The Best Independent Schools in Buckinghamshire: Open Days

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If you’re researching independent schools as a prospective parent, then Open Day events are a great way to get a much better insight than just reading the prospectus.  It’s an ideal chance to see the facilities, meet the staff and get a feel for the school culture and outlook.

Open Days are arranged at many of the best independent schools in Buckinghamshire, usually several times a year.  We’ve rounded up the next open days scheduled. If you’re just starting out, you may also want to check the list of all the best private schools in Buckinghamshire.

If you’re close to the county border, you may also like to have a look at schools Red Kite Days’ guide to open days at the best independent schools in Oxfordshire and Berkshire. 

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Caldicott is a day and boarding country prep school for boys aged 7 – 13 in South Buckinghamshire. Situated in 40 acres of magnificent grounds and only 30 minutes from West London.

Welcoming pupils who have open, curious minds and an appetite to make the most of all of the opportunities available, find out more at their next Open Morning on Saturday 12 October 2024.

Akeley Wood School

  • Open Day  – tbc

Ashfold School

Ashfold is an outstanding prep school for boys and girls from 3-13 years of age. Set in 30 acres of stunning grounds in the Buckinghamshire countryside, with superb facilities the school is easily accessible from Oxford, Bicester, Winslow, Aylesbury and Thame.

  • Open Day – Friday 18 October 2024

Come and let your toddler’s imagination run wild as they create and discover, make friends and have fun in our great outdoors. Come & Play is open to all families, whether or not your children attend the School and there is no obligation to attend each session. 9.15am – 10.45am


  • Individual tours

The Beacon

The Beacon is an inspiring and nurturing Prep School for boys aged 3 to 13 in Amersham, Buckinghamshire. Set in 18 acres of gorgeous Chiltern countryside, the School prides itself on both its strong pastoral focus and on the incredible range of opportunities it offers.

If you’d like to see this incredible School for yourself, why not visit them at their next Open Morning.

  • Open Morning – Sautrday 28 September 2024

Pre-booked appointments are required at 09:00 or 10:00. Click here to book an appointment. Individual, personalised tours of the school are also available.

Broughton Manor Preparatory School

  • Open Morning – Monday 24 June 2024

Caldicott Preparatory School

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Caldicott is a day and boarding country prep school for boys aged 7 – 13 in South Buckinghamshire. Situated in 40 acres of magnificent grounds and only 30 minutes from West London. Caldicott let boys be boys; this involves a lot of hands-on learning, where boys make the most of the spectacular grounds for various lessons.

Chesham Preparatory School

  • Open Morning – Friday 4 October 2024
  • Open Morning – Saturday 5 October 2024

Dair House School

  • Open Morning – tbc


  • Year 7 Open Evening – Monday 7 October 2024
  • Open Morning –  Saturday 19 October 2024

Gateway School

  • Open Morning –  Tuesday 11 June 2024
  • Pre School Open Morning – Saturday 6 July 2024

Gayhurst School

  • Open Morning – tbc


  • Open Morning – Saturday 9 November 2024

Griffin House School

  • Open Event – Friday 7 June 2024


  • Virtual Open Event – Tuesday 11 June 2024
  • Leap into Summer, Outdoor Education Event – Saturday 15 June 2024
  • Open Event – Saturday 28 September 2024

High March School

  • Open Morning – Friday 27 September 2024

Long Close School

Long Close School has a rich history of providing exceptional academic learning as well as excellent Pastoral care, with focus and commitment to student individuality.

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Traditionally, the main points of entry are Nursery, Reception, Year 3 and Year 7 however, it may be possible for children to join in other year groups too when places arise.  A private tour of the school with the Admissions Registrar an upcoming open event is the perfect way to find out more about the school and answer any questions that you might have.

  • Personal tour by appointment

Maltman’s Green School

  • Whole School Open Event – Friday 18 October 2024

Milton Keynes Preparatory School

  • Whole School Open Morning – Wednesday 12 June 2024

Pipers Corner School

  • Forest School Community Event – Wednesday 5 June 2024

St Mary’s School, Gerrard’s Cross

  • Year 10 Sixth Form Experience Morning- Thursday 13th June 2024
  • Year 7 2025 – Mad Hatters Tea Party – Wednesday 19th June 2024
  • Whole School Open Morning – Saturday 12th October 2024

St Mary’s Preparatory School, Henley

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St Mary’s Preparatory School is a co-ed independent prep school set in the heart of Henley.  This school is a very popular choice amongst local families looking to give their children the very best start to their early education.

The best way to experience the unique atmosphere at St Mary’s Preparatory School in Henley is to visit. Just as they tailor  teaching to suit each child, they do the same for visiting parents and children. You can book a personal tour any day of the week, giving you a chance to experience a normal school day.

Stowe School

  • Sixth Form Open Morning 14 September 2024
  • Third Form Open Morning Saturday 5 October 2024
  • Third Form Open Morning Saturday 11 January 2025
  • Third Form Open Morning Saturday 1 March 2025
  • Third Form Open Morning Saturday 1 March 2025
  • Third Form Open Morning Saturday 17 May 2025

Swanbourne House

  • Open Morning – Friday 14 June 2024

The Grove Independent School

  • Open Day – tbc

The Webber Independent School

  • Open Event – tbc

Thornton College

  • Pre Reception Stay & Play – Thursday 13 June 2024
  • Whole School Open Morning – Saturday 28 September 2024
  • Meet The Head – Thursday 14 November 2024
  • Meet The Head – Thursday 23 January 2025
  • Whole School Open Morning – Saturday 8 March 2025
  • Meet The Head – Thursday 8 May 2024

Thorpe House School

  • Open Event – Saturday 12 October 2024
  • Open Event – Tuesday 15 October 2024

Walton Pre Preparatory School

  • Open Morning – Tuesday 4th June 2024
  • Open Morning – Saturday 5th October 2024
  • Open Morning – Tuesday 8th October 2024

Wycombe Abbey

  • Open Morning – Saturday 14 September 2024

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