As parents of a Year 5 or 6 pupil you may be thinking about visiting prospective schools open nights.
This is a very important and exciting time and a chance for high schools to showcase what they can offer your child.
Most secondary schools open nights will follow a similar format or theme. At Christ the King Catholic High School, the event generally begin with an address from Mr. Lancaster, the Headteacher, and then parents and pupils will be taken on a tour of the school.
The tour will usually be led by current upper school pupils or prefects. This is a great way for you to find out what the pupils really think about their school!
All departments will offer a talk with a teacher of the subject and many will provide activities aimed at giving the prospective pupil an insight into the subject. At Christ the King, the Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator and the Inclusion team will also be available to meet parents throughout the evening.
Last year, Christ the King had a French Café led by the languages department. Croissants were served at tables, which provided a welcome sit down mid-way between all the department visits.
Open evenings are usually fun, informal and informative. Christ the King explained, “We love to meet our prospective pupils and families and give you a little glimpse of the happy, thriving and caring school we are so proud of.”