Visits are key to the success to the curriculum within our school. Each topic starts with a visit out or a visitor into school. As these form such a crucial part of our learning process, many of these are free of charge. During 2014/15 £30,000 of the school budget was allocated to funding such activities. This continues to be the case for the school year 2017/18. We only ask for donations from families on very rare occasions.
The impact of these visits, is that the children have first hand experiences and opportunities. The children are able to use these in their writing and when they are reading, have their own concrete experiences to relate to.
Mr Mills is our educational visits coordinator and as such ensures that risk assessments, for each visit, are carried out by the member of staff leading the visit. Such visits may take place within the local community. Whilst acting in loco parentis, parental permission may not be sought. Visits beyond the local community will always request parental permission. Any child who does not return their permission slip, unforatunately, will not be able to attend.
For trips which take place over the lunchtime period, parents are asked to provide a packed lunch (no glass bottles please). Should your child be in receipt of free school meals, a meal will be provided upon request. Please see your childs class teacher should you need this facility.
Children are required to wear school uniform and this will always be the case unless otherwise directed by correspondence by the school.
Examples of our educational school visits include:-
- Hadrians Wall
- Stockheld Park
- Build A Bear Workshop
- Mining Museum
- Butterfly World
- Brimham Rocks
- Leeds Art Gallery
- Yorkshire Sculpture Park
- The Deep
- The Hepworth Wakefield
- Yorkshire Wildlife Park
- York Chocolate Factory