Our Open Evening this year was on Thursday 28 September. We welcomed over 700 prospective parents and students from both local villages and further afield to join us. The evening provided an opportunity for families to see The Weald at work, hear about exciting developments, particularly our new buildings/facilities and talk to some of our staff and students.
On arrival, families were greeted in reception by our friendly Sixth Form prefects and senior staff, who provided suggested routes of the school and attractions. Lower school students were also on hand to act as tour guides and answer any questions our future year 7s had.
Short presentations were held in the main School Hall at both 6.00pm and 7.00pm. The Head, Peter Woodman, gave a brief overview of work at The Weald, particularly focusing on the welcome new students can expect in September 2018. Current Sixth Formers and year 7s gave speeches explaining how rewarding life is as a student at The Weald.
Refreshments and taster menus were showcased in the new cafeteria to provide an understanding of the variety of healthy meals available daily to students and staff.
Each subject area displayed examples of work and learning activities, ranging from exciting scientific explosions and experiments to printing with inks in art. This was available to enable families to gain a clear insight into the wide range of facilities on offer at The Weald.
Families left the evening feeling tired but elated after an exciting, fun packed evening. Prospective students received prizes including Weald water bottles and sweets for visiting all subject areas.
If you couldn't make our Open Evening, please call 01403 787200 or email [email protected] for a tour around the school.