Our Lady of Sion
Summer Programme 2020

For information regarding our Sion Summer Programme, please visit the Curriculum Page.
This programme is designed to review, consolidate and expand our students’ knowledge and skills in preparation for the Autumn Term.

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, as we are unable to hold Open Days at the moment, 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.

Please contact our Admissions Registrar, Mrs Karen Eley (01903 228638 or eleyk@sionschool.org.uk) to arrange a call or visit and she will be able to answer any other questions you may have. If you would like to register interest in an Open Day, please complete this form.

If you are looking for September 2020 entry, please do get in touch as soon as possible. For September 2021 entry, we are hoping that we will be running an Open Day soon.

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

Steven Jeffery
Acting Head

Welcome to Our Lady of Sion

Welcome from Steven Jeffery – Acting Head

Helen Davis – Acting Deputy Head

Tamara Pearson – Assistant Head, Head of the Junior School

What are your entry points?

Whilst our regular entry points are Nursery, Reception, Senior School (Year 7) and Sixth Form (Year12), we are delighted to accept registrations for other year groups where places are available.

Are you currently open for tours?

We do not currently have any Open Days scheduled, however Mr Jeffery, the Acting Head, is delighted to meet parents at any time and a tour can be arranged.

Can we talk to the Head?

Mr Jeffery, the Acting Head, would be delighted to speak to any parents over the telephone, or via video call. Please contact Mrs Eley, the Head’s PA/Admissions Registrar, to arrange a call. (01903 228631 or eleyk@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?

For entry for September 2021, our Admissions procedure will be as normal, as outlined:
https://www.sionschool.org.uk/admissions/admissions-procedure/

For September 2020 entry, 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

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.

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 have at present?

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

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

We would hope that by September we will not be using these Remote Learning methods, however they are in place should the occasion arise. The experience has enabled teaching staff to develop online learning as a useful pedagogic tool.

We would be delighted to show any visitors around during our next Open Days.

Due to the situation with the Coronavirus, we have currently postponed our events.

Please email our Admissions Registrar to register interest. admissions@sionschool.org.uk

 

Come To Our Next Open Morning

“Our daughter has flourished since starting at Our Lady of Sion.  Not only in academic areas but also in sport, music and art.  The pastoral care is also excellent.”

A Senior School parent
Our Lady of Sion
Summer Programme 2020

For information regarding our Sion Summer Programme, please visit the Curriculum Page.
This programme is designed to review, consolidate and expand our students’ knowledge and skills in preparation for the Autumn Term.