Reading a school prospectus can only give so much information. An Open Day gives the opportunity to look around the school, absorb the atmosphere and meet the Head, staff and pupils. It provides an insight into the interaction of staff and pupils and also the relationship between the pupils and their peers.
It is vitally important to visit the schools in person before enrolling your child. Once a shortlist of schools has been made a visit will confirm suitability and distinguish between them.