Taster Days

Dear Parents and pupils in Year 6

We are so disappointed that we cannot invite you into our school this year to enjoy the usual taster day. However, we have put together a sample of activities from our 5 faculty areas for you to try. Some of our key staff have each made a brief video to introduce themselves and the faculty activities which I hope you enjoy watching. 

I really hope that we are able to see you at Lakelands in the near future.

Take care and stay safe

Mr Parkhurst - Assistant Headteacher

Introduction to World Studies from Mrs Bellis (Headteacher)

Introduction to Creative Arts & Technology from Mr Parkhurst (Assistant Headteacher)

Introduction to Science & PE from Miss Mansfield (Head of Year 7&8)

Introduction to Maths from Miss Warren (SENDco)

Introduction to English from our Head Boy and Head Girl




At Lakelands, close links are maintained with all our local primary schools, and for students transferring to Lakelands at 11+ an agreed procedure ensures as smooth a transition as possible. We have a Year 6 Taster Day every year at the beginning of October for prospective students to spend the day here prior to places being offered by the LA in March. Students follow a special timetable, taking part in assembly, staying for lunch, and having access to all areas of the school. This gives them experience of the school and relieves many of their concerns about the transfer.


However, these "Taster Days" have no relevance to admissions and the allocation of places. They do not give any guarantee of a place being offered to your child. Such days are entirely separate from "Induction Days" which will be held in the summer term prior to entry for those students who have been offered a place at the Academy by the LA. Assistant Head Teacher, Mr Parkhurst and Head of Years 7 & 8, Miss Mansfield, visit primary schools to meet the children individually. The children then spend an induction day here, and their parents are invited to an information evening.