Dear Parent/Guardian

I have great pleasure in announcing that The English Martyrs MFL Department is offering a school trip to Cologne, Germany departing Thursday, 6 December 2018 and returning Monday, 11 December 2018.   During the visit, students will participate in a number of activities designed to improve their linguistic skills and cultural awareness. 

Please Note: This trip is for current Year 7 & 8 students who will be in Year 8 & 9 in September and studying German. Students whose German classes this year are 7U1A, 7X1A, 8U1A, 8U1B, 8X1A and 8X1B on their timetable will all be studying German next year and are eligible for this trip!

The cost of the trip is provisionally £360. This price includes travel by coach and Eurostar and 3 nights’ accommodation on half board basis.

In order to travel students must have a valid European Health Insurance Card (EHIC). The medical insurance cards can be obtained online if you do not already have one.

I will be arranging a group passport for the visit so it is not necessary for pupils to have their own passport.

There are a maximum of 30 places and are only available to students who will be in year 8 and 9 and studying German in September 2018. These places will be offered on a first come first served basis.  Students who are not initially selected will be listed as reserves. Unsuccessful students will have their deposits returned.

We ask that all payments are paid through the Parentpay system as this reduces the risk for students bringing large amounts of cash into school. You can log into Parentpay at www.parentpay.co.uk using your unique login and password. If you have any problems with Parentpay, please contact Miss Tait at stait@ems.hartlepool.sch.uk for help making sure you include your child’s name, D.O.B and form group in the email

Reservation of a place on this trip is dependent upon the continued good behaviour and attitude of your child. Due to the nature of the trip and safety regulations, only students who can be trusted to behave impeccably will be allowed to go.

If you wish your child to be considered, please complete and submit the reply form at the bottom of this page by Wednesday, 18 July 2018.  A non-refundable deposit of £50 will be required to be paid via the Parentpay on-line payment system.  Please do not send the deposit into school with your son/daughter.

When you submit the reply slip below the information will be sent to us, we will process and add your child to the trip in Parent Pay.  Please allow 24 hours for this to happen.

If your child is successful in gaining a place, but then has to withdraw, any money paid can only be returned if this is due to exceptional circumstances or his/her place is filled by another student.

 Please see schools website for details of our full Charging & Remissions Policy.

Parents who can prove they are in receipt of the following benefits will be exempt from paying the cost of board and lodgings for educational trips within the school term:

  • Income Support;
  • Income-based Jobseekers Allowance;
  • Support under part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999;
  • Child Tax Credit, provided that Working Tax Credit is not also received and the family’s income (as assessed by the Inland Revenue) does not exceed £16,190 (FY 2015-2016);
  • Guarantee element of State Pension Credit.

Should you require any further information please contact me on 01429 273790 or email lhenderson@ems.hartlepool.sch.uk

Yours sincerely
Mrs L Henderson

 

Reply Slip
Please submit by Wednesday 18th July 2018

 

Form must be signed by a person with Legal Responsibility for the child