Dear Parent/Guardian,

I have great pleasure in announcing that the PE Department are offering a school trip to St John in the Vale Activity Centre, Keswick, Cumbria; departing Monday 13th May 2019 and returning to school on Wednesday 15th May 2019.

The cost of the trip is £170; this price includes travel cost, food, accommodation and equipment/instructor hire. 

There are a maximum of 24 places available and will be offered on a first come first served basis or we may adopt a ‘Name drawn from a hat’ approach depending on the number of submissions/applications. Students who are not initially selected will be listed as reserves. 

We ask that all payments are paid through the Parent Pay system as this reduces the risk for students bringing large amounts of cash into school. You can log into Parent Pay at using your unique login and password. If you have any problems with Parent Pay, please contact our Finance Director at for help, making sure you include your child’s name, D.O.B and form group in the email.

Places are available to ALL students from Year 7. 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 slip below by Friday 8th February 2019.  The Non-refundable amount of £50.00 will be required to secure your place and is to be paid via the Parent Pay system. Please do not send the money into school with your son/daughter.

**When you submit the reply slip below the information will be sent to us.  Mr Glynn will then collect all of the names and speak to students.  As this is an outdoor physical activity trip we need to determine that students will be able to and want to take part in the activities.  Once we have a final list of students, they will be added to Parent Pay.**

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 the 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.
  • Guarantee element of State Pension Credit

Should you require any further information please contact C. Glynn on the 01429 273790

Yours sincerely

Mr. C. Glynn
Teacher of PE


This trip is now closed