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Holy Trinity Church of England Primary School

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School Trips & Extra-Curricular Activities

Charging for School Trips and Various Extra Curricular Activities

All education during school hours is free. We do not charge for any activity undertaken as part of the National Curriculum with the exception of some individual or group music tuition on occasions.


Voluntary contributions

When organising school trips, visits or visitors which enrich the curriculum and educational experience of the children, the school invites parents to contribute to the cost of the trip. All contributions are voluntary. If we do not receive sufficient voluntary contributions, we may in extreme circumstances cancel a trip. If a trip goes ahead, it may include children whose parents have not paid any contribution. We do not treat these children differently from any others.


The following is a list of additional activities organised by the school, which require voluntary contributions from parents. These activities are known as ‘optional extras’. This list is not exhaustive:                                                         

  • visits to museums;                                                                               
  • sporting activities which require transport   expenses;
  • outdoor adventure activities;                                          
  • visits to the theatre;
  • musical events;
  • visits to the schoolboy theatre companies etc                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

Residential Visit 

If the school organises a residential visit we usually make charges for travel expenses and board and lodging. Parents who receive state benefits can sometimes receive subsidies.  Due to the cost of residential visits, we actively seek financial support so that all children can participate, e.g. funding the trip through donations from a charitable trust.


Music Tuition

All children study music as part of the normal school curriculum. We do not charge for this.

Currently there is no charge for extra curricular music tuition. The peripatetic music teachers teach individual or small group lessons.