Open Days & Evenings

This page will be update periodically as and when we receive information from the schools. Posters will be displayed on the notice boards at the back of Church where possible and reminders placed in the weekly newsletter and postings on the homepage of this blog.

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La Retraite - Atkins Road, SW12 0AR
Mr Malins, Headteacher, warmly invites you to attend our Open Sessions, which will include a tour of our extensive facilities, a chance to speak with members of our Senior Leadership Team, and information on our outstanding Scholarship Programme

Open Evening: Thursday 21st September
from 4.00 pm to 7.30 pm (last admission at 7.00 pm).  

Open Mornings (9.30am - 12noon):  
  • Monday 25th September
  • Tuesday 26th September
  • Wednesday 27th September
  • Thursday 5th October
  • Friday 6th October
Sixth Form Open Evening (5pm - 7pm):  Thursday 12th October

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Bishop Thomas Grant - Belltrees Grove, Streatham, SW16

The school will be open open at the following times for visits from parents of Primary School children who are considering a choice of Secondary schools.  There will be a tour of the School, an Exhibition of School Work and an opportunity to talk to staff and pupils.

Open Mornings (9.30am-12noon): 
  • Monday 18th September
  • Tuesday 26th September
  • Wednesday 27th September
A full tour of the school at 9.30am, followed by an address by the Headteacher at 10.45am

Open Evening (6.30 - 9pm): Tuesday 19th September
  • Those who arrive by 6.30pm will have an address by the Headteacher followed by a full tour of the school. 
  • Those who arrive after 6.30pm will have a shorter tour of the school followed by an address by the Headteacher at 7.30pm.
Sixth Form Open Evening (6.30 - 9pm): to be confirmed

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The Laurels School - 126 Atkins Road, Clapham, SW12 0AN (Girls 11-18)
We are delighted to welcome you to The Laurels School and to share our education vision, which offers your daughter a well rounded education based on a ‘character first’ approach.

Open Days (10am to 12pm): 

  • Wednesday 13th September
  • Thursday 21st September
  • Saturday 14th October
Open Evening (6pm to 8pm): to be confirmed


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The Cedars School - Coombe RoadCroydonCR0 5RD (Boys 11-18)

Open Day (10am - 12noon): Saturday 30th September
The Laurels & The Cedar Schools have been established by PACT Educational Trust in line with its charitable purpose of promoting schools that support families in their desire to raise children into adults of integrity, committed to living their lives by Christian principles.  PACT already runs Oakwood School in Purley and Oliver House Prep School in Clapham .  Both The Laurels & The Cedars are making the same virtue based education available up to the age of 18. 

PACT schools are committed to developing the whole child, in close partnership with parents, through a deeply-embedded character programme grounded in Catholic principles.  This is an approach to education that has led to outstanding academic success, both in the existing PACT schools in the UK and our partner secondary schools abroad.  While the Catholic ethos is central to the school, we welcome applications from families who are not Catholic. 
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St Joseph's College - Beulah Hill

Open Evening (5.30 - 8.30pm): Thursday 28th September  (last admission at 8.00 pm).

Open Morning (tours): 8.40am - 9.40am & 10.20am - 11.20am 

  • Wednesday 4th October
  • Thursday 5th October
  • Wednesday 11th October

6th Form Open Evening (6 - 8.30pm): to be confirmed
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Ursuline High School - The Downs, Wimbledon, SW20 8HF

Open Evening (6.30 - 8.30pm): Wednesday 20th September
We welcome parents, carers and students seeking Year 7 entry in September 2018 to this 'Outstanding' Roman Catholic Girls' School.

Open Mornings (9-10.30am or 11-12.30pm): Monday 25th - Friday 29th September
For current Year 6 students.  By appointment only (appointments can be booked from beginning of September).  

6th Form Open Evening (5pm - 8pm): to be confirmed

6th Form Open Mornings (please contact school for times): to be confirmed
This is an opportunity for external students to visit Ursuline High School.  By Appointment only.

If you have any questions, please contact Miss Williams (Sixth Form Registrar).  Tel: 020 8879 4399, email: gale@ursulinehigh.merton.sch.uk or their website: www.ursulinesixthform.com

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St John Bosco College - Packham Street, Battersea, SW11 3DQ

Open Morning (9am - 11am) 
  • Monday 18th September
  • Saturday 23rd September
  • Monday 16th October
Yr 7 & 6th Form Open Evening (4.30pm - 7.30pm): Thursday 21st September
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Coloma Convent Girls School - Upper Shirley Road, Croydon, CR9 5AS

Open Evening (5.30pm - 7.30pm): Tuesday 12th September

6th Form Open Evening - (5.30pm - 7.30pm): Tuesday 3rd October

Yr 7 & 6th Form Open Day (9.30am - 11.30am): Saturday 14th October

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Virgo Fidelis Convent School - Upper Norwood,  London, SE19 1RS

Open Morning (9am - 10.30am): Wednesday 20th & Tuesday 26th September
Headteacher's speech at 9am followed by a tour of the school.

Open Evening (4.30pm - 7pm): Thursday 21st September

Visits to our School: Yr 7 and all in-year admissions:  Even if you missed an Open Day, you are always welcome to visit our school.  The best time to come to see us is Monday morning between 9am and 10am. Please go to reception and we will arrange for you to meet with a member of the Senior Staff Team.

Sixth Form: you are welcome to come to visit our School at any time in the year.
The best time to come to see us is each morning between 9am and 10am.  Please go to reception and we will arrange for you to meet with a member of the Senior Staff Team.
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St Philomena's - Pound Street, Carshalton, SM5 3PS

Open Morning (9am - 10.45am): Monday 25th - Friday 29th September
Arrive by 8.45am for 9am start.  Tour to finish  at 10.45am. One session per day, by appointment only.  Telephone the Admissions Manager 020 8642 2025 etx: 266 Email: admissions@stphils.org.uk


6th Form Open Morning (9am - 11am): to be confirmed

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Cardinal Vaughan Memorial School - 89 Addison Road, Kensington, W14 8BZ

Open Evening 4.30pm / 5.30pm / 6.30pm: to be confirmed
Please note that the Directors of the Academy Trust have agreed to increase the Year 7 published admission number (PAN) from 120 pupils to 124 pupils. This means that there will be 31 places in ability band 1, 62 places in ability band 2 and 31 places in ability band 3. 

Closing date for music application form: 
Music aptitude test (all music applicants): During the week commencing 
Closing date for applications:
Ability banding test:

6th Form Open Evening (5.30pm): to be confirmed

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St Francis Xavier 6th Form College - Malwood Road, SW12 8EN

Open Day (10am - 2.30pm): to be confirmed

Open Evening (4pm - 6pm): to be confirmed

This is the opportunity for prospective students who are looking to continue their studies into the sixth form (year 12) in September 2018 to come and visit the College (with a parent) to meet staff and students; hear the Principal speak and of course pick up a prospectus for 2018-19. We will be open from 10am to 2.30pm.

Students from St Francis Xavier 6th Form College (SFX) achieve top of the league results  - the product of a first class education within a Diocesan Catholic institution on the Balham / Clapham border served by excellent public transport routes.