School Open Days 2017-18

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

Senior School Open Evening
  Thursday 5th October
    6.30 – 8.30pm

Sixth Form Open Evening
  Thursday 12th October
    6.30 – 8.45pm

Working Day Tours
  Tuesday 21th and Thursday 23d November
    9.15 – 10.45am, 11.15am – 12.45pm

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

Altrincham Preparatory School for Boys

Open Morning at Bank Place:
  Nursery, Pre-School & Reception
    Saturday 30th September · 9:30 am – 12:00 noon

Altrincham Preparatory School, Marlborough Road, Bowdon, Cheshire WA14 2RR
Tel. 0161 928 3366

Beech Hall School

Working Day Tours
  Friday 29thSeptember
    9am – 16pm

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

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

Whole School Open Day: Saturday 4th November 2017

Six Form Open Evening: Wednesday 8th November 2017

Senior School Entrance Exam: Friday 26th January 2018

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

Bury Grammar Schools

Whole School Open Events:
  Saturday 7th October 10.00am – 2.00pm

Senior School Entrance Examination for September 2018 entries:
  Thursday 25th January 2018

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

Junior School Open Afternoon
  Wednesday 4th October, 1.45pm – 3.00pm

Sixth Form Open Evening
  Wednesday 4th October, 6.30pm

Whole School Open Morning
  Saturday 4th November, 10.00am – 12.30pm

Junior School Open Afternoon
  Thursday 3d May 2018, 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.

Guided Tours
  Monday 13th, Tuesday 14th, Wednesday 15th 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.

The Entrance Examination:
  Monday 15th January 2018 at 9.15am; application closing date – Friday 15th December 2017

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 (pre-registration required): Saturday 14 October 2017

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

Hulme Hall Grammar School

Open Mornings:
  Saturday 13th January 2018, 09.30am – 12 noon
  Thursday 14th June 2018

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

King’s School, Macclesfield

Whole School Open Day: Saturday 7th October 2017, 10am – 1pm
Sixth Form Options Evening: Thursday 16th November 2017, 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 2018 or 2019:
  November 2017 (9.30am – 3pm)
Infant & Junior Taster Afternoon (booking required):
  Thursday 2d November 2017, 1:15pm – 3pm (Postcode: SK10 1LS)
Life at King’s: Saturday 14th January 2017 (10am – 12 noon)
EYFS Taster Sessions (Spring 2018):
  February – April 2018 (ask for dates and in order to book a place)
Infant & Junior Open Afternoon:
  Friday 27th April 2018, 1:15pm – 3pm (Postcode: SK10 1LS)
Taster Day – for Year 7 entry 2019: (Booking is essential)
  Monday 2d July 2018

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, 18th November 2017 · 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:
  Saturday 11th November 2017 · 9.30am – 12.00pm
  Thursday 10th May 2018 · 4.30pm – 7.00pm
Sixth-Form Admissions Evening: Thursday 16th November 2017
Arrive for a 6pm start. Registration is required for this event.

Entrance Examination for for September 2018 entry:
  Wednesday 24th January 2018

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 Morning (ages 11-18): Thusday 19th October 10am – 12.30pm
Whole School Open Morning (ages 4-18):
  Saturday 18th November 9.30am – 12.30pm
  Friday 24th November 10am – 12.30pm

Junior and Senior Entrance Examinations: Tuesday 16 January 2018

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

North Cestrian Grammar School: (senior school)

Open Evening: Thurthday 7th September 2017 · 5.30pm – 8pm

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

Pownall Hall School

Open Day: Friday 22th September 2017, 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 for the September 2018 intake:
  Saturday 23th September 2017, 9am – 12 noon

School Tours for Prospective Parents and Their Sons
starting 9.15 on
  Monday 14th November
  Monday 4th December

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

    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

Stella Maris School

Open Morning: Saturday 7th October 2017 · 12 noon – 2 pm

You could always arrange a personal tour on another day at your own convenience or a free Taster Session for your child to experience a morning or afternoon of school life.

Stella Maris School, St. John’s Road, Heaton Mersey, Stockport, Cheshire, SK4 3BR
Tel. 0161 432 0532

Stockport Grammar School

Sixth form Open Evening: Tuesday 17th October 2017, 7pm – 9pm
Senior school Open Morning: Saturday 18th November 2017, 10am – 12pm

Entrance Exam: Wednesday 10th January 2018

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

Trinity Church of England School

Open Mornings:
  Every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 12th September to 19th October 2017, 9.30am – 11.00am.
Book your place now by contacting school reception on 0161 212 1900 or e-mailing

Open Evening:
  Thursday 21st September 2017, 6pm – 8.30pm

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

William Hulme’s Grammar School

Sixth Form Open Evening
  Thursday, 09th November 2017, 5.30pm – 7pm
Reception and Nursery Open Afternoons:
booking is essential, to book email: or call the school
  Friday, 10th November 2017
  Monday, 11th December 2017
  Wednesday, 13th December 2017
  Tuesday, 9th January 2018
  Thursday, 11th January 2018
    You can visit between 1.30pm – 2.30pm

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:
  Wednesday 7th February 2018, 10am – 12 noon
  Saturday 24th March 2018, 11am – 1pm
  Wednesday 16th May 2018, 10am – 12 noon

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

Withington Girls’ School

Whole School Open Evening: Thursday 9th November, 4.30pm – 6.30pm
Whole School Open Morning: Saturday 11th November, 10.00am – 12noon
Pre-registration for open events is strongly recomended

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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