Richmond School is to hold a virtual open evening for prospective new students.
Unable to invite primary students and their families onto the site, the school will be taken to them, at 6pm on Thursday, September 24.
Headteacher Jenna Potter said: “For the first time ever, we find ourselves in a situation where we cannot open our doors to meet everyone in person at our open evening, something that is very alien to us.
“We know that there is no substitute for seeing the school, chatting to our students and staff and feeling the atmosphere of our community.
“In these unusual times, we hope our virtual open evening will give a snapshot of all the great learning and enrichment opportunities we offer and a flavour of life as a student at Richmond School.
“The format aims to be informative and inspiring and we are drawing on a range of resources for students, their parents and carers to look at, listen to and try out. A positive outcome of these unique circumstances is that the content for the evening will be available for the rest of the year, offering a bank of information that can be revisited and reinforced at any time.”
A dedicated website will go live at 6pm when Mrs Potter, students and staff will provide the introductions before visitors are taken on guided tours of the school.
In addition, a student-led film goes behind-the-scenes and follows the students during the transition to Richmond School.
There will also be a question and answer session about important aspects of day-to-day life at school, as well as dedicated subject activities for students to try their hand at.
It is hoped, that as the school year progresses, it may be possible to reintroduce some transition events.