Admissions > Open Days & Visits

Open Days

Most prospective parents arrange to visit the school at least three years before their child is due to join. We hold termly Open Days when you can experience a little of life in this beautiful small school. We aim to keep our Open Days small, so that visitors are able to really talk to staff and pupils. For this reason, places on Open Days must be booked in advance.

Open Day Programme

We start with a short presentation from the Head, followed by tours in small groups with Third Form pupils and Sixth Form students. You'll take part in workshops with senior pastoral and academic staff, visit a boarding house, see lessons taking place and experience some of the activities and facilities available at the school.

After the tour, you'll be able to meet with Heads of Department over a light lunch. We will also show you our Abbey and give you the chance to visit the School Farm and Stables, if this is something you're interested in.

Open Days are open to all years of entry from age 13 and take place at least twice a year.

For potential Sixth Form entrants, we will tailor the Open Day to your subject interests and will contact you beforehand to understand what you would like to see. After the introduction from the Head, your family group will be shown around the parts of the school you are interested in by a Sixth Form student. There will also be a short workshop with Dr Josh Bradbury, our Head of Sixth Form, to discuss all the subject choices available and the destinations they can lead to after school.

To make the best use of your time, we can also offer Admissions Interviews on the same day for any students who are already registered. 

Dates for our next Open Days  Places at Open Days are limited, so must be booked in advance using the links above or by contacting the Admissions Office via or on 01258 881804.

Taster Days

For families who have already registered with us, we offer Taster Days for your child to experience a day at Milton Abbey. The next dates will be in Summer 2022. Please contact the Admissions Team directly if you would like to attend.

Introduction Visits

We can organise an introduction with the Head or Senior Deputy Head, a Housemaster or Housemistress, Senior Academic members of staff or a Department Head for subjects you are interested in. We will do our best to ensure you meet staff and students to talk about the areas of school you might be interested in, to help you make decisions during this time.  

In normal times, we host Introduction Visits on Thursdays from 9:45am to 12:15pm. These visits are aimed at families who wish to visit the school for a general overview, rather than wait for an Open Day.

This visit will include a tour of a boarding house with the Housemaster or Housemistress, a short tour of the school with a pupil, including observing a lesson, and the chance to speak to senior pastoral and academic staff over coffee. The Head will also welcome you to her study for an opportunity to ask any questions.

Once ready to have their chid assessed for a place, parents are invited to Register their child and
come in for a full Admissions Visit.

Introduction Visits are open to all years of entry and you can attend by letting us know via or on 01258 881804.

Admissions Visits

Our more detailed, individual Admissions Visits are for pupils who are already Registered and wish to be assessed to confirm a place at Milton Abbey. Admissions Visits are private and tailor-made to take into account each pupil’s interests. We are currently able to offer these remotely, if necessary, or in person at Milton Abbey.

For the Lower School, we can meet pupils from when they are in Year 7, which would be two years before their planned entry to the school at age 13. For the Sixth Form, we usually meet potential students during their Year 10. We are also happy to meet you with less notice if faster entry to the school is desired.

Admissions Visits include a pupil interview with the Head, a private meeting between the Head and parents, a visit to a boarding house, and a tour of the school including any facilities or subjects you are particularly interested in. You are also able to meet a Head of Department, the Director of Sport, or our Head of Learning Support.

The visit can also include assessment for any Scholarship applications, other than Sports Scholarships which are assessed at set times of the year.

In order to prepare for your visit and to be able to make a quick decision about offering a place at the school, the following is required for your Admissions Visit:
  • A completed Registration Form
  • Your Registration Fee must have been received
  • An Educational Psychology Report (if applicable)
  • A reference from your child's current school (this can be sought after the visit if you wish, but we will not be able to make an offer until it is received)
Prep Schools will also provide us with a copy of your child's Independent Schools' Examining Body Common Transfer Form and their most recent School Report prior to them starting at Milton Abbey.

We look forward to meeting you. If you wish to register for a place, book a visit or have any questions, please contact us via or on 01258 881804.