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Senior School Forum – Talking Heads

Tuesday 16th January, 7:00-8:30pm

As parents will know, we always aim to offer support and guidance to Newton families as they negotiate the transfer of children to senior schools at the end of Year 6 and 8. To that end we hold the biennial Senior Schools Fair (the next Fair will be this October) alongside various transfer evenings for children from Year 1 upwards.

We have previously invited Mr Richard Cairns (Brighton College), Dr Joseph Spence (Dulwich College) and Mrs Lucy Elphinstone (Francis Holland School) to talk to parents. After the success of these talks, we are excited to formally launch the first of a planned series of forums featuring Heads and senior members of staff from a variety of Senior Schools.


On Tuesday 16th January,  we are delighted to be welcoming Dr Gary Savage from Alleyn’s School, Mrs Jane Lunnon from Wimbledon High School and Mr Chris Ramsey from Whitgift School. This evening event will run from 7:00pm until 8:30pm and provide an opportunity for the Heads to offer some guidance on the transfer process for London Day Schools and more generally about what senior schools are looking for, and what to expect from the time you apply through to when the children start at their senior school. A short Q&A session will follow.

Parents of children in all Year Groups are welcome to attend this event - please sign up via the online form below.

I hope many of you will be able to join us for this event and look forward to seeing you there. Please do remember to submit one question that you would like our visiting Heads to consider ahead of their visit.

Sarah Hales

Deputy Head – Senior School Transfer


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Mrs Jane Lunnon


Wimbledon High School

Mr Chris Ramsey


Whitgift School

Dr Gary Savage


Alleyn's School




for our next Talking Heads Forum on Wednesday 7th March, themed to the boarding option and featuring Mr Ben Figgis (Ardingly), Mr Peter Goodyer (Bede's) and Mr Tim Manley (Hurstpierpoint).