Dear Parent/Guardian,

I have great pleasure to invite your son/daughter to the Diocesan Schools Summer Festival at The Youth Village, departing 24th June and returning 26th June 2020.

The cost of the trip is £50.00 which includes accommodation, food and transport. The nature of this trip is camping and therefore students will need to have a tent and sleeping bags and nobody should be in a tent on their own. 

There are 27 places available and will be offered on a first come first served basis to students in Year 9. Students who are not initially selected can ask to be listed as reserves.

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 using your unique login and password. If you have any problems with ParentPay, please contact our Finance Director Miss Tait on 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 the form below as soon as possible to register your interest. 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, longer if it is a weekend.

To secure your place a non-refundable payment of £50.00 will be required to be paid via the ParentPay on-line payment system by Friday 15th November. Please do not send money into school with your son/daughter.  If there are any unsecured places after the cut off date, we will add reserves to the trip to fill the trip and you risk losing your place.

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.

Should you require any further information please contact A McKenna at school.

Yours sincerely

AM McKenna
School Chaplain

This trip is now closed.  We have left the letter here for information only.