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Open Events and School Tours

We have been receiving a number of requests enquiring about our plans for parents and pupils to visit Sheldon ahead of choosing their secondary school for a September 2022 start. Sadly our original Open Days and Open Evening planned for June 2021 have had to be delayed until September 2021 due to the 4 week delay in covid restriction easing and will now take place on the dates listed below.

We will be offering the following at Sheldon, subject to Government guidelines:

• Open Days on Monday 20th, Tuesday 21st and Wednesday 22nd September 2021

Parents can book one of two slots arriving at the following times:
Slot 1: 8.45am
Slot 2: 10.45am

Tours will be led by our Year 11 prefects and Year 13 students and will last one hour, finishing at the Library. In the Library, refreshments will be available and visitors will have an opportunity to meet some Year 8 students, together with members of the senior management team and our SENDCO.

• Open Evening on Thursday 16th September 2021 at 6.00pm – 8.30pm

Parents are asked to book a place at the Open Evening and confirm the number of attendees in their group, up to a maximum of 4 per household. Further detail about the format of the evening will be updated here in due course.

• Tours in September w/b 20th September, 27th September and 4th October

Conducting tours lasting one hour between 9am and 10am, arriving at 8.45am. On arrival families will be escorted to the Lecture Theatre where Mr Spurdell will give a brief welcome introduction.

In these tours, you will be able to see the school in session and pass by classrooms with lessons going on. In order to enable as many families who want to do this as possible, we will have different starting points around the site and follow our newly introduced one-way system; tours will be led by a member of the senior management team or one of our middle leaders, accompanied by a Year 8 student.


If you would like to book on to any of these events, please use our dedicated email address of visit@sheldonschool.co.uk and the Head’s PA, Mrs Akinbobola, will coordinate everything. If you have greater flexibility and there are several dates or times when you could visit, that would be very helpful, but please outline what times you would prefer and we will do our best to accommodate them.

For those of you who haven’t seen, we have also produced short videos introducing everyone to the school which can be found by visiting the very front page of our website at www.sheldonschool.co.uk; these will hopefully also give you a good flavour of what we have on offer here.

To hear the Head's Welcome and have a virtual tour, please click on the Videos and Virtual Tours tab on the Home page.

For more information please contact us on 01249 766020.