Secondary School Open Days

As your child prepares to go for their A levels you may be wondering whether you should attend the open day that you have been invited to – many parents receive the invitation but they don’t attend because they assume that there is nothing to be gained. It is important to attend this event because there is a lot that you need to learn about where your child will be going to school. You should not assume that just because you chose a “good” school your child will thrive in it – the opposite may happen, and you could have prevented it if you attended the open day.
There are several important things that happen during open days. The first is that you will learn more about the school. You may have read about it online or in brochures, but until you see it for yourself and spend a few hours there you will not get a deeper understanding of how the school is run. The head teacher will talk to all the guests about the history of the school and the performance and what you can expect by way of results.
You will also get to meet the faculty. There has been a general concern in recent years that teachers in boarding schools in the UK push children too hard, and you don’t want this to happen to your child. By meeting the faculty and asking them critical questions about their teaching methods you will get to understand what your child will have to contend with on a daily basis and if it isn’t suitable you can look for another school.
We recommend that you attend an open day at the Cambridge Centre for Sixth form Studies. It is one of the top secondary schools in the UK and you can learn more about it during an open day event. Find out more on