Book a Tour or Taster Day
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Junior & Senior Years
Complete the form below to book your Tour or Taster Day on a day that works best for you.
You can be sure of a warm welcome from the whole HSD school community.
Choosing the right school for your child and you as a family can feel daunting, and that's why we warmly invite you to pop in for visit and a chat. We want you to feel reassured that our school provides the very best learning environment for your child and a place within which they can thrive so a tour or taster day is a brilliant way to see the School in action. Please complete the Booking Form at the foot of this page and we will arrange a date for your visit. Looking forward to meeting you soon!
What Happens During A Tour?
Individual tours of the Junior and Senior Years can be arranged for your family on any day during term-time. A member of staff (or pupil guide) will accompany you on a tour of classrooms and key departments and answer any questions that you may have allowing you to build a picture of our normal working day and witness first-hand the interaction between teachers and pupils.
‘Our son has blossomed since arriving at HSD. His taster day was, in his words, “100% better” than the school he was attending at that time because he felt valued and respected by both his peers and the teachers.’
What Happens During A Taster Day?
You can arrange a taster experience on any day during term-term. Your child will be able to sample a typical full school day in class. They will be given a buddy to look after them throughout the day and follow their buddy's timetable. It is always helpful to know if your child has any favourite subjects, enjoys sports and has any hobbies or interests so that we can try to find a similar buddy and and timetable that makes them feel most at ease. They can come wearing their current school uniform or something fairly smart and on days when we have sports we usually recommend wearing their sports uniform.
For a Junior Taster Day your child can bring a packed lunch or try our school lunches. For Senior Taster Days your child may want to follow their buddy's lunch pattern on that day. To book a taster day please complete our form below.
Open Doors And Open Mornings
Our Open Doors events give an opportunity to see us in action on a school day whereas our Open Mornings are usually held on a Saturday when you can have a tour of the school, meet pupils and staff, take part in activities and ask any questions you might have. The dates of our next Open Doors Days will be advertised once they are confirmed.