Open Evening 2020

Open Evening 2020
Due to the current situation our Open Evening 2020 will still be happening but in a very different format. Although this will be different, we do still hope that what we are planning will give you a good flavour of the school so that you can make the right choice for your child’s future.

Below is the range of options that will be available this year to parents/carers and prospective new students who want to find out more about life at Dormston.
Virtual ‘Live’ Open Evening – Thursday 15 October 2020 at 7.00pm
On Thursday 15 October 2020 at 7.00pm prospective parents/carers will be able to join our online ‘live streamed’ Open Evening where Mr Dixon, Head Teacher will talk about the school and provide information on all the topics and issues you might want to find out about including; attendance, behaviour, progress and attainment, rewards, extra-curricular, parental communication and safeguarding.

This will be followed by visits to some of our departments. The evening will conclude with a question and answer session where parents will be able to type their questions for us to answer live on air.

We strongly recommend that you sit down together as a family to watch this very special evening from the comfort of your own home.

In order to see this evening live you simply need to visit our website / and click on Parents > Open Evening 2020 and you will see the video link. The live stream commences at 7.00pm. Please note that there may however be a slight delay with the start time so please be patient.

We will also be writing to all of our feeder primary schools shortly to provide information about how parents can gain access to this evening and what we are offering. If you are unable to join us for the Virtual ‘Live’ Open Evening then please don’t worry as the evening will be recorded and will appear under the Open Evening 2020 section of our website shortly after the event.

A member of Senior Teaching staff will also hopefully be visiting our main feeder primary schools that are allowing visitors in order to have a talk to your child about life at Dormston.

All our main feeder Primary Schools will also be receiving copies of our prospectus for each Year 6 student. This prospectus will have been quarantined for 72 hours before being passed on to the following Primary Schools:
If you require a prospectus and your child’s school is not listed above please contact the school so that we can arrange for one to be sent out in the post or alternatively you can look on our website where an on-line version of the prospectus can be found.
Virtual School Tours
Unfortunately, as it stands at the moment Dudley LA are not allowing any School Tours to take place in ANY schools so we are not able to offer this opportunity. We will however be filming a virtual tour to enable both parents/carers and students to take a look around the school. This video will be available on our website under Parents > Open Evening 2020 on/or before 15 October 2020.
Promotional Video
Very soon you will find a promotional video on our website which will give you a good idea of how we work at Dormston on a day to day basis. The video will provide an insight into our vision, mission and values and demonstrate how the 5 year journey through Dormston School might look for each student. This video will be available on our website under Parents > Open Evening 2020 on/or before Thursday 15 October 2020.
If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact us on 01384 816395. Please note that all our admissions are handled by Dudley Admissions Team. If any parents/carers want any advice on distances or the application process then please call Dudley Admissions on 0300 555 2345; Option 5; then Option 6 or alternatively email

Mr Dixon
Head Teacher
Dormston School