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Visiting the college before you choose

Thank you for your interest in The Spires College.  Due to the Covid-19 restrictions we had no alternative but to cancel all events within school, during the summer 2020 term including our June open evening and we are unable to hold our open mornings in the autumn term.  Our open evenings in the autumn term were by appointment only and, due to popular demand, were quickly fully booked.

The staff at The Spires College remain committed to supporting prospective students and their parents/carers during this time of uncertainty.  We understand the importance of these events and we have produced a short film to introduce the college to the community.  

You can view our Virtual Tour via the following link: Click here to view our Virtual Tour films

Information about our Virtual Tour


The following events are to help families with children due to transfer to secondary school in September 2021 choose the school they would like to attend:

Open Evenings: 5 - 8.30 pm - by appointment only - FULLY BOOKED!

The open evenings will include a socially distanced guided tour in small groups so that you can see examples of learning and topics in each department as well as demonstrations of our wonderful facilities.  There will also be a short presentation from our Principal, Alex Newton, who will explain about our aims and ambitions for our students and how these are achieved, the care and support offered and the college ethos.  This will be followed by some information about our bi-lateral status and the selective places offered following the 11+ test, for those who are interested in this aspect of the college.

The Principal and members of our Senior Team will be available throughout the evening.

In order to be able to distance appropriately, attendance to the open evenings is by appointment only.  Unfortunately we will not be able to accommodate anyone without an appointment.

  • Wednesday 16 September 2020 - FULLY BOOKED!
  • Wednesday 30 September 2020 - FULLY BOOKED!

Due to popular demand both evening are now fully booked and the waiting list for cancellations is full.

We cannot allow access to anyone without an appointment.  Please do not arrive if you have not booked a place as we will have to turn you away.

However, you can take a virtual tour of the college via the following link:

Click here to view our Virtual Tour films


If you have any questions about admission to the college please email

Banner image announcing that open evenings are fully booked

Open Mornings: 

Unfortunately, due to Covid-19 restrictions, we are unable to hold our open mornings this year.


Bespoke Tours

Whilst we are extremely proud of the college and all that we do here and relish in sharing this with visitors, unfortunately we do not have the capacity to accommodate requests for individual tours and appointments for families of children who will transfer from primary to secondary school outside of the scheduled events*.  Please attend the evening and / or morning events which will include information about all aspects of the college, including our SEND and selective provisions; we are confident that these events will help you decide that The Spires College is the place for you!

(*If you are relocating to the area or have extraordinary circumstances that mean you cannot attend any of the events, please contact the college on 01803 400660 or email