Educational Visits Terms and Conditions
All payments are non-refundable. If a student decides not to participate in a reserved visit / trip, cancellation will only be accepted in writing from the parent/carer. The Academy will endeavour to fill places that become available with a suitable replacement but this cannot be guaranteed. If there are insufficient numbers for a trip to go ahead then the trip will be cancelled.
Deposits collected for visits are done so according to the tour operator or booking agencies regulations and are therefore non-refundable in most cases. The terms and conditions of the Tour Operator or Agent will apply.
In the event of the trip being oversubscribed, we will allocate places on a “first come, first served” basis.
All visits based on particular curriculum subjects and necessary to follow the course are funded on a voluntary contributions basis. These contributions are required in order for trips to run. If you have financial difficulties please do not hesitate to contact the school to discuss further.
Any visit deemed to be a reward trip or not essential to following the curriculum has to be paid for in full.
How to make Online Payments
- Please log into your account and select the trip and enter the amount due.
- Add the trip to the basket, click proceed to basket, then checkout.
- At checkout you can view your details and then click process payment.
- You are then directed to the secure payment page where you can enter your debit card details and make payment
All students must adhere to the Academy’s Behaviour and Rewards Policy (available on the website). If members of staff have prior concerns about the behaviour of a student or they have been excluded or in the PDC, the Academy reserve the right to exclude or withdraw them from the trip and payments will not be refundable. In the event of a serious behavioural incident, appropriate sanctions will be implemented. It is possible that we may feel it necessary to send a child home. In this unlikely event, parents/carers will be wholly responsible for the financial implications.
If students are not required to wear their school uniform, please ensure that appropriate clothing and outerwear is worn for the visit.
If a completed permission slip and payment (if required) has not been received by the due date the student will not be able to participate on the educational visit or trip. Handwritten notes/letters or verbal consent will not be accepted.
You may also email your consent and medical form to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note for security purposes only a recognised email address from our Management Information System will be used to acknowledge your consent or refusal. The email must confirm any changes to the medical and emergency contact information.
Transport Arrangements for Visits Returning out of School Hours
If the trip returns to school after the end of the school day, students will not be able to use the normal school bus service and will need to arrange their own transport arrangements to get home.
When collecting students from school please park in the car park at the rear of school and not in the front layby.
Insurance and Risk Assessments
Copies of Risk Assessments are available from school.
Please note that visits and trips are covered by the Academy’s Travel & Personal Accident Insurance If you feel that you require additional insurance you will need to make separate arrangements.
Prior to the trip a Behaviour Contract will need to be agreed to and signed by the parent/carer, the student and the trip leader.
For foreign trips, all students will require a valid passport and a valid “European Health Insurance Card” (EHIC), which is free and available by ringing 0845 606 2030 or online at www.ehic.org.uk.
For non UK Passport Holders it is the parent’s responsibility to ensure that students have all relevant documentation (including visas where applicable) to allow them to travel to the intended destination and to return to the UK.
Some visits may require passports to be valid for 6 months before the departure date. This will be confirmed in the initial letter to parents/carers.