Talbot Heath’s autumn open evenings for prospective pupils and parents were a strong success once again.
Over 150 families were welcomed through the doors of the Junior and Senior schools last Friday, many visiting from a variety of the local schools to enjoy the unique woodland grounds, and the exciting events and presentations that had been organised for the afternoon and evening. Visitors from as far afield as China and Saudi Arabia (one family having flown in especially for the open day) came to view the school which still retains its title as the top performing girls’ school in Bournemouth. Visitors enjoyed tours of the World War II bunker; listened to musical performances in the Music centre; became creative with cake decorating in the technology suite; witnessed exciting experiments in the science laboratories, and watched rehearsals in the drama studios for the forthcoming school production: ‘A Night in the Footlights’. This year the school has become an iPad Academy and many departments were also able to showcase how the iPads were being implemented across the curriculum.
Wednesday’s Sixth Form opening evening was equally successful, where the current Upper 5 pupils and outside visitors were invited to spend time with staff to discuss AS and A-Level options and learn about life in the Sixth Form at Talbot Heath. As well as the wide range of subjects on offer, the visitors were interested to hear about the variety of extra-curricular opportunities open to them, including Young Enterprise, the Gold Duke of Edinburgh Award and overseas, as well as local, charity opportunities: all of which allow the girls to broaden their horizons while maintaining the support of the school community.
The Head’s address to girls and parents highlighted the individual attention that the school is able to offer every one of its sixth formers, both in terms of teaching and support through the UCAS process. Also emphasised was the fact that the girls had freedom within a supportive network and that the sixth form were fantastic role models for the younger girls and able to lead in many ways across the school. Mrs Holloway stated, ‘As a sixth form they have their own distinct identity but they are an important and integral part of the school. Our sixth form are able to achieve their aspirations because of the success of TH at preparing them as they head out into the wider world, both as students and as people.’
The response from parents on both evenings was extremely positive and many parents have already registered or booked their daughters in for taster days to enjoy even more of the school.
Come and see our school in action during Open School Day on Wednesday 19th November; please book an appointment with the admissions team.