It is highly recommended that you visit any school before choosing to send your child to study there. A visit can help you to see the facilities but more importantly, to ‘feel’ its atmosphere and to meet key members of staff.
Concord is no exception. Families are almost invariably welcome to visit. A visit would normally start with a meeting with the Principal or the Head of Lower School giving parents and students a chance to ask any questions they consider important. This will normally be followed by a tour of the College and the campus either with a prefect or a member of the college staff. Efforts are usually made to link families with a student of their own nationality – at least for some of their visit – as this can be very helpful, especially if parents do not have English as their first language.
Occasionally, at times of public examinations or during the Christmas shut-down – visits might be more difficult, but we will always do what we can to make visitors feel welcome. Visits during the summer are also possible, but parents should bear in mind that Concord runs a summer course for four weeks in July and three weeks in August: the summer course has a very different feel to the Main Term as it is more recreational and open to children as young as ten. It will therefore be harder to appreciate the mature and studious atmosphere that characterizes Concord during Main Term if you choose to visit during the summer.
Overall, you are most welcome to visit. Please make an appointment to do so by emailing the College at firstname.lastname@example.org.