School Open Days 2016-17

School open events usually organised in September and October. There may be school open days, taster days, open mornings or evenings. Whatever the event, prospective parents are normally invited to visit classrooms, hear a talk by the headteacher or the head of the relevant section of the school, ask teachers and pupils about the school. Open events are aimed at families looking for a school place for their child to start the following September, but it’s a good idea to have your first visits a year before and then revisit the schools you are most interested in.

Here is this year list for Grater Manchester or Cheshire from Mums&Dads pages. Schools are welcome to add their information either via contact form or through the comments box below.

Alderley Edge School for Girls

Nursery & Pre-School Taster Session
  Tuesday 27th June
    9.30 – 11.30am

Year 5 Taster Day
  Wednesday 28th June
    All day

You could contact the school to arrange working day tour. Come and see Alderley Edge Nursery and Pre-School in action
Alderley Edge School for Girls, Wilmslow Road, Alderley Edge, Cheshire, SK9 7QE
Tel. 01625 583028

Beech Hall School

School Taster Days and Settler Sessions within the Nursery:
All throughout the school year. For more info or to make arrangements please contact the Registrar.

Beech Hall School, Tytherington, Macclesfield, Cheshire. SK10 2EG
Tel: 01625 422192

Bolton School

Taster Lessons and Open Doors Mornings
  Boys’ Division Taster Event for Y4 & Y5 Boys:
    Tuesday 13th June 2017 · 10.45am – 12.30pm
  Girls’ Division Taster Event for Y4 & Y4 Girls:
    Thursday 15th June 2017 · 10.45am – 12.30pm

Bolton School Discovery for Year 5 Girls
    Wednesday 21th June 2017 from 4.30pm – 5.45pm

Open Morning
    Saturday 14th October, 2017 from 9.30am – 1.00pm

You could contact the school to arrange a private tour during term time

Bolton School, Chorley New Road, Bolton, BL1 4PB
Tel: 01204 840201

Bridgewater School

Early Years Open Day: Thursday 20th April 2017, 9.30am – 6.30pm

Bridgewater School, Drywood Hall, Worsley Rd, Worsley, M28 2WQ
Tel: 0161 794 1463
E.mail: e-mail:

Bury Grammar Schools

Girls Year 5 Experience Day: Wednesday 21st June, 2017

Boys School: Tenterden Street, Bury, Lancashire BL9 0HN
Tel: 0161 797 2700
Girls School: Bridge Road, Bury, Lancashire, BL9 0HH
Tel: 0161 797 2808

Cheadle Hulme School

Infant & Junior Open Afternoon
  Thursday 4th May 2017, 1.45pm-3.00pm

There is no need to book for these events.
The Head will address parents at 10.30am and 11.30am on each of the Saturday Open Days.

Year 5 Taster Days
  Thursday 15th June 2017,
  Tuesday 20th June
Lunch provided on the day.
Booking required

Guided Tours
  Monday 14th, Tuesday 15th, Wednesday 16th November, 9.50am and 1.45pm

If you would like to attend one of these tours or to arrange an alternative visit to the Junior School, Senior School or Sixth Form, please contact Admissions Team on 0161 488 3345.

Cheadle Hulme School, Claremont Road, Cheadle Hulme, Cheadle, Cheshire, SK8 6EF
Tel. 0161 488 3330

Chetam’s schools of music

Chetham’s is one of the leading specialist Music School in the UK that offers an exciting and dynamic musical programme combined with excellent academic development.

Open Day (register required): Saturday 14 October 2017

Chetham’s School of Music, Long Millgate, Manchester M3 1SB
Tel: 0161 834 9644

Hulme Hall Grammar School

Open Morning: Thursday 15th June 2017

Hulme Hall Grammar School,75 Hulme Hall Road, Cheadle Hulme, Cheshire SK8 6LA
Tel: 0161 485 3524

King’s School, Macclesfield

Sixth Form Open Evening: (for entry in 2017): Wednesday 28th September 2016, 6.30pm
Whole School Open Day: Saturday 8th October 2016, 10am – 2pm
Sixth Form Options Evening: Thursday 17th November 2016, 6pm
King’s At Work – special day for pupils currently in Year 6, 7 or 8 who may be considering entry to King’s Seniors in either September 2017 or 2018:
  November 2016 (9.30am – 3pm)
Life at King’s: Saturday 14th January 2017 (10am – 12 noon)
Infant & Junior Taster Afternoon (booking required):
  Thursday 3d November 2016, 1:15pm – 3pm
  Thursday 16th February 2017, 1:15pm – 3pm
Infant & Junior Open Afternoon: Friday 28th April 2017, 1:15pm – 3pm
Taster Day – for Senior School entry 2018: Monday 3d July 2017

Midweek Tours: School offers a list of tour dates when you can see us on a normal working day. For details and to book contact Admissions on 01625 260000.

Location – please note that there are two sites:
Infants & Juniors and Senior Girls (11-16 years) – Fence Avenue site (SK10 1LS)
Senior Boys (11-16 years) and Sixth Form – Cumberland Street site (SK10 1DA)

King’s School, Cumberland Street , Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK10 1DA
Tel. 01625 260000

Lady Barn House School

Open Morning:
  Saturday, 19th November 2016 · 10.00am – 12.00pm

If you wish to view the school on a different day or at more convenient time, please,contact the school.

Lady Barn House School, Schools Hill, Cheadle, Cheshire, SK8 1JE
Tel. 0161 428 2912

Manchester Grammar School

Whole School Open Event:
  Thursday 22th September 2016 · 4.30pm-7.00pm (Last tours: 6.00pm for the Junior School, and 6.15pm for the Senior School)
  Saturday 5th November 2016 · 9.30am-12.00pm
Sixth-Form Admissions Evening: Thursday 10th November 2016
Arrive for a 6pm start. Registration is required for this event.

Junior boys gain automatic entry into Senior School

To arrange a personal tour during normal school days with our Director of Admissions, please, contact the school.

The Manchester Grammar School, Old Hall Lane, Manchester , M13 0XT (satellite navigation M14 6HL)

For questions please contact our Admissions Manager, Kath Heathcote:
Tel. 0161 224 7201 ext Ex 234

Manchester High School for Girls

Senior School Open Evening (ages 11-18): Thusday 29th September 6pm – 8.30pm
Sixth Form Open Event (appointment only): Wed 5th October
Whole School Open Morning (ages 4-18):
  Friday 14th October 10am – 12.30pm
  Saturday 12th November 9.30am – 12.30pm
  Friday 18th November 10am – 12.30pm

Junior and Senior Entrance Examinations Tue 10 January 2017

Manchester High School for Girls
Grangethorpe Road, Manchester, M14 6HS
Tel. 0161 224 0447

Moor Allerton Preparatory School

Open Morning: Saturday 12th November, 10am – 12noon

129-131 Barlow Moor Road, West Didsbury, Manchester, M20 2PW
Tel. 0161 445 4521

North Cestrian Grammar School: (senior school)

Open Evening: Thurthday 8th September 2016 · 5.30pm – 8pm

North Cestrian Grammar School, Dunham Road, Altrincham, Cheshire, WA14 4AJ
Tel. 0161 928 1856

Pownall Hall School

Open Day: Friday 17th September 2016, 10am – 3pm

You can arrange a personal visit during term time to see the school in action.

Pownall Hall School, Carrwood Road, Pownall Park, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5DW
Tel. 01625 523141

Sandbach School

Open Morning: Saturday 24st September 2016 9am – 12 noon

School Tours for Prospective Parents and Their Sons
starting 9.15 on
  Thursday 7th July
Book through the website or by phoning to Main Reception on 01270 758870

Sandbach School, Crewe Rd, Sandbach, Cheshrie CW11 3NS
Tel. 01270 758870

St Bede’s College Preparatory School

Open Morning events:
  College and Preparatory School: 9:30 am – 11 am

    Tuesday 19th September
    Thursday 16th November
    Thursday 7th December

    Tuesday 23d January 2018
    Thursday 8th March 2018
    Tuesday 24th April 2018
    Tuesday 22d May 2018

Annual Open Evening
  Thursday 5th October · 6.30 pm – 9 pm

Prep Open Morning
  Thursday 5th October · 9:30 am – 11:30 am

Six Form Open Evening
  Monday 6th November · 6 pm – 8 pm

Entrance Exam: Saturday 13th January 2018, 9.30 am – 12.30 pm

Year 5 Taster Day: Saturday 16 June 2018, 9.30am – 12.30pm

You can also make an appointment to visit the school at any time during the academic year.

Alexandra Park, Manchester, M16 8HX
College : 0161 226 3323
Prep : 0161 226 7156

Stockport Grammar School

Senior school, junior school and nursery Open Mornings:
  Saturday 17th September 2016, 10am – 12pm
Sixth form Open Evening: Tuesday 11th October 2016, 7pm – 9pm
Senior school Open Morning: Saturday 12th November 2016, 10am – 12pm
Junior school and nursery Open Morning: Saturday 6th May 2017, 10am to 12pm

Entrance Exam: Wednesday 11th January 2017

Free car parking on the school site and refreshments are available at all our open events.

School day tours available throughout the school year so that you and your family can see what SGS is like on a normal school day and meet our children and staff. You could also book a taster day on any convenient day from September to April.

Stockport Grammar School, Buxton Road, Stockport, Cheshire, SK2 7AF
Senior School tel: 0161 456 9000
Junior School tel: 0161 419 2405

Terra Nova School

Open day: Saturday 20th May 2017 , 10 am – 12 noon
Nursery Taster Session around the same time (TBC)

Jodrell Bank, Holmes Chapel, Cheshire, CW4 8BT
Tel: 01477 571251

To register for open day please call Melanie Machin on 01477 571261 or email

Trinity Church of England School

Open Mornings:
  Every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 6th September to 22d June, 9.15am – 11.00am.
Book your place now by contacting school reception on 0161 212 1900 or e-mailing

Trinity C of E High School, Cambridge Street, Hulme, Manchester, M15 6HP
Tel. 0161 212 1900

William Hulme’s Grammar School

Secondary (Year 7) Open Evening: Thursday 5th October 2017 starting 5pm

William Hulme’s Grammar School, Spring Bridge Road, Manchester, M16 8PR
Tel. 0161 226 2054
Admissions Email:
The School is Open for Enquiries
Term time: 08:30 – 18:00
Holidays: 08:30 – 16:00

Wilmslow Preparatory School

Open Mornings:
  Saturday 23d September 2017, 11am – 1pm

Wilmslow Preparatory School, Grove Avenue, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5EG
Tel: 01625 524246

Withington Girls’ School

Open afternoon: Tuesday 26th September 2017 (During the School day. Time TBA.)
Sixth Form Information Evening: Thursday 3d October, 6pm – 8pm
Whole School Open Evening: Thursday 9th November, 4.30pm – 6.30pm
Whole School Open Morning: Saturday 11th November, 10.00am – 12noon

School Tours: You are welcome to have a tour of the School either during the school day or just after school has finished. If you would like to arrange to visit the School, please contact our Registrar, Mrs Louise Jefferies, on or 0161 224 1077

Wellington Road, Fallowfield, Manchester, M14 6BL
Tel. 0161 224 1077


Although every effort is made to ensure that information is correct at time of going to press, M&D cannot be held liable for any errors or omissions. We strongly advise you to check details with schools before attending their open days.

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