School visits are an essential part of our curriculum work. They provide opportunities for children to experience, first hand, many topics studied in the classroom. All visits are carefully planned and organised by teachers and range from short local visits, which make use of the immediate environment, to more extended journeys. Teachers carry out detailed risk assessments before all visits.
Educational visits may include trips to museums, art galleries, historical sites, concerts and theatres, or outdoor pursuits. These visits provide children with many varied experiences which enrich their learning. Every year group makes one visit per year to a different local place of worship linked to their main RE unit for that year.
In Y5 children have the opportunity to attend a short residential and in Y6, the school takes the children to France for a week to allow them to use their French that they have been learning.
Charges for Educational Visits
When an educational visit is arranged for your child, you will be asked to make a contribution towards the cost of trip of a specified amount. Under the 1988 Education Act, any such contribution can only be voluntary, but clearly without such contributions it would not be possible to finance these visits which are of such benefit to the children. Naturally, if any parent has particular difficulty in paying for a visit they are most welcome to come and discuss the matter with the Head Teacher.
All children have the chance to enjoy drama performances and similarly we may invite a contribution towards the costs.