**Message As Of 19/3/20**
With the recent news regarding school closures all trips and visits have been cancelled up until the Easter holidays. As and when we know how long schools may be required to stay shut we will of course be looking at trips planned for the rest of this academic year and informing parents, carers and students as to whether they will be cancelled/postponed or continue to run. If there are any changes with regards to trips going ahead we will inform parents and students immediately. If a trip that your daughter was due to be attending has been cancelled we are in the process of applying for refunds, where possible, and will update you with information about this as soon as we can. We would be very grateful if you could be patient with the processing of refunds as we will be bound often by the administration of insurance claims and third party action.
Please Note: In all cases where claims are made, the school, as the policy holder makes contact with the insurance company. Parents/carers and students should not contact the company themselves.
Letters and details about school trips and visits will be sent to parents/carers via ParentMail on Tuesdays and Thursdays so please remember to check your emails regularly.
If any changes occur during a trip such as arrival time back to school parents can phone the school trip voicemail on 01296 388239 for information.
Staff on trips and visits will only be able to hold and administer medications for life threatening conditions (such as diabetes, epilepsy, asthma and anaphylaxis) and prescribed medications if the parental agreement form has been completed and given to Mrs Nix, further details here. These medications should be boxed, named and with the original instructions. Staff do not carry any basic medication in their first aid kit such as Paracetamol, Migraleve, Ibuprofen or Antihistamine so students will need to ensure they have their own supply to take if needed. Further details about the school’s medical policy can be found here
As with all trips we want students and staff to have an enjoyable experience. It is important that if you or the school feels that there are any issues prior to the trip which may affect your daughter’s ability to participate that a discussion does happen with the school to ascertain that the school can appropriately support her on the trip.
If you have any queries about trips and visits please contact the Finance Office or Miss Brigden (email@example.com).