Activities week 2022

We are very pleased to be able to offer Activities Week in June 2020 as part of the college calendar. For the week of 20 - 24 June 2022, the normal college timetable will be suspended for all students in Years 7-9 and staff will spend the week providing a variety of activities not usually available during the normal day. Activities Week is an opportunity for all students to learn new skills and develop socially, for staff and students to work together in a less formal environment, which will only help to cement working relationships for the coming academic year. It is also a great opportunity for students to try new experiences and visit places that they may not have been before.

Choose your preferred activities from the Activities Week 2022 brochure and complete the online expression of interest form, giving your first, second and third choice preferences.

The deadline for expressions of interest for all students is Tuesday 14 December 2021.

Should you require a paper booking form, please contact our Reception on 01626 367335. Year 9 students will have priority choice as this is their first and last Activities Week. Once activities have been allocated, you will receive written confirmation and a payment date (if applicable) for each activity.

Payment

The costs for activities have been calculated according to a maximum number of students taking part. If there are insufficient numbers of students opting for a particular activity, the activity may be subject to cancellation or an increased cost. We have ensured that there is a broad range of activities in terms of both interest and cost, which will enable everyone to participate in a worthwhile activity. Some establishments are still to finalise their 2022 prices, therefore some costs may change after this guide has been circulated.

ACTIVITIES WILL NOT BE PAID FOR AT THE TIME OF ONLINE EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST.

Once your activity has been confirmed in writing (as above), you will be required to pay online via your sQuid account. All payments are non-refundable, unless the activity is cancelled by the college. Once your place has been secured this cannot be changed, unless there are exceptional circumstances.

Attendance

We regard Activities Week as an important part of your child’s development and, as a result, attendance is compulsory. Any unauthorised absence during this week could result in a Penalty Notice. Any absence should be notified in the usual manner through our absence lines on 01626 367335. If your child is unable to attend due to sickness we will be unable to refund any payments unless covered by an insurance policy where a residential activity has been booked. Absences of 4 days or more due to illness will require written medical evidence to be provided.

Any student who does not book activities during the booking period will automatically be enrolled on onsite supervision for the entire week. Students will be engaged in classroom-based activities and supervised by a member of staff at all times.

Behaviour

We have very high expectations regarding the conduct and behaviour of our students, both within the college and in the wider community. The majority of our students rise to these expectations and are a credit to both the college and their families. It is therefore vitally important that these standards are maintained, particularly on offsite visits where the reputation of the college needs to be upheld.

Whilst we do not anticipate any major concerns or issues to arise with students selected to participate on any offsite visits, it should be noted that we may reserve the right to remove students from a trip who we feel are unable to maintain the high standards of conduct we expect. In the unlikely event of this happening, the decision will be made by the Headteacher of the College. In these circumstances any monies paid will be refunded.

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