Throughout the year all children will be given the opportunity to take part in educational visits. The visits may be organised in connection with their school studies or to enhance personal and social education.
At all times the safety and well-being of the children is carefully considered. The Local Authority Educational Visit Guidelines for Health & Safety are followed. Parents are frequently invited to accompany visits at no cost in exchange for help with supervision, under the guidance of the teaching staff. The children are transported in coaches fitted with seat belts or in cars with the permission of parents.
The governors have adopted North Yorkshire’s policy on charging for visits. In the case of each visit we mainly rely on voluntary contributions to enable activities to take place. All payments by parents for school visits and activities are voluntary (under the terms of the 1988 Education Reform Act). No child can be excluded from taking part if no contribution is made, (unless that visit is optional and takes place wholly or mainly outside school hours). However, if insufficient funds are received it may be necessary to cancel the activity. If there are any problems regarding payment please contact the Head Teacher.
The Y5&6 children have the opportunity to take part in two residential visits to places of interest – Holy Island and one of North Yorkshire’s Outdoor Education Centres (East Barnby Outdoor Education Centre near Whitby and Bewerley Park Outdoor Education Centre near Pateley Bridge).