Day tour)
Saturday 6th October, 9:30am - 12:30pm
Please register via the website
www.stcolumbascollege.org

St Columba’s College (Sixth Form)
www.stcolumbascollege.org

St Hilda's School
To arrange a visit to the school email the Admissions Officer on [email protected] to book your place.
www.sthildasharpenden.co.uk

The King's School
Saturday 6th October 2018, 9am - 12pm
www.thekingsschool.com

Nursery School Open Days (alphabetical order)

Applications for Nursery School places is no longer a centralised process run by Herts County Council.  You must now apply directly to each school.  Not all of the nursery schools run dedicated open days.  Those who do will hold them during Spring term.  Others will be happy to arrange a visit for you.

Most of the schools are now offering up to 30 hours of childcare in some form and this will be free for those eligible for the Government's 30 hours free childcare scheme.  The format of the offering and number of places available varies by school and each has it's own eligibility criteria so you should discuss this option with each school.

Batford Nursery
batfordearlyyearscentre.org.uk/batford-nursery-school

Beech Hyde Primary School & Nursery
www.beechhyde.herts.sch.uk

Kimpton Primary School
www.kimpton.herts.sch.uk

Redbourn Infants and Nursery School
www.redbourninfants.herts.sch.uk

Roundwood Primary School and Nursery
Tuesday 4th December 2018, 1.30pm
Tuesday 22nd January 2019, 1.30pm
To book, please contact Liz Attenborough on 01582 460756 or by email to [email protected]
www.roundwoodprimary.herts.sch.uk

St Dominic RC School & Nursery
Thursday 7th February 2019, 10am
Monday 11th February 2019, 10am
Tuesday 26th February 2019, 10am
www.stdominic.herts.sch.uk

The Grove Infant and Nursery School
www.groveinfants.co.uk

The Lea Primary School & Nursery
www.lea-pri.herts.sch.uk

Wood End Primary School & Nursery
Thursday 7th February 2019 at 9.30am
Thursday 28th February 2019 at 9.30am
Call the School Office on 01582 761636 to book a place on a tour.
www.woodend.herts.sch.uk 

Special Education Needs Schools Open Days

St Luke’s School
Parents and families are invited in small groups to tour the school to see a normal morning in class. These run each month - the second Tuesday of the month. Please book through the school reception 01582 626727. You can also attend a Friday assembly to give you a real sense of the ethos of the school. This is a celebratory assembly with singing, awards and pupils' full participation. Great fun and you don't need to book - just turn up on a Friday afternoon for a 2.30pm start.
www.stlukes.herts.sch.uk 

 

Secondary School Open Evenings (alphabetical order)

(For Sixth Form please scroll further to the Sixth Form Open Events section)

Senior School open evenings take place in September/October, with the exception of Sandringham School who hold their main event in July, with informal tours available in autumn.  Booking is not required for the main Open Evenings, but Headteachers' talks will be ticketed on a first-come-first-serve basis on the night, and booking is likely to be required for additional tours.  Visit the school websites for more information.

Beaumont School, St Albans
Wednesday 3rd October 2018, 5.45 - 8.45pm
www.beaumontschool.com

Katherine Warington School, Harpenden (due to open September 2019)
Saturday 6th October 2018, 10am - 2pm (at Rothamsted Research Centre)
www.kwschool.co.uk

Loreto College, St Albans
Tuesday 25th September 2018, 6 - 9pm
www.loreto.herts.sch.uk

Marlborough Science Academy, St Albans
Thursday 20th September 2018, 5.30 - 8.30pm
www.themarlboroughscienceacademy.co.uk

Nicholas Breakspear Catholic School, St Albans
Thursday 4th October 2018, 5.30 - 8.30pm
www.nicholasbreakspearschool.co.uk

Roundwood Park School, Harpenden
Thursday 27th September 2018, 5.30 - 8.30pm
www.roundwoodpark.co.uk

Samuel Ryder Academy, St Albans
Thursday 27th September 2018, 6- 9pm
www.samuelryderacademy.co.uk

Sandringham School, St Albans
Tuesday 10th July 2018, 5.45 - 8.45pm
www.sandringham.herts.sch.uk

Sir John Lawes School, Harpenden
Wednesday 3rd October 2018, 6 - 9pm
www.sjl.herts.sch.uk

St Albans Girls’ School, St Albans
Thursday 4th October 2018, 6 - 9pm
www.stags.herts.sch.uk

St George’s School, Harpenden
Friday 5th October 2018, 6 - 8.30pm
www.stgeorges.herts.sch.uk

Townsend Church of England School, St Albans
Wednesday 26th September 2018, 6 - 8.45pm
www.townsend.herts.sch.uk

Verulam School, St Albans
Saturday 29th September 2018, 9am - 12pm
www.verulamschool.co.uk