"The bits I most remember about my school days are those that took place outside the classroom, as we were taken on countless theatre visits and trips to places of interest'
During the year it is likely that the children will make visits to places associated with their work. There may also be visiting speakers and perhaps travelling theatre companies. All these things have to be paid for and it’s usually necessary to ask parents for a voluntary contribution towards the cost. The cost can usually be paid in instalments. No child will be excluded from an activity because the parents have not made a contribution, but the school may have to cancel a planned activity if there is insufficient financial support. If we ever ask you for money and it causes a problem, please do get in touch with the Headteacher, in complete confidence.
Before taking children on educational visits, we carry out a full risk assessment. We adhere to the Local Authorities' ratio of adults to children -1:5 in EYFS, 1: 6 in Y1-3 and (at the very least) 1:15 Y 4-6. Your written consent is needed before any child takes part in an off-site activity.