We were fortunate indeed that the mixed weather we have had lately settled to a mild, dry evening, and the powers that be in the Euros decided that England v Wales match should be scheduled for the afternoon of last Thursday (ok, so I fibbed to the students in telling them they had an early finish to watch the football!). Both factors contributed to the fact that once again both the New Hall and the Dining Hall were packed with children and parents who wanted to find out more about Coombe Dean School.
The majority of those present were Year 5 families, who will face the very important decision about which secondary school to choose in September this year. Our Information Evening was planned to give parents a chance to find the answers to the many questions they have at this time, and children the chance to have fun with their peers and our staff.
The evening went extremely well – with our Key Stage 3 helpers making an excellent impression with their meeting and greeting, and entering the two halls with great confidence to usher the children to their two subject sessions. Other students, including a team of Sports Leaders helped with activities. Mr Woodland spoke to all present of the importance of the decision that they are about to make, and the opportunities that Coombe Dean offers our young people. Parents chose which of 8 information sessions to attend, and then all gathered at the end of the evening in the New Hall to enjoy some light refreshments. It was getting dark as the last family walked to their car to go home!
Our September Open Evening is on 8th September – soon after the start of the new term – and we look forward to welcoming back those parents who visited us last Thursday alongside others who want to find out more about the excellent education and opportunities offered by Coombe Dean School. On that evening, the whole school will be open for families to explore.