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Chesswood Junior School

Chesswood Junior School

Autumn Open Events (November)

Open Event Preparation 2020 (for admission September 2021)

Registering Parent Interest 

Receiving Parent & Child Questions, Queries and Concerns

As we are hosting a virtual open event on November 11th 2020, we thought it would be useful to tailor that event to the questions, queries or concerns parents and their children have and would normally ask at any open event or during any school tour.
We have set out the opportunity for families to ask or share up to three adult questions, queries or concerns. In addition, there is space to add up to three child led questions, queries or concerns. We will then create a booklet for adult questions, queries and concerns we have answered and one for children (this will need to be read in partnership with their parents).

You may follow this LINK to complete the online questionnaire or complete in the window below. We would recommend following the link if you are using a smaller device such as a phone or tablet. The online form will then open in a new window.

Open Events

The table below is organised into three sections. The first section provides the details of the invitation to all parents to join our autumn open evening event. The second section includes a family guide to our open evening. The third and final section shares the most recent open evening presentation led by the head teacher.

Open Event Invitations



Initial Open Event Letter 2020

This letter was circulated to all parents with children in Year 2 at Springfield and Lyndhurst Infant Schools. It sets out the broad arrangements for the open event 2020 - Wednesday 11th November. It also provides the link to the online form for parent to register interests and share any questions, queries or concerns ahead of the open event for us to respond to or clarify. 

Finally, the letter provides the key details for the West Sussex Junior School admissions process.




Open Event Invitation 2019

At the beginning of the autumn term each year, Year 2 parents typically begin to think about the transfer to Junior School. Chesswood Junior School hosts it open events towards the middle of November each year. We begin to organise and advertise these events towards the end of September to both Lyndhurst and Springfield Infant School parents. The letter opposite is sent to all families on roll at both schools by email and hard copies where required.

Click the image opposite to open the letter.

Open Evening Flyer 2019



Open Event Guide

Open Evening Family Guide 2019

This guide sets out:

  • A welcome and introduction
  • Timings for the open evening
  • A table and map detailing the location of: 
  1. demonstrations , workshops, refreshments and the main presentation.
  2. our wonderful school ambassdors, the senior staff available to help and our medical and first aid room should you need it.


Click the image opposite to open the guide

Open Evening Presentation

Open Evening Presentation 2019

Here is a copy of the slides from our most recent open evening parents presentation.  It provides an overview of

  • Our Guiding Principles;
  • Our school in numbers; 
  • Achievement Outcomes;
  • Our Bright Sparks Code;
  • Our Staffing Structure;
  • The Admission process;
  • Evidence and development Priorities;
  • Curriculum & assessment arrangements;
  • Pastoral support arrangements.

Click the image opposite to open the presentation