Open events for prospective students and parents

Open Morning (parents only)

Wednesday 11 September

We know that during the next few weeks you will be considering carefully the choice of which Secondary School is right for your child. We hope that we can help you in making that crucial decision by showing you something of Harrogate Grammar School and its facilities.

On Wednesday 11 September our school will be open from 9.10am until 12.50pm. There will be no special activities or displays to view, but there will be senior staff and Sixth Form students to welcome you and to show you round the building whilst classes are in progress. We think that this will give you a chance to get a feel for the atmosphere of the school and the conditions in which our students work. Your child should not accompany you as he/she will be in their present school and there will be plenty of opportunity for them to experience our school on the Open Evenings in October. We regret that we are unable to supervise pre-school age children.

The morning will be organised into 2 identical sessions, you are welcome to attend either:

Session 1: 9:10am – 10:40am
Session 2: 11:20am – 12:50pm


Open Evenings (parents and students)

Tuesday 1 October and Wednesday 2 October at 6.30pm

The evening will begin at 6:30pm with a presentation from the Headteacher and Deputy Headteacher whilst your children are looked after separately by Senior Staff as well as some of our Year 7 students. Staff will answer questions about what your child wants to know about our school.

At about 7.00pm, parents and children will be reunited and you will be issued with a copy of our Prospectus. You and your child will then be welcome to tour the building, talk to staff and students and also look at various displays of work in a range of subjects. Refreshments will be available in the dining room throughout the evening, courtesy of our very active Parent-Teacher Association. We expect the occasion to be finished by 8.30pm.

We have additional parking available adjacent to the Sixth Form building. However, to avoid congestion if you are able to walk, this would be appreciated.

Given the importance of the decision facing you, we do hope that you will accept our invitation to join us. Exactly the same programme is arranged for both evenings the only purpose of allocating Primary Schools to one or other evening is to accommodate the large number of parents and children who wish to attend. If you cannot manage to attend on your allocated evening you will of course be welcome at the alternative evening (please see below).

Representatives of the North Yorkshire Area Education Office, who coordinate admissions on our behalf, will be present on both evenings of October 1st and 2nd. We do hope that by inviting you to our Prospective Parents’ open events we will help you to make an informed decision about the right school to entrust with the secondary education of your child. We look forward to meeting you in September and October.

Please note – please see below to find out your Primary school’s allocated evening and entrance.

If you have any queries please contact us: 01423 531127 or email: