Open days at independent schools

Open days are the perfect opportunity to explore whether a school is right for your child. Here's a list of selected 2017 open days of independent schools featured on www.schoolsearch.co.uk. Please contact the school first if you would like to attend; most schools welcome individual visits too. Click on a name for more information about the school:

JANUARY 2017

18-19: Devonshire House Preparatory School, London, 9.45-11.30am.

19: Hendon Preparatory School, London NW4.

19: Sutton High School GDST, Surrey, 9am.

20: Durlston Court, Hampshire, 9.15am.

20: The Roche School, London SW18.

21: Chetham's School of Music, Manchester, 10.30am-4pm.

21: Old Palace of John Whitgift School, Croydon, Surrey (Preparatory), 2pm-4pm.

21: Queen Ethelburga's Collegiate Foundation, North Yorkshire, 10.30am-3.30pm.

24: Leicester Grammar Junior School, 9.15am-11.15am.

25: St Catherine's School, Twickenham (Senior Open Afternoon), 2pm.

26: Michael Hall School, Forest Row, East Sussex.

26: Rosemead Preparatory School, Dulwich, London SE21, 9.30am-11am.

26: The Royal School Wolverhampton, West Midlands (Sixth Form Evening), 5.30pm-7.30pm.

27: St Lawrence College, Ramsgate, Kent, (Junior School Open Day) 9.30am-12noon or 1.30pm-3pm.

28: Moira House Girls' School, Eastbourne, East Sussex, 10am-12.30pm.

29: Wolverhampton Grammar School, West Midlands, (Junior School Open Day), 10.30am-1.30pm.

30: St Margaret's Preparatory School, Gosfield, Essex, 9.30am-11.30am.

31: St Cedd's School, Chelmsford, Essex, 9.15am.

FEBRUARY

1: Notre Dame School, Cobham, Surrey (Nursery and Prep School Open Event), 9am-11am.

1: St Catherine's School, Twickenham (Prep Open Afternoon), 2pm.

2: Loretto School, East Lothian, Scotland.

4: Bethany School, Goudhurst, Cranbrook, Kent, 10am.

4: Clifton College Preparatory School, Bristol, 9.45am-12noon.

4: Merchiston Castle School, Edinburgh, Scotland, 9.45am.

4: Northbourne Park School, Deal, Kent (Whole School Open Morning), 10am-12.30pm.

4: Pocklington School, North Yorkshire (Sixth Form Opening Morning), 9am-12pm.

4. Reddam House Berkshire, 9.30am.

4: Seaford College, West Sussex, 9am-11am.

4: St Lawrence College, Ramsgate, Kent, (Senior School Open Day) 8.45am-12noon.

4. Woodford Green Preparatory School, Essex.

6: Francis Holland School, Sloane Square, SW1, London, (4+ Entry).

7: King Henry VIII Preparatory School, Coventry, West Midlands (Open House).

8: LVS Ascot, Berkshire, 9.30am-12noon.

8: Lyndhurst House Prep School, London NW3, 9.30am.

8: St Catherine's School, Twickenham (Senior Open Afternoon), 2pm.

10: North Bridge House Preparatory School Regent's Park, London NW1, 9am.

10: Northbourne Park School, Deal, Kent (Nursery and Pre-Prep Open Morning), 10am-12.30pm.

21: Faraday School, London E14, 9.30am.

21: North Bridge House Senior School, Hampstead, London NW3, 9am.

22: St Catherine's School, Twickenham (Prep Open Afternoon), 2pm.

23: Old Palace of John Whitgift School, Croydon, Surrey (Working Open Morning – Preparatory), 9.30am-11am.

23: Polam School, Bedford, Bedfordshire, 10am-12noon.

23: St Paul's Cathedral School, London EC4M, (Open Afternoon).

24: King's Ely Junior, Cambridgeshire.

25: Shrewsbury School, Shropshire, (13+ and 14+ entry), 10.15am.

25: The Leys School, Cambridge, (Day/Home Boarding Open Morning), 8.45am.

27. Maple Walk School, London NW10, 9.30am.

MARCH

1: North Bridge House Senior School, Hampstead, London NW3, 9am.

1: St Catherine's School, Twickenham (Senior Open Afternoon), 2pm.

2: Michael Hall School, Forest Row, East Sussex.

3: Berkhamsted School, Hampshire, 9am-12noon.

3: Highfield Preparatory School, Maidenhead, Berkshire, 9.30am-11.30am.

4: Ardingly College, West Sussex, Senior School and Sixth Form Open Morning (School Year 9+).

4: Cranmore School, West Horsley, Surrey.

4. Durham School, 9.30am-12.30am.

4: Eagle House School, Sandhurst, Berkshire, 10am-12.30pm.

4: Monkton Prep School, Bath.

4: Roedean School, Brighton, East Sussex.

4: Rossall School, Fleetwood, Lancashire, 10am.

4. Westbrook Hay Prep School, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, 9.30am-12.30pm.

6: Maple Walk School, London NW10, 9.30am.

7: Faraday School, London E14, 9.30am.

7: Hallfield School, Edgbaston, West Midlands, 9.30am-11.30am.

7: Lyonsdown School, Barnet, Hertfordshire, 1.30pm.

7. North Bridge House Senior School, Hampstead, London NW3, 9am.

7: Notre Dame School, Cobham, Surrey (Whole School Open Event), 9am-11am.

7: Old Palace of John Whitgift School, Croydon, Surrey (Working Open Morning – Seniors), 10.30am-12noon.

8: Ardingly College, West Sussex. Prep School Open Morning, (School Years 3-8) 9.15am; Nursery and Pre-Prep Open Morning (Pre-Nursery to year 2) 10.45am.

8: St Catherine's School, Twickenham (Prep Open Afternoon), 2pm.

8: The Roche School, London SW18.

9: Blackheath High School GDST, London, SE3, Juniors 9.30am-11.30am, Seniors 9am-12noon.

9. Rowan Preparatory School, Claygate, Surrey, 9.30am-11am.

9. St Margaret's Preparatory School, Calne, Wiltshire, 9.30am-12pm.

10: Carrdus School, Banbury, Oxfordshire, 10am-12noon.

10: Milbourne Lodge School, Esher, Surrey, 9am.

10: St Neot's School, Eversely, Hampshire, 9.30am.

10: St. Andrew's School, Woking, Surrey, 9am-11am.

11: Babington House School, Chislehurst, Kent, 9am-12noon: 10am – Nursery & Preparatory; 10.45am – Senior School, 11.30am – Sixth Form.

11: Hurstpierpoint College, West Sussex

11: Marymount International School, London, Kingston-upon-Thames, 10am-12noon.

11: Queen Ethelburga's Collegiate Foundation, North Yorkshire.

11: Radnor House, Sevenoaks, Kent, 10am.

11: Seaford College, West Sussex, 9am-11am.

11: The King's School, Canterbury, Kent (13+ Entry). 

12: Lockers Park, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, 10.30am-12.30pm.

13: Francis Holland School, Sloane Square, SW1, London, (4+ Entry).

14: North Bridge House Senior School, Hampstead, London NW3, 9am.

15: Breaside Preparatory School, Bromley, Kent, 9am-11am.

16. St Cedd's School, Chelmsford, Essex, 9.15am.

18: Haileybury, Hertford, Hertfordshire. 9am.

18: Llandovery College, Carmarthenshire, Wales, 9.30am.

18: Shiplake College, Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, 9.30-12noon.

18: Westonbirt School, Tetbury, Gloucestershire, 9am-12noon.

21: Francis Holland School, Sloane Square, SW1, London, (11+ Open Morning), 9am.

22: St Catherine's School, Twickenham (Prep Open Afternoon), 2pm.

28: North Bridge House Senior School, Hampstead, London NW3, 9am.

29: St Catherine's School, Twickenham (Senior Open Afternoon), 2pm.

APRIL

21: Old Palace of John Whitgift School, Croydon, Surrey (Working Open Morning – Preparatory), 9.30am-11am.

22: Bedford School, Bedfordshire, 10am.

22: St Albans School, Hertfordshire. 

22: The Leys School, Cambridge, (Boarding Open Morning), 8.40am.

24: Francis Holland School, Sloane Square, SW1, London, (4+ Entry).

27: Polam School, Bedford, Bedfordshire, 10am-12noon.

28: Cranmore School, West Horsley, Surrey.

29: Loretto School, East Lothian, Scotland.

29: Pangbourne College, Berkshire, 9am-12noon.

29: The King's School, Canterbury, Kent (Sixth Form Entry).

MAY

1: Roedean School, Brighton, East Sussex.

1: The Downs Malvern, Worcestershire, 9.30am-4.30am.

2: Bethany School, Goudhurst, Cranbrook, Kent, 9am.

2: King Edward VI School, Southampton, Hampshire (by arrangement).

2: Lord Wandsworth College, Hook, Hampshire.

4: St Benedict's School, Ealing, London W5 (Senior School).

5: Highfield Preparatory School, Maidenhead, Berkshire, 9.30am-11.30am.

5-6: Gordonstoun, Scotland. Taster weekend.

5: Milbourne Lodge School, Esher, Surrey, 9am.

5. North Bridge House Preparatory School Regent's Park, London NW1, 9am.

6: Dauntsey's School, West Lavington, Devizes, Wiltshire, 10am-1pm.

6: Ditcham Park School, Hampshire, 10am-1pm.

6: Northbourne Park School, Deal, Kent (Whole School Open Morning), 10am-12.30pm.

6: Queen Ethelburga's Collegiate Foundation, North Yorkshire.

6: Seaford College, West Sussex, 9am-11am.

6: Shrewsbury School, Shropshire, (13+ and 14+ entry), 10.15am.

9: LVS Ascot, Berkshire, 9.30am-12noon.

9: Queen's Gate School, London SW7, 9.30am-11am.

9: St Margaret's Preparatory School, Gosfield, Essex, 9.30am-11.30am.

10: Haileybury, Hertford, Hertfordshire. (Lower School Open Day).

10: Old Palace of John Whitgift School, Croydon, Surrey (Working Open Morning – Seniors), 10.30am-12noon.

11. Rowan Preparatory School, Claygate, Surrey, 9.30am-11am.

12: The Roche School, London SW18.

13: Hurstpierpoint College, West Sussex.

14: Lockers Park, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, 10.30am-12.30pm.

16: King Edward VI School, Southampton, Hampshire (by arrangement).

18: St Benedict's School, Ealing, London W5 (Nursery & Junior School).

19: Bromley High School GDST, 10.15am-12.15am.

20: Denstone College, Uttoxer, Staffordshire.

20: Manor Lodge School, Shenley, Hertfordshire, (Nursery 9am-10.30am; Infant/Juniors 9.30am-1.30pm).

22: Eagle House School, Sandhurst, Berkshire, 10am-12.30pm.

23: Old Palace of John Whitgift School, Croydon, Surrey (Working Open Morning – Preparatory), 9.30am-11am.

24: Lyndhurst House Prep School, London NW3, 9.30am.

23: Polam School, Bedford, Bedfordshire, 10am-12noon.

JUNE

3: Winchester College, Hampshire.

10: Brentwood School, Essex. Arrival at 9.30am or 10.30am; talks at 10.30am or 11.30am.

10: Queen Ethelburga's Collegiate Foundation, North Yorkshire.

10: Shrewsbury School, Shropshire, (16+ entry), 10.15am.

12: Francis Holland School, Sloane Square, SW1, London, (4+ Entry).

14: St Helen's School, Northwood, Middlesex, 9.30am-12noon.

15: Francis Holland School, Sloane Square, SW1, London, (11+ Open Morning), 9am.

15: Notre Dame School, Cobham, Surrey (Whole School Open Event and Art Exhibition), 4.30pm-6.30pm.

15: St Benedict's School, Ealing, London W5 (Nursery & Junior School).

16. North Bridge House Preparatory School Regent's Park, London NW1, 9am.

17: Llandovery College, Carmarthenshire, Wales, 9.30am.

17: The King's School, Canterbury, Kent (13+ Entry).

21: Francis Holland School, Sloane Square, SW1, London, (11+ Open Morning), 9am.

21: The Roche School, London SW18.

22: Francis Holland School, Regent's Park, NW1, London, (Entry at 11+), 8.45am.

22: King Henry VIII Preparatory School, Coventry, West Midlands (Open House).

22: Wolverhampton Grammar School, West Midlands, 6pm-8pm.

24: King Henry VIII Preparatory School, Coventry, West Midlands (Open Morning).

24: Radnor House, Sevenoaks, Kent, 10am.

27: Queen's Gate School, London SW7, 9.30am-11am.

29: Francis Holland School, Regent's Park, NW1, London. (Entry at 11+), 8.45am.

SEPTEMBER

16: St Albans School, Hertfordshire. 

16: The Roche School, London SW18.

23: Woodhouse Grove School, Bradford, West Yorkshire.

30: Bedford School, Bedfordshire, 10am.

30: Eagle House School, Sandhurst, Berkshire, 10am-12.30pm

OCTOBER

6: The Roche School, London SW18.

7. Bromley High School GDST.

7: Croydon High School GDST, Surrey.

7: Newton Prep, London SW8, 9.30am-12.30am.

7: The King's School, Canterbury, Kent (Sixth Form Entry).

7: St Albans School, Hertfordshire.

7: West House School, Edgbaston, West Midlands, 10am-12noon.

14: Shiplake College, Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, 9.30-12noon.

14: The King's School, Canterbury, Kent (13+ Entry).

NOVEMBER

15: The Roche School, London SW18.

18: St Albans School, Hertfordshire. 

18: Woodhouse Grove School, Bradford, West Yorkshire.