Open Days, Tours & Prospectus

For entry in September 2021

We appreciate that finding the right school for your son or daughter is an important decision and you will want to get to know Chigwell School in the fullest sense. The aim of our Open Days are to provide a taste of all aspects of the School so that you can decide whether your son or daughter will thrive here and be happy.

As part of your Open Day visit, you will hear from the Headmaster as well as the Head of Sixth Form, Junior School and Pre Prep as appropriate.  You will also meet pupils who will guide you on a tour and you will have plenty of opportunity to talk with them and staff on an informal basis.

Tours will include visits to:

  • Academic departments
  • Drama Centre
  • Walde Music School
  • Sports facilities
  • Risham Sarao Sixth Form Centre

Plus other key areas across our extensive site that will be part of your son or daughter’s everyday life at Chigwell.

The School’s admissions team will be present at all events to assist families with the admissions process for all age groups, including advice on bursaries, scholarships and bus routes as appropriate.

We would be delighted to meet you at one of our Open Days.

If you are unable to attend one of our Open Days, many families tell us that they find it helpful to have an individual tour on a typical working day.

View a Virtual Reality Tour of Chigwell here. 

4+ Open Evening – Wednesday 24th June

It is with regret that due to the current COVID-19 situation we have to postpone the Open evening.  Please be reassured that we are determined to ensure that all events go ahead as soon as they can.  Therefore, as soon as we can and when government guidance allows, we will look at an alternative date.

If you wish to complete the booking form and register your interest in attending, we will keep you informed of a new date.


4+ Open Morning – Saturday 12th September

Talks at 10.00 am and then tours of the Pre Prep.  The morning will finish at 12 noon.

Open Day – Saturday 26th September 2020

Talks at 12 noon in the Pre Prep by the Headmaster and Head of the Pre Prep and then tours of the Pre Prep and Main School.

At 1.00pm in the Sixth Form Centre – the Headmaster and Head of Sixth Form will be available, together with departmental staff.  Tours of the School with current sixth formers.

At 1.30pm and 3.00pm talks by the Headmaster and Head of the Junior School and then tours of the School led by our current pupils.


16+ Open Evening – Thursday 15th October

6.00pm in the Sixth Form Centre.  The Headmaster, Head of Sixth Form and departmental staff will be available to answer your questions.


7+ and 11+ Open Morning – Saturday 7th November

10.30am The Headmaster and Head of Junior School will speak in the Dining Hall and then tours of the School led by current pupils.

Individual Tours

We offer tours for prospective parents and pupils on a working day.  To arrange an appointment please contact Mrs Janet Long, Admissions Registrar at [email protected]