Invitation to Open Evening - 18th October

In our last update we promised to organise an Open Evening to give all parents an opportunity to visit the school, hear a couple of short presentations about the school (background, vision, ethos, curriculum etc.) and ask questions. 

We have decided that, although we have heard nothing yet from the Department for Education regarding our approval to open in January, we will still hold the event.  It will take place on Wednesday, 18th October at 7.30 pm at the school.  All interested parents are encouraged to attend if at all possible.  Even if you have not yet submitted a formal expression of interest, please feel free to come along to find out more. 

The evening will consist of light refreshments from 7.00 pm, a guided tour of the building, short presentations from James Tooley and Chris Gray, and a question time.  There will be time for informal discussions and questions during the evening.  We aim to be finished by 9.00 pm at the latest.

We very much hope that by the 18th we will have heard that we have gained approval to open and will therefore be in a position during the evening to take confirmed applications for places and begin the admissions process.  You will recall that we will admit pupils on a first come, first served basis but once the admissions process begins in earnest we will take into account the date on which an expression of interest was lodged.

If you would like to attend, it would help if you could email ( indicating that you plan to do so. 

We very much look forward to seeing you on the 18th.  In the meantime, please do not hesitate to contact Mr Gray on 07984 619739 or by email (see above) if you have any questions.