Residential Trips

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Each year, near to the end of the Spring Term, we spend a week away from school on a Residential Visit.  This is open to all children in Years 4, 5 and 6.  The trips are based in North Yorkshire, on the South Coast and in North Wales.  We use established contacts in Llandudno, Scarborough and Bournemouth on a rolling programme so that children going on the trip each of the three times that they are eligible will not visit the same venue twice.  Whilst the trips are each based in a particular town venues visited cover a wide area.  All of the arrangements are made by us.  This avoids the need to pay an agent and the price can be kept to an absolute minimum.  The charge per child is AT COST.

North Yorkshire Residentials:

North Yorkshire Residential Trip

Read the Itinerary for the North Yorkshire Residential 2016

South Coast Residentials:

South Coast Residential Trip

Read the Itinerary for the South Coast Residential 2017

North Wales Residentials:

North Wales Residential Trip

Read the Itinerary for the North Wales Residential 2015

Further Information:

Aims of the Residential Trip:
To give an opportunity for the older pupils in the school to begin to develop skills of independence in a secure setting
To give the opportunity to develop skills of learning from experience (for example observation, questioning and note taking)
To develop social skills
To learn about the responsibility of acting as 'ambassadors' for our school

Allocation of places is done on a specified day each year which is published in the initial letter.  All pupils in Year 6 and Year 5 are guaranteed a place up to that date after which the remaining places are allocated to applicants from Year 4.  In the event of there being more Year 4 applicants than places a witnessed draw is held.  This draw will place all remaining applicants in order and this order will be used to allocate any places which may arise from the withdrawal of others.  From this point onwards no preference is given to any year group in a waiting list.

Parents and guardians are notified of the outcome of the allocation of places and a deposit is requested to secure a place.  All payments requested are in line with our policy on Charging and Remissions.

Allocation of places:

Places are usually allocated in the July of the year preceding the trip.  They are offered to pupils who, at the time, are in Years 4 and 5 and then remaining places are offered to Year 3.  These pupils will be Y4,5 and 6 at the time of the actual trip

  • Places are offered to children currently in Years 4 and 5 first these pupils are guaranteed a place as long as the slip is returned by a specified date.
  • After this date letters will be sent to parents of children currently in Year 3 and any remaining places will be allocated to them if more Y3 children request a place than there are places available there will be a ballot.  From this point onward priority will be given by date of application not by year group.
  • If fewer than 30 sign up in total a residential is unlikely to be viable.
  • If more than a specified number sign up from the three year groups there is likely to be a waiting list which, similarly, will not prioritise any specific year group (the number depends largely upon the size of the hotel and may vary from one year to the next).
  • Parents who are entitled to claim Free School Meals (whether or not that entitlement is taken up) may be entitled to claim a remission for the board and lodging element of the trip it is important in establishing viability that we know at the earliest point how many will be likely to claim this.
  • The final costing will be calculated upon the number of children accompanying the trip.  The higher the number the lower the cost will be per head. Please note that if children are signed up and then withdraw from the trip all of these calculations will be incorrect.  With this in mind please discuss the implications of a week away in depth with your child before completing the slip in order to minimise the number of children who sign up and then withdraw.