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Schools In Dorset

Clayesmore School

Clayesmore School

Iwerne Minster, Dorset

Nursery, Pre-Prep, Prep, Senior School and Sixth Form (ages 3 – 18)

Co-ed day and boarding

The children of Clayesmore, of all ages, share a spectacular, 62-acre campus in Dorset’s beautiful Blackmore Vale.

We enjoy outstanding facilities and an reputation for ever-growing excellence, coupled with a genuinely warm, family atmosphere that is wholly geared up to children of all abilities fulfilling their potential.

**Open Days: 24th September 2016 (10am – 2pm)

**Sixth Form Open Evening: Friday 7th October 2016 (7pm)

Tel: 01747 811707 (Pre-Prep & Prep)

01747 812122 (Senior)


Schools in Surrey

Cranmore School

Cranmore School

West Horsley, Surrey

Cranmore School is a leading independent prep school educating girls and boys from 2½ - 13. Recent exciting innovations include the extension of co-education throughout the school; a Forest School for younger children to support outdoor education; Mandarin for eight year olds; Spanish, Latin, Greek and Philosophy for Years 7 & 8 in addition to our comprehensive programme for sport, music, drama and a wide selection of extra-curricular activities. ISI inspectors rated the School 'EXCELLENT' in all areas in the most recent school inspection.

Our Open Mornings are: Friday 23 & Saturday 24 September 2016 (09.30 -12.00)

Please do contact the school (01483-280340) for further details or register on the website.


 Schools in Hampshire


Brookham School

Brookham School  

Liphook, Hampshire

Pre-prep & Nursery (Ages 3-7) Day pupils only

Our bright and airy purpose-built building, surrounded by extensive grounds, woodland and outstanding facilities gives our children the best possible start to their educational adventure; and that is exactly what we hope their first few years here will be.

**Open Morning  -Friday 6th May 9.30am - 11.30am



Highfield School

Highfield Prep School

Liphook, Hampshire

Prep School (Ages 8-13) Day, Boarding, Flexible Boarding.

Highfield has an exceptional academic tradition based on exciting, first rate teaching, reinforced by a broad and stimulating curriculum. We understand and celebrate that great education does not begin and end in the classroom. We are richly blessed with superb facilities and a beautiful rural setting, some 175 acres of woodlands and fields. These offer the perfect backdrop for adventure and play and provide outstanding facilities for sport.  

**Open Morning -Saturday 7th May  9.30am - 12 noon


 Schools in Devon


Blundells School

Blundell's School

Tiverton, Devon

Located in Mid Devon, Blundell’s Preparatory School is situated in twelve acres of beautiful countryside. The children learn in a modern, safe, indoor and outdoor learning environment with generous staff/child ratios ensuring high levels of individual pastoral care. Our dedicated team of teachers are highly qualified and extremely motivated. The School is justifiably proud of its effective communication and partnership with parents, all of whom are invited to attend a variety of events including concerts, dramatic productions, sports matches and exhibitions.

**Blundell’s Preparatory School (for day pupils aged 3 – 11) has an open morning on Friday 5th February at 9.30am; please contact the school on 01884 252393 or email

To arrange an individual visit to Blundell’s Senior School (a co-educational day and boarding school for pupils aged 11 – 18), please  ring 01884 252543 or email



 Schools in Kent



Northbourne Park

Northbourne Park School

Betteshanger, Deal, Kent

Northbourne Park School is a co-educational private day and boarding prep school set in the beautiful Kent countryside close to Canterbury. 

We provide children with a first-class education where we focus on the individual needs of every pupil, inspiring them to succeed across a wide range of learning experiences.
The children are at the heart of all our activities and the outstanding  pastoral care provides a secure environment where pupils learn with confidence and enjoy each and every day at school.

To experience Northbourne Park’s uniqueness and special atmosphere, and to understand why the children love it so much, please come and visit us on our Open Morning where parents and other family members have the opportunity to tour the School, meet pupils and key staff, view the children’s work and to see the school in action.

**Our next Open Days:

Friday 31st September - Pre-Prep; 10am-12.00pm

Saturday 1st October - Whole School;  10am-12.30pm

Saturday 4th February - Whole School; 10am-12.30pm

Saturday 6th May - Whole School; 10am-12.30pm


Please register your visit with us on our Online Booking Form


Wellesley House

Wellesley House

Broadstairs, Kent

Wellesley House is a co-educational day and boarding school for children aged 7-13. At Wellesley, they work together to give our pupils the best possible start in life and prepare them for the next stage of their education and the world beyond. They set out to recognise and nurture the individual strengths of each of their pupils. By the time they move on, Welleslians are confident, motivated and well-mannered, fully prepared to continue to thrive at their senior schools and deal with the many challenges that lie ahead.

**Open Morning for the whole school is on Saturday 8th October.

For more information, please contact the school office on 01843 862991 or email




Junior Kings

Junior King's School

Canterbury, Kent

Junior King's in Canterbury is a co-educational day & boarding prep school for ages 3-13 years. Located in a stunning 80 acre countryside only two miles from Canterbury, the school is easily accessed via designated bus routes and accompanied train from Ashford.

**Open Day: Saturday 8th October 2016

This will be an ideal occasion to explore the opportunities at Junior King’s for your son or daughter. During the morning there will be:

-          Guided tours of the extensive campus including the new Herbert Music School.

-          Refreshments in the Barn

-          The opportunity to meet staff and ask any questions.

To join us for an Open Morning, please email





The King's School


The King's School is a co-educational boarding and day school for ages 13-18 years. Situated in the Precincts of Canterbury Cathedral, an inspiring and beautiful location, the school is just 50 minutes from Central London via HS1.

**Open Days  13+ Entry –Saturday 18th June 2016

Sixth Form Entry –Saturday 8th October 2016

Open Days provide parents and prospective pupils with an opportunity to see the School in action through a guided tour undertaken with an individual pupil, a forum hosted by the Headmaster and senior staff, and a Question and Answer session with a panel of pupils.

The Open Morning ends with a buffet lunch in the St Augustine’s Refectory.

For an invitation please contact: Mrs Kate Harrison, Admissions Secretary

01227 595772





 Schools in Northamptonshire




Spratton hall

Spratton Hall

Spratton, Northamptonshire

Situated in 50 beautiful acres of Northamptonshire countryside, Spratton Hall is an independent preparatory day school of over 400 boys and girls aged 4 to 13 years.

Spratton Hall feeds many of the top private senior schools and has an exceptionally good reputation throughout - in the words of the Good Schools Guide, Spratton is an “extraordinary school”.

**Spratton Hall's next Open Morning will be on Friday 12th May 2017 between 10am and 12noon. All current, past and prospective parents and children are welcome.  Please contact the Registrar, Amanda Fleming-Jones, on for an invitation.

If you would like to visit the school before then please do not hesitate to call on 01604 847292 to arrange a time.







 Schools in Berkshire






The Marist Schools

Sunninghill, Berkshire

The Marist Schools are independent Catholic day schools for girls aged 2½ - 18 years, situated within 55 acres of woodland on a single campus in Sunninghill, Ascot Berkshire.

The Marist Preparatory School offers a high level of education within a broad balanced curriculum in an atmosphere that is positive, supportive and friendly. Great emphasis is placed on pastoral care which is excellent throughout the school.

At the Senior School, dedicated and highly qualified staff foster a respect for learning that enables Marist girls to achieve consistently high academic results in their public examinations.

**Open Events at our two schools – they are:

  •  Early Years Woodland Fairies                   Thursday 30 June                                      10.30 am - 2.30 pm
  •  The Prep School                                            Saturday 11 June                                        10.00 am - 2.00 pm

Weekly Story Hour and Play at our Mini Marist Nursery, Wednesdays 1.45pm - 2.45pm during term time only








 Schools in West Sussex







Cottesmore Prep

Pease Pottage, West Sussex

Cottesmore is a country boarding prep school for boys and girls in West Sussex, less than an hour from London. They provide a train service to London Victoria Station, which is popular with London 'S.W.' families.  Cottesmore excels at 'modern' boarding. It's huge range of sports (33 at last count), hobbies and activities supplement a diverse academic curriculum. The drama, music and arts programmes are equally purposeful and vibrant.

**Next open day is on Saturday 1st October from 10am to 12pm.








Schools in East Sussex







Battle Abbey

Battle Abbey School

Battle, East Sussex

Set over three sites in the Sussex countryside Battle Abbey School has the capability to offer schooling for children aged two right up to sixth form. This continuity of education means that they can nurture, monitor and develop children to achieve their full potential.

**Battle Abbey Open Days

Senior School: September 17th 2016 – 10.30am – 12.30pm
Prep School: November 12th 2016 – 10.00am – 12.00 noon










Schools in Wiltshire









Godolphin School

Salisbury, Wiltshire

Godolphin has a clear, modern outlook and they are dedicated to equipping  girls and young women with the knowledge, qualifications and character to take their place and be successful in the increasingly challenging world that they will inherit. 

Instead of Open Mornings, Godolphin have throughout the year ‘Snapshot Mornings’ where they invite parents and girls to visit on a typical school morning and experience all they have to offer.  They ask parents to arrive for coffee at 10am which is followed by a school tour with current pupils and the morning ends with a Q&A session with the Headmistress and other senior members of staff.

01722 430500

Snapshot mornings: 2 October, 16 October, 6 November, 27 November 2015, 15 January, 29 January, 5 February, 11 March, 22 April, 13 May, 17 June 2016