Open Days

Our Next Open Days Are

Our open days are slightly different during restricted measures due to Covid-19.  Our open day visits are strictly by appointment only – please complete the below form and our Admissions team will be in contact with you to arrange a time and day that suits you. We recommend that anyone for our Lower School (Year 4 and below) tries to attend on the Friday, as you will be able to see these year groups ‘in action’. 

You will be allocated a senior member of staff who will take you on a tour of the School, including key areas for your child’s year of entry. You will also have the opportunity to have an informal conversation with some of our Year 8 prefects – which will be in a socially distanced manner. Anyone over the age of 11 must wear a face mask whilst inside at all times, and this will include our staff for your safety. 

We highly recommend that you visit any school that you’re considering for your child. Each school has such a different feel to it, and no website can truly sell what it’s like to be there every day. We believe that within 10 minutes of being at a school you’ll know whether it’s right for your child, or not.

Open Day Registration Form


Can’t Make An Open Day? Book a Personal Tour

If you can’t make an open day, we can arrange a visit at your convenience. Please call us and we’ll book an appointment with you. During this time, you’ll meet the Headmaster, some pupils in your child’s year and have a tour of the facilities.

Experiencing a Taster Day

If you’ve decided that you’d like your child to come to Forres Sandle Manor, we always recommend a Taster Day.

Our Taster Day (and night if your child will be boarding with us) gives your child a chance to experience a full working day as a member of FSM. We are non-selective and there is no entrance test but during the Taster Day, teaching staff will conduct some simple exercises for your children to complete, ensuring that they will be able to cope with our academic curriculum. They will also meet their future class-mates and begin to make friends before they officially start here.

Our Admissions Process

Should you decide that FSM is right for your child, we will guide you through the Admissions process. This may involve a taster day / evening (please see below for more information).

FSM does not have entrance exams for pupils. Should your child require additional learning support, we may request a meeting to ensure that we have everything required in place before they start.

Any questions, please feel free to contact our Admissions team direct via email.

What Our Parents Say About Us

Here are a few testimonials to let you know what some of our current parents think about our School:

“A fantastic school where children run freely and are inspired to learn by their own efforts, wonderful teaching and beautiful surroundings. If you walk around you see the children are genuinely happy and having fun – whilst learning!”

“Forres Sandle Manor is a wonderful school. It provides a really nurturing environment and is brilliant at bringing the best out in each individual child. The facilities are excellent and as well as academics there is plenty of time in the school day for the non academic subjects to be enjoyed and developed too. I feel that FSM provides an idyllic childhood setting and would definitely recommend coming to see it for yourself.”

“Wonderful school both academically and pastorally. Constantly looking forward and improving. Fantastic facilities and setting. Important to come and see the school in action and see how happy and successful the children are.”

“FSM makes boarding life for overseas families very easy! Our daughter is in her second year at FSM and absolutely loves it – she is always so keen to go back to school!”

“I have three children who have been lucky enough to attend FSM both in pre-prep and main school, two of whom are now at secondary school and thriving. FSM has given them a magical slice of childhood which I don’t believe they would have got elsewhere. The caring nature of the school’s ethos really shines through.”

“It is a great school. Very welcoming and homely with a lovely family atmosphere. My two grandchildren are borders and settled in straight away , which speaks volumes for the head and his team. They are not only taught well but are instilled with social skills, manners and confidence. A great Preparatory School.”

“We are now in our third year at FSM and I can’t fault it. Staff are first class and the well being of each individual child is at the heart of everything. I have never worried about leaving our boys in their capable hands and the fact that they are itching to return after holidays is testament to the fun that is injected into every aspect of learning and boarding life. I just wish I was 8 again!”