Prospective parents and students flock to Stewards Academy Open Evening

Education: Secondary / Thu 9th Sep 2021 at 10:46am

STEWARDS Academy was absolutely delighted to open its doors once more to visitors on Tuesday evening for our Open Evening. 

Unsure at first how many visitors would appear, being so early in the academic year, it was fantastic to see a queue of families snaking into and around the car park!   Staff and prefects were on hand throughout the evening to welcome our visitors and talk about why Stewards is an excellent choice for prospective pupils and parents. 

Visitors had the opportunity to have a guided tour of the site with one of our Years 8-11 prefects or explore the departments at their own pace. They were also able to listen to talks from Helen Ginger, Headteacher and Mark Scholtes, Senior Deputy Headteacher followed by eight of our wonderful students: Head Girl Poppy, our deputies Wahid and Tiffany, Abbie from Year 8 and George, Isabella, Fletcher and Hayden from Year 7. If you were unable to see the speeches, and would like to, these are available on our Your Harlow channel.

Di da Vighi, Enrichment Co-Ordinator and Open Evening organiser, said: “After 18 months of disruption it was absolutely wonderful to host our first highly successful event of the year. It is a huge testament to the work we do at Stewards that over 200 pupils, including our Year 11 Student Leadership Team and a large number of our new Year 7 cohort, helped prefect in the evening. The pupils are an absolute credit to the academy and this has been recognised by the large number of visitors who spoke to members of staff at the end of their evening or have taken the time to email their thanks.”

It was also great to speak with so many prospective pupils and their parents; a number of whom are former Stewards’ pupils themselves. There was a lot of reminiscing as they stopped off to look at our special wall of alumni year group photos!”

If you are a prospective parent and would like to tour the academy during the school day, we are hosting tours on Thursday mornings during September. These are at 9.15am and 11am. You can book a place by emailing [email protected]

If you are interested in following the life of Stewards Academy, we regularly have updates on Twitter and Instagram. Please follow us @StewardsAcademy and @Stewards_Head on Twitter and @stewardsacademy on Instagram.  A final source of information is here on YourHarlow where you can see lots of things we have been up to previously: 


In case, you were not able to get to the Open Evening, we have filmed the keynote speeches by the Headteacher, Helen Ginger and Deputy Headteacher Mark Scholtes

We also filmed speeches by a number of pupils, from Year 11 to Year 7, who were impressive ambassadors for the school.

For more information about Stewards Academy, click below.


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