School Trips and Residentials
Our philosophy is for the residential trips to be inclusive for all our pupils and to make them interesting, varied, educational, progressive, fun and affordable.
We hope our programme over the coming academic year will enable all our pupils to access this extremely important element of the school curriculum and give all children the confidence to stay away from the family home from an increasing amount of time. As a school we expect all our pupils to attend these residential trips and will help in any way we can to make this happen - see tab below regarding financial assistance.
Year 3 Youth Hostel at Holmbury St Mary - 1 night stay
The children will be learning how to identify flora and fauna, cycles and patterns of the seasons, creating habitats for animal and insects and learning to recognise tracks and trails left by woodland inhabitant, over 2 full days of planned activities.
Year 4 Hooke Court, Beaminster, Dorset - 2 night stay
Our history topic in the spring is Roman Britain and this trip offers a range of activities to support the children’s learning in this topic. The programme teaches the children all about life in the Roman times as well as giving them an opportunity to spend time living and feeling like a Roman in the Ancient History Settlement. There are a range of different excursions and workshops based on the Romans in Britain, which will make the learning come alive for our children!
Year 5 Sustainability Centre - 2 night stay
May - Estimated cost £200.00 for full board and activities
The Eco Explorers residential package offers a range of activities to support the children's learning in our new 'Be the Change' curriculum. They will learn about sustainable food and farming, sustainable energy and resources, Fairtrade goods and the final morning will be an Anglo Saxon workshop to make our Saxon topic learning come alive!
Year 6 Venue TBC – 4 night stay
Activity Week - details to follow.
We always try to enhance the relevance of the pupils’ learning and where appropriate off-site visits are arranged as an extension to the curriculum with a view to broadening the children’s learning experiences. Some trips are local; Effingham village, Polesden Lacey National Trust, Bocketts Farm, RHS Wisley gardens, local libraries and garden centres. Others are further afield and include Winchester Science Museum, Bough Beech Reservoir, Arundel Castle and Butser Ancient Farm.
All school trips are organised well in advance and carefully planned to meet appropriate health and safety requirements. Participation requires parental consent and where there is a cost parents are invited to make a voluntary contribution. We encourage all children to participate and if cost is an issue please see the tab below to request financial assistance.
If you are concerned about the cost of any trip or residential visit that your child is invited to attend, please contact our finance team via their email address of email@example.com