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One of the county’s oldest independent schools has turned the concept of an open day into an open week this year to give parents and prospective pupils entering Reception to Year 2 the opportunity to sit in on daily classes, take part in sporting activities and get a real feel for school life.
The open week runs from Monday 6th June to Friday 10th June in the Primary Department at Ockbrook School in Ockbrook, Derbyshire. On Thursday 9th June, children in Reception to Year 2 will take part in a special football coaching session run by staff at Derby County Football Club.
Opening the school’s Primary Department for a full week is the brainchild of Sue Worthington, Head Teacher, Ockbrook School Primary Department. Sue says: “Open days are a great way of getting a snapshot of the life around school, but I thought by opening our doors for a whole week we’re presenting parents and children with the chance to drop in throughout the week and to really get to understand the ethos of the school.
“The school is one of the longest established in the county and has an unrivalled reputation for successfully providing children with a balanced education – academically and socially – as well as affording outstanding pastoral care with each child treated truly as an individual.
“Place all of this in the context of a beautiful semi-rural setting, traditional red brick buildings and contemporary learning facilities and you’ll start to understand why Ockbrook has been the school of choice for so many parents over the years.
“Children start their learning journey with us from age two and we see many blossom into young adults by the time they complete their A Levels aged 18. It’s this strong, caring family ethos that sets us apart from many schools and that’s something that we are very proud of.”
Ockbrook School Primary Department Reception to Year 2 pupils learn in The Mount, with its expansive outdoor activity areas, before moving to The Grange in Year 3.
Throughout the open week the Primary Department will continue to operate classes as usual. Anyone interested in attending, please contact Mrs Sheldon, Registrar email@example.com