Please click below to read a copy of The Forest Academy Educaitional Visits Policy:
Visits play an essential role in our curriculum and support our vision that children will be challenged and achieve high standards through an exciting and enriched curriculum. Visits are planned within the locality and further afield to places of interest or relevance to curriculum areas being studied.
We take Risk Assessments very seriously and will always ensure that the risk of taking a group of pupils off-site is correctly mitigated through a range of measures, including a high adult-pupil ratio and the use of trusted coach companies. Each individual trip is thoroughly investigated for its suitability for hosting school groups and an individual risk assessment completed. Parents can request to see these at any time prior to a trip taking place.
Parents will be notified of all visits in writing and will be asked to give their consent for anything other than a local area walk. Trips at The Forest Academy are heavily subsidised but we may from time to time request a voluntary contribution from parents/carers in order that a proposed trip can go ahead.
In addition to trips associated with learning and the curriculum, we also offer three Passport Trips each year as a reward for continuous positive behavior, learning and attitudes. These trips include, for example, a trip to the cinema, to bowling or (for KS2 pupils) a trip to Lightwater Valley theme park and are offered termly (December, April and July).
Parent volunteers are encouraged to help on local walks e.g. to St Andrews Church are always welcoming of parent volunteers and we very much enjoy having you along!