Over 800 people flocked to our Open Evening on Monday 2 October, taking part in lots of exciting activities and finding out all about life at Prince Henry's.

Pupils from more than 25 primary schools across Otley, North Leeds and the Wharfe valley came with their parents and carers and enjoyed activities across the school. They also saw a presentation from Headteacher Janet Sheriff and performances and demonstrations from pupils and staff.

There was a great deal of fun to be had playing a piano made of bananas, squishing and exploding things in Science, trying lots of food - including garlic grasshoppers – and a multitude of hands on activities in several languages. Lucy Moss, from West End Primary School in Horsforth, found the evening flew by as she leapt across the mats in PE.

Visiting parents were wowed by the interactive activities and the friendly atmosphere of the school. One commented “What friendly, welcoming staff and students. So many fun, hands on activities. So much energy!” while others spoke of “excellent facilities – enthusiastic staff and pupils. Keep doing what you are doing!”. A Year 6 child wrote “I found it really fun and I can’t wait to start next year.”

“Our annual Open Evening is a great chance for prospective pupils and their parents to see everything that is on offer at Prince Henry’s. It is always popular, but this year was busier than ever! Over 400 families enjoyed finding out about the fantastic opportunities we offer our students.”  said Christopher Lillington, Assistant Headteacher: Learning Community.

The annual Sixth Form Open Evening, where prospective Sixth Form students and their parents and carers can find out more about the opportunities on offer in the Sixth Form at Prince Henry’s is on Thursday 2 November 2017.