School trips and visits are a different and exciting activities that enhance the school curriculum. In addition, they help to build a child’s independence, behaviour and social skills. School trips for every Form are held throughout the year. Letters to parents detailing each school trip are sent via Parentmail and includes any request for additional payment, if applicable. Parents will be advised if they need to provide children with a packed lunch. School uniform and specific clothing, suitable for the prevailing weather conditions, may be required; for instance, during the summer school baseball caps must be provided and worn by the children.
As well as making the school trips interesting, fun and engaging for the children, safeguarding is of paramount importance. We ensure all our trips are safe and adequately supervised. All school trips have the correct and appropriate adult/child ratios. The school minibus is used for school trips for much of the time. Trips are occasionally augmented by staff or parents’ cars. All drivers of the school minibus have passed a supervised driving course by an approved training centre.
All vehicles used for school trips, including additional cars, are fully covered by the school’s insurance policy for such trips. Coaches, occasionally hired for larger school groups, are always from a reputable, fully regulated and licensed coach company and whose coaches meet all the statutory requirements.
School trips – more information
Information about all trips are communicated in advance to parents, including dates and times, any specific clothing and meal requirements. However, if you would like more information about our school trips, school days or our week long residentials in which children spend a week away, either in the UK or aboard, please speak with the class teacher. If you are a new parent who is seeking a new school for thier child and you who would like more information about Windrush Valley Prep School and our achievement of being the best prep school in Oxfordshire, please contact the school office on 01993 831793