Saturday 4 February 2017


Today we've spent a wonderful morning with our students and their families. We've played Quizlet and Kahoot, just as we do in our English lessons. Hope you've had a great time!

Here are 10 tips for getting the most from an open day. We hope they're useful to you.

  1. Take your child with you – you need a child’s eye view as well as your own, and they’ll notice things you miss.
  2. Think about whether you find the open day chaotic, friendly, efficient or improvised? The organisation of the day’s events can give many clues to the general running of a school.
  3. Pay attention to the pupils themselves - do they seem happy and motivated? Do they speak positively about their teachers and school-life?– Pupils are the best ambassadors for any school.
  4. Don’t make decisions based on individual teachers – they may have left by the time your child starts school.
  5. Don’t get too bogged down in the details - try to get a ‘feel’ for the school atmosphere. Write down your first impressions.
  6. Feel free to ask questions if you want to, particularly of pupils – what do they think of the teaching – do they enjoy life at the school?
  7. Look at the work on display. Does it represent a broad range of ability? A school should value every child.
  8. Does the school offer extra-curricular activities - such as sports and clubs – so your child can develop their interests? This also shows that the teachers are motivated and enthusiastic.
  9. Find out about the lunch arrangements - are there healthy school meals available and what do they cost?
  10. Remember - listen to your instincts.


Thursday 2 February 2017


Serri Green, a student from the MIT (Massachussets Institute of Technology), has come to give us a talk about the American education system. She is currently completing her 3rd year of mechanical engineering and she is an expert on STEAM.

Our 4th ESO students have enjoyed Sherri's talk and have asked her lots of questions.

Thanks a million Sherri!

Here are some videos showing a bit of Sherri's talk: