We support school trips because we believe that by drawing on connections from real-world and real-life experiences, the curriculum becomes more relevant for our learners and enables the cross-fertilization of knowledge, skills, and understanding.
We are firmly committed to an interdisciplinary approach to learning. We believe this enriches the curriculum and allows our learners to make connections between their work.
This is also an approach that better allows the school to fulfill its commitment to meet the individual needs of all our students, and empowers teachers to be imaginative and innovative in their daily practice.
In the Early Years, the focus is on learning through play. Young learners are invited to discover the world around them at learning stations that focus on different areas of the curriculum and aid their physical and social development.
In Primary school, curricular areas are integrated meaningfully into widely embracing topics. These topics tend to focus on an area of the curriculum such as Humanities or Science but English skills are at the heart of every theme.
In later years, skills are practiced across the entire curriculum. The Secondary curriculum is well-balanced, providing time for academic work as well as music, drama and sports.
School / Residential Trips
Off-site visits are incorporated into the curriculum to enhance student learning. When students are off-site, behavioural expectations are particularly high. An email is sent to parents in advance of the trip indicating what materials or clothing might be required.
Confirmation of approval, transport and admissions charges will be communicated to parents via a consent form. This will need to be completed, signed and returned to your class, or the subject teacher (depending on who is organising the trip). Information about the trip will also indicate the expected timings, arrangements for transportation and dress code (normally uniform, but other clothing may be more appropriate depending on the activity).
A trip leader will be identified, and their contact details shared with parents for each trip.
Residential trips - Please ensure that your child’s passport or ID is up to date and that they have appropriate medical insurance prior to a residential trip.
A full risk assessment is carried out for all trips in advance. All trips are optional.
Please note that the 'Use of School Approved Transportation Policy' must be completed beforehand. This can be found in the Parent Policy email that is sent out at the beginning of each academic school year or when your child first starts school. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any queries regarding this.