School open days in and around Essex: 6 coming up soon

School open days in Essex

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An open day is a school’s opportunity to show you precisely what they can offer your child. Here 6 schools from in and around Essex introduce themselves and tell you when their open days will take place

Orwell Park

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Orwell Park School

Orwell Park, Nacton, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP10 0ER | 01473 659225

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Orwell Park, established in 1868, is a co-educational prep school for day pupils and boarders from 2½ to 13.

Set in a stunning 18th century mansion, facilities include a working Victorian observatory, a walled garden with outdoor pool, a nine-hole golf course, floodlit sports facilities, a library in the mansion house, as well as a new, state of the art outstanding Pre-Prep facility, set in the shadow of the main building among woods full of opportunities for outdoor learning.

Boys and girls are given every opportunity to be the best they can be, in and outside the classroom. High expectations, and learning strategies tailored to the individual child, lead to high levels of attainment.

Pupils progress to a wide range of senior schools both local and national and our leaving year group in 2018 achieved 31 scholarships in art, academic, music, DT, sport and all-rounder. For more information on their open mornings call the number above.

Royal Hospital School

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Royal Hospital School

Holbrook, Ipswich, Suffolk IP9 2RX | 01473 326 136

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Set in 200 acres of Suffolk countryside overlooking the Stour Estuary, the Royal Hospital School is a leading co-educational boarding and day school for 11 to 18 year olds providing a full and broad education fit for the modern world. They inspire their pupils to have the courage to be ambitious for their futures.

Whichever path they choose, they encourage them to do so with commitment, integrity and belief in themselves. Everyone has the potential to achieve the most exceptional things but we are all different. That is why they focus on the individual looking for their strengths and nurturing their motivations. Their role is to help navigate young people through their critical and formative years, ensuring that their education becomes the foundation for lifelong happiness and success.

To find out more come to one of their next Open Mornings on Saturday 5 October or Saturday 9 November. Arrive between 8.45am and 9am for breakfast followed by a tour of the school with a pupil and a presentation by the Headmaster. There is an opportunity to meet staff and find out more about admissions before departures at around 12.30pm.

To book or to arrange a private visit please contact Kate Evers, Registrar on 01473 326 136 or or click here

Bishop’s Stortford College

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Bishop's Stortford College

10 Maze Green Road, Bishop's Stortford, CM23 2PJ | 01279 838575

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Bishop's Stortford College is a top 20 UK independent co-educational day and boarding school. In their March 2017 Inspection, the College received the ISI headline judgements 'excellent' in all 4 sections.

As three schools in one, the College is large enough to provide an exceptional range of opportunities, whilst small enough for pupils to be known and valued. The infectious enthusiasm, imagination and dedication of College staff enables pupils to grow into happy, well-rounded, skilful and caring young people equipped and ready for life.

Breadth of experience is woven into daily life. Pupils can, and do, pursue high academic standards whilst enjoying and succeeding in many other interests. Every pupil is encouraged, taught and challenged to fulfil his or her true potential. Teachers strive to allow time and space for academic work to be balanced by sport, music, drama, and a diverse choice of other activities. Their tagline is 'We Build Confidence for Life'.

Click here for more information on their open mornings taking place September 21, October 12 and November 9.

St Margaret's Preparatory School

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St Margaret's Preparatory School

Gosfield Hall Park, Gosfield, Halstead, Essex CO9 1SE | 01787 472134

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To arrange a visit contact the Registrar: 01787 472134 or

St Margaret's look forward to welcoming you to their wonderful school for a personal tour, Headmaster talk, and refreshments.

They are a family, with traditional caring family values. Their dedicated team help every child to flourish, and so they are happy, thriving and full of life with a great love of learning. They are their greatest achievement and they are so proud to be a part of their lives.

Their curriculum is exciting and challenging: their children think hard, love learning and work together.From core subjects to Latin, art, music, sport and forest school everyone is inspired!

- Outstanding Early Years Provision from 2 years of age

Brentwood Preparatory School

Brentwood Preparatory School - Credit: Archant

- Small classes for tailored learning

- Specialist teaching; Music, ICT, Sport & Foreign languages

- Daily wrap around care from 8.00am

- Set in 7 acres of peaceful, listed parkland

- Excellent educational outcomes at 11+

Helena Romanes School

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Brentwood Preparatory School

Brentwood Preparatory School, Middleton Hall Lane, Brentwood, Essex, CM15 8EQ | +44 (0)1277 243291

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It's an exciting time at Brentwood Preparatory School as they embark on a multi-million pound development which will include new buildings, refurbishment and upgrading of existing buildings and improvements to external areas and landscaping.

This exciting new development will also provide an opportunity to expand and re-organise their Early Years facilities.

The expansion will mean that from September 2019, thy will be able to offer a full day's Nursery provision from 7.30am to 6pm and, in response to the overwhelming demand for places, the School will also be able to offer 15 additional places in Year 3.

Register now for their Open Morning on Saturday 8th June 2019.

Helena Romanes School

Parsonage Downs, Great Dunmow, CM6 2AU | 01371 872560


The staff and students are pleased to welcome you to their open morning on Saturday 28 September from 9:30am - 1pm.

Come and share their enthusiasm for learning and be part of the Helena Romanes family.

Experience fantastic practical demonstrations, engage with staff and students and meet their new Headteacher.

As an Ofsted rated Good School, let them share with you their ethos and show you their vision for the future.


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