Autumn School Open Days
There's no time like the present to book in those school Open Days for the autumn...Don't sweat it, Muddy's got it covered
Malvern College, Open Day 21 March and 16 May 2020, Scholarship Information Morning 6 June 2020
A co-educational day and full boarding school for ages 13-18, set in a beautiful 250-acre campus with some seriously *wow* facilities. Malvern College is in the top 16% of the country for adding value at A level and IB, with pupils split evenly across both programmes. Oh, and they have a very impressive new Head. This is certainly a school going places, so watch this space. Find out for yourself at their Open Days next spring on 21 March and 16 May, but if you’d like a snoop around in the meantime, do get in touch with them.
Malvern College, College Road, Malvern WR14 3DF, Tel: 01684 581500, www.malverncollege.org.uk
Abberley Hall School, Open Day 5 October
A day and full boarding school (with some flexible options) for boys and girls aged 2 to 13, set in 90 acres of wooded grounds amid truly stunning countryside. Immediately obvious strengths are the happy and caring atmosphere, small teaching groups and excellent facilities. Forget tough, traditional and old-fashioned, Abberley is friendly and warm, with energetic children, approachable staff and a relaxed (not too relaxed, mind!) atmosphere. Find out for yourself at their Open Day on Sat 5 October.
Abberley Hall School, Worcester WR6 6DD, Tel: 01299 896275, www.abberleyhall.co.uk
The Downs Malvern, Bank Holiday Monday 4 May, 2020
We are particularly impressed by this vibrant day, weekly, flexi- and full-boarding prep. Catering for girls and boys aged 3 – 13 years, it is part of the Malvern College Family of Schools, and set within its own seriously impressive 55-acre campus on the side of the Malvern Hills (quite literally). Big ticks go to their tip-top teaching, and fantastic extra-curricular, boarding and sports facilities, (including a multi-million-pound sports hall, no less). Plus, we have never come across a school that actually has its own miniature railway on site! Built in 1925, the Downs Light Railway gives pupils an amazing opportunity to build, operate and maintain a working steam railway, complete with tunnel, station and points. How fab is that? Find out more at their Open Day on Bank Holiday Monday 4th May, 09-30 – 16.30.
The Downs Malvern, Brockhill Road, Colwall, Malvern WR13 6EY, Tel: 01684 544104, www.thedownsmalvern.org.uk
Bredon School, nr Tewkesbury, Open Mornings Sat 5 October and Wed 20 November
An independent boarding and day school for boys and girls aged 7 to 18, situated in gorgeous Gloucestershire countryside. A small, family school, they enjoy a happy and supportive atmosphere and offer a particular focus on supporting children with dyslexia. They are also able to support dyspraxia, dyscalculia and dysgraphia, and mild-to-moderate levels of ADHD and autism. The school’s motto is ‘Come Alive and Thrive’ – truly an ethos that is borne out in each pupil’s love of learning. Looking for a school that really helps children to realise their potential? With specialist teaching and by offering pupils a huge number of activities, opportunities, subjects, experiences and rewards, the school helps restore confidence and self-belief. Find out for yourself at their Open Mornings on Sat 5 October and Wed 20 November. Read our review here.
Bredon School, Pull Court Bushley, Tewkesbury, Glos GL20 6AH, Tel:01684 293156, www.bredonschool.org
The Elms, Malvern, Open Day Thurs 26 Sep
A co-ed day and boarding school for ages 2-13 – a small-ish prep in the stunning setting of the Malvern Hills with a true family atmosphere; a school that celebrates diversity and where the wellbeing of the child is central to everything they do. ‘Character is forged in the furnace of failure’, they say – children are not afraid of trying anything and everything, and of course they learn the most when things go wrong! We love the school farm and equine centre, but find out for yourself at their Open Day on Thurs 26 September 10am-12pm, and then stay on to experience The Elms School Show. To register your interest fill in the form on their website www.elmsschool.co.uk. For further information contact Jess Hattam on email@example.com or phone 01684 540344.
The Elms School, Colwall, Malvern WR13 6EF, Tel: 01684 540344 , www.elmsschool.co.uk.
Colston’s Lower School and Upper School, Stapleford, Bristol, Open Morning Sat 28 September
We’ve been lucky enough to have a good look around (and a serious bending of the Head’s ear) at this impressive Bristol school – read our Muddy review of the prep school here and our review of the Upper School here.. From nursery to Sixth Form, this co-ed city school has the best of all worlds – a sparky, progressive and rigorously academic curriculum, a superbly diverse group of students, and acres and acres of grounds to play and learn in. Their next open morning is Saturday 28th September at 9.30-11.30am – make sure you take a look!
Colston’s Lower School and Upper School, Stapleford, Bristol BS16 1BA, Upper School Tel: 0117 9655207, Lower School Tel:0117 9655297, www.colstons.org
Wycliffe College, Stonehouse, Prep School and Senior School Open Mornings Sat 5 Oct, Sixth Form Open Evening Wed 25 Sep
St David’s College, Llandudno, Open day 7 Oct and 18 Nov
Hatherop Castle Prep School, Cirencester, Open Morning Friday 11 Oct
Westonbirt School, Tetbury, Whole School Open Morning TBC
An inspired community of boys and girls from rising threes in Nursery to aged 18, both day and boarding, Westonbirt School offers a vibrant curriculum, some seriously enviable outdoor space, an abundance of sport and a dedicated Forest School. Find out more at their Whole School Open Morning (nursery to Sixth Form) coming up. In the meantime, check out our review of the Senior School, and our review of the Prep.
Westonbirt School, Tetbury GL8 8QG, Tel: 01666 881301, www.westonbirt.org