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A warm welcome to prospective parents and carers who are considering applying for a place for your child in September 2022. Following the national removal of lockdown restrictions, we are delighted that we can return to opening our school site to visitors for our Open Sessions in 2021, details of which are below.

 

Open Evening Thursday 7th October 4.30 pm to 7 pm

 

We need to manage our Open Evening as safely as possible, with staggered ‘arrival windows’. This will help ensure a smooth flow as visitors move around the school on their tours, avoiding bottlenecks.

 

We are therefore introducing a ticket system for our 2021 Open Evening, in which we are asking prospective visitors to register in advance their approximate arrival ‘window’ using the links below. We thank you in advance for your understanding.

 

Please note that each arrival window is linked to one of three repeated presentations by the Academy Principal, Mr Malone. On arrival you will be offered a school tour, after which you can then move to the main hall, if you wish to listen to Mr Malone’s presentation.

 

  • Arrival Window One: If you wish to attend Mr Malone’s talk at 5.15 pm, please aim to arrive at the school between approximately 4.10 pm and 4.30 pm. Click here to register for this arrival window.

 

  • Arrival Window Two: If you wish to attend Mr Malone’s talk at 6 pm, please aim to arrive at the school between approximately 4.50 pm and 5.10 pm. Click here to register for this arrival window.

 

  • Arrival Window Three: If you wish to attend Mr Malone’s talk at 6.45 pm, please aim to arrive at the school between 4.50 pm and 5.10 pm. Click here to register for this arrival window.

 

Visitors are of course welcome to attend any or none of the presentations, but we do ask you to register in advance your arrival window, which will help us plan the event safely. Please note that the site is open to all visitors until 7 pm.

 

Open Mornings Tuesday 12th October and Thursday 14th October 9 am to 10.30 am

 

Please aim to arrive at any time between 9 am and 10.30 am. On arrival you will be given a tour of the school. Please note that there is no presentation by the Academy Principal on the Open Mornings.

 

To book your ticket for 12th October click here

To book your ticket for 14th October click here

 

Sixth Form Open Evening Thursday 4th November 6pm - 8pm

Head of Sixth Form talk at 6pm

 

After the Welcome Speech each subject will host a 15 minute session which will be repeated 4 times throughout the evening as shown in the schedule below. Simply select the courses you are interested in (maximum 4 courses) and decide the timeslot for each. The school tannoy will announce the end of each session and will allow a 5 minute interval for travelling to your next session.  If you are unfamiliar with the layout of the school please let the teacher know so that we can assign a chaperone to escort you to your next talk.  

           

18:00 - 18:25    Welcome Speech
18:30 – 18:45 Subject Talk 1
18:50 – 19:05 Subject Talk 2
19:10 – 19:25     Subject Talk 3
19:30 – 19:45 Subject Talk 4
19.45 – 20.00  Opportunity to meet all staff in Restaurant
18:30 – 20:00  The Sixth Form Team will be available in the restaurant and will be happy to answer any questions. There will be tea and coffee available.

          

Parking

 

Regrettably, due to the nature of the site, we are not able to offer on-site parking for any of our Open Sessions. There will be some parking on the road in front of the school that runs through the Oakwood campus but this is likely to be limited. We therefore ask visitors to plan ahead, arrive early and park on the local roads on the edge of the campus, which is a short walking distance to the school.

 

Thank you for your understanding and we look forward to welcoming you to our school in October.

 

Our Values

Faith in the presence of God

Concern for the poor and social justice

Quality education

Respect for all persons

Inclusive community

an awareness of the living presence of God in our world, and a calling to see the world through the eyes of faith

a calling to support the poor and victims of injustice, through community service and justice education

to provide an education that is second to none, so that our students will not just contribute to society, but will transform it

that we are all children of God and, as such, at the heart of our education we must respect the dignity of all persons

we respect and value diversity, which means that nobody is left out or left behind, and that we embrace the unique stories and qualities that each of us bring to the world.

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St Simon Stock Catholic School is an academy, and part of the Kent Catholic Schools’ Partnership. The Kent Catholic Schools’ Partnership is an exempt charity and a company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales under company registration number 08176019 at registered address: Barham Court, Teston, Maidstone, Kent, ME18 5BZ. St Simon Stock Catholic School is a business name of Kent Catholic Schools’ Partnership.

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