Open Afternoon Dates and Information
We are thrilled to be opening our doors once again to visitors to the school and invite you to see below for available dates for booking. Further dates will be added in due course.
Whilst we are so happy to be holding our Open Afternoons again, we continue to be mindful and ensure we keep staff, students and our visitors safe in terms of COVID-19. Given this, we are asking our visitors to undertake a lateral flow test a maximum of 24 hours prior to your visit. These can be booked by anyone, by visiting your nearest test site or ordering a kit at home; please visit the government website for further information on how to obtain your free lateral flow test.
If you are unable to book a test or order one, we can of course administer a test here on site, although we would ask visitors to arrive at least 40 minutes before the planned tour start time to allow sufficient time for the results to be confirmed. We do encourage you to take the test yourself, where possible, as testing onsite requires trained staff to be available and can be disruptive to lessons, but please give us plenty of notice if you still require an on site test so we can make arrangements as necessary.
Where tests are administered at home, we would be grateful if you could please bring confirmation of a negative covid test to show upon arrival, prior to entry to your selected open afternoon. As a reminder, it also remains mandatory for visitors to wear face masks on site, unless exempt, and make use of the hand sanitiser which will be offered throughout the tour. Our priority must be maintaining everyone's safety as the lockdown restrictions ease, but we are so looking forward to welcoming you to Gretton and look forward to meeting you.
“We are the admissions team and would be happy to help facilitate a visit to the school to see how we might be able to help your young person. Attending one of our open afternoons will very likely answer many questions you may have on the day, but we are available beforehand, during and after to ensure you have all the information you require when making such a big decision as this; your child’s school placement.”
- Admissions Team
Visit our Admissions page to find out how you could enquire about a place here at Gretton School.
"‘Every child we saw seemed confident and engaged, and we both thought the school had a truly positive feel.’"
We hold Open Afternoons at Gretton twice a month for parents/guardians to come along and find out a bit more about what we do here. We specifically hold one for parent/carers with young people in Primary School and another for parent/carers with young people in Secondary School.
This will start with a presentation from one of our teaching staff, you will also meet a member of our Senior Leadership Team and the admissions team will also be on hand to assist with any questions you may have.
Following this will be a tour of the school and the facilities we have to offer.
Please note, due to demand, usually we hold one specifically for Primary students and one for Secondary students. This is for parents/guardians only, a maximum of 1 person per family may attend. This is with an aim to cause as little disruption and noise to our students during these afternoons, as well as ensuring we are allowing as many people as possible to view the school. Covid-19 restrictions mean we have had to dramatically limit our numbers so we appreciate your understanding and support in only booking one space on your selected date.
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
"Thank you for being so helpful and nice to all of us prospective parents on a hot day! What a lovely school and team, it was a pleasure to see it in action."
— Prospective Parent