Excursions are a very valuable part of the educational experience we provide for the children. As far as possible we try to subsidise the cost and the Parent Council also do their best to support us with summer trips. However this is another area where we are experiencing some problems. There has been a significant increase in the number of pupils who repeatedly come to school without their permission slip or payment for the excursion but still expect to go on the trip. On many occasions there has been a queue of children in the office, whose parents need to be phoned that morning or the child will not be able to take part in the trip. We cannot continue with this practice. The school policy is very clear. The class teachers distribute a note with details of the excursion. We ask parents to sign the permission slip and return it to school with the appropriate payment well in advance of the trip. If your child loses the form please ask for another one or write a letter giving your permission.
If there is a cost involved and you feel you will have difficulty paying for the excursion please contact the school office and ask to speak with the head teacher. We will always take personal or exceptional circumstances into consideration. If you do not contact the school and we have not received the permission slip with the appropriate payment then unfortunately your child will not be permitted to go on the excursion.