We had another really successful Year 6 residential in September at Kingswood Grosvenor Hall in Ashford, Kent and we are proposing to go away again at a similar time next year.
A huge advantage of going early in the year is that the children and teachers get to know each other very well on the trip and come back with strong relationships which will help academic progress throughout the rest of their time with us before moving up to secondary school.
I will be holding an information meeting on Wednesday 28th November 2018 at 6.00pm in the lower hall for any parents/carers who would like to attend.
Please have a look online at https://www.kingswood.co.uk/locations/grosvenor-hall/ for some more details in advance of the meeting.
The skills necessary for children to be effective learners include being resilient, organised, sociable, independent and having the ability to work in a team, all of which are enhanced by such weeks. The increase in self-confidence has helped many children in the past to make the transition to secondary school an easier process as well as having the positive impact on their studies as outlined above.
These centres are booked well in advance and in order to secure our place we must collect deposits by Wednesday 12th December 2018. The total cost of the week includes coach travel, full board, all the activities with provision of all equipment, a school commemorative hoodie and will be £295. We hope this will encourage many to join what has become a very popular event in the lives of children attending our school. A payment schedule is outlined below, with the final payment to be made by Friday 28th June 2019.
Please see payment schedule:
|Deposit||£40||Wednesday 12th December 2018|
|2nd payment||£85||Friday 1st February 2019|
|3rd payment||£85||Friday 26th April 2019|
|Final payment||£85||Friday 28th June 2019|
Those children who do not wish to go will take part in a full activity week back at school, going on activities and visits such as swimming, bowling, Belchamps Activity Centre and to a variety of local places of interest. We aim to keep the cost of these local visits as low as possible, the approximate cost will be £45. A letter with further details on this will be sent much nearer the time.
If you would like your child to go on the Kingswood residential trip in September 2019, a non-refundable deposit of £40 will be required by 12th December 2018. Deposits will need to be made through the school’s on-line payment system, SIMs Agora and will be made available to purchase from 29th November 2018 through to 12th December 2018. Please also complete the slip below and return after the deposit has been paid. Please note all instalments will be non-refundable once payment has been received by Kingswood.
All payments should be made through our on-line payment system SIMs Agora. If you have not yet registered, please see a member of the office staff to obtain an invitation code to sign up to the system.
I appreciate it is just before Christmas and I would hate anyone to miss out because of the timing so if this is a struggle for anyone please contact us and we will see how we can help.
To see the full letter, please click below: