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Newlands Spring Primary School Academy Trust

School Trips

Children at Newlands Spring Primary School are given the opportunity to learn outside the classroom. We believe that these educational visits enhance the school curriculum.

In the academic year 2015/2016 visits have included

  • Tropical Wings in Foundation Stage
  • Barleylands in Year 1
  • St Pauls Cathedral and Sealife Centre (Southend) in Year 2
  • Colchester Zoo in Year 4
  • Harlow Activity Centre in Year 5
  • Little Canada (Isle of Wight) in Year 6

Each year our Year 6 children attend a week's residential and these are very popular with both the children and staff.  Previous residentials have been held at the following PGL centres - Osmington Bay in Dorset, Little Canada on the Isle of Wight and Barton Hall in Devon.  We strongly encourage all our parents to allow their child to attend this most valuable event.

Parents are asked to make a voluntary contribution towards the cost of the visits, covering the cost of visits, travel and admission charges. Without such contribution educational visits would not be financially viable. However, the school is keen that no child misses a visit due to their parent's inability to play. Should this be a concern parents can contact the Business Manager or Pastoral Manager to discuss this. All conversations will be dealt with in confidence.

A full copy of the school's charging policy is available here

In addition to arranging educational visits, the school regularly hosts visiting artists, musicians and authors who perform to the children and lead workshops.