I just wanted to offer my feedback from a lovely Open Day I attended with my yr 5 daughter this morning. We received a warm welcome and and left feeling inspired and totally impressed with Dean Academy. The two students who showed us around were very professional and their enthusiasm for their school was infectious. If my daughter gave a future student a tour of that level one day I would be very proud of her. (Prospective parent).
IF you are considering a secondary school for your child, you are most welcome to visit us at any time during the academy day in order that you can get a flavour of life at The Dean Academy. Simply give us a call on 01594 843202 and we will arrange a time and date that suits you. Please let us know if you would like to be accompanied by a member of staff or a student. We will be delighted to meet with you and to show you our academy.
Please click on the link below if you would like to see our prospectus online.
You might also wish to view our year 6 Fun Evening video which is available by clicking on the link below:
We give a great deal of consideration to primary transition, knowing that it is one of the most anxious times for parents and children. The first consideration is “which school?” Where will my child be safe, happy and successful? Where will s/he build confidence, friendship groups and a lifelong love of education (or build on that love of learning already developed by the primary school)? These are not always easy questions to answer and as parents as well as teachers, we appreciate the challenge. To help you decide whether The Dean Academy is the right choice for your child, we have produced a detailed prospectus that is available online or by post on request. In addition, our open days and evening take place in the third week in September but you are very welcome to visit us at any time. Please call and we will be delighted to show you and your child around the academy during a normal working day.
For parents and children who decide to choose The Dean Academy, we offer three transition days in the July preceding entry, which provide opportunities for students to familiarise themselves with the academy and staff and to begin to make new friends. The days are filled with activities to help with the change to secondary school life.
Below are comments made by parents after Open Evening :
“There were some very helpful members of staff and the student who showed us around was polite, articulate and a credit to the academy. The Open Evening was fantastic; needed an extra hour though! My child enjoyed the Science experiments.”
“The pupil showing us around was very knowledgeable and able to answer all questions and the staff were friendly and available to talk giving a clear understanding of expectations and options.”
“Engagement of teachers, including innovative thinking towards learning. Facilities looked better than expected.”
“I was surprised by the amount of non-curricular activities which the school have to offer.”
“Facilities were better than expected. Behaviour was excellent. Good chat to the Head.”
“We were very impressed with the academy as a whole, the students and teachers were fantastic.”
“You have a lot of teachers who are clearly passionate about their subject. This was pleasing to see – it is not reflected in the media.”
“Communication, friendliness of staff and students, enthusiasm.”
“Everyone from students to staff seems to be very positive in driving the school forward. Our son liked what was on display. We can see improvements are needed but would feel confident that we could trust Dean Academy with our son’s further education.”
“I felt the activities set out by all departments were fun, engaging and interactive. The pupils and teachers were really positive about their subjects. Very impressed.”
“Very warm welcome. Good food. Very impressed by Science.”
“My daughter attends here and we had a high opinion already.”
“Better expectations than originally.”
“We came 3 years ago when our eldest daughter went up to secondary and were less than impressed, I have to say we have had our minds changed this evening, very impressed.”
“I thought it was a good speech by the Headmaster. The classrooms well presented.”
“Better than expected!”
“Much bigger than expected and lots of choice of subjects.”
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