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Visiting the college before you choose

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

Open Evenings: from 6 pm

The open evenings begin with a 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.

Tours of the college, lead by key members of staff accompanied by current students who will be able to help you with any queries, will include all departments of the college and begin after Ms Newton's talk.  You will see examples of learning and topics in each department as well as demonstrations and our wonderful facilities.  The Principal and members of our Senior Team will be available all through the evening.

To experience a full tour, you will need to arrive for the beginning of the evening but you do not need to book a place.

We have made the decision to cancel our Open Evening in June and instead have two open events in the Autumn Term.  

The open evenings take place from 6 - 8.30 pm on:

  • Wednesday 16 September 2020
  • Wednesday 30 September 2020 (this has previously been advertised as 1 October but has been changed due to clashing with a similar event at another school)


Open Mornings: from 9 am

Our open mornings offer families the opportunity to spend some time in the college during a normal working day.  Ms Newton and the senior team will lead tours of the college, taking in all teaching departments and other facilities.  This is a great way to experience what the college 'feels' like on a regular day.  There will be the opportunity to ask questions along the way and at the end.

When the dates have been confirmed, please contact the college on 01803 400660 or by email to to book a place at one of the open mornings:

Places on all open mornings are limited and are by appointment.  Each session starts at 9 am and ends at 10.30 am on the following dates:

  • Tuesday 22 September 2020
  • Wednesday 23 September 2020
  • Friday 2 October 2020
  • Monday 12 October 2020

We look forward to welcoming you to the college (don't forget to book)!


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 in September 2021 outside of the scheduled events*.  Please come along to 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