2. Educational Visits
The children regularly take part in off site educational visits or are involved in special activities organised to take place on site. In orderfor these to take place parents may be invited to make a voluntary contribution. However, if the number of parents unable or unwilling to contribute renders the activity unviable, it will be cancelled.
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Where the activity necessitates payment for board and lodging, e.g. school camp, the full charge will be made. If parents are in receipt of Income Support or Family Credit, the board and lodgings charges may be remitted. A full copy of our Charging and Remissions Policy is available for inspection and discussion at the school.
3. Extra-curricular activities
The school offers a variety of extra-curricular activities (school clubs), which take place at various times of the year. They may include:
Football, Gardening, Reading,
Netball, Cross Country, Art and Craft,
Athletics, Cricket, Recorder,
Skipping, Drama, Wildlife,
Music-making for fun, Basketball, Cookery
These clubs are usually very popular and much enjoyed by the children. There is very clear guidance on participation in and attendance of these activities which you will receive when your child makes an application to join one of the clubs.
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For further information about local holiday activities, things to do such as clubs, groups, sports and play, services that can offer support and information on Children’s Centres, telephone the Family Information Service on 0800 587 8191 or go to
4. Residential Camps
Children in Years 3 to 6 have the opportunity to take part in residential visits. These visits enable children to take part in outdoor activities which cover many aspects of the curriculum including, for example, adventure sports, environmental studies, problem solving, creative writing, personal and social education and collaborative work. The camps take place during term-time and are linked to the National Curriculum, so there is no charge for the educational content. There is, however, a charge for board and lodging, insurance and specialist instruction for certain activities. School camps are undertaken only with the written agreement of the Local Authority and follow the LA Guidance in the organisation of the visit. All specialist activities are undertaken with qualified instructors.
The school is currently working closely with Nine Ashes Camp at Pencarrow, Bodmin, which is within easy reach of Indian Queens and provides a wealth of opportunities to experience a range of outdoor activities. It also enables children to spend time with each other over a 3 day period, living together is a safe and comfortable environment.
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5. Voluntary Helpers Policy
We are always keen to encourage voluntary parental help, which can take many forms, including hearing children read, assisting in class under close supervision, and accompanying children on school visits. Help is also very welcome with extra-curricular activities (clubs) and with current projects (e.g. developing the school grounds).
You will be asked to complete a form from the Criminal Records Bureau to ensure suitability to work with children, and meet with the Headteacher or Deputy Headteacher to receive guidance on working with children and staff in school. Being part of the life of the school is an immensely rich and rewarding experience, so please consider it. We would welcome you warmly.
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