To enhance the schools curriculums and enrich the children's learning experiences, we arrange trips to places of interest during each school term. Many trips are organised to link with the topics studied by the children that term. Typical examples would be: visits to museums; visits to the seaside or visits to the zoo. Other trips may be arranged to develop a particular life skill, for example visits to local shops and cafe's to assist in the development of important life skills such as shopping for themselves, handling money and change and independently ordering and paying for their own food and purchases. Visits in to the wider local community are also arranged, to help our students develop their independence and sense of belonging.
The safety of pupils on school trips is absolutely paramount. The school has a comprehensive Educational Visits Policy and a full risk assessment is carried out prior to any trip. . All risk assessments are approved by the senior leadership team and qualified first-aid trained staff accompany pupils on all school trips.
We occasionally require contributions from parents to enable these trips to take place. We do try to keep the cost of trips down and always consider value for money when selecting places of interest/learning to visit.
If your child is going to be attending a trip and has misplaced the consent form, you can download a standard Hornbeam Academy consent form by clicking here.