We believe that pupils learning can be extended by visiting places of interest linked to their current topic. This may be a visit to a woodland, museum or theatre. Often, we use a visit as a stimulus at the start of a new theme to engage pupils and encourage them to ask questions which will form part of their learning.
Letters will be sent to the parents of children participating in an educational visit, asking for voluntary contributions to cover the costs of transport, entrance fees and insurance. Parents who cannot meet the costs should discuss the matter with the Headteacher. Parent helpers on educational visits will have their transport and insurance cover paid for but may be asked to pay their own entrance fees.
Residential visits give pupils the opportunity to participate in new and exciting activities, as well as developing new friendships and personal skills.
In Year 4, children can participate in an adventurous activity holiday along with pupils form our cluster schools. This is a great opportunity to get to know pupils from other schools who will join them here in Year 5.
Due to the cost of this, we usually ask parents to sign up to this visit whilst pupils are in Year 6 so that payments are easier over a longer period of time.
(Year 7 Pupils at the harbour of Honfleur).
If your child is eligible for pupil premium we can often support with the cost of school visits. Please ask at the school office.
Permission for Trips
As part of the forms that you fill in when your child joins our school we ask to you sign to agree that they can take part on educational visits that form part of the curriculum and fall within the school day. If a visit starts or ends outside the school day, includes a sleepover or ‘adventurous activities’ we will require you to give permission for that visit.