St James' CE Primary School

St James CE Primary School

Trips and Visits

At various times during the year, children are taken on outings to places of interest.

Such outings are normally connected with topic work to motivate children and to provide them with first-hand experience. A letter is issued giving full details and seeking parents' agreement well in advance. By signing and returning such letters, parents are indicating that teachers are ‘in loco-parentis' (in place of the parent) and are thus empowered to act as responsible parents should any unforeseen emergency occur. Should you have worries concerning hospital treatment, injections etc, or are worried about matters appertaining to your child's welfare, parents should contact the school.

The current certificate issued by Hampshire Local Authority and giving details of insurance cover may be viewed at school.

The 1988 Education Act has made payment for educational visits in school time a matter for voluntary contribution. After much discussion, the governors have decided that parents will be invited to make voluntary contributions to allow such off site activities to continue. Anonymous financial assistance is always available to those in need and no child will be excluded on the grounds of inability to pay.  Either write or talk to the Headteacher if this arises.