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Last reviewed on 24 February 2020
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Henley Bank High School offers drop-in, all-access tours for prospective pupils and their parents. It's a bold marketing technique that's working – year 7 admissions tripled from 52 to 148 in just 12 months.

What's the idea, and why does it work?

Successful drop-in tours are:

  • All about the child – you personalise their visit, based on their needs
  • All-access – families see what they really want to and get a true feel for your school
  • Available any time, to fit around busy lifestyles

They work for the school because:

For headteacher Brad Nash, the visits are about being confident in

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