School Trips & Activities



All education during school hours is free from compulsory charges.

Voluntary Contributions
School trips or visits, whether they are for one day or residential, enrich the curriculum and educational experience of the children.  However, the school does not have sufficient funds to pay for this type of activity and therefore parents/carers are requested to contribute towards its cost.  All contributions are voluntary.  If we do not receive sufficient voluntary contribution, we may cancel the trip.

Often the school helps to subsidise some of the day trip costs in order to support a visit but as school funds are very limited the board and lodging costs of residential trips must be met in full from parent/carer contributions except for children who are eligible for Pupil Premium where the payment will be met from the Pupil Premium. All other costs incurred are voluntary.

The school organises a large number of additional activities, which require voluntary contributions from parents/carers, which includes:
• visits to museums/stately homes
• outdoor adventure activities
• a variety of field work trips
• visits by live theatre groups
• visit by the Life Education Centre
• musical events
• sporting events

Music Tuition

All children study music as part of the National Curriculum.  We do not charge for this.

There is a charge for peripatetic music lessons where the specialist teacher is paid for as an extra to the normal staff of the school.  The overall cost of this tuition is to be borne by the parents in its totality.


The school organises swimming lessons for all pupils in the second half of the summer term and early in the Autumn Term. These take place in school time and are part of the National Curriculum.  We ask parents/carers to make a relatively small voluntary contribution towards the running costs of the pool.

Extra-Curricular Activities
The school offers many lunchtime and after school activities.  No charge is made for child participation in most activities, however when external providers’ services are involved a financial contribution will be required.