Virtual Open Day

Welcome to the Sion Virtual Open Day

Whilst we know that the best way for you to truly get to know Our Lady of Sion is to visit us, we hope that this virtual experience will give you a flavour of what to expect.

I would be delighted to speak to any parent either by phone or video-call. We may also be able to arrange a visit at a mutually convenient time.

Our next in-school Open Days will be during the Autumn Term (by appointment only). Please do register if you would like to attend. https://www.sionschool.org.uk/admissions/open-days/

Senior School & Sixth Form  – Saturday 25th September 2021
Junior School & Early Years – Saturday 2nd October 2021

Please contact our Admissions Registrar, Miss Victoria Greco (01903 228638 or admissions@sionschool.org.uk) to arrange a call or visit and she will be able to answer any other questions you may have.

I look forward to meeting you, either via a call or in person, very soon.

Steven Jeffery
Headteacher

Welcome to Our Lady of Sion

Welcome from Steven Jeffery – Headteacher

Helen Davis – Acting Deputy Head

Tamara Pearson – Assistant Head, Head of the Junior School

Brinder Martin - Head of the Sixth Form

All about Reception

What are your year group points of entry?

Whilst our regular entry points are Early Years (age 3+), Reception, Senior School (Year 7) and Sixth Form (Year 12), we are delighted to accept registrations for other year groups where places are available.

Are you currently open for tours?

We are currently welcoming parents for Covid-secure tours and Mr Jeffery, the Headteacher, is delighted to ‘meet’ parents virtually at any time. We also have some Open Days with limited places available. Please get in touch with Mrs Eley, our Admissions Registrar/Heads PA. admissions@sionschool.org.uk 

Can we talk to the Headteacher?

Mr Jeffery, Headteacher, would be delighted to speak to any parents over the telephone, or via video call. Please contact Mrs Karen Eley, the Head’s PA/Admissions Registrar, to arrange a call. (01903 228638 or admissions@sionschool.org.uk)

Are you currently accepting Registrations?

Yes, we are accepting registrations for year groups where there are spaces available. Please liaise with Mrs Eley who will be able to send you a registration form. It can also be found here:
https://www.sionschool.org.uk/admissions/registration-form/

What is the Admissions Process?

Mrs Eley will be able to discuss with you arrangements for any interview or entrance exam as per the entry requirements for the year group your child is entering.

https://www.sionschool.org.uk/admissions/admissions-procedure/

 

Do you run school bus routes?

Under normal circumstances we have a number of routes available. These can be found: https://www.sionschool.org.uk/school-life/school-bus-transport-service/

Government guidelines will be followed.

Do you offer Bursaries?

Means-tested bursaries are available. More information can be found on our website:

Bursaries and Scholarships

Please request a Bursary Form from the Admissions Registrar. admissions@sionschool.org.uk

Are you a Faith School?

We are a Catholic Foundation School which means that our school grew out of the vision of the Ratisbonne brothers in 1862. Although our Founders came from a Catholic faith, their focus for Sion students was to ensure that all children of all faiths (and none) would proactively learn to live in harmony with one another through understanding and dialogue.

What Remote Learning Provision do you offer?

Since the beginning of the early lockdown period, we were able to offer all our students remote learning which has been via a variety of different platforms.

In the Junior School, we use SeeSaw and Tapestry, and in the Senior School we use Microsoft Teams as a pastoral platform and Google Classroom for teaching. All platforms enabled us to maximise the learning in this period with a mix of collaborative work and online resources.

These resources are in place should the occasion arise and we are easily able to adopt our online teaching whenever the situation occurs. The experience has enabled teaching staff to develop online learning as a useful pedagogic tool.