We normally hold 3 open events throughout the academic year, where the school is open for prospective families to look around and see what we do. During tours, staff are happy to talk about their departments and pupils will happily show the standard of their work. An open event is a good opportunity for you to see what Hollygirt can offer your child. It allows prospective families who may have visited several schools to compare how the pupils present themselves, what the school feels like, what quality of work is produced and what sort of experience a pupil can expect to have at Hollygirt.
There are lots of things for prospective pupils to do along the way, with souvenirs and literature to take home.
Whole School Open Day (School Day)
Wednesday 14th March 2018
Tours at 9.30am and 2.00pm
Junior School Open Day (Teddy Bears’ Picnic)
Saturday 19th May 2018
10.30am – 1.00pm
Our Headmistress is happy to meet prospective parents and pupils, and show them around the school, by appointment, throughout the year.
Early Years Stay and Play Sessions
Our Stay and Play sessions are aimed at our youngest prospective pupils looking for a place in our Nursery or Reception class (EYFS). The children have the opportunity to join in an hour’s activity with our existing pupils and parents can have a chat with key staff.
All sessions run from 9.30am to 10.30am and we currently have the following dates available:
Monday 27th November 2017 – FULLY BOOKED
Wednesday 10th January 2018
Tuesday 13th February 2018
Monday 19th March 2018
Wednesday 25th April 2018
Tuesday 12th June 2018
Once the Registration Form and fee have been submitted to the Registrar, the child will be invited to spend a day with us at a mutually convenient time. In Junior School these days are informal and based on teacher observations within normal lessons and within the playground. In Senior School the morning assessment includes papers in English, Maths, Verbal Reasoning and Non-Verbal Reasoning. Senior children are encouraged to stay for an afternoon of lessons with their peer group. These are arranged individually at a mutually convenient time or on one of our formal senior assessment days.
Year 5 Taster Day in Senior School
Each Summer Term we hold a Taster Day for pupils, currently in Year 5, who are looking for a Senior School place in Year 7. Our next Taster Day will be for children looking for a Year 7 place from September 2019. Pupils are able to experience what lessons are like, sample our lunches and meet current pupils and staff.
Friday 22nd June 2018
Year 7 (for Sept’ 18 start) Entrance Assessment
Tuesday 16th January 2018
Contact the Registrar, Lucy Wilkins, to book in for any of these events.
Telephone: 0115 958 0596