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Hazelwood School Hosts Independent Senior Schools’ Fair

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Saturday 7th September from 9am until 12noon

If you are considering the independent school sector for your child, making the decision about which Senior School to choose can be quite daunting.  There are plenty to choose from, both in the local area and those located a short, but manageable, bus or train ride away.  All of them offer something slightly different and have their areas of strength in different aspects of school life, be it in the classroom, on the sports field, or on the concert stage.   There are many schools where your child will perform academically but it is far more important to find somewhere where they will thrive.  It is essential to choose a school where your child will be happy and will be well looked after pastorally; this will foster a love of learning, which in turn will help them achieve and excel across all areas of school life. How do you ensure you make the right choice?

The Independent Senior School’s Fair is an event designed for you.  Over thirty leading Independent Senior Schools will gather in the Sports Hall at Hazelwood School in Oxted on Saturday 7th September.  Their sole purpose will be to meet families in order to give them an insight into what makes their school special and unique.  They will be able to tell parents what kind of pupil does well at their particular school and to discuss admissions requirements and timeframes.  The mix of represented schools is broad and wide ranging; including mixed schools, single sex schools, those which offer boarding and those which follow the International Baccalaureate curriculum in the sixth form.  Staff from Ardingly to Whitgift, from Lingfield College to Woldingham, from Caterham to Brighton College, from Harrow to Box Hill, from Beechwood Sacred Heart to Epsom College will be on hand to meet you and to answer your questions.

This year sees the hosting of the first BIG DEBATE (at 9am in the school’s Bawtree Hall).  Six schools, including Sevenoaks, Mayfield and Bethany, will share their views on key issues facing young adults as they embark on their senior school education including ‘Developing mental resilience in young people’ and ‘Preparing for life beyond school’.

In the past, parents have always found the event to be useful. For many, it changed their outlook on independent education and gave them more schools and choices to think about.  The Fair is open to all families in the local community regardless of whether they attend Hazelwood School. 

We look forward to welcoming you to what should be an informative and enjoyable morning.  

For further details, contact Nick Tappin 

on 01883 733841 or

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