Trips, Workshops and Residential Visits
Class trips to places of educational interest are regularly made to enrich the learning being done in class. The village and local area is frequently used which is free and invaluable when carrying out history and geography studies. However, we have taken classes to the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge, Whipsnade Zoo, Celtic Harmony, Houses of Parliament, along with a variety of theatre trips and places of worship near and far.
Through local and national education services, we also offer whole school or individual, age appropriate class workshops to enhance our curriculum offer led by specialists in their field. These have included: Anglian Water workshops, NSPCC safety awareness sessions, Hitchin Museum workshops, drumming and dance sessions, drama workshops and visiting theatre company performances for World Book Week, internet safety workshops, science workshops for Science Week, and Olympic Legacy Workshops led by a past Olympic athlete.
School needs to ask for a contribution towards costs for day trips and workshops. No child would be refused a place if a contribution was not offered, although we may have to cancel a trip if we do not receive sufficient contributions.
This academic year, Year 6 children will go away on a residential visit, returning to the Isle of Wight for 5 days, in the summer term whilst Year 5 will be spending a few nights under canvas at Grafham Water (Cambs) after completing lots of wet and dry outdoor adventure activities. School arranges payment plans for families to pay in instalments for these residential visits. If parents have trouble meeting these payment arrangements we encourage them to speak in confidence with our school business manager at the earliest opportunity.
Charging and Remissions Policy
Following the 1988 Education Reform Act, the circumstances under which we can levy charges are strictly laid down. A more detailed explanation is available below. Charging and Remissions policy.