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Invitation Afternoon

Bryanston's annual Invitation Afternoon for entrants in September 2021 will be taking place on Friday 1 May 2020. The day provides an opportunity for you and your child to get to know Bryanston a little better.


During the afternoon each child will have the opportunity to attend one Masterclass, and although we hope to offer the first choice wherever possible, we are sure you will understand that this might prove difficult owing to limited class sizes. Whilst your child is attending their Masterclass, you will have the option of attending one of five Presentations based on the Guiding Principles of Bryanston. We would therefore ask that you register your child and their choice of Masterclass and yourself and your choice of Presentation as soon as possible and certainly before Monday 23 March 2020.

Provisional Programme for Friday 1 May 2020

  • 2.15pm Arrival at Coade Hall. Tea and coffee will be available.

  • 2.30pm Address by the Headmaster, Mark Mortimer

  • 2.50pm Presentation from some current pupils 

  • 3.10pm Children attend their chosen Masterclass

  • 3.20pm Parents attend their chosen Presentation

  • 4.15pm Tea for all families with members of the teaching staff

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    Masterclass descriptions (Pupils)
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    Presentation descriptions (Parents) 
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Frequently Asked Questions

Does my child need to wear school uniform for Invitation Afternoon? 

Smart casual wear is fine, the children don't need to wear uniform.


All the Masterclasses which interest my child are now full. Is there a reserve list? 

Not as such! If your child's preferred Masterclass is not available to select, please choose an alternative option. However, let us know your child's preference in the comment box on the form when registering for the event. We will do what we can to help but there are no guarantees.


I have chosen a Masterclass but my child now wants to change to the same one as his best friend. Can I swap from one to another online? 

We are afraid not. If your child's original choice poses a real problem, please check online that there is still a place in the preferred class and then contact


Can my child come to the Invitation Afternoon on his or her own? 

Each child should be accompanied by an adult. The afternoon gives everyone the opportunity to meet staff and future peers and get to know the school surroundings better.


Can parents bring along younger or older siblings? 

We are happy to welcome whole families! However, parents should bear in mind that the focus of the afternoon is on the child registered for entry in 2021.


Can siblings join in the Masterclass? 

The Masterclasses are for prospective entrants in 2021 only.


Will I be able to raise specific questions about my child during the afternoon? 

Yes. Members of the Admissions team and teaching staff will be present at tea and will be happy to answer your queries.


Does my child need to bring equipment of any sort for the Masterclass? 

All necessary equipment will be provided.


Can parents attend more than one Presentation? 

Unfortunately not. Please select your preferred Presentation at the point of registration.