A great way of extending pupils’ understanding of their topics is through our trips and visits. Children widen their studies, interests, and experiences of different cultures in a setting less formal than the classroom environment. They can be an essential tool in securing knowledge in a specific area, or simply useful for pupils to add an extra dimension to their studies or personal development.
Trips and visits that are not an essential part of a course of study are treated as an ‘optional extra’, as outlined in the relevant DfE guidance (‘Charging for out of school activities’). Financial contributions from parents and carers are voluntary, but the academy reserves the right to cancel any trip where there is insufficient funding available to allow it to take place, or where it is felt that pupil and staff safety is at risk, and will return payments collected if this happens.