Dear Parent/Guardian,

The English Martyrs Geography Department is pleased to announce that we are offering our hugely successful annual trip to Weardale Adventure Centre, departing Friday 12th June 2020 and returning to school on Sunday 14th June 2020.

The cost of the trip is £170.  This price includes travel, food, accommodation and equipment/instructor hire. Students will have the opportunity to take part in a number of outdoor adventure activities as well as night time events.

Places are available to ALL students in Year 8 and 9. 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.

There are a maximum of 40 places available. If we receive more than 40 applications, names will be selected at random.  Students who are not initially selected will be listed as reserves.

If you wish your child to be considered, please complete and submit the reply form at the bottom of this page by Monday 9th December.  After the selection process, a non-refundable deposit of £60 will be required to secure your place and is to be paid via the Parent Pay system by Friday 13th December 2019. Please do not send the money into school with your son/daughter.

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 the finance team at for help. Please include your child’s name, D.O.B and form group in the email.

When you submit the reply slip below the information will be sent to us. The selection process will begin on Wednesday 5th February.  Successful applicants will be added to Parent Pay after this time.

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 me on 01429 273790 or email

Yours sincerely

Mr. L. Nicholson
House Leader