09 February 2016

Dear Parent

I have had the pleasure of arranging a theatre trip to see a West End show on Saturday the 17th and Sunday the 18th September 2016. The trip will include an exciting theatre workshop with a West End performer, a performance of “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” a visit to The Natural History Museum and a picnic in Hyde Park.

The trip itinerary is planned and organised with the support of a reputable company: Study Experiences. The company provides a coach which stays with our group throughout the trip. This is a real advantage in terms of safety, as pupils are taken and collected from each venue in London. In addition, the company provides a guide who ensures we make the most of our time in London with ‘fast-track’ entrance into the varied attractions.

We will be staying in a three star hotel in the Greater London area. The accommodation will provide en-suite rooms with a shower and breakfast will be provided. Pupil’s safety is ensured as the school group are generally allocated rooms together with designated group leaders (teaching staff) located near exits.

A full risk assessment has been undertaken by the group leader and a qualified first aider will accompany the pupils. The residential trip will be subject to the conditions as set out in the Parent Contract and will be covered by the school’s insurance policy. A consent/medical form will need to be completed as it is a residential trip, but this will be sent out to parents closer to the departure date.

The trip will cost approximately £215, plus a further £30 for pocket money to buy gifts and also to buy a meal on the return journey. This price is based upon 40 pupils; however a small supplementary cost would be added if fewer pupils express an interest in the trip. If there are insufficient pupils that express an interest, then the trip will not be viable. If you wish your child to take part in the trip, then an initial non-refundable deposit of £50 would be needed, since this is used to secure our theatre tickets (though this would be returned if the trip did not go ahead). The deposit would need to be paid by Tuesday 23rd February and places will be offered on a first come, first served basis. The final balance would be due in July.

If you have any questions about the proposed trip, then please feel free to contact Mrs Fryer by phone or e-mail.

Yours faithfully

C Fryer

Head of English

LONDON TRIP – Saturday 17th & Sunday 18th September 2016

Pupil name: _____________________        Form: ___________

I would like my son/daughter to participate in the London theatre trip. I enclose a £50 non refundable deposit made to Red House School.

Signed: __________________________         parent / guardian

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