Open Evenings

We are running Open Evening sessions at Sir Thomas Rich’s on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 22 September and 29 September, with sessions starting at 4.30pm and 5.30pm.

Pre-registration using the form below is essential, as due to Covid-19 restrictions we are unable to accept walk-ins on the day. Families may book a maximum of one session, and are limited to a maximum of three people attending – 2 adults and 1 child or 1 adult and 2 children.

We are also launching Virtual Open Day resources on 22 September, for those unable to attend the face-to-face sessions. Please register below to receive a link to our Virtual Open Day when it goes live.

Who should attend

Our Open Evenings are aimed at boys in Years 5 and 6 and their parents, but would be of particular benefit to students in Year 6 about to sit the Gloucestershire Grammar Schools Admissions Test on 17 October.

Apologies, due to Covid-19 restrictions we are unable to offer Open Evening places to other year groups at this time, please see the website for information about the school and the admissions process at In the event of over subscription, places for current Year 6 pupils will be prioritised.

More about the sessions

Our Open Evenings will of course feel a little different this year due to health and safety considerations and social distancing measures, but the sessions are still a great opportunity for prospective pupils currently in Years 5 and 6 and their parents to meet teachers and students, find out more about life at Sir Thomas Rich’s, take a tour of the school and ask questions.

We have a well-deserved reputation for high academic standards, but we’re also immensely proud of our ‘small school’ ethos and the excellence of our pastoral care, as well as the many extracurricular opportunities available to our students. From Chess Club, the Debate Society, music, drama and art to Warhammer and a wide range of sports, there really is something for every interest at Sir Thomas Rich’s! Each Open Evening session features:

  • welcome and introduction from the Headmaster, Matthew Morgan
  • tour of the school
  • Q&A with current pupils, the Headmaster, Head of Key Stage 3 Rhys Davies, Head of Year 7 Jenny Robinson and Admissions Officer Sue Bain.


Sir Thomas Rich’s, Oakleaze, Gloucester GL2 0NQ. (Parking is available on the school site.)

Covid-19 protocols

Please wear face masks while on the school site and during your session. There will be hand sanitiser available for use on arrival, and we ask all attendees to observe social distancing while on site.

Booking your place

Virtual Open Days

You can view our virtual open day here:

Virtual Open Days

Face-to-face Open Evenings

Please select one date and time slot below. You can book for up to a maximum of three people in your family group – 2 adults and one child, or 1 adult and 2 children.

Each session will start promptly and is 45 minutes long. We are limiting numbers to a maximum of 10 family groups per time slot. If your preferred slot is unavailable, please choose an alternative or select the waiting list option.

If you book and then decide not to attend, we would very much appreciate it if you could let us know as soon as you can on, so your place can be offered to a family on the waiting list.

(max 3 people: 2 adults and 1 child, or 1 adult and 2 children)
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