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Main Open Day

  • Saturday 19 January 2019 - 10am - 2pm
  • Across Chetham's
  • Free

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We have now closed online registration for tomorrow’s Open Day and prepared sign in sheets. If you haven’t had chance to register, or you’re bringing extra people, that’s no problem – you’re equally welcome to sign in on the day. We look forward to welcoming you to Chetham’s!

Throughout the year we open up the school, inviting visitors to meet staff and students, explore our purpose-designed school building, hear rehearsals in progress and find out more about our music programme, academic study, boarding and welfare.

Open Days are a perfect opportunity to discover more about Chetham’s, whether you’re thinking of applying, finding out more on behalf of your music students, or simply interested in discovering what we do!

Prospective students and parents will have opportunities to have all of their questions answered – from financial and academic arrangements, to catering and weekend activities. All visitors will be guided by current students, and the schedule for the day includes time and space to meet individually with instrumental staff, the Head and Bursar, as well as to view the spaces in which Chetham’s students live and learn.

Main Open Days take place each October and January. Students of all ages are invited to discover the entire school, dividing into age groups – Juniors, Secondary and Sixth Form – in the late morning to discuss matters relevant to their stage of learning. In the afternoon, visitors are free to explore rehearsals and chat individually to key staff, and general visitors without a specific interest in applying are welcome to join us for this part of the day.

Approximate schedule
Full details will be send to all registered attendees approximately 1 week before the event:

10:00 – Registration and tours with current students; meet staff and oberve rehearsals
11:00 – Welcome from the Principal, Mr Alun Jones
11:10 – Focussed sessions for the Lower School (Years 4-8), Middle School (Years 9-11) and Sixth Form, explaining the music, academic and wellbeing programmes at Chetham’s – followed by boarding talks in Victoria House
12:00 – Lunch – Book a packed lunch bag to eat during your Open Day visit for £3.50 per person
Staff available over lunch for informal conversations
12.30 – Open rehearsals and continued opportunities to talk to academic, music and pastoral staff
General visitors not considering entry to the School are welcome to attend from 12.30pm
14:00 – Open Day ends