School Trips and Residential Visits

If you’ve lost the consent form for a school visit you can use the blank one available from the reminders page or send in a handwritten note. Please ensure the note includes:-

  • Trip name / destination (e.g. botanic gardens trip)
  • That you give permission for you child to travel by car / coach, as appropriate
  • For travel by car, whether you give permission for your child to sit in the front seat, back seat or in a seat with a lap belt
  • For travel by car, confirmation that you will bring in a car seat or that a car seat is not required

If your child is asked to arrive at school early (before 8.45 am) for a school trip please make sure you accompany them to the main school entrance (office).

Dates for school trips can be found in the school calendar and your class newsletters.

Safeguarding checks and Parental Involvement

It is our policy to do checks for any adult helping in and around school, or on school trips.  If you offer your help for a school you will be asked to fill in a DBS (Disclosure barring service) form (previously known as a CRB check) during which you will be asked to provide evidence of your identity and address.

If you have any queries about these checks please feel free to contact Mrs Thurgood-Buss in the office and she can go through the process with you.

If you are able to help transport children in your car for school activities please could you complete the Safeguarding checks for transporting children proforma to confirm your details, and the availability of essential driving documents (licence, MOT, insurance) for our records and provide us with a copy of your current insurance certificate.

Clothing / Equipment for School trips

All trip notifications include details of what clothing is appropriate and what additional items may be required. Typical items include;

  • Packed lunch, drinks in a leak proof container please.  No fizzy drinks
  • Warm coat / waterproof (weather dependent)
  • Sun screen (Weather dependent)
  • School uniform unless otherwise notified

 Residential Trips

Each year our Year 5 and 6 children take part in a residential visit

For 2016 - 2017 we will be visiting Danbury Outdoors Centre from May 15th - May 17th