Dear Y5 Parents/Carers,
Our scheduled residential trip for Y6 pupils to Carlton Outdoor Education Centre usually takes place in February. However, due to the uncertainty of any restrictions in the winter months we have taken the opportunity to book and go in the Autumn Term as there was no availability in the Summer Term of next year. Therefore, our residential visit to Carlton for Year 6 pupils will take place on:
Monday 18th October – Friday 22nd October 2021
As you may be aware, the local authority is no longer able to subsidise the costs for families on free school meals and/or low incomes.
The cost of visiting Carlton has increased considerably over the last few years. The total cost is approx. £260.00 per pupil, this includes: accommodation, all food & activities, transport, insurance and £8.00 pocket money per child.
As we feel Carlton is an essential, valuable learning experience and part of the Year 6 curriculum for our children, the school Governors have agreed to subsidise the cost again this year to ensure that everyone in Year 6 is able to attend.
We are asking that all pupils pay a minimum contribution of £140.00 towards the total cost of the visit.
We are aware that this does not give a lot of notice for the payment; therefore if you would like to pay in small amounts from now until the visit on the 18th October then payments can be made to the school office.
Any financial concerns regarding the visit can be discussed with myself on an individual basis.
If your child does not want to go to Carlton at the moment it may be worth paying the money as last year several children changed their mind at the last minute and parents had to pay the full amount in one payment. If your child does not want to attend Carlton in October all money will be reimbursed.
Further meetings will be held in school when your child is in year 6 to discuss the trip further. If you have any questions or queries please do not hesitate to contact Mrs Barrass or myself.