The school is open to visitors for two of mornings (Talk & Tours) through the year, as well as for our main Open Day in the summer.
Talk & Tour mornings are informal, with guided tours of the school during a normal working morning, followed by an opportunity to meet the headteacher, and other senior staff, over coffee. We ask visitors to contact the school to book a place on a tour.
This is a chance for students who wish to join our Sixth Form, with their families, to tour the school and speak with subject teachers about the courses on offer at Kingdown School.
The format for Open Day for our visitors is guided tours of the school (during normal lessons in the morning), followed by a formal talk by the headteacher in the Large Hall at 10am. During the evening session the departments across the school showcase their facilities and display student work and the headteacher will repeat his formal talk in the Large Hall at 6pm. Teachers and students are available to speak with visitors. It is not necessary to book a place for Open Days.
All prospective students and their parents are most welcome to come along to our Open Day. Year 5 pupils, and their families, may wish to take particular advantage of this event in readiness of the 31st October deadline for the submission of applications for secondary school places. More information about applying for a place at Kingdown School is available on our Admissions pages.
If you are interested in applying for a Secondary School Direct placement please come for a guided tour of the school and see real teaching in action and meet senior members of staff who will be happy to answer any questions you may have.